What should I expect at my first office visit?
We have off-street parking available to our patients. Occasionally our lot becomes full but nearby street parking is also available.
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.
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:
We do our absolute best to be on time. At most you might wait 5 minutes in our office.
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.
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
3. Adrenal fatigue
5. Androgen deficiency – menopause
12. Bell’s palsy
13. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
14. Bipolar disorder
15. Breast cancer – adjunctive
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
25. Crohn’s disease
30. Diaper rash
32. Digestive issues
33. Dupuytren’s contracture
34. Dysmenorrhea – painful menses
35. Epstein Barr virus (EBV) – mononucleosis
40. Erectile dysfunction
43. Fibrocystic breast disease
48. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
50. Grave’s disease
54. High blood pressure (hypertension)
55. High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
56. High triglycerides
58. Inflammatory bowel Disease (IBD)
59. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
60. Immune support
66. Intermittent claudication
67. Kidney stones (urolithiasis)
68. Maladaptive stress syndrome
70. Meniere’s disease
72. Methylene-resistant staph aureus (MRSA)
74. Multiple sclerosis
75. Nausea & vomiting
76. Obesity & weight loss
78. Otitis media
79. Ovarian cyst
80. Pain – back, neck, joint, limb, etc.
83. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
84. Menopausal symptoms
86. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
87. Prostate cancer – adjunctive
93. Sebaceous cyst
95. Sexually transmitted disease
96. Syndrome X
97. Tinea (Athlete’s foot)
98. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
100. Urinary tract infection
101. Uterine fibroids
102. Varicose veins
103. Venous insufficiency