There's a lot to read here. So cozy up with a warm drink, scroll around and get answers to the most common questions we receive. When you're done, please take a moment to drop us a line or send us a message if you'd like more information.
Call us directly at 425-455-2895. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message with your number and the best times to reach you. Inquiry calls are generally returned during business hours Tuesday-Friday. Because our phone line is secure, you may also leave an email address, date of birth and the condition(s) for which you are seeking care. With this information, we may set up a patient portal account for you, and start providing you with our next available appointments.
Our office has streamlined the intake process so that new patients can easily complete forms online and upload any important healthcare records you would like to have us review prior to your appointment. Our office creates a patient portal for you to access this system. To do this, we will ask for your birth date, email address and mobile phone number.
We will give your the opportunity to come into the clinic where our medical support staff will check your blood pressure, heart rate, body composition and other vitals. Intake forms + vitals and body composition provide important information which is reviewed in depth with Dr. Parker during your telemedicine appointment.
Dr. Parker is happy to work with your wellness care team to determine the root cause of illness, as well as its treatment. Primary care providers are focused on ruling out acute and progressive diseases, and are not geared towards qualify of life issues and preventive medicine. She is not a primary care doctor, and she views primary care as its own speciality. Like your primary care doctor, Dr. Parker runs most lab testing and imaging through insurance (except Medicare) as deemed appropriate. As an integrative medicine specialist, she is not a replacement for a primary care internist at a major hospital. She is similar to a primary care provider in that she may refer you to other specialists in order to more fully evaluate a particular condition she uncovers.
For those without a primary care provider, Dr. Parker may be willing help you find a local primary care doctor to help set you up with a health care team best suited to integrative medicine, and provide care in the interim. She may offer continuity of care refills for prescriptions ordered by your primary care doctor, with the exception of most controlled substances. Some medication refills require a physical exam and standard lab testing, and some merit referrals back to the original prescriber of the medication.
Services are reimbursable through all HSA/FSA programs and many health insurance plans. We also accept payments directly through some insurance. In an effort to offer increased access to functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Parker is a preferred provider in network with Premera and Lifewise.
Insurance billing is managed by NW Clinical Billing. Their office is equipped to answer specific questions about insurance billing, such as whether you have naturopathic medicine benefits and telemedicine coverage,
and can accept insurance payments.
For specific insurance related questions, please call NW Clinical Billing directly at 360-768-2168. To research your benefits, their office may request your insurance ID number, the insured party's name (such as a parent or spouse) as well as your date of birth. For the most rapid response, please reach out to your insurance company and request that they to contact our clinic to confirm and guarantee naturopathic medicine benefits.
If your insurance sends a reimbursement check to our office instead of to you, please research this issue with our medical biller so that a check can be administered to you.
No. Each woman is distinctly different and her individual health goals and needs influence her care. Our approach is highly personalized based on individual goals and risk factors, and incorporates lifestyle wellness, exercise, nutrition, supplementation. Hormone therapies are not needed in many cases, and not all women are candidates for hormone replacement. Many of our patients use only natural remedies, diet and lifestyle to achieve their health transformations. Duration of treatment, budget, existing medications, family history, genomics and responses to previous therapies are always considered. Teens and women in their twenties often require simple adjustments in nutrition and digestion to help create hormonal balance. Depending on health goals and risk factors, women on hormone replacement may merit more extensive evaluations and more frequent appointments and screenings.
Yes! Approximately 60% of our patients come to this clinic because they do not want to see a doctor for a disease condition. Rather, they see the need for preventive healthcare and wish to enhance their current level of
wellness for themselves and their family.
Initial appointments of this type are used to establish care, review existing lifestyle habits including diet and exercise, and accentuate the goals you have for optimum health for yourself and for your family.
Yes. Dr. Parker continues to offer functional medicine to men for issues related to clinical nutrition, gastrointestinal health, cardiometabolic health, food reactivity testing & sports performance. She also has hair rejuvenation programs and weight loss packages specifically geared towards men.
For male depression, anxiety, attentional issues, sexual & urological health, testosterone evaluations and sleep medicine, as well as in cases with a history of concussions and brain injury, Dr. Parker gives her highest recommendation to Dr. Richard Batson at Neurevolution Medicine LLC. Appointments with Dr. Batson may be scheduled directly though our office by calling 425-455-2895 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to Dr. Batson's bio for more information: http://www.neurevolutionmedicine.com/our-team/
Our office sets up the patient portal on your behalf. We will ask you for your name, date of birth, email address and phone number.
For medical grade supplements, we will set up our patients' Fullscript dispensary accounts after their first appointment with Dr. Parker.
Blood tests and computerized cognitive testing serve as foundational assessments. When interpreted in the context of your health history as well as your present concerns and goals, these tests give us a better understanding of your present health. To support a truly integrative care model, we provide specialty referrals to sleep medicine, neurology, cardiology, gynecology and endocrinology if we suspect this is in the best interest of your health. Specialty referrals help Dr. Parker to further evaluate multi-factorial health issues and to ensure that the root cause(s) of health problems are discovered. 3D mammogram screening and breast & pelvic ultrasounds are commonly ordered. When appropriate, brain MRI, bone mineral density, thyroid ultrasound, ECG, colonoscopy and coronary CT are other
commonly ordered directly or through specialists in our referral network.
Testing requisitions are created after your initial intake, and because our testing menu is extensive, not all tests can be listed here.
You do not need a referral to see Dr. Parker, but having a referral may expedite your ability to get an initial appointment.
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