New Patient Information
Your First Visit. What to Expect.
Your health is a matter of fact. Your treatment is a matter of opportunity.
For your first visit, please allow 90 minutes for a complete assessment of your health and history as well as any labs that may be drawn at this time. For patients in pain, treatment often starts on the first visit. Tests are often performed on the first day to establish a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If you take supplements, please bring them or a list of the ingredients. And if you have had any relevant tests done, such as blood tests, MRIs or X-rays, arrange to bring copies of the reports with you.
- Fees & Insurance:
We are a fee-for-service office and therefore, do not accept insurance. You are responsible to pay for all charges at the time of service. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. Laboratory testing and treatments are an additional fee – an estimate of those charges will be shared with you prior to performing the tests.
- Patient Forms:
Print out your Intake Forms HERE, complete, and bring them with you.
To follow are a few guidelines to make the most out of your first visit with Integrative Health
How much time should I schedule for my first visit?
As we take pride in providing a comprehensive ‘first visit’, please allow 90 minutes at our office for your first visit to ensure time is allotted for a complete assessment of your health and history. Though the time may be shorter, this will allow you to remain relaxed and not feel rushed.
What if I am in pain?
For patients in pain, treatment often starts on the first visit. There are specific instances when pharmaceutical medications are necessary and we do prescribe drugs for patients with such needs while you are receiving your natural treatment.
Will tests be taken that day?
Usually. Tests are performed to establish a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
When will I know the results?
Based on the content, tests results can take 2-21 days to receive.
What happens next?
A second visit will be arranged to review the test data and provide a treatment plan. This plan may consist of treatments from hormone replacement, natural medicines, acupuncture, therapeutic injections, intravenous nutrition to detoxification. Allow for 20-45 minutes at our office for follow-up visits. Re-testing and follow-up is often done 1-3 months after initial tests, and then less frequently as symptoms stabilize.
What should I bring with me?
If you take supplements, please bring them or a list of the ingredients. If you have had any relevant tests done, such as blood tests, MRIs or X-rays, arrange to bring copies of the reports with you. If you do not have copies, request your doctor’s office fax them to us at (480) 657-8693. Please note, some offices may require your written authorization. Feel free to call and confirm that we received your tests a few days before your visit.
Can I take notes during my visit?
Yes. The doctors will educate you during each visit at our clinic, so you may find taking notes to be very helpful. Audio recordings may also prove to be valuable. As well, after your visit, the doctor will provide a summary of recommendations.