Our mission is to bring you peace of mind and body.
Are naturopaths licensed physicians?
Absolutely – in fact Vermont requires naturopaths hold a license, enabling us to order lab tests and write prescriptions.
How are naturopathic physicians educated?
A licensed naturopath attends medical school after completing their premedical undergraduate work. They also take national board and state residence exams. In Vermont, all ND’s had to pass a State Pharmacy Exam to prescribe medications. Medical school is a 4-year program, after which some graduates opt for a 1-year to 2-year residency. For more details about naturopathic medicine and background we have links for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and other organizations.
I don’t live nearby, can I take the B.A.H. assessment and have a consultation?
Yes. The B.A.H. assessment can be mailed to you, regardless of location. There are simple instructions on how to draw the single drop of blood needed for the test. We will include return postage – just place it back in the mail and schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your results.
What will happen during the initial visit?
First, I want to hear your story and discuss how it relates to your health. Then we will discuss testing and treatment options, including the B.A.H. blood assessment, and complete a brief physical exam that includes the basics, plus some balance tests to assess your brain. Most of the time, at this point I will collect a drop of blood for testing using the Bioresonance Analysis process. If you have a two hour initial appointment you will wait in the waiting room for the completion of the B.A.H. assessment and then we will go over the results. Another option is to split this appointment in to two days to avoid having to wait for 20-30 minutes in the waiting room.
Do you work with other doctors?
Yes. I have a network of other doctors, acupuncturists, counselors, energy medicine practitioners, and massage therapists that I work with regularly.
Do you offer free consults?
I know that choosing a new doctor can be difficult. I am happy to offer a free, 15-minute consults to any new patient.
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Our daily schedule is setup to accommodate both new and recurring patients. Call us today to get scheduled as soon as possible. 802-489-5913.
What are your hours?
Patient hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
I require 24-hour notice of the need to change or cancel an appointment. Missed appointments without notice will be $50.
Do you do long-distance phone consults?
To use all of my skills as a naturopathic doctor, it is important to meet you face-to-face. That said, there is a considerable amount of help that I can give you just over the phone in the form of an interview and a summary of research. The bioresonance analysis (B.A.H.) is also available remotely. I also can work with your local practitioner to get you moving toward optimal health.
Do you take Worker’s Compensation or motor vehicle accident patients?
Yes and yes.
Do you sell vitamins and supplements?
Yes. I carry a few supplements in the office. But because the treatment plans for my patients are so individualized, I also rely on “drop shipping” from various companies to give my patients access to the highest quality supplement prescriptions.
Does Medicare cover your services?
No. Naturopaths are excluded from Medicare coverage.
Does Medicaid cover your services?
Yes. I am enrolled as a participating provider with Vermont’s Medicaid program.
How much do visits cost?
As my relationship with insurance coverage has evolved, I have adjusted my prices to work great for most of my patients. I accept flex spending and HSA accounts and insurance coverage is available on a limited basis. Please call for details.
A new patient package includes the initial appointment and exam + B.A.H. test + consultation to discuss results. The cost is $300 and it may be split into two appointments or be consolidated into one.
A remote new patient package includes the first educational consult + B.A.H. test + results consult and is $250.
Stand-alone office visits: Depending on time and complexity, new patient appointments are $150-200 and return visits are $75-100.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.