Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ND?
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as holistic primary care physicians that focus on prevention and wellness, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disease. NDs attend post-graduate training at accredited naturopathic medical schools for 4 to5 years. They learn standards of conventional medical care as well as traditional and innovative naturopathic therapies. The naturopathic principles, therapeutic order and the determinants of health are integrated into their education and guide their practice.
The naturopathic principles include treating the whole person, finding and treating the cause of disease, trusting in the healing power of nature, doctor as teacher, do no harm, and prevention. The therapeutic order is a hierarchy of naturopathic intervention that assists in finding the appropriate level of intervention for each patient. The determinants of health allow one to understand what maintains health and how health is disturbed.
How do I schedule?
You can call us or schedule through the portal for ND and Acupuncture visits. Unfortunately due to the nature of massage and rolfing visit timing we do not offer online scheduling for these visits, yet.
Phone number and Portal link at the bottom of the page
Do you accept insurance?
We sure do. We accept most forms of insurance and are preferred providers with Aetna and Blue Cross. Since all plans are different and specific, we highly recommend calling your insurance company first to ensure that your plan covers naturopathic medicine.
What about Medicaid, Medicare, and tricare?
In the state of Alaska Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare do not accept NDs. Tricare does however cover Acupuncture. We will work with cash pricing for people who have one of these insurances and do not have a secondary. If you have a secondary, we will bill your secondary after we get a denial from Medicare/Medicaid.
Can you do physical exams?
Yep! We can do a regular head to toe physical and order any annual labs that you may need.
Can I choose to have an ND as my primary care doctor?
You sure can!
Can I bring my kids in?
You bet! We see kids from birth on up for well child checks and/or for specific issues. We love helping kids learn how to lead healthier lifestyles and prevent disease before it presents.