Are you an independent optometrist in Wyoming or Northern Utah that has to cover Saturdays, but you want to take a Saturday off? Then contact Dr. David J. Langford, O.D.! He provides Saturday only fill-in work 1-2x/month.
Feel free to download Dr. Langford’s CV.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: Negotiable, but typically $500 for 8 hours.
Q: Do you bill insurance?
A: No. I work as an independent contractor, paid by you. Many insurances allow you to bill in your name for work done by temporary doctors; however, you should check with each insurance company. If in doubt, do not schedule any insurance patients for the day(s) I work for you. There is a great article about it at Review of Optometry.
Q: Do you have professional and general liability coverage?
A: Yes. I will provide that to you when we commit to a scheduled day of work.
Q: Is it ethical for you to work in private practice while currently being employed by the federal government?
A: Yes but only because of the following:
- I am working outside the service area of my patient base in Fremont County, Wyoming.
- Since I only work on Saturdays, I do not take any time off from my primary duties.
- I have an approved form HHS-520 in which I obtained supervisor approval, and on up the chain of command, for this activity.