BJ Johnson, Physical Therapist
I am William "BJ" Johnson, and I am the owner and physical therapist at BJPT. After working as a RN in a brain injury unit at the National Rehabilitation Hospital and the Neurosurgical ICU at Duke University Medical Center, I decided to pursue my dream since high school of becoming a physical therapist. I went on to get a BS in Exercise Science at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro and then a Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
I have over 14 years of outpatient orthopedic experience. During my almost 19 years in health care, I have learned so much about how the body moves and deals with pain and injuries. I have experience treating all orthopedic issues and injuries. My training is wide-ranging and encompasses the entire body. I am trained in Postural Restoration (PRI), CRAFTA (cranial and facial pain), Vertigo and Vestibular rehabilitation, TMJ treatment, Dry Needling and breathing mechanics/retraining.
I enjoy spending time with my family when I am not working. We enjoy traveling across the US and visiting our national parks. We also enjoy going for walks, bike rides and playing board and card games.
How a Fee-for-Service Clinic Serves Your Health Best
The rates for treatment sessions with additional services vary, so please call us at (616) 377-7020 to inquire about pricing. As a fee-for-service clinic, we are not in-network with insurance companies. We can provide receipts upon request that include codes to send in self-claims to your insurance company.
BJPT doesn't bill insurance companies. How you could save money and improve your physical therapy treatment.
Insurance companies strongly influence physical therapy treatments from "in-network" clinics. We believe you and your physical therapist should be allowed to work together to decide on your treatment plan. So, we refuse to lower our standard of care to accommodate the insurance company model.
Therapists at some in-network clinics receive pressure from the insurance companies to see at least 2 patients every hour and often many more. Plus, assistants provide just as much of the actual care and the majority of a client's time is spent doing exercises easily accomplished on their own time. Also, these clinics require clients to attend 2 or even 3 appointments every week.
We don't believe that the passive approach is nearly as effective as our active, hands-on treatments. We also feel paying to perform the same exercises in the clinic doesn't make sense, either.
At BJPT, you receive one-on-one care and hands-on treatment from a physical therapist every session. Most sessions are a full hour (unless you choose a 30-minute session). With a long, hands-on, one-on-one treatment approach, the vast majority of patients only need one appointment per week.
Add the time savings for fewer trips to the clinic to resolving your pain faster. It is easy to justify the out-of-pocket expense.
Plus, out-of-pocket expenses for treatment sessions at BJPT can be less than a patient would pay in deductibles and co-pays at an in-network clinic!
Will my insurance company reimburse my out-of-pocket expenses?
Yes, NON-Medicare patients can send in "self-claims" to their insurance company for our clinic's treatments. Print the claim forms from your insurance company's website and send that with the receipts. Just ask, and we'll get all the treatment codes on an official receipt for you to submit.
For a Medicare beneficiary, we can help. However, we can only provide you with Physical Therapy services without Medicare involved. If you want to use Medicare benefits for your physical therapy, we cannot provide treatment. But we will help you find a nearby Medicare provider.