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Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

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By Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

My charges for travel time vary according to circumstances. My major consideration is the flexibility I am allowed in setting up my trip and conducting the exam. For example, if I am able to fly to the east coast on a “red eye,” conduct my exam, or testify, leave there that day and return on the “red eye” at the end of the day, my use of time is optimized and my travel time charges reflect that. Another favorable scenario is flying to a location on a Friday, conducting my exam on a Saturday and returning on Sunday. In each of these instances, I am away from my office and patients a relatively small amount of time. In principle, the least amount of time I lose from my usual professional practice, the more flexible I can be when charging for travel time. My hourly rate for travel time is less than my usual rate for services.

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