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Being a new patient can be daunting with the tasks needed to prepare yourself. With this in mind, we've laid out a road map for you below showing the simple steps you'll take in beginning your care here at Equilibrium Natural Health.
If you have not already, call our office at (360) 698-4141 to speak with Natalie or Melissa and make an appointment with Dr. Fisher. You may also schedule by email through the button. If you are a long distance from Silverdale, WA you may also schedule to meet with Dr. Fisher live over phone call, Skype, or Facetime for basic care.
Create a login for your patient portal and fill out the new patient forms as directed. These documents can be found in the Questionnaires folder/box of your portal dashboard. This information is important for Dr. Fisher to assess your health as a whole. We ask that you please have these documents submitted online 48 business hours before your first appointment. This means that if you are scheduled on a Monday, your intake documents are due the Thursday prior, by end of day. If you find you need more time to fill out these documents you may need to reschedule and will be subject to a missed visit fee.
Good news, we accept most insurances! All insurance billing is done by our third party billing company, Prestige Medical Billing Company, Inc. As per Washington state law, it is your responsibility to know your insurance and ensure your doctor’s office has accurate information to be able to submit claims on your behalf. Please submit your insurance info on their website through the button. If you wish to submit your insurance over the phone, please call them at (360) 805-0323. More information about billing can be found on our Insurance and Billing page.
This is a series of short lessons reviewing important concepts of health that are important for you to understand as a new patient at your first appointment. You can review them by following the button or reading through the email series that we'll be sending you preceding your first appointment. Please add the email firstname.lastname@example.org to your email white-list to ensure you will see our info in your inbox. If you don't see it your main inbox it sometimes gets sent to spam.
1. Take the email from the sender that you want to add to your whitelist and drag it from whatever inbox it came through to your primary inbox.
2. When gmail asks you if you want to do this for fututre messages say "yes".
3. As an alternative, you can also add the email address, email@example.com
to your contacts.
NOTE: With other email providers such as Yahoo, Outlook, or IPhone's email, you will need to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts.
At Equilibrium Natural health we see our patients as much more than people we prescribe treatments to. We recognize you, the patient, as the most influential in your health. We partner with patients to empower them with the knowledge they need to make educated health decisions in their lives. If a patient can have a basic understanding of the 'why' and 'how' behind their health, they will be much better prepared to effectively implement healthy habits into their lives.
The day before your first appointment follow the simple steps (outlined in drop-down below) to prepare for the in-office metabolic test at your first appointment. For this we test basic urine and saliva samples that you'll give in the office for us to determine your metabolic type which allows for customized diet and health treatments.
Things to Avoid:
Prior to seeing each patient for the first time, it is helpful that we have results of the following lab tests. This ensures initial visits with us are the most efficient. If the following blood work has not been performed in the last 6-12 months we will be ordering it at your visit.
Sometimes patients encounter difficulty getting these tests run or having them ordered. Should this happen, please contact our office and we will order them for you through LabCorp .
Should you decide to work with another practitioner to order these labs for our review, but encounter the practitioners unwillingness to order them, the following article may help to convince him/her to assist you. *Hypothyroidism and the Limitations of Blood Tests
The following labs are needed and provided in the office if you have not already received them:
The following additional labs are needed for fertility or preconception patients:
- Thyroid Panel Complete
- Thyroglobulin Antibodies
- TPO- Antibodies
- Iron Panel
- Vitamin D
The following additional labs are needed above the basics:
Urine elements are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic elements and wasting of nutrient elements. Additionally, the comparison of urine element concentrations before and after administration of a chelator can be used to estimate net retention of potentially toxic elements. Subsequent urine element analyses, also following the administration of a chelator, are useful for monitoring the efficacy of metal detoxification therapy. Results are expressed per 24 hours or creatinine corrected to account for urine dilution effects.
Selenium – RBC, Zinc – RBC, Magnesium – RBC and a Vitamin A. Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) levels
After we order labs for you, we will fax a lab requisition form and print one for you to take to a LabCorp draw site in your area or in the cast of other testing sent off in the mail. You will need to call the lab to determine if drop-in times are offered, or if an appointment is required. It is also most helpful to ask about any specific instructions, like a fasting requirement, which might be associated with certain labs (We suggesting fasting with all of our blood labs). After the lab has conducted the tests, make sure to ask the technician to ensure results are faxed to our office at (877) 343-5484.
Insurance will often pay for labs ordered by Equilibrium Natural Health, but we cannot guarantee this. Understanding insurance coverage, and whether labs will be covered or not, is the sole responsibility of every patient.
We suggest to all patients who are paying out-of-pocket for labs to order through our office as we get a less expensive cash contracted rate.
The purpose of your first appointment is for us to gather as much information as we can so we can understand your health condition. We discuss your health concerns and goals as well as address immediate health needs to begin the reduction of your symptoms.
You'll cover with Dr. Fisher:
The purpose of your second appointment is to cover in more depth the findings from your first visit. It is also for Dr. Fisher to help you establish a wellness plan for reaching your health goals and addressing your symptoms.
You'll cover with Dr. Fisher:
We believe in doing more than simply giving you the care you need when you come to the office, we want to empower you to guide your health choices in the future. We encourage you to take time to learn from the resources we have in to help you adopt health habits that will benefit you and your family in the long-term.
If you're wondering if natural medicine is right for you we encourage you to schedule a free 15 minute discovery session with Dr. Fisher. This session will present natural treatment options to you and help determine how natural medicine can best help you.
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Silverdale, WA 98383
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