Your First Visit

published by Dr. Marcantel on January 20th, 2010 Print this page

Holistic Treatment:

The Integrative Approach to Healthcare

What to Expect On Your First Visit With Dr. Marcantel

When was the last time you actually enjoyed a visit to a doctor’s office? Choosing a new doctor can be stressful for many people. Our goal is to make this a pleasant and relaxing experience for you. Arrive a bit early so you can enjoy the soothing atmosphere of our patient reception room (if you’d like a sneak peak, take a look at some photos of our offices). We know your time is valuable, so you won’t be waiting long–you’ll be seen on time for your appointment.

Dr. Marcantel with patientIf your appointment with Dr. Marcantel is your first visit to a naturopathic physician, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. The object is NOT to get you in and out of the office as quickly as possible. After covering your admission forms and medical history, Dr. Marcantel will do a physical exam. She then will want to actually get to know you as a patient, and that involves taking time to talk through the specific complaint you have and then discussing pertinent areas of your life that may be relevant to your complaint. This includes what sort of diet or exercise routine you may be on, sources of stress that could be affecting your health, and numerous other possible areas.

The first visit typically lasts forty-five minutes to one hour.

After your initial intake visit, Dr. Marcantel will develop a protocol specifically designed for your needs. This may include a personalized diet plan, recommended dietary supplements, specific lifestyle changes, lab tests, changes in medication (coordinated with your primary care physician, if necessary), stress management counseling, and continuing education on your disease process.

Cost of Services:

Your initial visit with Dr. Marcantel will last approximately forty-five minutes to one hour and costs $275.

A typical follow-up appointment lasts from 15 minutes to an hour ($65-220), depending on what needs to be addressed. Most follow-up appointments to review lab results and discuss treatment protocols can be done through phone consultations. This allows you to speak with Dr. Marcantel from the comfort of your own home or office without having to make a trip to our clinic.

Please see our “Fees for Services” page for a more detailed explanation.

Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursdays. Dr. Marcantel typically sees patients in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays and does phone consultations on Wednesdays.

Financial Policy:

Payment for services is due at the time services are rendered, including payment for products and labs ordered by Dr. Marcantel. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards.

Dr. Marcantel is considered an out-of-network physician and is not contracted with any insurance companies. Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE,  and AHCCCS do not cover naturopathic services.

As a service to our patients, Dr. Marcantel’s staff will submit billing claims for reimbursement to most insurance companies. Please see our “Insurance Information” page for details.

Naturopathic physicians may be covered as out-of-network providers by some PPO plans, and we encourage you to check with your insurance company to determine if naturopathic care is a benefit. Many plans will reimburse subscribers for seeing out-of-network providers who are licensed physicians.

If you would like to submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement a superbill providing a summary of the services rendered, with diagnoses and charges applied, will be provided to you.

Programs Offered:

We offer a number of programs that are designed to help you get and stay on track toward your health goals. After your initial visit, you may want to consider one of the following options:

Dr. Marcantel has had great success working with patients who need help balancing hormones to deal with perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. She also works with patients exhibiting thyroid imbalances, food sensitivities, and fibromyalgia symptoms. See our Women’s Health Central section of the website for more details.

For type 2 diabetics, Dr. Marcantel offers a program to help educate them about the disease and get their blood sugars under control. See a complete description of the program in our Diabetes Central section.

Dr. Marcantel also offers a program for those suffering from sciatica, neuropathy, muscle strains, low back pain, arthritis, and other chronic and acute pain. Please see our Natural Pain Management program for details about the treatment plan.

If you’re tired of fad diets, calorie counting, expensive special product lines, pyramids, and complicated formulas and you’re serious about weight loss and long-term weight management, you’ll love Dr. Marcantel’s weight loss programs.

IV therapy is an effective treatment for boosting the immune system and providing your body with much-needed vitamins and nutrients.

 

Ready to schedule your appointment? Click on contact us for contact information
and directions to our office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

As an added convenience, you may download the new patient registration forms here
in pdf format so you can fill them out before coming to the office.

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