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What is the difference between traditional medicine and holistic or integrative medicine?

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Have you heard the expression “To heal anything, you have to heal everything”? An ailment or disease does not exist in isolation—nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle play a role in health. Integrative healthcare evaluates the whole person and uses traditional medicine, plus holistic strategies like nutritional counseling, supplements and coaching, to create an effective healthcare plan.

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What is integrative endocrinology?

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Integrative endocrinology evaluates hormones and hormone glands in the body to diagnose conditions that cause or stem from a hormone imbalance. Common factors addressed include digestive, adrenal and liver health.

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Will Whole Woman Health take the place of my primary care physician (PCP)?

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Our goal is to support your current primary care provider, adding an integrative angle to your existing health care plan. We are happy to send exam notes to your PCP upon request..

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How many times should I expect to see you?

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The frequency and length of time it takes to achieve your health goals vary based on your unique situation. Initial lab results arrive within six weeks, and we will meet to evaluate treatment plans. From there, appointment frequency ranges from bi-monthly to bi-annually, depending on the severity of the concerns. Many happy patients check in once a year after a period of more frequent visits.

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Will my insurance cover services at Whole Woman Health?

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Whole Woman Health is a participating provider for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance and will be participating with United Healthcare by January 2016. Some other insurance companies may also pay for Integrative Health Services. We will submit your claim to Wellmark for you or provide you with the necessary records and codes so you can submit a claim to your insurance provider yourself. Typically, plans with "Out of Network Benefits", or PPO plans will reimburse you for your visit, though HMO’s often apply a deductible. To verify coverage, please check with your insurance provider.  Patients with Medicare and Medicaid receive a 30% discount.

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Will my insurance cover lab work conducted?

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Many labs ordered at our clinic are covered by insurance. Blood tests will be billed to and reimbursed by insurance, depending on your insurance plan. Individual tests have varied prices and payment plans, which we will discuss as needed. Saliva tests typically cost between $60 and $180. We recommend verifying insurance coverage prior to scheduling any services.

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What kind of tests does Whole Woman Health use?

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Based on your health situation, financial considerations, and preferences, we will decide together whether blood or saliva testing is best.

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Do I have to wait for lab results before you can help me?

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If we need to run tests, we can use your health history, medication, diet, and supplement history to begin your healthcare plan while we wait for test results. Tests results arrive within six weeks.

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What should I bring to my first visit?

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If possible, please bring records from previous clinicians, especially lab reports conducted within the last year. A list of exact names and dosages of medications and supplements is helpful, or just bring the bottles with you. Be sure to complete your new patient paperwork before the visit and bring it along. This saves time so we can focus on your needs and treatment plan during your appointment.

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