What can I expect at my first visit?
The first visit is a chance for me to get to know you; to listen closely to your current health concerns and goals as well as your past medical history. You will have ample time to ask questions and share anything you feel is pertinent to your overall health. I will review all the information you have given me and create a customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include an order for blood work or other tests, herbs and nutritional supplements, diet and lifestyle recommendations and/or a homeopathic remedy. I may also make recommendations for other treatment such as acupuncture, massage or chiropractic.
What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring a copy of any recent blood work, other lab work or imaging for review at your first visit. A list of current medications and supplements with dosage is also helpful.
Do you bill insurance?
Yes, I bill insurance directly. Many insurance companies offer Naturopathic coverage in Maine. Please contact your insurance company to find out if you have Naturopathic coverage. Patients are responsible for co-pays and any remaining balance after insurance is billed. I also accept payment from health savings accounts.
Are your cash rates different from your insurance rates?
No. I bill insurance companies the same amount I charge patients but I do offer a ‘time of service discount’ if patients prefer to pay with cash, credit card or check at the visit rather than billing insurance. If patients choose to pay cash at the time of their visit I do not bill insurance but can provide a superbill that can be sent in by the patient to their insurance company for direct reimbursement.
What is a homeopathic remedy and how does it work?
Homeopathic remedies are very dilute, energetic medicines made from plant, animal and mineral substances. The original substance is diluted over and over again in water. Between each dilution the medicine is succussed, or shaken vigorously, allowing the water to absorb the deep energetic properties of the original substance. The remedy works by stimulating the body’s vital force, or energy body, to bring about a deep and gentle healing process from the inside out. Healing occurs on every level – mental, emotional and physical.
Is Homeopathy safe?
Yes, homeopathy is incredibly safe and gentle. It can be used with pregnant women, children and the elderly and will not interfere with herbal or pharmaceutical medicine.
How much does a homeopathic remedy cost?
A single dose homeopathic remedy is $10. Multiple dose remedies in liquid cost $10-$15 depending on the remedy.
How often do I need to schedule follow up appointments?
Your first follow up will be scheduled three to four weeks after your initial visit. Other follow up appointments are scheduled at 4 to 6 week intervals until your condition stabilizes. At that point they are scheduled as needed to maintain your newly found state of health.