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".
My experience in medicine includes nearly two decades of working in varying roles in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home care. I started my medical career working as a patient care aid at the age of 18, and have worked as a bedside nurse, care coordinator, and department charge nurse. I combine the knowledge and skill I have gained from many years of nursing with the holistic philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine to provide truly comprehensive care.
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. Acute care visits are available for established patients.
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. 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 Medicaid and 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.