Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: Yes/No. Although we are contracted with Liberty Healthshare we do not bill any insurance company in office. Payment is due at time of service. If you have Liberty Healthshare we will communicate with them so you can get the majority of your basic naturopathic and acupuncture treatments covered. If you have any other insurance company it is best to contact them to see what can be reimbursed to you after you pay for service.
IMPORTANT NOTE: One of the reasons we don’t rely on insurance is we don’t want our treatments to be dictated/limited by what insurance providers will cover. Too often the best treatments are not covered by insurance. For example, if you come in for a B12 shot, most insurance companies won’t cover the best/most active form of B12. So if you wanted to use your insurance for a B12 shot we would have to use a less active form of B12.
Q: How long are appointments?
A: The average appointment can vary. First appointments are typically 1-2 hours, and follow up visits vary from 15 minutes to an hour. The average visit for an established patient is 30-45 minutes.
Q: Can you prescribe drugs?
A: Yes, naturopathic medical doctors are trained in using many forms of medicine including pharmaceuticals. Depending on the patients presentation and history we prescribe medications when necessary which (believe it or not) is not very often.
Q: How much should I expect to spend?
A: This varies depending on many factors. Please visit our pricing / membership page to better understand the cost structure. In addition to the visit if medicines such as herbs, supplements, or homeopathy are prescribed the cost of these medicines can vary from $10-100+ dollars. We do our best to work with our patients on the most effective treatments we can offer that fit into their budgets.
Q: When should I start to feel a difference?
A: This varies greatly from person to person. It depends on what the problem is and how long it’s been going on. After creating an environment for you to heal a question you might want to ask yourself is “how long has it been since I’ve felt well?”. The body has great potential to heal if it is given the right tools, but it is not instantaneous. With that said, because many patients do start feeling better, it is important for us to continue to see you even for brief inexpensive follow-ups so we can prevent future imbalances.
Q: How often should I expect to see the doctor.
A: If you are coming in for general medicine, it is common to see the doctor 1-2x a month initially and then every 6 weeks to 6 months for maintenance. If you are coming in for chronic pain or in-office treatments like acupuncture 1-3x’s a week is common initially with a gradually weaning off until the imbalance is resolved.
Q: How long does it take for acupuncture to work?
A: This varies person to person. We commonly see results after the first treatment with some patients, and with others it can take longer. Usually by the 3rd treatment the majority of patients have seen beneficial results. If you have concerns or expectations that are not being met, please let us know. Open and honest communication is necessary for us to guide the healing process.
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