Some of our Frequently Asked Questions from our patients
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is an integral part of medicine that focuses on empowering and motivating individuals to take control of their health and motivating to become actively involved in their health decisions. Based on the concept of “nature cure,” Naturopathic Medicine offers a healing process that employs various natural means of preventing and treating human disease. It is based on the belief that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself.
To assist individuals during their healing process, naturopathic doctors are trained in a plethora of natural therapies that will allow the body to take its journey toward wellness:
- Clinical nutrition and Diet
- Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine
- Botanical Medicine
- Physical Medicine
- Health and Lifestyle Counseling
- Minor surgery
Six Fundamental principles of Naturopathic Medicine that guides Naturopathic Doctors:
- First Do No Harm “primum non nocere”
- Naturopathic doctors utilize natural therapies that are most effective and safe
- The Healing Power of Nature “vis medicatrix naturae”
- Allow the body to heal itself with the guidance of a Naturopathic Doctor
- Identify and Treat the Cause “tolle causam”
- Look beyond the symptoms in order to identify and treat the underlying cause of the disease
- Treat the Person as a Whole “tolle totum”
- Envision the person as whole encompassing the physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual components of an individual
- The Physician is a Teacher “docere”
- To educate, motivate, and empower individuals to be accountable for their own health and encourage wellness
- Prevention is the best cure “praevenire”
- Focus on preventing disease and promoting health and overall wellness
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What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a licensed primary care provider who practices medicine utilizing safe and effective natural therapeutic modalities. NDs are clinically trained in both natural and conventional medicine. The educational and medical training of a ND requires a post-graduate doctorate degree from an accredited Naturopathic Medical School and successfully pass the licensing exam administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners.
Naturopathic Doctors are Primary Care Providers
The goals of Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are:
- Provide individualized care and treat the person as a “whole”
- Identify the underlining causes of a health condition
- Collaborate a safe and effective comprehensive treatment plan that will allow the body to heal itself, treat disease, and restore health
- Promote disease prevention through education and encourage lifestyle changes.
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What to expect during your visits?
Initial visit: A comprehensive 60-90minutes visit. An extensive medical history and appropriate physical exam will be performed during this visit. If necessary, further diagnostic labs and imaging and past medical records may be required to obtain a complete health history. It’s recommended that you bring copies of your medical records and any previous lab/imaging results with you to your first appointment.
Follow-up visit: Duration and frequency of visits varies with each individual’s health conditions and needs.
Does health insurance cover Naturopathic care?
- We can provide you with a super bill that you can submit to your health insurance company; however, we do not guarantee that your insurance carrier will cover or reimburse our services.
- Some insurance companies are covering naturopathic care. Ask your insurance carrier about possible coverage and reimbursements.
How much is the office visit?
- New Patient/Initial Visit: $250
- Follow-up Visit: $100
9727 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624