What is naturopathic medicine?
type of training does a naturopathic physician receive?
type of conditions can a naturopathic physician treat?
is naturopathic medical philosophy?
is the difference between naturopathy and homeopathy?
What can I expect
during an intial visit?
type of laboratory testing is offered?
natural therapies contradindicated with other medical treatments?
methods of payment are accepted?
I use my health insurance?
is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system
of primary health care - an art, science, philosophy and practice
of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease.
Naturopathic medicine's techniques include modern, traditional, scientific
and empirical methods. Six principles of healing form the foundation for naturopathic
medical practice. Naturopathic
physicians are general practitioners who have been licensed in Washington State.
What type of training does
a naturopathic physician receive?
Click here to view a comparison of naturopathic and conventional
(allopathic) medical education.
What type of conditions
can a naturopathic physician treat?
In the state of Washington we licensed as primary care doctors.
As general practitioners of natural medicine, naturopathic physicians treat
the full spectrum of medical conditions as well as focus on the prevention
What is naturopathic medical philosophy?
There are six principles of naturopathic philosophy:
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- Treat the whole person
- First do no harm
- Identify and treat the cause
- Doctor as teacher
- Prevention is the best cure
here for a detailed explanation of the six principles of naturopathic philosophy.
What is the difference between naturopathy and homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine is one of
the therapies that naturopathic doctors may integrate into a total treatment
program. Homeopathy was
developed in Germany in the 1700s and is based on the principle of simillimum,
or "like cures like", using minute amounts of natural substances
to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities. Naturopathic doctors
are trained in homeopathy as part of their educational program.
What can I expect during an initial visit?
An initial naturopathic consultation usually
lasts one hour, during which a complete history, pertinent physical exam, and
may be performed. Some natural medicines may be prescribed
and a treatment plan will be established.
What type of
laboratory testing is offered?
Depending on your condition, routine lab
work (pap smears, chemistry panels) or specific labs (viral panel,
STD testing) pertaining to your condition can
be ordered.� These tests are similar
to what you would experience at a traditional (allopathic) medical doctor�s
office.� In addition, lab tests such as food intolerance
testing, Gastro-Intestinal Health Panel or Adrenal Stress Index may be ordered,
to provide more information
about how to optimize wellness.
natural treatments contraindicated with other medical treatments?
and No. Although natural remedies generally have fewer side
effects than pharmaceutical medication, there can be interactions
between some combinations of supplements and medications. To this
end, it is important that all of your treating Practioners are aware
of what you are taking, so that you receive the best quality of care.
about insurance coverage?
Paroo accepts insured patients. We will file an insurance claim on
the patient�s behalf. Not all insurance companies cover visits for
naturopathic physicians or impose restrictions such as a referral.
Being insured is not a guarantee of coverage. Patients are encouraged
to check for benefits with their insurance company.
is an in-network provider with the following insurance companies:
First Choice Health Network
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Shield
Uniform Health Plans
are due at time of service. Supplements and certain laboratory tests
are not covered by insurance and are payable upon receipt.
of payment are accepted?
Asclepius Medi-Spa accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard,
American Express and Discover. If you have
further questions concerning our payment policies, please feel
free to call or email the office.
you have any specific questions about naturopathic medicine or wish
to determine if it may be appropriate for you please contact our
clinic directly at (206) 381-3111 or submit your questions via email
to email@example.com We are committed to helping you make
informed decisions about your healthcare.
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