What type of health concerns can you help me with?
We are general practitioners who can be of help in any condition. We are most helpful in chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, allergies, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal disorders, and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Can you help me with acute conditions such as injuries or flu?
We can definitely help support your body’s immune system to decrease the duration and severity of colds, flus, and many other acute conditions. We can also help with many acute musculoskeletal conditions, but we will sometimes need to refer you for imaging or other services.
What kind of therapies do you use?
We use homeopathic remedies, herbs, diet, lifestyle changes, hydrotherapy, nutritional supplements, exercise, and relaxation techniques to improve your health.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
The first visit is spent getting to know each other, introducing naturopathic philosophy, and gathering valuable information such as labs and records from other practitioners. We will discuss your health history in detail, perform necessary physical exams, and put together a comprehensive plan tailored specifically for you.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Any previous medical records, labs results, and/or imaging studies such as x-rays. Also bring any medications, supplements, herbs, and/or homeopathic remedies you may be taking. Please bring a list of any allergies you may have.
How long will my appointments be?
The first appointment is quite extensive and lasts 90 minutes. Return visits are typically 45 minutes in length.
How often will I need to see you?
We typically see you every 2 to 4 weeks at first and less and less as your health improves and you learn how to improve your own health.
How much will visits cost?
The first appointment costs $180. Return visits are typically $80 but can be more or less depending on the nature and length of the visit. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
Do you offer sliding scale or discounts?
Yes, we do offer discounts for those who cannot afford the full price listed above. We do not typically offer payment plans.
Do you accept health insurance?
No, health insurance does not cover naturopathic medicine in the state of North Carolina. You may use Health Savings Accounts (HSA) accounts to pay for visits.
Can I see my medical doctor and a naturopath at the same time?
Absolutely! Naturopathic medicine is successfully used alongside conventional medical therapies. We are knowledgeable about interactions that may occur between prescription medication and herbs or nutrients and can safely recommend a plan that will enhance your current regime. You must continue to see your primary care physician in order to monitor your progress and your medications. We often find that as people get healthier, their need for medication decreases. We would be happy to speak with your doctor about your care, and invite a collaborative relationship between all the members of your health care team.
Can you see me as a patient if I live out of state?
Yes, but you will need to travel to Brevard for the first visit. We can follow up by phone after that in many cases.