What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct practice of medicine that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process to treat each person holistically and improve outcomes while lowering health care costs. Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic illness, restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them.
Why should I choose a naturopathic doctor?
What are my appointment options?
Our physicians go above and beyond to make sure we get to the bottom of each patient’s history to make the best possible diagnosis and create the most personalized treatment possible. Your appointment options include:
– 30-60, 60-90, or 90-120 Minute New Patient Appointments (Depending on the Provider)
– 15-30, 30-60 or 60-90 Minute Follow Ups
– 15-30, 30-60 or 60-90 Minute Telemedicine Visit
– Consultation (Meet and Greet with the Physician) In-Person or Over the Phone
– Acute Visit
– IV Consultation for a fee (Required for an IV, if not already an established patient)
How do I schedule an appointment?
We see patients by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by calling our office at 602-441-3455. You can also request that a representative of the office call you by emailing us at email@example.com.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
We require a credit card to hold your appointment time and dedicate a provider for your visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, we require at least a 24 hours notice. If you do not cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged to your credit card on file as a “No Show ” fee. We understand that last minute plans may come up or unforeseen circumstances may happen, please contact us a soon as possible so we can work with you to reschedule or cancel without having to charge you for a “No Show” appointment.
Where do I purchase all my supplements and medications?
When should I start my treatment?
Choose a good time of the day, month or year when you don’t have a lot of work/personal demands. You might feel a little worse before you feel better, so give yourself some time and space to rest.
When do I take all my supplements and medications?
Your treatment plan will include “Staging Recommendations” on the best time to take everything. Start your plan by adding one supplement per day moving down your list. Go at your own pace. Remember it is a journey, not a race. There is no magic bullet to cure illness, especially a chronic condition, so be patient.
– Antimicrobials are best spaced out 3-4 days, so you know if one causes a “herx.”
– Antimicrobials are best taken either at least 30 minutes before or 1 hour after food. So I often recommend taking them upon waking when you have an empty stomach or in between meals.
– Vitamins/Minerals/Nutrient Supplements are best taken with food. It is also ok to open and add them to a smoothie or food (like applesauce). Sometimes this causes less GI upset.
– Binders (like activated charcoal) must be taken away from everything except Melatonin is ok. Take binders either 30 minutes before or 1 hours after other supplements, food, and medications.
What if insurance will not cover a prescription you prescribed?
If your insurance company doesn’t cover your prescription, we recommend checking GoodRx.com for the cheapest location near you which is typically Fry’s or CostCo. To transfer your prescription to another pharmacy, you just call your preferred pharmacy with your prescription number and ask them to transfer it for you.
Where do I get my recommended lab work done?
Our office offers in-house blood draw/processing/shipping for $67 for all standard orders like LabCorp/Quest and specialty labs like Vibrant America. If you have insurance, we submit your information for all standard orders to increase chance they’ll be covered. If you don’t have insurance, we offer discounted cash lab pricing through Professional Co-op. If you decide to not get labs done with us, we can give you a list of the test codes for your PCP to run. We can also submit standing orders for you to get your blood drawn at Labcorp and/or Quest if you like.
Do you accept insurance?
Our providers are not contracted with any private or government insurance companies, but we can provide you with super bills of your visits, so you can apply for insurance reimbursement. We submit all standard lab orders (Labcorp, Sonora Quest) and imaging requests with your insurance information if you have insurance.
When is payment due?
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept ALL major credit cards, HSA, cash, and check. Unfortunately due to the rise in medical supply costs, we are no longer able to offer payment plans at this time.