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?
, “New Patient/Initial visit: A comprehensive 60-90 minutes 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. Our office policy: please mail, fax, or drop off the following documents to our office 1 week prior to your appointment date. All forms can be found on our website under the “forms” tab.
- Completed medical history forms
- Completed consent forms
- List of supplements/medications: include dose and frequency of dosing
- Completed diet diary/blood pressure logs/temperature logs: you will be instructed by our staff on which forms to complete based on your health concerns.
- Copies of recent medical records
- Copies of recent labs/imagings
*** Emailing personal documents: Prior to emailing us any personal documents, you must have a “signed” email consent form on file with our office. Click here for the form: Email Consent Form
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. We are NOT contracted with any insurance company.
- 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:
- Ages 13 years old and older: $275-300; depends on the complexity of health concerns
- Ages 12 years old and under: $175
- Follow-up Visit:
- Ages 13 years old and older: $150
- Ages 12 years old and under: $125
- Re-establish Care Visit: $200—Patients who have not been seen by our doctor for longer than 2 years will need to schedule a re-establish care appointment.
9727 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624