Do you bill health insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider with most Washington-based health insurances (this does not include Medicare or Medicaid programs for which I am not a provider.)  This means that I can provide you with a superbill that has insurance codes for your visit.  You can submit this superbill to your insurance for potential reimbursement and application to your out-of-network deductible and out-of-pocket costs.

I do not bill your insurance directly and payment is due at the time of service. 

Depending on your insurance plan, laboratory tests ordered by me can be covered. I work with labs that will bill your insurance directly and can talk with you ahead of time to discuss your best option for lab test coverage.  Most folks with regular insurance (not medicaid or medicare) get good coverage for labs ordered. 

I can charge an HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending account) for your visits. Supplements are often not eligible expenses for these accounts but check with your plan.  

How much do visits cost?

Check out the Fees and Packages page for all of this information.

Do you see children?

Yes! I enjoy working with children and have experience working with all ages.  I offer annual well child exams, pediatric craniosacral and visceral manipulation (bodywork), as well as condition specific treatment.  I do recommend that you have a separate primary care physician in place for your children that I can collaborate with, as I do not carry an on-call phone and my office is not equip for all pediatric situations. 

Do you treat cancer?

No. It is illegal for anyone other than an Oncologist to say that they treat cancer.  I offer naturopathic adjunctive (supportive) care for cancer patients, helping them manage the side effects of treatment.  This is done through nutritional and supplement support, counseling, and medical bodywork to assist with pain and stress management. 

Can you be my primary care doctor?

Yes! I can be your PCP if you live in Washington and visit my office for your annual exam (explanation below.) I started my medical career with 2 years in a very busy naturopathic primary care residency at Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic under the direction of Dr. Molly Niedermeyer, ND, LM.

During my time there, I gained experience working with women, men, and children in preventative healthcare, acute illness treatment, as well as disease and chronic disease treatments.  I also gained experience doing adjunctive (supportive) naturopathic pregnancy care assisting women with gestational diabetes, hypothyroidism, miscarriage prevention, prenatal nutrition and supplement support, and prenatal therapeutic bodywork.

I enjoy a good balance of primary care and specialty care in my practice, what kind of care are you looking for?

Can you treat me if I live out of state?

Yes and no.  I am a Washington state licensed naturopathic physician so I can not legally give medical advice to someone over the phone or through a video consult, whom I have not examined in person in the state which I am licensed.  This means that in order to be my patient you must establish care in person at my beautiful office in Bellingham, WA.  If traveling to see me is not a current option, you can still benefit through one of my educational programs!  Want to learn about a naturopathic approach to your medical and health concerns? Schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with me to see how I can help!

Will you come talk to my group?

The root of the word doctor is docere which means "to teach." I take this meaning seriously and I love providing educational experiences!  Past speaking engagements include:

Topics that work well for group presentations:

  • Essentials to health: actions everyone can take to be healthier in their day to day life
  • Introduction to detox: How does detox work and how to get started 
  • What to eat to be healthy: how to navigate the grocery store
  • Environmental medicine basics: how to reduce toxin exposure in your life
  • Health and productivity: workplace wellness

Looking for a different topic?  Let's chat!