Herbalism spans centuries and cultures worldwide. The power of botanical medicine still has a role today amongst the pharmaceuticals used in conventional medicine. As an herbalist I have been trained in the safe and effective use of herbs, across the lifespan, to support the body in wellness and illness. I offer custom formulations through a compounding dispensary, and also have common formulas on hand at my practice. I can also help navigate the ever-expanding herbal marketplace to choose safe and reliably made products. My experience as a nurse practitioner places me in a unique role of being able to diagnose and manage health concerns with a combination of pharmaceuticals and herbs. If you have been herb-curious, have a long history with herbal supplements, or simply want to discover what botanicals can do for you please reach out!
No. Think of this as specialty care, in which I would collaborate with all your other providers to safely incorporate herbal medicine as part of your healthcare routine. And, as a patient/client of my practice I would encourage you to keep your primary care provider who would continue to order routine preventative screening tests like mammograms, colonoscopies, etcetera; however, a direct primary care relationship may be established on a case-by-case basis.
Some insurance companies will cover herbal medicine visits but this is policy specific. At this time I will not be billing insurance but am happy to provide a detailed receipt of services that can be submitted by the patient for reimbursement; it is the responsibility of the patient to ensure out-of-network providers are covered. Some FSA/HSA plans may also offer a provision for coverage but, like insurance, this would be policy specific.
This will be patient and situation specific and can be discussed individually on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, as an herbalist I can see children but cannot accept them as patients only as clients, unless they are 13+. This means I can provide herbal recommendations for those younger than 13 but cannot send in prescription medications for them.