Yes, I am currently accepting new patients in my practice. Please contact me so we can discuss your individual situation, and how we can work together to address your health concerns.
Please call the office at (303) 717-2521. If I am in an appointment, feel free to leave a message on my confidential voicemail. You may also submit an online contact form through the website, and I will respond as soon as possible.
I offer prospective clients a free initial phone consultation. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your individual health concerns, and for you to gain an understanding of my practice and how I work with my clients. During this phone consultation, we will discuss your unique needs, and determine how we can work together to help you reach your goals.
After scheduling your initial appointment, you will receive an email with a secure access code, and a link to my online “client portal”.
Through the client portal, you will find the forms to complete prior to your first appointment. All of the forms are online, and can be completed electronically. If you prefer, paper copies of all forms can be provided to you at your first visit.
I appreciate you taking the time to complete these forms ahead of your first appointment. This information allows us to maximize our time together during your initial visit, and provide me with a greater understanding of your unique health concerns.
My practice is private pay, which means that I do not accept health insurance plans, I do not bill health insurance companies or accept third party payments from insurance plans. I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider.
You will receive a receipt/invoice for your payment detailing the services provided. You may choose to submit this to your health insurance company. In some cases, certain insurance plans will apply this payment to your deductible or offer reimbursement according to your insurance policy details. Often patients are able to use their health insurance plans to help cover the costs associated with laboratory testing and prescription medications.
I have found that some insurance companies request additional information that is very specific and specialized to that provider. Given a large number of discrepancies between what each company requires and the time needed to meet those requests, I do not assist with the insurance reimbursement process above and beyond the receipt/invoice given at the time of service.
Please call the office at (303) 717-2521 to reschedule or cancel your appointment.
Please provide 48 hours notice for all canceled appointments. My practice policy requires a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel a scheduled appointment, or you will be billed for the regular consultation fee. Patients who “no show” for a scheduled visit, will be charged for that visit, and will need to pre-pay future appointments.
No, I am not a primary care provider, and I do not offer primary care services. I am happy to work together with your PCP as part of your health care team, to coordinate your care.
I believe that maintaining a primary care provider (PCP) is an important part of your health care, and encourage all patients to have a PCP in their local area. PCPs offer services like routine health care maintenance (general physical exams), sick visits (if you get the flu, sore throat, etc), health screening tests, immunizations/vaccines, and referrals for health insurance purposes.
Many health insurance plans require you to select a PCP from their list of providers. You will need to contact your health insurance company to find out more details on this process.
Yes, my services include counseling and therapy. Counseling and therapy are often an integral part of recovery, as well as general health and wellness.
Some of my clients choose to focus on counseling/therapy work only. Others prefer a more comprehensive approach utilizing other services I offer in my practice, including conventional medical treatments (i.e.- prescription medications), as well as integrative/holistic therapies.
Health and wellness can only be achieved taking into account the “whole” person, including all aspects of mind, body, spirit and lifestyle.
Together we will explore your life story and unique experiences, and learn how they have influenced your health.
In conjunction with other medical services, I offer integrative medical psychotherapy (health therapy) for patients with a variety of chronic health conditions. In our work together, we explore how mental health, social and emotional factors affect your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients that have suffered “health trauma”, we explore the psychological and emotional reactions to illness and recovery.
Do you offer medication assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction and dependence? Do you offer outpatient Buprenorphine treatment?
Yes, I offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of my practice. Research clearly shows the benefit of these treatments, including staying in recovery and preventing relapses.
I offer outpatient Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) treatment for opioid addiction/dependence. This is an excellent option for many patients seeking to stop using prescription painkillers and heroin.
I also offer treatment for alcohol dependence with medications including naltrexone and disulfiram.
Integrative medicine is the practice of bringing together conventional and complementary/alternative approaches to health care. Doctors who specialize in integrative medicine use both complementary/alternative therapies (“natural therapies”) and conventional treatments when necessary (like prescription medications). In recent years, the use of integrative approaches to health care has increased dramatically within healthcare settings across the United States. A growing body of research suggests that an integrative approach is effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions, including addiction, chronic pain, obesity, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Functional Medicine explores the underlying causes of disease (root causes) in determining the best treatment options. This is done by creating a strong doctor-patient relationship while looking at the unique aspects of every patient’s body and lifestyle.
Treatments are tailored according to each person’s individual needs. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Therefore, interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. Functional medicine works to treat illness and promote wellness.