What distinguishes your naturopathic appointment from your average appointment to other medical providers is the time we take in actually listening to you, answering your questions, and addressing your healthcare concerns. We realize that no one knows your body as thoroughly as you do and gathering as much information from you as possible can help us to better understand not only your condition but the impact it is having on your life, which can impede upon your mental/emotion health as well; this adds to our uniqueness. We are concerned with your whole health and not just fragments of who you. By addressing your whole health concerns body, mind, & spirit we can optimize your health and wellness and an improved quality of life.
To help us better serve you and optimize your one-on-one time with Dr. Houston we require that you completely fill-out a Comprehensive Health Assessment Document, which provides us with a detailed picture of the various factors that contribute to your health. This is an electronic Patient Intake Document that you will receive instructions to complete after scheduling your first appointment. While filling out this document you may need to refer to past medical documents along with any current prescription and/or supplement bottles, it is very important that you please allow yourself 45 minutes to fill it out in its entirety and it must be electronically submitted no later than 24 hours prior to your first appointment.
When scheduling an appointment, please gather and make copies of most recent lab work, imaging, or notes concerning your health to present prior to or during the time of your first visit.
A non-refundable $50 appointment holding deposit is required for all scheduled appointments and will be deducted from the cost of 1st appointment. Amount can be applied to up to one scheduled change where at least 48 hours notice has been given.
Please practice courtesy by calling or emailing us if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment no later than 48 hours prior to scheduled appointment time. This allows us time to schedule other patients in this time slot and plan the flow of the workday accordingly. By demonstrating this level of courtesy at all times it eliminates the need for us to enforce a $75 “no show” fee to your account. Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation towards helping us run a practice of premium quality in the services we provide for our patients.
Form of payment accepted includes: cash, all major credit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards. WE DO NOT ACCEPT any medical insurance plans. Payment due in full at the time of service.
Prior to the appointment the doctor will review the patient’s completed health assessment document with careful considerations to current and past medical conditions, medications, side effects, contraindications with natural therapies, contributing causes to chief complaint, and many other important details of the case; during appointment the doctor will discuss with patient the potential root causes contributing to the health disturbance, provide education and empowerment around specific health concerns; develop a personalized holistic wellness plan to optimize your health and well-being, this may include detoxification, additional functional lab testing, nutritional and/or herbal supplements, dietary consulting, lifestyle modifications, health coaching, and wellness counseling.
Next steps towards health optimization will be provided, which will include at minimum, one follow-up appointment (frequency of visits will vary depending on the complexity of the health condition).
Depending on the outcome of the Wellness Assessment you can expect at this appointment to discuss any functional lab results; efficacy of wellness plan, any modifications needed to previous wellness plan; address any new questions regarding health alterations made at last appointment.
After completing the second visit subsequent visits regarding initial plan will be an opportunity to monitor progress or obstacles to initial health concerns. We recognize health to be a journey, and we want you to improve your wellness and sense of vitality as you reach your originally defined goals. Therefore, further consultation, education, and support are necessary for your continual care in optimizing your wellness plan. Frequency of subsequent follow-up care will vary depending on level of support needed for you to progress, the pace of progress, and necessary adjustments to current wellness plan.
Lab Testing – Prices vary (outsourced). Some test recommended may be covered by your insurance company and can be obtained from your primary care physician.
Nutritional supplements are often an important part of your health and healing. We carry through our online dispensary many of the highest quality pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements available. Know that your physician has taken a significant amount of time to research and find the best products for your specific health concern. The manufactures and products selected have been proven to be the best formulas and most effective supplements made by reputable companies that use raw materials of the highest quality, ideal processing methods, hypoallergenic encapsulation, and independent laboratory assessment for purity and potency. Out of convenience and assurance of quality, you may choose to purchase your nutritional supplements from us, but you are not required to. Utilizing supplements from other suppliers are at your own risk and may not be as effective in producing your desired healthcare results.