Valparaiso Family Health Center
Identifying and Treating Illnesses in all Family Members
A board-certified family physician and licensed in medical acupuncture, Dr. Atassi combines the knowledge of traditional Western medicine with training in the principles, theory and use of acupuncture. Medical acupuncture is used to treat a number of conditions, especially those conditions that are not responding to more traditional treatment methods. While not every patient is a candidate for acupuncture, Dr. Atassi will work with you to determine the treatment option best suited for your condition.
Specialties & Practices Areas
From newborns all the way through geriatrics, your family physicians at Porter Physician Group provide you and your family a continuum of care.
- Well Babies & Children
- Teens & Adolescents
- Young Adults
- Adult Women – PAP Smears, Cardiovascular Health, Health Maintenance
- Adult Men – Cardiac Risk Assessment, Erectile Dysfunction, Health Maintenance
- Older Adults – Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, Arthritis
- Behavioral Health – Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues
- Pulmonary Disorders – Emphysema, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Testing
Acupuncture is credited as being scientifically valid for medical therapy and numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of the technique in a medical setting. In 2003, the World Health Organization published a list of disease, symptoms and conditions that respond to acupuncture treatment.
Dr. Atassi is a fully trained and licensed medical doctor who has also received extensive training in the ancient discipline of acupuncture. Because of his solid medical background, Dr. Atassi is able to understand the underlying cause or origin of your disease. In so doing, he is not just treating a symptom but getting at the root of the problem. Dr. Atassi stresses acupuncture is a treatment option for his patients who may not have responded to previous medical interventions.
- Low Back Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Insurance & Payment Information
We are happy to submit and bill your insurance forms for you as long as you have provided us with the appropriate insurance information. Co-pays and deductibles are due at the time of your service. Please feel free to discuss with the office staff any questions you may have about billing.
Accepted Insurance Plans
For Acupuncture Services
Some Insurance companies cover acupuncture treatments. We recommend contacting you company to determine coverage. If acupuncture is covered, we will process all insurance forms as long as you have provided us with the appropriate information.
If your insurance coverage does not include acupuncture, there will be a set fee for each treatment session.
The office staff will work with and answer any payment questions you may have. Click here to read our Financial Policy.
For Primary Care Services
For our primary care services, we are happy to process all insurance forms as you have provided us with the appropriate information. Please feel free to discuss with the office staff any questions you may have about billing.
We accept Medicare and most HMO and PPO plans. We have listed the insurance plans listed that are accepted by Valparaiso Family Health Center.
- Advantage Health Solutions
- Anthem / BCBS
- Anthem Medicaid
- Arcelor Mittal
- Cigna Healthcare
- Health Net Federal Services
- Interplan Health Group / Healthsmart
- Indiana Health Network
- Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
- Indiana Medicare
- Community Health Alliance
- Lutheran Preferred
- Medical Mutual of Ohio
- Multiplan / PHCS
- Todays Options
- United Healthcare
New Patient Resources
The physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff who make up Porter Physician Group all share a common goal – to meet your individual healthcare needs in a timely and caring manner. If you are a new patient or have been a patient in our practice for some time, we thank you for choosing Porter Physician Group.
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
- Your insurance card and referral form if required by your insurance provider.
- A list of current prescription and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including your dose and frequency.
- Pertinent information about your medical and surgery history.
- Any recent x-rays or test results related to your condition.
Patient Medical Forms
Please download, print and fill out the appropriate forms below prior to your appointment with Porter Physician Group. Filling out these forms will save time on the day of your appointment.