FAQ

What should I expect at my first office visit?

Parking

We have off-street parking available to our patients. Occasionally our lot becomes full but nearby street parking is also available.

Our Building

The Clinic is a Queen Anne style house built in 1906. Although it might look different than any other medical office, we assure you that we are professional. Take a tour into Bellingham’s history by walking our halls.

Check-In

Our friendly well-trained staff has been with us for over 10 years. They will make a copy of your insurance benefits card if you have coverage. They will also provide you with an intake form that will take about 15 minutes to complete. Please account for this by coming early for your scheduled appointment. You can also download the intake forms here if you prefer:

PATIENT INFORMATION FORMS

Waiting

We do our absolute best to be on time. At most you might wait 5 minutes in our office.

Physician Visit

Your physician will escort you back to their consultation room where you will be interviewed about the nature of your visit. In addition to your specific problem, they will ask you general health questions to get a broad picture of your whole health. Your physician will strive to answer all of your questions thoroughly, This is followed by an exam. Your physician will then present a plan for your treatment and any referrals for relevant labs, imaging, or services will be made. All treatment will be explained to you verbally and in writing by our physician and staff.

Check-Out

Your physician will escort you back to the Reception desk where you will check-out. This includes scheduling follow-up appointments and making co-pays or arrangements for billing. You will also receive any medicine that the doctor has prescribed for you from our Dispensary.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! Just like conventional medical offices, we are credentialed with most insurance companies. It is always best to confirm coverage by calling the number on your benefits card. We are also happy to assist you. Just call (360) 734 9500 and ask for Pam.

Uninsured and underinsured payments?

We give a 20% discount to payments in full at time of service.

We can also bill you or set up a payment plan to suit your financial situation.

We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa & Mastercard)

What treatments do you use?

• Herbal medicine • Nutrition • Homeopathy • Vitamins & Minerals • Biofeedback • Cranio Sacral Therapy • Sacro Occipital Therapy • Dural Attachment Therapy. • Chelation • Glandulars • Bio-identical hormones • Physical medicine • Ultrasound, diathermy, galvanic stimulation • Hydrotherapy • Counseling • Lifestyle modification • Pharmaceutical prescription drugs when indicated

What is herbal medicine?

Different types of natural medicine use herbs as part of their practice.  In the United States, herbal medicine can refer to a system of medicine that uses European or North American plants. Traditional Chinese medicine uses plants native to China or Asia, while Ayurvedic herbal medicine uses plants native to India. Modern herbalists often use plants from many different regions of the world, and they do not restrict their practice only to those plants classified as herb. Instead, an herb can be a root, a piece of tree bark, a mushroom, or anything else which grows naturally and falls into the plant kingdom.

Phytopharmaceutical means “plant medicine” and has become a popular term for some types of herbal medicine or the herbal extract as a drug.

What conditions do you treat?

We are primary care doctors so anything you would go to the doctor for but here are the top 100…or so

1. Acne

2. ADD/ADHD

3. Adrenal fatigue

4. Allergies

5. Androgen deficiency – menopause

6. Angina

7. Anxiety

8. Arthritis

9. Aspberger’s

10. Asthma

11. Autism

12. Bell’s palsy

13. Benign prostatic hyperplasia

14. Bipolar disorder

15. Breast cancer – adjunctive

16. Bronchitis

17. Canker sores (apthous ulcers)

18. Cardiovascular disease

19. Carpel tunnel syndrome

20. Cerumen impaction – ear wax impaction

21. Chalazion (stye)

22. Colds, coughs & flu

23. Colic

24. Constipation

25. Crohn’s disease

26. Croup

27. Depression

28. Detoxification

29. Diabetes

30. Diaper rash

31. Diarrhea

32. Digestive issues

33. Dupuytren’s contracture

34. Dysmenorrhea – painful menses

35. Epstein Barr virus (EBV) – mononucleosis

36. Eczema

37. Edema

38. Endometriosis

39. Epididymitis

40. Erectile dysfunction

41. Fatigue

42. Fever

43. Fibrocystic breast disease

44. Fibromyalgia

45. Furuncle

46. Gallstones

47. Gastritis

48. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

49. Gout

50. Grave’s disease

51. Hashimoto’s

52. Headaches

53. Hemorrhoids

54. High blood pressure (hypertension)

55. High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)

56. High triglycerides

57. Hypothyroid

58. Inflammatory bowel Disease (IBD)

59. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

60. Immune support

61. Incontinence

62. Indigestion

63. Infertility

64. Inflammation

65. Insomnia

66. Intermittent claudication

67. Kidney stones (urolithiasis)

68. Maladaptive stress syndrome

69. Mastitis

70. Meniere’s disease

71. Menorrhagia

72. Methylene-resistant staph aureus (MRSA)

73. Migraines

74. Multiple sclerosis

75. Nausea & vomiting

76. Obesity & weight loss

77. Osteoporosis

78. Otitis media

79. Ovarian cyst

80. Pain – back, neck, joint, limb, etc.

81. Parasites

82. Parkinson’s

83. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

84. Menopausal symptoms

85. Pneumonia

86. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

87. Prostate cancer – adjunctive

88. Prostatitis

89. Psoriasis

90. Rashes

91. Raynaud’s

92. Sciatica

93. Sebaceous cyst

94. Sinusitis

95. Sexually transmitted disease

96. Syndrome X

97. Tinea (Athlete’s foot)

98. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

99. Ulcers

100. Urinary tract infection

101. Uterine fibroids

102. Varicose veins

103. Venous insufficiency

104. Vertigo

105. Vitiligo

106. Warts

 

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