Got Questions?

  1. What can I expect during my appointment?

    For your first appointment with our doctors, you will spend approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes speaking together. Not only will you discuss your current health concerns, but your provider will do an in depth review of all your body systems, your health history, and also explore your mental, emotional, spiritual, and social health. Together, you will develop personal health goals for yourself and layout the first steps of your treatment plan.

    For your return office visits, you will discuss any difficulties or successes you have experienced with your treatment plan and make any adjustments as necessary. You will also work together to further develop your plan and health goals. Return office visits may be utilized to simply check-in on your progress, touch base about any struggles you may be experiencing or what further support you may need, or to continue work that was not fully completed at the prior office visit. This may include reviewing old lab work and ordering new labs.

     
  2. Why are the appointments so long?

    Naturopathic medicine is built on the principle of treating every patient as a unique individual, and also treating the whole person, rather than just the symptomatic aspects. In order for your doctor to determine exactly what the root cause is for each person, she must know the full story; often times it can be the minor details of a persons life that can bring about the most significant changes. Your doctor also strives to make her appointments educational and personally tailored to each patient she sees. She believes that it is critical for patients to be involved in their own healing process, and the best way to accomplish this is to cultivate understanding about the treatment plan. This personalized approach is an opportunity for patients to tell their stories, ask questions, and be heard without feeling rushed.

  3. What if I need lab work?

    Your doctor is able to order and interpret lab work. She works closely with a number of labs to ensure the best rates possible for her patients. The doctors are able to offer standard blood panels, as well as more advanced labs like adrenal health panels (cortisol testing), hormones, food sensitivities, SIBO and dysbiosis, and heavy metals.

  4. Does insurance cover Naturopathic Medicine?

    Insurance coverage varies by state. While Naturopathic Doctors are registered through DORA (the department of regulatory agencies) in Colorado, insurance companies have chosen to not cover our services at this time. Some Naturopathic providers are able to work with a conventional medical provider to have labs and services run under that providers license, and therefore be covered by insurance; this is not the practice at the Denver Naturopathic Clinic, as we prefer to not be limited by insurance companies in our treatments or the time we are able spend with our patients. This allows us to provide top-quality care and dedicated time to all of our patients. This also means that all costs are considered out of pocket.

    However, many patients are able to use their HSA spending accounts to cover some of the associated costs.

  5. How much will my appointment cost?

    Your doctor feels very strongly that continuity and follow-up is vital to the healing relationship. For this reason, they offer patients their first follow-up (second visit) for free.

    The Denver Naturoapthic Clinic offers 3 models of healthcare: pay-as-you-go, membership, and package pricing.

    For time of service pricing, the cost of appointments are determined on a time-basis. This includes in-office appointments, as well as phone and email conversations during which patient and doctor discuss any new information or review previously covered topics.

    For membership pricing, patients agree to pay a monthly fee that is automatically charged to their on-file credit card. Being a member grants the patient additional access to their doctor, beyond what is included in the pay-as-you-go pricing, at no additional cost. This may include brief email or phone exchanges between appointments, and regular visits with the doctor to make sure you're staying on track.

    For package pricing, patient's will pay an upfront fee that will cover a given number of visits, pre-determined lab work, various treatments and pre-selected supplements, based on the individual package a patient chooses. This allows patients to get everything they need for a particular condition at one cost so they can focus only on their treatment plan going forward.

  6. What types of appointments are available to me?

    Initial appointments generally run 110 minutes in length and are best completed in person.

    Follow-up appointments are typically scheduled in 15-minute increments and may be completed in office, by phone, or via zoom computer conference.

  7. How can I get ahold of my doctor?

    You are always welcome to call our clinic at (303) 337-4884. You can also reach us via email at frontdesk@denvernaturopathic.com.

    **Please keep in mind that the staff may determine that your inquiry requires a scheduled appointment.

  8. What if I have an emergency?

    Your providers are thoroughly trained in preventative and chronic health care management. Our services DO NOT include emergency care.

    If you have a health emergency, you should always call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency or urgent care center.

  9. What is the difference between a Naturopath and Naturopathic Doctor? Aren't they the same?

    The law defines a Naturopathic Doctor as a person who has attended 1 of the nationally accredited graduate programs in the United States or Canada, and has successfully passed both sets of national licensing boards by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Naturopathic Doctors have attend a graduate-level naturopathic medical program for a minimum of 4 years, and have over 1200 hours in clinical hands-on training.

    Naturopaths (not doctors) can be, well...anyone! This title can be used by people who have obtained some level of education in natural medicine modalities, but do not have a formally recognized medical education. They are not able to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. They do not have the same extensive education and are not a regulated industry. While some naturopaths are very knowledgable, the lack of regulation can put consumers at risk to those who would call themselves naturopaths (or even illegally call themselves naturopathic doctors), despite having no training in the field. 

  10. The doctors appear really young...

    What can we say? It's all that natural medicine!

    Both of our doctors have extensive graduate level eduction and continue to stay current with the latest research. They are highly knowledgable, energized, and excited to work with patients who are excited about optimizing their health.

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