Frequently Asked Questions
How should I prepare for my first appointment?
Please prepare by submitting your new patient intake form within 48 hours of your visit. This allows the doctor to become familiar with your case and goals before you meet. This allows your first office visit time to be maximized and directed. You should collect any recent labs and imaging you have had done and either submit prior to your appointment or bring them with you.
What should I expect from my first visit?
Your first visit with the doctor will be about 60 minutes. During this time, we will discuss:
Current state of health and any active complaints
Past medical history
Current dietary and lifestyle habits
Other factors that may be affecting your health
At this visit there will likely also be a physical examination and your doctor may order any additional labs that may provide further insight into your needs.
While you will likely leave this visit with a limited treatment plan including nutrition guidelines and supplementation, oftentimes evaluation of lab work is required to complete a safe, thorough plan.
Does this care take the place of my primary care physician?
The short answer is no. While in some states Naturopathic Doctors operate in a primary care setting, in Connecticut, they are considered specialists. As such, they serve as a key part of a larger healthcare team. You should still be regularly communicating with and operating under the care of your primary care physician as well as any other specialists that may be able to help improve your care. This includes your OBGYN, Endocrinologists, Rheumatologists, Opthamologists, etc.
Do you accept insurance?
We are currently in network with Aetna Insurance Company.
We are working to be credentialed with other major providers soon.
For patients not using insurance - we are committed to providing affordable care. For those paying out-of-pocket, we can provide a superbill which can be submitted to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider to learn if they typically reimburse for naturopathic medicine.