1. Under what circumstances should I choose to see a naturopathic doctor?
a. You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to treat the whole person. This requires taking the time to listen and understand the genetic, environmental, and behavioral/lifestyle factors that can affect your health. At your initial appointment, you’ll spend up to an hour or more talking with your ND.
b. You want personalized treatment.
NDs understand there is no one-size-fits-all treatment that works for everybody. After your visit with an ND, you’ll leave the doctor’s office with a treatment plan uniquely tailored to you, your health status, your health goals, and your lifestyle.
c. You want to treat the root cause of an illness, not just the symptoms.
Sometimes having trouble sleeping, aches and pains, strange or hard to treat skin rashes, and indigestion or stomach discomfort are symptoms of an underlying illness. While these symptoms can be managed, it’s more important to understand and treat the root cause—which is the focus of naturopathic medicine.
d. You want to actively participate in managing your own health.
An ND will help you learn what your body needs to get well and stay healthy. Patients have the opportunity to feel empowered and hopeful when they understand and are actively engaged in managing their own health.
e. You have chronic pain and don’t want to use pharmaceutical drugs such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or highly addictive opioids to manage it forever.
Pain that lasts six months or more is more complex than acute pain and requires a holistic, long-term approach to manage. NDs are trained to work with you to determine which combination of therapies will work best for you to heal or manage your pain safely so that you can resume daily activities.
f. You have tried all conventional medical options for diagnosing and treating a health condition.
2. Are Naturopathic Doctors licensed doctors?
All of our doctors are licensed primary care physicians. However, our doctors are not licensed by the State of Ohio at this time, but act as coaches or health consultants, focusing on the enhancement of health. Currently, 20 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing or regulation laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. Licensed naturopathic physicians must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually. Our doctors hold current licensure in good standing, but choose to work and live in Ohio.
3. Do you prescribe medication?
No, ND’s are not licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical medications in Ohio. Our practice focuses on natural, non-invasive methods for healing and prevention.
4. Has Conventional Medicine adopted methods from the naturopathic body of knowledge?
Yes. The dangers of harmful fats, excess carbohydrates and inadequate fiber are now accepted in conventional medicine. The benefits of whole foods, medicinal plants, exercise, and the influence of mental and emotional attitudes on health are all part of the naturopathic body of knowledge.
5. Are Naturopathic Doctors opposed to drugs and major surgery?
No. Naturopathic doctors are not opposed to invasive or suppressive measures when these methods are necessary. They make referrals for such treatment when appropriate. Naturopathic medicine has both safer and less expensive alternatives to many kinds of non-emergency surgery.
6. What forms of payment do we accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Checks, and Cash.
7. Do we take insurance?
Most insurance coverage is limited to those states that offer licensure to Naturopathic doctors. Currently Ohio is not a licensed state, and insurance reimbursement for services rendered by a Naturopathic doctor is unlikely. Due to these licensure laws, we are unable to work with any insurance provider or provide diagnosis codes.
8. Should I get bloodwork or other lab testing before coming to see a Naturopathic doctor?
We recommend bringing in any lab results from the past two years. We offer labwork at a competitive rate. See Lab Testing
9. How can I get refills on supplements?
Our clients may order refills by either calling 330.928.6685 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order. For convenience, we have a supplement drop-box for after-hours pick-ups.