How do we differ from other wellness or holistic practices
What is the difference between this health consultation and a traditional doctor visit? The usual doctor visit focuses on diagnosing and treating medical conditions. However, insurance, time and guidelines limit the doctor's ability to provide good education to patients and their families. Our health consultation is for those who want to learn how to manage their conditions through lifestyle and behavioral changes.
What is a holistic consultation? Holistic means to consider the whole person , including mind, body and spirit. This also means the treatment approach is whole, instead of focusing only medication or procedures . We focus on nutrition, activity, lifestyle and environment. Treatment can include diet, supplements , exercise or referrals for other therapies. What to bring and expect. Bring Honesty. To gain the most out of the session, clients should be honest about their behaviors and issues. This includes being honest about eating habits, sexual behaviors, physical activity etc. You can bring medications you take including vitamins and supplements, any labs test results that may be helpful. Expect Relaxation, this is a non-intimidating environment, there are no scary white coats, blood draws , uncomfortable disrobing. This is just talk. The provider will provide handouts, charts or even models to help explain things.
What is the benefit? The main benefit is for individuals and families to have a better understanding of their health and how to improve it. The goals of services is to decrease or delay complications, reduce hospitalizations, improve function, reduce symptom exacerbation and improve overall community health. Do you prescribe medications? NO. We do not prescribe pharmaceuticals. We will provide information on supplements if there is sufficient evidence that there is a benefit. We generally encourage clients to obtain certain herbs or minerals naturally from diet. We will also provide information on the use of natural ingredients through other means such as aromatherapy or topical treatments. We can provide medical evaluation for Medical Marijuana ( see below). We DO NOT encourage clients to stop their prescribed medication. Through improved diet and lifestyle, we hope clients will need less medication, but this can only be done in advisement with your primary care physician.
Medical Marijuana Medical cannabis can have therapeutic benefit. It is not however a " magic green bullet" that can treat all things as is often falsely advertised. Medical cannabis, provides more symptomatic relief but does not "CURE" most disease. Therefore, it is better to use in debilitating conditions. We can evaluate patient for medical marijuana for neurologic conditions such as Parkinson's, spinal cord injury, spinal stenosis, neuropathy or severe anxiety and PTSD. Appointments for evaluation available.
Can you be my Primary Care Physician: This is service is to supplement physician visits, not replace. We recommend everyone have a primary care physician to treat conditions and also refer you for appropriate screenings including mammogram, colonoscopy , flu shots, HIV , which can not be done here.
Cost and do you take my insurance? Currently you can pay by credit card ,debit card or cash. Cost ranges from $75 - $125. Currently we do not take any private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Many preventative services such as general health counseling are not covered by private and public health insurance.
Who can use services? Any Adult Nationality/ Ethnicity : We service clients of any religious , racial, ethnic group or gender. The consultations were designed to address the unique health challenges among African Americans, Caribbean Americans and Latinos. However we welcome all groups who think they would benefit from the services. Sexuality : We do not discriminate against the LGBT community and welcome all groups. We only ask that person be open to discussing sexual or gender preferences if it is pertinent to a particular health condition. Spirituality: As a holistic provider , we believe spiritual health is a important as physical and mental health. Spiritual methods may be incorporated into your plan, such as meditation or prayer. Age: Currently we are only taking clients, from 16 to 98.
Se Habla Espanol? Tenemos una persona que habla un poco de espanol. Pero, actualmente recomendamos traer a un amigo o familiar que pueda traducir durante la cita. Somos una empresa que está comprometida a traer personal bilingue a medida que crecemos. Nosotros apreciamos su paciencia
How frequently do I have to come? Most clients will learn how to better manage their health in 3-5 consultations. the amount is totally optional. The purpose is to learn , so you become empowered and not be dependent on continuously using our services.