Do you take insurance?
Insurance companies do not cover Naturopathic care in Colorado at this time. In addition, when insurance companies begin to dictate the time and degree of care a doctor can give, the care turns to symptom treatment only. We are a patient-centered clinic and although we do not contract with insurance companies for our care, we do provide you with all of the necessary information for you to fill your insurance reimbersement forms on your own. We cannot guarantee what will be covered or approved by insurance. We are a cash-practice and payment is due at the time of service. Although visits may not be covered, many times conventional laboratory testing may be covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company and ask if they will cover labs that are ordered by out of network providers before your visit.
How much does it cost for an office visit?
Our first office visit lasts up to 90 minutes and is $350.00. Cancer patients first office visit lasts up to 90 minutes and is $450. Lyme patients first office visit can last up to 120 minutes and is $450. If a new patient needs prescriptions or IV treatment, the 30 minute visit with the MD is in addition to the initial visit. Follow-up visit charges are based on time and can range from $140-$180. We are the only integrative clinic in Colorado who provides full scope family medicine under the direction of an MD as well as the expertise of naturopathic doctors. Lab testing: if there is no insurance coverage, we do have very good rates for those paying out of pocket for their lab testing. Otherwise we bill insurance.
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine has been around for over 100 years. Naturopathic medicine is not identified with any particular therapy, but with a philosophy that views health and disease as a continuum. The naturopathic doctor believes the body has a profound ability to heal itself-under the right conditions. This is achieved by optimizing nutritional status through supplementation, dietary changes, behavioral modification and removing the irritating or causative factors. All of our patients' health issues are approached in this way. Hippocrates coined the phrase, "nature is the healer of all diseases." This concept underlies the principles outlined in the "Hippocratic Oath," of naturopathic doctors:
- First Do No Harm: Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects. Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms. Using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.
- Identify and Treat the Causes: Address the fundamental causes of disease.
- Treat the Whole Person: Heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
- Prevention: Teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
- Doctor as Teacher: educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health
- Wellness follows the establishment and maintenance of optimum health and balance. Wellness is inherent in everyone, no matter what disease(s) is/are being experienced.