DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
We are in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Oxford, and Oscar. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AMEX, and HSA Cards.
At this time, unfortunately, we are not in-network with any Medicare or Medicaid Plans.
Please note: Functional Medicine is an "add-on" or separate service as insurance companies do not pay for this modality. However, some of the required blood work may be covered by your insurance plan.
WHAT ARE YOUR SELF-PAY FEES?
Fees are dependent on complexity and treatment approach (traditional vs functional) and can be discussed at the time appointments are made.
We offer free initial phone call consultations.
We do not use a "one-size fits all" fee schedule. Please note our sliding scale spots are full at this time.
Suboxone/Buprenorphine (MAT) Monthly Program
*(includes ongoing treatment plan including other co-occurring mental health needs/prescription/therapy/UDS)
WHAT IS HOLISTIC AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Holistic medicine focuses on the person as a whole and incorporates all aspects of wellness for better outcomes. Functional medicine seeks to find root causes, rather than just band-aid symptoms. Symptoms are our bodies' way of communicating with us that something is wrong. There are a number of physical imbalances and deficiencies that can mimic mental health disorders. It is important to ensure these potential "aggravating" factors are addressed. This practice provider is passionate about these modalities and integrates these styles into each individual treatment
*Check out our blog posts for more information.
WHAT THINGS DO YOU OFFER BESIDES MEDICATION MANAGEMENT OR PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Implementing integrative/functional medicine into mental health treatment is central to the foundation of better care. Additional areas of focus involve the gut-microbiome, discovering deficiencies that may be detected through blood/lab work that is not traditionally completed in Western Medicine, restoring optimal levels and balance, clearing underlying infections & toxins, vasovagal exercises, lifestyle and environmental factors, mind-body practices, and much more. Our provider will refer you to other specialty providers or primary care when indicated.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO PRIOR TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Complete new patient paperwork and return it electronically, along with a copy of your driver's license. If you will be using insurance we will need a copy of your insurance card.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
This practice requires you to cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. For all appointments cancelled with less than 24 hr notice you will be charged 1/2 your typical appointment cost or $150 for new patient appointments. If you no show your appointment you will be charged the full amount of your scheduled appointment (insurance will not reimburse for missed appointment fees. In emergent cases, please contact us immediately and if the circumstance is determined to be dire, this fee may be eligible to be waived. However, this fee may not be waived more than once. Frequent no call/no shows may warrant dismissal from this practice.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST APPOINTMENT BE LIKE?
New patient appointments typically last 90 minutes. You will be warmly welcomed and met with compassion whether it be via telehealth or in-person at our Marion, NC office. During your initial appointment, we will establish a therapeutic relationship. An extensive interview and history will be obtained and reviewed. At the end of the session, we will offer you our diagnosis, as well as a personalized treatment plan that may include various modalities, blood work, medications when indicated, and a personalized wellness plan that we will build upon. Our treatment plans are highly individualized and incorporate functional, holistic, and integrative medicine modalities should you be interested in that avenue that yields the greatest results.
WHAT CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION DOES YOUR PROVIDER HAVE?
**Over 20 years of Healthcare Experience & Education**
*Doctor of Nursing Practice
*Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
*Board Certified in Holistic Nursing
*Certified Integrative Medicine Provider
*Certified Life Coach
Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine - Foundations for the CARN-AP
Over 1000 hours of Continuing Education in Functional Medicine as well as Integrative Psychiatry through:
The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI)
School of Applied Functional Medicine (SAFM)
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
Seeds Scientific Research & Performance Institute (SSRP)
William Walsh Institute - Nutrient Power
American Academy of Regenerative Medicine