What happens if I miss an appointment?
Due to the large demand for appointments, we require two business days notice to change or cancel an appointment. Because we reserve our time for you, we reserve the right to charge 100% of our fee for late cancellations and missed appointments.
What happens if I need a supplement?
If there is a product or prescription that you need please give 1-2 weeks’ notice if you are running out and need more. What you need will generally be in stock. Calling ahead of time will ensure that you get what you need. Around the holidays it is always a good idea to back stock those items that you need to ensure you will not run out while the office is closed.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We prefer a check or cash, but we also accept debit cards (with the Visa/MasterCard logo) and Visa and MasterCard. Payment is expected at the time of service. Please contact the office if you are having issue with payment for any reason. We will do our best to work with you and your specific needs.
What is the difference between a Medical Doctor (MD) and a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
Both MDs and NDs are trained to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. The difference is that a Medical Doctor will diagnose and treat the symptoms using primarily pharmaceutical drugs and sometimes surgery. A Naturopathic Doctor will diagnose and treat the whole person, looking for the underlying cause of the symptoms, and then treating the person using a variety of natural therapies.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor’s training?
A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) has a total of 8 years of training. After receiving a 4 year bachelor degree they attend a 4-year graduate-level medical school and are educated in conventional medical sciences including anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology and pediatric care. In addition to the standard medical curriculum, they are required to complete training in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine and counseling. Upon completion of medical school graduates must pass rigorous science and clinical board exams to be licensed by the state as a primary care doctor.