What to Expect
THE FIRST VISIT
The first patient visit is a time where we gather information and ask questions. The first appointment varies between 90 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case. We compile an initial treatment plan, which usually includes the addition of basic supplements, as well as gathering necessary lab work and past medical records.
Once the lab work and records are gathered, our doctors meet for a follow-up appointment where we formalize a comprehensive treatment plan. It usually takes two weeks from the initial appointment to the follow-up appointment. During this time, our doctors research every patient's case, and with difficult cases she presents it to experts.
Please note: To maintain better air quality, our office is a fragrance-free environment.
Our office is not contracted with any insurance health care plan. However, flex benefit spending and health savings accounts will cover the cost of the office visit and/or in-office treatment. Typically, these plans will accept any licensed or certified in-state health care practitioner. Make sure to call your provider for details on this matter. If you have privately-funded insurance or a government-funded health care program, then please read below.
Privately funded insurance plans
If the patient has private insurance, our doctors will be considered an out-of-network provider. We can offer you a superbill with the appropriate CPT code and diagnosis code for full or partial reimbursement (if this is applicable to your particular plan).
Routine blood work, pap smear cytology, urinalysis, and imaging ordered through conventional laboratories and imaging centers (such as LabCorp, Sonora Quest, and Verde Valley Medical Center) can usually be covered through most private insurance plans.
Some naturopathic specialty labs can be covered through private insurance.
Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance provider to see if blood work is covered when ordered by an out-of-network provider.
Government funded health care programs
Our doctors work with many patients on government assisted health care programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or AHCCCS. However, the patient is encouraged to establish care with an in-network primary care provider to have blood work and imaging 100% covered. Our doctors are not primary care practitioners and encourage all of our patients to establish care with one.
Our doctors like to request lab work on the first visit, and then have the patient meet with their naturopathic-friendly in-network provider to ask about ordering the appropriate blood panels.
If the patient does not have an in-network provider at the time, then the doctors can recommend a list of naturopathic-friendly in-network providers practicing in the Verde Valley area.
Some naturopathic specialty lab work is covered through government assisted health care programs. Some labs covered include Urine Toxic Metals, Food Sensitivity Panels, Adrenal Function Tests, Comprehensive Stool Analysis, etc... However, again, these labs will need to be run through a naturopathic-friendly in-network provider.