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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is naturopathic medicine?
    Naturopathic medicine is a distinct healthcare profession that uses a combination of modalities to address the whole person with an emphasis on treating the underlying cause of symptoms and prevention of disease. I use a variety of healing methods to create the conditions for health in your body. These methods may include lifestyle modifications, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, therapeutic counseling, and routine and specialty lab testing. By addressing all aspects that determine a patient's health, I am able to help correct imbalances in the body and encourage the body's self-healing abilities to function at full capacity.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    No. Insurance companies tend to exert power over healthcare providers and their reimbursement contracts generally incentivize shorter visits. In order to offer you the time and attention you deserve, I do not contract with insurance companies. Upon request, I will provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. *Please note: Reimbursements vary by insurance plan. Contact your insurance provider to inquire about naturopathic coverage.
  • What do you charge?
    To find up-to-date information, click on "Book Online" in the upper right corner of this page.
  • What conditions do you treat?
    Between being a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, and a birth doula, I have a passion for those looking for support in optimizing overall health, mental health, substance use, digestive concerns, thyroid disorders, fertility and conception, prenatal care, and labor and delivery. It's important to know that my work as a doula is always alongside a midwife or obstetrician. Naturopathic medicine treats the whole person. If you feel called to schedule a visit but your health concern is not listed here, I invite you to schedule a Discovery Call so we can discuss your details further.
  • Can you order blood tests?
    Yes. I work with LifeExtension Labs for those paying cash for labs, LabCorp for those using insurance for labs, and Rupa Health for all specialty testing.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Please allow 24 hours for cancellations or rescheduling appointments. This can be done via email, phone call, or text. If your appointment is cancelled within 24 hours or you do not show for your appointment, $100 will be charged to the card on file. Exceptions for emergencies will be made on a case by case basis. *Does not apply to Discovery Calls
  • Do you have an office location?
    I am currently offering house calls, nature walks, and virtual appointments. All birth doula appointments are in your home or at a local park (weather pending). Research shows house calls reduce hospitalizations, improve patient safety and health outcomes, save the patient time, and improve the physician's well-being. To ensure everyone's safety, I require one virtual meet and greet at least 24 hours before the first home visit.
  • Are you a doctor or a doula?
    Yes. Both. While in medical school, a dear friend asked me to be her doula and, while I was a novice at the time, this invitation opened my eyes to the beautifully, raw emotion of the laboring process. I've since gone on to complete training with DONA International and have attended many births in the hospital, home, and birth center. I hold firm boundaries between being a doctor and a doula and never wear both "hats" at the same time. When I'm your doctor, I can speak to medical treatments such as fertility, conception, and hormone optimization; however, when I'm your doula, I take a non-medical approach focused on pain minimizing techniques, labor positions, emotional support, and education surrounding the birth space.
  • Do you prescribe medication?
    Yes. I can prescribe, refill, and de-prescribe medications when medically necessary. It is not common that I start patients on medications unless suppression of a symptom or a system is necessary for healing. I do not prescribe controlled substances.
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