FAQs

How does a Naturopathic Doctor treat and diagnose illness?

2018-05-23T03:14:07+00:00

Our Naturopathic Doctors spend at least an 1.5 hours on your first consult to best understand the disease process you are experiencing and the numerous variables that are contributing to your condition. While they use standard laboratory (blood) testing and physical exam for diagnosis, they also use “alternative” laboratory testing. These tests may include but [...]

How does a Naturopathic Doctor treat and diagnose illness?2018-05-23T03:14:07+00:00

What does collaboration mean?

2018-05-17T16:00:31+00:00

All of the practitioners at Holistica work together under one roof to diagnose and treat you. Even if you are only seeing one of our practitioners, you have a team of highly skilled health care providers with extensive expertise in their field, who are advocating for your health, making recommendations, and sharing protocols. All patient [...]

What does collaboration mean?2018-05-17T16:00:31+00:00

Do you always put people on handfuls of supplements?

2018-05-17T15:58:44+00:00

No. However, in order to stimulate your vital force to heal, supplements are often useful to treat an imbalance. We also use herbs, homeopathic remedies, low dose immunotherapy, IV therapy, and work with your diet and other aspects of your life to help you get well. We aim to use minimal amounts of supplements and [...]

Do you always put people on handfuls of supplements?2018-05-17T15:58:44+00:00

How do you decide which tests I may need?

2018-05-21T21:13:04+00:00

Our recommendation is based entirely on each individual’s constitution and condition being treated. We order a variety of specialty tests to evaluate all systems of the body in addition to conventional laboratory tests.  This is why it is important to have a 1.5 hour initial consultation and evaluation to ensure we are addressing your unique [...]

How do you decide which tests I may need?2018-05-21T21:13:04+00:00

How do I get a prescription if I see one of the Naturopathic Doctors?

2018-05-23T03:15:04+00:00

Your Naturopathic Doctor will make a recommendation for your prescription needs. However, you will need to set up a 15 to 30-minute consult with our nurse practitioner to have a prescription approved and written. There is a fee attached to this consultation, but your prescription will be valid for 6 months to a year, depending [...]

How do I get a prescription if I see one of the Naturopathic Doctors?2018-05-23T03:15:04+00:00

Can you prescribe medications?

2018-05-17T15:52:19+00:00

Yes. Our patients are able to get their prescriptions filled through our office. Our nurse practitioner writes conventional as well as bio-identical hormone prescriptions, which is a great part of the collaboration at Holistica.

Can you prescribe medications?2018-05-17T15:52:19+00:00

How much are follow up visits and how often to do I have to come in after the initial appointment?

2018-05-15T16:04:36+00:00

Your second appointment (follow up visit) can be anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks after your initial visit, depending on the complexity of your case, and vary in price based on the practitioner you are seeing. You can usually anticipate this visit being 45-60 minutes. We often have a good idea of the direction we [...]

How much are follow up visits and how often to do I have to come in after the initial appointment?2018-05-15T16:04:36+00:00

Do I really need a full 1.5 hour appointment on the first visit?

2018-05-21T21:18:23+00:00

We believe it is imperative to spend 1.5 hours with our patients, as this is necessary to gather comprehensive information, including past medical history, current symptoms, social history, diet, and more. Because each patient’s case is unique, we focus on looking at the whole person with multiple systems. The first appointment is essential for laying [...]

Do I really need a full 1.5 hour appointment on the first visit?2018-05-21T21:18:23+00:00

Why don’t you take insurance?

2018-05-15T15:57:32+00:00

At Holistica, we strive to give our patients truly holistic care, looking at how the body, mind, and spirit together influence your health. Insurance only reimburses for minimal amount of time per patient, and we believe that we cannot give high quality, holistic care in such a short amount of time.

Why don’t you take insurance?2018-05-15T15:57:32+00:00
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