Ph: 207.396.6433 Fx: 207.396.6436
71 US Route 1 Suite J Scarborough, ME 04074
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Metabolic Leader
We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of metabolic disorders of the endocrine system. Opened on November 15, 2010 by Dr. Stephan Babirak to provide the highest quality patient – focused healthcare in the southern Maine region.

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Please Note:

Our hours have changed:
Monday - Thursday
Office Hours:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Phone Hours:
9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed for lunch:
12:00 – 1:00pm
Closed on Friday

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New Patient Information

How to schedule an appointment with Metabolic Leader:
Clear and consistent communication between your Primary Care Physician (PCP) and our Providers is of the upmost importance for your continuing care. This is why Metabolic Leader’s services are offered by physician referral only. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our providers, please contact your PCP to request a referral to our office. This request will allow your PCP to send a copy of your office notes and laboratory, imaging, and other results pertaining to your endocrinological diagnosis to our office enabling us to provide you with the most comprehensive care.

What should you expect at your first visit?
Metabolic Leader aims to focus on each individual case with specialized care. The first visit will begin with your check-in and vital signs measurement, so allow additional time to ensure a timely appointment. A brief discussion will take place about why you are here and your medical history. A physical exam will be done with special attention to the problem area. A plan will then be formulated which may include blood or urine tests, imaging tests, prescription medication to treat your disorder, and scheduling a follow-up visit at the appropriate time to monitor your progress.

What should you bring to your appointment?
1. Insurance Card - You will need to bring your current insurance card with you for us to scan into your secure medical chart. Metabolic Leader is a participating provider for most insurance companies, including Medicare. Please contact your insurance company for your plan details, including your co-pay amount and coverage for seeing a Specialist in Endocrinology. If you have a Managed Care Plan, please be sure to have an insurance referral authorization from your PCP in place prior to your appointment to avoid any out of pocket expenses that will be billed to you directly. The patient is responsible for keeping track of the number of authorized visits, so please keep this in mind when scheduling your follow up appointments.
2. Form of Payment – Copay amounts are collected at the time of service and will not be billed. Please be sure to have a form of payment with you for each of your visits. Metabolic Leader accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
3. List of Current Medications – Please be sure to bring a current list of medications to each visit that includes the name and dosage of the medication. At your first visit, it is always helpful to have you bring in all of your prescription bottles to confirm your therapy.
4. List of Refill Medications - Please bring a list of medications, originally prescribed by a provider at Metabolic Leader, which you need refilled.
5. Blood Glucose Meter – If you are being seen for diabetes management, please be sure to bring your meter and blood sugar logs, if appropriate, with you to each visit.

Will you need follow-up visits?
For most patients with metabolic disorders, the answer is yes. The frequency of such visits will vary by the diagnosis and treatment. Once the metabolic condition has been treated successfully and no longer requires active monitoring by an Endocrinologist, the patient is typically discharged to the care of their PCP and can make follow-up appointments with our office as needed.

No Show/Late Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy
We ask that you contact our office at least 48 hours in advance if you will not be keeping an appointment, so we can offer the time to another patient. Habitual missed appointments, late rescheduling or cancellations, and no-shows may result in a $25 charge billed directly to the patient, not the insurance company. This, of course, excludes bad weather and emergencies.

Tips for an Efficient Visit
Before Your Appointment:
• Plan ahead!
• Be sure to complete all pre-visit lab work and confirm receipt of results at the office prior to the visit.
• Make a list of the things that you want to discuss at the visit.
• Put your questions in order so you are sure to ask the most important ones first.
• Think about how you are going to describe your symptoms.
• Have a current list of your medications. Be sure to include the full name and dosage for each medication. Make note of prescriptions that need to be refilled at the upcoming appointment.

During Your Visit:
• Make sure you understand the medical tests that are being ordered and what they are for.
• Once you receive a diagnosis, be sure to fully understand your condition. Ask for handouts or websites to educate yourself.
• Discuss and understand fully your treatment options.
• If needed, invite a friend or family member to join you at the appointment to help you understand your diagnosis and treatment plan.
• Be sure to understand the next step in your treatment plan.
• Request prescription refills.
• Play an active role in your healthcare.