Ralph Brown, MD is a medicare enrolled "Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation" physician in Christiansburg, Virginia. He graduated from medical school in 1992 and has 28 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation. He is a member of the group practice Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and his current practice location is 2900 Tyler Rd, Christiansburg, Virginia. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (540) 731-2000.
Ralph Brown is licensed to practice in Virginia (license number 0101-231887) and he also participates in the medicare program. He accepts medicare assignments (which means he accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance) and his NPI Number is 1215916556.
Some practitioners may not bill the customers directly but medicare billing happens through clinics / group practice / hospitals where the provider works. Medicare reassignment of benefits is a mechanism by which practitioners allow third parties to bill and receive payment for medicare services performed by them. Ralph Brown allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Any physician or other eligible professional who prescribes Part D drugs must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out in order to prescribe drugs to their patients with Part D prescription drug benefit plans. Ralph Brown is enrolled with medicare and thus, if eligible, can prescribe medicare part D drugs to patients with medicare part D benefits.
Mailing Address and Practice Location
Practice Location Address
Ralph Brown, MD 2900 Tyler Rd, Christiansburg, VA 24073-6374 Ph: () -
Ralph Brown, MD 2900 Tyler Rd, Christiansburg, VA 24073-6374 Ph: (540) 731-2000
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctors in Christiansburg, VA
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