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FAQs

Here are some of the questions I get asked most frequently. If you have a question and can’t find the answer on this page, please get in touch:

Why work with a naturopathic doctor?

Don’t confuse naturopathic doctors with the generic term ‘naturopath’, which is an online degree that can be completed without any clinical experience. Naturopathic doctors go through four years of rigorous biomedical education with two years of supervised clinical experience to earn a degree. They also have to pass two national board exams. Don’t confuse naturopathic doctors with the generic term ‘naturopath’ that is a degree that can be completed online without any clinical experience. In the state of Oregon, naturopathic doctors can work as primary care doctors, order labs, prescribe prescription medicine, and still use all of our normal naturopathic modalities. Our training is distinct in that we have more training than a conventional medical doctor in nutrition, botanical medicine, and preventative treatment options.

Naturopathic doctors receive more in-depth training in holistic modalities than functional medical doctors or nutritionists.

Can you refill my prescriptions?

Yes, absolutely. I prescribe whenever necessary in my practice. I manage many patient’s psychiatric medications and can provide that role when needed.

Can you bill my insurance?

Yes! Please give us a call to verify your insurance. We are in-network with OHP, Care Oregon, Moda, and more!

What should I expect with my first visit?

Your first visit will last about an hour. I will want to get to know you and hear your health story. We will talk about all of your most pressing complaints, and come up with a treatment plan at the first visit.

Do you offer a sliding scale if my insurance doesn’t cover your services?

Yes, we offer an income-based sliding scale. Please contact us for more information about this.

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