If you come to my office you will probably notice some differences between my practice and a typical medical or chiropractic office. My focus is on patient care. I spend more time with patients - time to listen, time to do a thorough hands-on examination, time to really find the source of your problems, time to teach you what you need to know to understand your problem and get better faster, and to time treat your problems thoroughly. My experience is that you will get better faster when I have time to treat you as a whole person and when you understand how to help yourself.
I also spend a great deal of time and money studying and researching health conditions and the vast amount of information on alternative and emerging health care including chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs and supplements and anything I think may be useful to someone coming through my door. My commitment is to combine the best of the latest scientific research including both academic medicine and all aspects of traditional and alternative medicine with the best of clinical experience.
In order to make that possible I have a small office. You won't see lots of staff or lots of big shiny machines. This kind of health care is about helping your body heal itself. It is based on the oldest traditions of healing, such as acupuncture and herbs, as well as the very the latest health research. The delivery is very individual and hands-on. I do have equipment, including sophisticated electrical therapy devices, computers, lots of supplements and diagrams on the walls. But the focus is on personal, one-on-one care.
My goal is to give you the best and most efficient treatment possible. I treat you, the patient, not your insurance company. Many years ago I ran a fairly large, high volume, insurance practice. It took lots of staff, and that took lots of space and that meant I had to see a lot of patients every day. And I could see quite a few patients in an hour. But I found that I was so busy covering overhead that I didn't really have time to spend with patients. I will do all I can to help you get reimbursement, but I do expect payment at the time of service.
With your permission I will file an electronic claim with your insurance company. This generally provides the quickest turnaround on claims filed and saves us both postage and headaches. You are responsible for verifying coverage,
The truth is that with rising deductibles and increasing co-pays, and the fact that I usually see patients for far fewer total visits, usually means that using insurance may not save you as much money as you may think. I have given my business manager authority to make financial arrangements. Feel free to call her if finances are a barrier to the care you need.
I do not ordinarily take or require x-rays. I have extensive experience and training in taking and reading x-rays. I have found that they rarely change my treatment except when I suspect pathology and then I will refer you to a medical facility with the best equipment and a radiologist on staff. In my opinion medical x-rays are overused and probably cause more harm than good, although there are certainly times when they are absolutely necessary.
I believe that real health is your birthright. I find that many people have forgotten what is like to be really healthy. Our bodies are meant to heal. And you should look forward to feeling great every morning, to having the energy and enthusiasm to pursue worthy goals, and to live with vitality until you die. Is that something you want? And what is it worth to you?
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Hours: Regular hours are 9-5, Tuesday through Friday, by appointment. Early, late and weekend hours are possible by special arrangement.
The future of medicine is rooted in the integral science -- the study of complex systems like weather, the stock market, ecological systems and your body. These systems are all orderly, lawful systems, but because of the large number of variables have been beyond our ability to apply traditional mathematical models. This all changed with computers and has fundamentally altered how we understand the world and ourselves.
The yellow and orange rings inside the red square is an actual photograph of the Belousov-Zhabotinski (B-Z) Reaction. Mix the right chemicals and the designs occur spontaneously and change in regular patterns. This is a self organizing system, much like your body and the natural world of which you are a part. This realization leads to a radical departure from conventional healthcare. It is the science behind the concept that your body is meant to heal itself. I believe that integral science is the key to uniting science and spiritual truth, traditional healing systems and the future medicine based on integral science.