What can I expect at my first Naturopathic visit?
Your first Naturopathic visit is a chance for Dr. Sangita to get to know you; to listen closely to your current health concerns and goals as well as your past medical history. You will have ample time to ask questions and share anything you feel is pertinent to your overall health. Dr. Sangita will review all the information you have given her and create a customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include an order for blood work or other tests, herbs and nutritional supplements, diet and lifestyle recommendations and/or a homeopathic remedy. She may also make recommendations for other treatment such as an Ayurvedic consult, acupuncture, massage or chiropractic care.
How often do I need to schedule follow up appointments?
Your first follow up visit will be scheduled three to four weeks after your initial visit. Other follow up appointments are scheduled every 4 to 6-weeks. The duration of treatment depends on the complexity of the illness and response of the patient and will range from 3-12 months or longer.
What should I bring to my first Naturopathic visit?
Please fax or email recent blood work, other lab work or imaging prior to your first visit if you would like Dr. Sangita to review it at your visit. A list of current medications and supplements with dosage is also helpful.
Do you bill insurance?
Insurance billing for virtual visits is currently not allowed by the insurance industry. Similarly, FSA and HSA funds can not be used for virtual visits but can be used to purchase herbal and nutritional supplements.
How do I pay for a virtual visit?
You will be sent an invoice via email that can be paid with a credit card online. Alternately, you can give the credit card number to Dr. Sangita at the end of your visit and she will run it for you.
What is a homeopathic remedy and how does it work?
Homeopathic remedies are very dilute, nanoparticle medicines made from plant, animal and mineral substances. The original substance is diluted over and over again in water. Between each dilution, the medicine is succussed, or shaken vigorously, which allows the water to hold onto the increasingly small particles of the original substance. Homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s own healing ability from the inside out. Healing occurs on every level – mental, emotional and physical – simultaneously. The result is a deep and long-lasting relief of symptoms.
Is Homeopathy safe?
Yes, homeopathy is incredibly safe and gentle. It can be used with pregnant women, children and aging adults and will not interfere with herbal or pharmaceutical medicines.