1. Who can use Naturopathic treatments effectively?
a. Pregnant women, newborns, and all phases of life up to geriatric care. Terminally ill persons too can benefit safely from naturopathic medicine.
2. Are Naturopathic Doctors licensed doctors?
a. Both of our doctors are licensed physicians in their home states. 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, 17 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?
a. 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?
a. 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?
a. 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 is the cost of an appointment?
a. Consultations with either doctor cost $120/hr. You can expect to pay $150 for an initial consultation, which lasts about 75 minutes. We also offer labwork and supplements at a competitive rate.
7. What forms of payment do we accept?
a. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Checks, and Cash.
8. Do we take insurance?
a. 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.
9. Do we work with children/pediatric patients?
a. Yes, we see many pediatric patients and have a specific intake form for them.
10. Can the doctors help me with my specific health condition?
a. Our doctors have many years of experience seeing all types of patients. Consider calling our office to set up a free Meet-n-greet with one of our Naturopathic Doctors.
11. Should I get bloodwork or other lab testing before coming to see a Naturopathic doctor?
a. We recommend bringing in any lab results from the past two years. We offer labwork at a competitive rate. See Lab Testing
12. Do we practice chelation therapy?
a. We offer supplemental chelation therapy in lieu of IV chelation therapy.
13. When are we open?
a. Our office hours are from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
14. How can I get refills on supplements?
a. Our clients may order refills by either calling 330.928.6685 or sending an e-mail to refills@snwcenter.com with your order. For convenience, we have a supplement drop-box for after-hours pick-ups.