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The initial appointment can take 60 to 90 minutes. We will briefly review the history and symptoms, do a physical exam and perform Acupoint Energy Testing. Acupoint Energy Testing is a non-invasive diagnostic modality that provides information about the underlying causes of the symptoms you are seeing. We get results right away and can then formulate a treatment plan using concentrated nutritional supplements and herbs. See the Clinical nutrition page for more information about this type of treatment.
Please provide the following information (bring it to your appointment or fax/ e-mail it to us):
1. Any recent lab tests
2. A completed Nutrition Questionnaire
3. A signed Consent form
Follow-up appointments are usually done in 2 to 6 weeks and take 30 to 60 minutes.
Knowing how to care for our animals is the best form of preventative medicine. We have been given a lot of misinformation about diet, vaccination protocols, parasite control and pet products. Sadly, this has contributed to our current health care situation. The ideal time to examine health care is when our animal are young, but we can begin at any time. Though we cannot expect to cure a sick animal with the use of supplements and natural diets, we can improve the quality of their lives by providing support. And to the extent that we can stop doing the things that contribute to illness, we can slow disease progression. If you have multiple animals, if you are interested in holistic health care or if you have questions about specific health care issues, schedule a consult (by phone or in person). These consults can take 15 to 45 minutes. We can explore any of the following issues:
Fees for homeopathy and health care consults vary, depending on the amount of time spent by the doctor.
Payment is required at the time of service. Telephone consults must be paid for via VISA or MasterCard so please provide a credit card number that we can keep on file. Office visits can be paid for with cash, check or credit card. We also accept CareCredit, which offers convenient monthly payment plans. Ask the receptionist for details and an application form.
There is a $45 charge for missed appointments or for canceling without 48 hours notice.
I am not able to provide emergency care over the phone. If a true emergency arises (life threatening) go immediately to the nearest veterinary emergency hospital for care. I am happy to provide follow up care but life support comes first. I attempt to be available for urgent problems that arise during homeopathic therapy: instructions are provided at your first homeopathic consult.
Call the office during office hours (Mon-Thurs 9:00AM to 5:00PM): 707-538-4643. Let us know if you are seeking homeopathic therapy, nutritional therapy or just a health care consult. Health care information is included in homeopathic consultations. (See the pages on Homeopathy, Clinical Nutrition and Preventative Medicine for details).
We schedule 90 to 120 minutes for the initial appointment for chronic cases (shorter for acute cases - injuries). Choose this type of appointment if you want to treat your animal homeopathically. See the Homeopathy page for more information about this treatment option.
Please provide the following:
We use herbs and wholefood supplements to treat disease. If this is the modality you want for your animal, schedule an AET Appointment (Acupoint Energy Testing), so that we can formulate a nutritional protocol. Initial appointments take 60-90 minutes. Please provide the following:
1. Recent Lab Work (If indicated)
2. A Nutritional Questionnaire - links to questionnaire (PDF)
3. Signed consent form
4. Bring food and water samples
Follow-up appointments are scheduled in 2 - 6 weeks (depending on the needs of the patient) and take 30 - 60 minutes.
Please fax the above information to: (707) 538-4649 (prior to your appointment)
Or email information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the initial consult, we will review the history, explore the details of all symptoms, discuss pertinent health care issues, and begin to develop a treatment plan for your animal. This plan will include supportive care such as diet, supplements and topical therapies. The homeopathic analysis (to find a remedy) is done after the consult and we usually have the remedy for you the next day. A follow-up consult will be scheduled in a day or two (acute cases) or in 2 to 4 weeks (chronic cases). These appointments (which take 15 to 45 minutes) are essential for a successful outcome: I will evaluate the response to the remedy and make necessary adjustments in treatment.