Meet Our Team
Dr. Andrew Guay, PT, DPT, OCS
Learn about Dr.Andrew
Our story begins with Dr. Daniel Hatch, who was frustrated by the traditional physical therapy model, a conveyer belt style of healthcare. Quality of care was dictated by insurance companies and bottom lines. The “more patients the better” mindset left him unable to provide his desired high level of care, much less to continue clinically developing as a practitioner. That's when Dr. Dan decided to open RI's 1st value-based healthcare practice!
“We were either going to help people by changing the game, or we were going bankrupt.”
The journey began, as the team grew we became a pratice that puts you first creating action to your goals.
“We give each patient the hands-on therapy they need, which is really where the value of working with a physical therapist comes in,” Dr. Dan says. “Our job is to get each one back to the thing they were hoping to get back to.”
In 2014, Dr. Dan went all in and opened Rhode Island’s 1st value-based healthcare company, what is now known as NPT HealthWorks.
"We were going to help people and change how healthcare was delivered at the same time" -Dr. Dan (Owner and Lead PT)
Winner of Newport Life Magazine's 2018 Groundbreakers Award
Frequently Asked Questions:
No, a referral from a doctor is not required. This saves our clients time and money. As doctor’s of physical therapy, we can identify when further tests and workup is indicated. In most cases, we can successfully evaluate and treat what is going on and help you avoid costly/time consuming unnecessary tests and doctor visits.
Prior doctor’s appointments are not required, however, if you have already seen by another healthcare provider and have imaging or visit reports, our doctor’s of physical therapy are happy to review these.
Please wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement.
We are a value-based, out-of-network provider which means we do not directly bill insurance companies.
Some insurance companies may offer out-of-network therapy benefits and reimburse you for some or all of
your PT services with us, we encourage you to call your insurance provider to review your specific benefits.
The benefit of a value-based provider is the direct hands-on care produces more noticeable results with the
need for fewer office visits. This creates financial savings in the long term. The traditional insurance model
does not allow a physical therapist to treat our clients the way we feel is in their best interest subsequently
requiring increased time and money (co-pays and deductibles) to achieve your goals. A large portion of the
value in our PT treatments comes from a full hour with a doctor of physical therapy providing both treatment
and education. No aides, no techs. Better results in fewer office visits per week – means taking less time
out of busy schedules.
Absolutely not!!! When you’re feeling great it’s an excellent time to come in for a visit. As doctor’s of
physical therapy we are musculoskeletal experts who improve the quality of life through hands-on care,
prescribing exercise, and patient education. We teach our patients how to prevent injury in the first place
and improve performance.
We accept the following types of payments:
Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account eligible.
Are you a healthcare practitioner interested in learning more about Value Based Healthcare? We offer Consulting to help you establish or transition to a successful and fulfilling value based practice.
With just under 10 years of experience as a value based healthcare provider, we are passionate about helping other existing practices and startups embrace a better way of living/practicing for both themselves and their clients. Along the way, we’ve learned the do’s and don’ts to establishing a successful and fulfilling practice. We love sharing this information through our value based practice consulting.
What we will provide to you?
- Systems Implementation
- Understanding of Value Based Practice Theory
- Branding, Marketing, and Social Media Strategy
- Culture Development
- Unique Serving Proposition, Core Values, and Mission Statement Development and implementation
- Financial Considerations
- 24/7 Support for a Whole Year
- Affordable Monthly Payment Plan