frequently asked questions:
Question: I've never been to a Naturopathic Doctor. What can I expect during my first visit?
As a first-time patient at Skin, you will be asked to complete a patient questionnaire regarding your health history prior to your initial visit. It’s also a good idea to bring with you any copies of previous tests, lab results and the names of any medications or natural supplements you are currently taking to be reviewed during your visit. Appointments typically include an in depth look into your health history and current concerns in addition to a routine check of your vital signs, with other exams appropriate to your symptoms or concerns. Lab tests will most likely be recommended at the end of your visit. Please note, lab tests are not typically drawn on the day of your first visit.
Question: How long is a typical appointment?
- You can plan on a an initial consultation lasting anywhere from 60-75 minutes.
- Follow-up visits typically last for 30-45 minutes
- Natural Medical Aesthetic Patients generally last for 60-90 minutes (depending on procedure)
- IV Therapy Patients plan on 30-60 minutes depending on size of nutrient IV bag
Question: Does Skin accept insurance?
Skin is a cash based practice and does not accept health insurance for services. However, most HSA's (Health Savings Accounts) and FSA's are accepted. We will supply patients with a medical Super Bill which includes charges and codes for insurance submission, upon request, but Skin does not assist with any insurance reimbursement. Payment is due at the time of services. All major credit cards are accepted. Most insurances are accepted for the routine lab tests run.
Question: Do you run any other labs other than the functional lab tests listed?
Yes, as licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctors, we have the ability to run a wide array of testing panels depending on your concern and what the doctors deem medically relevant.
Question: How Do I know if I'm a good candidate for Naturopathic Medicine?
If you're looking to focus and explore issues such as lifestyle, history and diet from a holistic perspective all while blending centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current clinical research on health and human systems, naturopathic medicine is a good fit for you. At Skin, we will help you to become a participant in your own health care, teaching you how to gain control of your health and encouraging you to actively make decisions regarding your own care. We want you to feel like your old self again!
Question: Do your natural aesthetic procedures hurt?
Nope! We use a prescription grade numbing cream. However, you may experience redness, flaking and/or possible bruising. No need to worry, we'll cover that in the consent portion of the appointment.