What can I expect from my first visit?
First office consults are typically 90 minutes. Dr. Neal will take a detailed history of your health complaints, she may do a physical exam, evaluate or order lab work, and discuss a treatment plan. If you have already had tests done, please bring a copy of your most recent lab work to your first appointment. Dr. Neal may do some muscle testing during your visit to assess diet, organ function, and the effectiveness of various herbs, vitamins, nutrients, and homeopathics appropriate for your health. Some natural medications or supplements may be prescribed and a treatment plan will be devised at this time.
Do naturopathic doctors work with other health care providers?
Yes. Naturopathic doctors work with other conventional and alternative health care providers, and we often refer patients to see medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and others when indicated. We believe that each health care profession can provide valuable care and by working together patients can receive the highest quality of care possible.
What types of conditions can a naturopath treat?
Naturopaths are trained as primary health care providers and treat the entire spectrum of medical conditions. See our Conditions Treated page for more detailed information.
Does Boulder Natural Health accept insurance?
No. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept insurance at this time. However, naturopathic doctors in the state of Colorado are working hard to get licensure in this state so that in the future, patients may be able to have naturopathic medical care covered by insurance.
What type of training does a naturopathic doctor receive?
A licensed naturopathic doctor (N.D.) is one who attended a Department of Education accredited, four-year, graduate level naturopathic medical school, and successfully passed a series of rigorous, medical board exams, so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice doctor.
The curriculum in naturopathic medical school parallels that of conventional medical school including 4 years of basic and clinical science education. In addition to learning the standard of care in medicine, naturopathic doctors take additional coursework in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, psychology, counseling, and other holistic approaches to health care.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard for payment-in-full at the time of service.