What to Expect at the First Visit
For Naturopathic medical consultation, a first office visit will usually take about 60 minutes. The first visit is for taking a thorough health history and performing pertinent physical exam(s) for comprehensive assessment and creating an initial treatment plan. The new patients are expected to fill out the online intake form and consent form before coming to the office, which will be received by email at the time of scheduling the first appointment.
It is important that you bring copies of recent lab testing to your first visit or have the copies sent to our office as they might be important in assessing your current condition. Follow up visits usually take 30 minutes or so each time. In the follow up visits, we may discuss the issues that were left out during the previous visit due to not enough time as well as any change of symptoms and laboratory results, if necessary, and make any relevant changes to the initial treatment plan accordingly.
For Acupuncture, a first visit includes initial consultation and treatment session which will take about 75 minutes. As Dr. Lee-Sedera is a doctor of both Naturopathic medicine as well as Oriental medicine, there may always be a portion of naturopathic consultation and recommendation included, unless more extensive naturopathic consultation is necessary. In such case, the patient may be recommended to schedule a follow-up for naturopathic consultation. The new patients are expected to fill out the online intake form and consent form before coming to the office, which will be received by email at the time of scheduling the first appointment.
Conditions that can be helped
Dr. Lee-Sedera sees all types of patients across the ages and genders. The following conditions are ones that she can help with but not limited to:
- Pain Management
- Digestive Health
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Allergies/ Food Sensitivities
- Women’s Health
- Natural Hormone Balancing
- Neurological Problems
- Pre- & Post-Operation Support
- Obesity/ Metabolic Syndrome/ Weight Management
- General Immune Support
- Sleep issues
- Mood disorders
- Stress Management
- Supporting the Cancer Patients
Dr. Lee-Sedera utilizes lab tests including conventional blood test, imaging and functional tests, such as urine, saliva and stool tests to help her assess the patient’s condition. Based on the assessment, she uses an array of treatment modailites including lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplement, western and chinese herbal formulas, homeopathy, flower essence and acupuncture.
Naturopathic medical consultation:
Naturopathic consultation is not covered by insurance in the state of Nevada, therefore the full amount is due at the end of each service.
Acupuncture & Oriental medicine
We are currently working on the credentialing and contracting with insurance companies for acupuncture service, so that our services can be more accessible for our patients. Until the network is established, we will provide a superbill for each of your visit so that you can submit a claim to your insurance company. However, for those who do not have insurance or their policy doesn’t cover acupuncture, we do offer affordable plan for the patients. So if you’re interested, please call us so that our staff can guide you through to find the best plan that matches your need.
* Dr. Lee-Sedera, ND, OMD, is not considered as a Primary Care Provider in the state of Nevada.