WHAT IS A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR?
A naturopathic doctor (ND) is a licensed doctor that goes through an accredited four year naturopathic medical education after undergraduate studies. We are licensed after taking a two part exam called the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX).
As an ND, I am able to diagnose, prevent and treat both acute and chronic illnesses using botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies and nutrition.
For more information on how NDs differ from MDs, DOs and DCs click here.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
I will ask for your birth day, sex at birth and contact information in order to get you set up in my electronic medical record program called Charm. You will receive a link via email to create an account followed by some digital paperwork. These forms should be filled out at least 24 hours prior to your appointment so I can review before our visit. Please upload any important documents to the patient portal by clicking on documents and then a blue upload button will appear just to the left of the center of the screen.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
Expect 90-120 minutes face-to-face interactions with the doctor.
We will establish rapport through deep listening and information gathering in the first appointment.
Deep dive into your lifestyle habits.
Collaborative approach to your health: if necessary other doctors and practitioners, you and I will work together!
For more information about why NDs spend so much time with their patients especially in the first visit please visit the Institute for Natural Medicine here.
Physical office, house calls and telehealth visits?
Right now I am offering house calls for established patients for no additional charge until I get my home office set up. I am also offering telehealth visits.
DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
Currently in the state of Colorado I am unable to prescribe medications with the except of vaccinations, emergency oxygen and epinephrine.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE AND WHAT ABOUT SUPERBILLS?
In the state of Colorado I am not considered in network with any insurance company. I do not take insurance. I am happy to provide superbills so you can submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is a safe, effective, non-toxic system of medicine using microdoses of natural substances to stimulate the body’s own healing. It is used in both acute therapeutics and constitutional care for overall health and begin healing from trauma, dis-ease, environmental toxins or after-effects of medical interventions. New research about nanopharmacology or nanoparticles is beginning to find sound scientific backing for the use of potentized remedies. You can read additional research about homeopathy at the National Center for Homeopathy.