Frequently Asked Questions

What is needed for my first visit?

When scheduling your new patient appointment, we will send you a link to our electronic health records portal, Patient Ally.  If you have problems filling out the paperwork, please call our new patient specialist.

If you are not able to use our Patient Ally portal, our office can email you the necessary forms for your initial visit.

Please arrive 30-40 minutes before to your appointment if you have not finished your forms.

It is helpful to bring any prescriptions, name and phone number of any pharmacy you use, any OTC supplements that you take, and names of physicians you have seen so that we can have a more complete picture of your health history.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?


Naturopathic medicine combines safe and effective traditional therapies with the most current advances in modern medicine. Naturopathic Physicians utilize the same diagnostic tools, physical exams, lab work, and imaging techniques as conventional physicians. They can serve as your primary care doctor or as a consultant when needed. 

NDs are licensed primary care physicians that attend four years of medical school before sitting for naturopathic medical boards. The philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine is to consider each person and their health status on an individual basis.

Learn how to take charge of your health.
For more information on naturopathic training, licensing, and political advances, please visit: http://www.naturopathic.org and http://www.oanp.org


How long will my session(s) last?


New patient office visits are scheduled for 1 hour and standard return visits are typically 30 minutes. Specific treatments and procedures vary in length and frequency depending upon your physician’s recommendation. Lake Oswego Health Center is open Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment only.

Will my insurance cover my session(s)?


The doctors at Lake Oswego Health Center are credentialed with several insurance panels.  We offer billing for in-network plans, and when possible, for out of network plans with confirmed coverage. We provide receipts with appropriate coding for HSA accounts and for patients to submit their own claims when needed.

We offer a 20% cash discount for patients who do not have coverage, or have a health plan that does not include our services.  Several treatments we provide are not covered by health insurance and we strive to keep these as affordable as possible.

If you have specific questions about your coverage, contact your insurance company.  Please note, benefits quoted by the insurance company’s representative do not guarantee coverage.  Always record name of the representative and a reference number.

 

Electronic Health Records

Lake Oswego Health Center uses Patient Ally as a safe and secure method of doctor/patient communication.  Once you have registered, we can communicate about health issues and share uploaded information such as lab results.   Using email to share this type of information violates HIPAA privacy requirements.

Resources

DVD's
  • 
Healing Cancer From Inside Out by Mike Anderson
  • The Beautiful Truth by The Gerson Institute
  • The Rave Food Diet by Mike Anderson
  • Forks over Knifes

  • Genetic Roulette.  Learn about genetically modified food.
  • 
Vegucated
  • Food Beware.  French Organic Revolution.  A great movie to watch as a family to motivate and understand the importance of healthier eating and where our food comes from.  http://www.amazon.com/Food-Beware-French-Organic-Revolution/dp/B002LC3M32
Books
Websites

Please go to our Lake Oswego Health Center Facebook page and “like” us for new resources and links to recent articles

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Office Hours

 

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

 

Address: 470 6th St, Suite C, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Telephone: 503-505-9806

Fax: 503-505-9807