Frequently Asked Questions

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Per the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathic medicine is defined as "a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods".

The founding principles of Naturopathic Medicine include:  Do No Harm, Doctor as Teacher, Treat the Whole Person, Use the Healing Powers of Nature, Treat the Root Cause, and Prevention.

What ShouId I Expect at My Visit?

First office visits last approximately one hour and include an extensive, in-depth interview, preliminary lab orders, an initial individualized protocol, and physical exam if applicable.

Follow up visits are approximately 30 minutes in length and include discussion of lab results and a further individualized protocol.  

Acute care visits are available for established patients only.

Update during Covid restrictions 2020:  We now offer Telehealth visits for patients.  Daytime and evening hours are available.  Please contact our office for details.

Conditions We Treat

We are happy to help with any health challenges and illness.  Specialty care includes women's health, adjunct oncology care, stress support, healthy weight management, auto-immune disease support, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disturbances.

We currently accept new adolescent and adult patients. Pediatric patients are accepted on an individual basis depending upon health conditions.  Please contact the office for more information.

Cost & Insurance

We currently accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna and Cigna insurances.  Husky will cover visits for patients up to the age of 20 years old, and will cover labs and other testing for adult patients (actual visit costs for adults over 21 years of age are not covered).  Please be aware that we no longer bill to secondary insurances for those with Medicare.  Medicare does not currently cover our visits, and all patients with Medicare are responsible to pay at the time of the visit (this includes those with secondary coverage).  

For uninsured patients or those with out-of-network coverage, and for those with Medicare, payment is due at the time of visit and superbills will be provided for you to submit for possible reimbursement.  The office accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, and HSA cards.  

We encourage all patients to call their health insurance providers PRIOR to their visit to understand what out-of-pocket expenses will be.

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