Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you do not see your question below, feel free to contact us via phone or email to ask your question.

What insurances do you accept?

We are happy to provide a Super Bill for you to submit to your insurance company for out of network coverage. Please note that this does not guarantee coverage or reimbursement, and you are ultimately responsible for payment. Due to the fact that this is a small solo practice, it is not financially sustainable for us to hire billing and credentialing experts to deal with the insurance industry.

Exceptions: If you have Medicare or Medicaid, we are required by law to bill them for Speech-Language Pathology services and cannot bill you out of pocket. There are a few exceptions to this though. Please contact us if this is the case to discuss options. For Naturopathic care, we have opted out of Medicaid/Medicare due to the difficulties involved in billing these organizations. Ultimately, we want to help you get the therapy and medical care that you need, so let's talk!

Is your practice accessible to mobility impaired?

Yes. There is an elevator in our building to take you to the second floor where our office is located. If you need any assistance getting in/out of our building, please call us so that we can assist you.

Can you prescribe medications?

Yes. We can prescribe medications on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine Formulary. This covers most substances required for practicing primary care medicine (e.g. antibiotics, antidepressants, OCPs, etc...).

Can you order laboratory tests?

Yes. We can order any lab work that is required in your visit. Please contact your insurance company prior to having your blood drawn or specimen sample collected to determine if they will cover the costs.

Can you formulate an herbal tincture for me?

Yes! We would love to make you a custom herbal blend to address your health concerns. We may send this out to be filled at the NUNM Medicinary if we do not have the herbs in stock. You can have the tincture filled and shipped directly to your home, or opt to pick it up in person downtown.

Where can I get the supplements that you recommend?

You are welcome to shop anywhere you would like for the supplements. We recommend avoiding store brands and purchasing only from reputable brands with cGMP certification, NSF certification, and that do independent laboratory testing to verify purity/identity of the substance. There are many adulterated supplements and vitamins out there on the market. If we have a specific product in mind for you, we will provide you with information on buying the product through our online/EHR portal and the name of the supplement/manufacturer so that you can purchase it wherever you would like.

Are you a real doctor?

Yes. Naturopathic Doctors are real doctors. There are "Naturopaths" in unlicensed states who have gone through a short online education and have not completed a 4-year medical education. In the state of Oregon, it is required for a Naturopathic Doctor to have 4 years of graduate level education, hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and pass 4-days of board exams in order to apply for a license. In Oregon, ND's are recognized as Naturopathic physicians (that's what my license says!). For more information, visit:

Do you hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)?

Yes!  Our SLP is licensed in the State of Oregon to practice Speech-Language Pathology and holds a current Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA.

Where can I read your Notice of Privacy Practices?

You can access our privacy practices here: Notice of Privacy Practices