Sierra Christopher (Assistant Clinical Manager):
Sierra's duties include; assisting patients with appointments, managing the clinical flow, communicating with the doctor about patient needs, etc. She works closely with Ivy to create an atmosphere of trust to get things done in a timely manner for patients and their families. Born and raised in sunny Irvine, California. Sierra grew up loving and playing competitive soccer, which allowed her the chance to play in college at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. She started at the Shankle Clinic a couple of months after graduating in 2018, with her degree in History Education and Middle Grades Education. She is currently attending the California State University of Fullerton to get her masters in Public History.
Medicare Our office accepts Medicare, which means that we accept the Medicare fee schedule. Medicare usually pays 80% of their allowed fee. The patient is responsible for any remaining allowed amount including their deductible. If you are covered by a secondary insurance carrier, we will submit a claim to them after Medicare has processed the claim. PPO / Private Insurances We are "out of network"/"non-participating" for most PPO or private insurances. Insurance companies typically reimburse "out of network"/"non-participating" providers at a lower rate. The patient is responsible for the difference between the billed amount and the amount that is paid by the insurance carrier. *We recommend that you check with your insurance carrier about your individual coverage. HMO's We are not a provider for any HMO and do not accept any HMO insurances. If you wish to see our physicians you will be considered a cash patient and will be responsible for the entire visit including any testing.