Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Your first office consult is typically 90 to 120 minutes and will include a thorough medical and lifestyle history; review of any past lab work, pharmaceuticals and supplements you are taking; and a physical evaluation if indicated.  If you have already had tests done, please bring a copy of your most recent lab work to your first appointment. Discussion of our approach to your specific health issue or condition and an individualized treatment plan and goals 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 working as partners with their doctors, patients can receive the highest quality of care possible.

What types of conditions can a naturopathic doctor treat?

Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary health care providers and consult patients on the entire spectrum of medical conditions. For a question about a specific condition or conditions, please contact us.

Does Naturally Healthy with Dr. Lisa accept insurance?

No. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept insurance at this time. However, naturopathic doctors in the state of Illinois are working to get licensure in this state so that in the future patients may be able to have naturopathic medical care covered by insurance.  For more information regarding state licensure, see Licensing and Regulations.

How is naturopathic medicine different from conventional medical care?

Naturopathic medicine is different from conventional medical care for multiple reasons.

  1. Naturopathic doctors work with patients to build a strong foundation of health, coaching and encouraging patients to embrace dietary and lifestyle habits that will support their optimal health and prevent disease.
  2. Naturopathic doctors provide more than just symptomatic or palliative care.  Naturopathic doctors are committed to uncovering the root cause of a patient’s illness, enabling children and adults to live without being dependent on long-term medication. Patients experience a longer lasting and deeper level of healing.
  3. Naturopathic doctors believe the human body has the capacity to heal itself if given the right tools and template. Naturopathic doctors use as many low-force, non-toxic interventions as possible to encourage the body to heal before resorting to more invasive care such as drugs and surgery. Naturopathic treatments utilize dietary and lifestyle changes, vitamin and nutrient supplementation, botanical (herbal) medicine, homeopathies, hydrotherapy and physical therapy to encourage the body to restore normal physiology.
  4. As trained holistic medical practitioners, naturopathic doctors recognize that health is a combination of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors. Patients are known by who they are, not by the disease they have.

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.

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) receive undergraduate training in standard premedical courses, followed by four years of graduate level medical studies at a United States Department of Education accredited Naturopathic University. The education consists of comparable, standard medical curricula as found in conventional medical schools. The first two years focus on the basic medical sciences (i.e., anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, etc.) followed by two years of clinical sciences, diagnosis, treatment and a clinical out-patient care apprenticeship. Training includes therapeutic nutrition, vitamin/mineral therapies, herbal medicine, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, physical medicine, minor surgery and lifestyle counseling.

What payment methods do Naturally Healthy with Dr. Lisa you accept?

Naturally Healthy with Dr. Lisa accepts cash and checks for payment-in-full at the time of service.

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