FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
A naturopathic doctor (ND) is a physician who attends one of several medical schools that specialize in natural and preventative medicine. They learn the same basic sciences as medical doctors but treatments focus more on nutrition, herbal therapies, lifestyle changes, and other natural remedies. They believe in a set of principles including "Treat the Whole Person", "Find the Underlying Cause", "The Healing Power of Nature", "Doctor as Teacher", "First do no Harm", and "Prevention".
How Much Do Visits Cost?
Visit prices vary depending on the type of visit and therapy. We work with our patients to make sure that treatments fit into not only their lifestyle, but their budget, as well. We even offer treatment plans for those who need it. We do not offer sliding scale, however, and payment is due at time of service (except for payment plans or direct insurance billing). For more details visit our pricing page.
What if I need Labs, Imaging, or a Prescription?
Naturopathy is a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern technology. Laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging (x-rays, MRI, etc) are all able to be ordered through our clinic.
Naturopaths in the state of Hawaii are able to write prescriptions for most non-controlled substances. They are not able to prescribe medical marijuana or other controlled substances.
Are Naturopathy and Homeopathy the Same?
No. Naturopathy is a field of study based on the principles of naturopathic medicine (see above). Naturopathic physicians have a wide variety of therapies they use, which may or may not include homeopathy. Homeopathy is an energetic medicine using dilute amounts of a substance to elicit the body's innate healing mechanism.
Do You Take My Insurance?
We are a participating provider with: HMAA, HMSA (participating PPO plans), some BCBS
We will bill directly for: Auto Claims
We are a non-preferred provider with:HMSA (HMO)
Patients will receive reimbursement at participating
For all insurance patients (except HMAA, participating HMSA PPO plansand Auto Claims), we accept direct payment for services but will be happy to give you a "superbill" to submit to your insurance company. They will then reimburse you directly as is stipulated in your specific plan.
WISH YOUR INSURANCE WOULD PROVIDE FULL COVERAGE?
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What Kind of Treatment Will I Receive?
The wonderful thing about naturopathy is that each patient is given their own unique treatment plan that best fits their needs and lifestyle. We offer a wide variety of therapies (and refer out for others). We will work with you to make sure whatever treatment we choose is a decision we make together. Please check out our list of services above for more information.
How do I Know if This is Right For Me?
We feel that everybody can benefit from naturopathic therapies, whether you are thinking about eating healthier or you are a competitive athlete. However, we also believe that it is very important to find a practitioner that you feel comfortable with. This is why we offer a complimentary 15 min "meet and greet" to make sure that it's the right fit.