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Frequently Asked Questions about Holistic Healthcare

What does Holistic mean?
Holistic is a philosophy that is applied to something rather than a discipline within itself. The concept of Holistic Health is that the "whole" is made up of parts that depend on each other for their healthy existence. We think of ourselves as comprising many parts and systems, but our parts do not function independently. They are constantly interacting; therefore the treatment of one physical condition will have an effect on the mental, emotional, chemical and nutritional aspects as well.
What disorders and diseases do you treat with Holistic care?
Learn More About Conditions We Treat
Are your services covered by insurance?
Based on your individual insurance coverage, it is recommended for you to call your insurance company to verify the out-of-network benefits. You may also want to verify the coverage for any laboratory services.
Do you take insurance?
We do not file insurance. We provide patients with the statements they need to file on their own. Full payment is due at the time of service.
Do you prescribe medication?
No. We use pharmaceutical grade supplements, herbal remedies and homeopathy.
I would like to have a consultation, but I do not want chiropractic care. Will I have to be adjusted?
Not necessarily. During your initial visit we will discuss and agree upon the type and course of treatment that is recommended. You can voice any concerns about adjustments at that time.
What are the office hours?
Our location section contains our Office Hours
How can I contact you to set up an appointment?
Call our office at 704 895-6788
Do you have emergency or regular hours on the weekends?
Not at this time.
Can you act as my primary care physician?
Not really. Delivering high quality, personalized holistic care requires longer appointments during which you have my undivided attention. We strive to give you the best service possible. This becomes very difficult to do if we must also handle such matters as urgent and emergent medical problems, specialist referrals, lab/X-ray/pharmacy coordination and the extra administrative time needed to deal with insurance companies. The more typical doctor’s office is much better equipped to handle these types of issues. That being said, you may chose to use me as your primary care physician as long as you are comfortable with the following conditions:
  • We do not "double book" or "work in" patients. This would either detract from someone else’s time or the personal time that I need to be able to be fully present with each patient. If you have an urgent problem and my schedule is full, we will direct you to the nearest urgent care facility or emergency room, as appropriate.
  • We do not act as a "Primary Care Provider" (PCP) for any managed care plan, such as an HMO.
  • We do not perform minor surgery or dermatologic procedures, administer immunizations, nor provide routine or acute gynecologic care. For routine Gynecology, I can recommend a number of practitioners in the area.
  • For patients that have multiple medical conditions that require numerous medications, or are sufficiently complex that they need frequent medical attention, I may, at my discretion, request that you be established with a regular physician for day-to-day care. You and I will then focus on the underlying causes of these conditions with the intention of reducing or, if possible, eliminating your need for medication.
What is the fee for an office visit?
We are required to bill consistently for all visits, whether you are using insurance or not. This means we use the nationally accepted guidelines for medical billing, called CPT codes, as the determining factors in what fee is actually charged. As a result, there is no single set fee for visits. Initial evaluations, which are 55-85 minutes long. Follow-up visits, which are usually 25 to 55 minutes long. Please call the office, 704 895-6788, for information about charges for these visits. Additional charges may apply for cost of supplements or other services specific to your needs. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover
Do you treat infants/ pregnant women?
Yes, we treat women from prenatal through postnatal and beyond. Babies have been treated as early as 2 hours old.
How do you work with nutrition?
We tailor a protocol based on the individual's specific nutritional requirements and lab results and we use pharmaceutical grade supplements, herbal remedies and homeopathy.
21316 Davidson Street
Cornelius, NC 28031
704.895.6788
info@centerforholisticcare.com