WHAT WILL MY FIRST VISIT BE LIKE?
Plan to spend 1-2 hours at your initial visit. As a naturopathic physician, I want to understand you from a holistic perspective and will try to identify possible underlying causes of your symptoms.
We'll discuss your medical history, I'll perform a physical examination, and order any labs and imaging that are necessary to help make a diagnosis. If you have risk factors for certain diseases, I may order additional testing to assess your risk.
Sometimes treatment can be started at the first visit, but often an individualized treatment plan is discussed at your second visit after I've been able to review the test results.
If we decide to use homeopathic medicine as part of your treatment plan, you can read more about that process here.
CAN YOU MANAGE MY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?
As a licensed naturopath in Arizona, it is in my scope of practice to prescribe most prescription drugs. However, there are certain exceptions, so please ask me at your visit and we can discuss this further.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
No, insurance is not directly accepted as a form of payment. However, Nourish's office staff can provide you with an itemized receipt after your visit that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Please talk with Jen or Andrea at check out.
Additionally, Nourish can run your HSA card if you'd like to use it as a payment method.
CAN YOU TREAT MY KIDS TOO? WHAT ABOUT MY HUSBAND?
Definitely! I love working with families. I completed a 2-year naturopathic family medicine residency and have extensive training in treating patients of all ages and genders.
Since I do not perform well child checks in my private practice, I require all my pediatric patients to maintain care with their pediatrician.