FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
 

Q: What should I expect from an appointment?

A: Telehealth visits are conducted using a HIPAA-compliant video platform.

New patient visits start with a video consult to gather current health information and all pertinent medical history. This is followed by a remote ART (Autonomic Response Testing), then a review of the results and proposed treatment plan.

Follow up visits consist of a video consult to check in, and may include ART, when indicated.


Q: How long are visits?

A: New patient visits range from 90 minutes to 2 hours or more, depending on the complexity.
Follow up visits are typically 1 hour.
Shorter visits are available for review of lab results, or extra support in between visits. 


Q: How often should I follow up?

A: In the beginning of treatment, generally it is helpful to follow up at least once per month.

Q: Are you able to order labs or prescribe?

A: Yes, it is under ND licensure that NDs are able to order labs and prescribe most medications to those located in their licensed states. However, the broadness of the scope varies from one licensed state to another.

Q: Is insurance accepted?

A: Insurance is not accepted and Dr. Grushon is out of network with all insurance providers. However if requested, a super bill can be supplied, to submit to your insurance. This is not a guarantee of coverage.

Q: Do you offer introductory calls?

A: A 15 minute phone meet & greet is available, per request, for those considering treatment. No diagnosis or treatment advice will be provided during this call. Rather, it is an opportunity to meet and decide if you wish to proceed with scheduling a visit.

Q: What is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?

A: Follow this link to learn about the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, what a ND offers, and how they are trained:
https://naturopathic.org/page/AboutNaturopathicMedicine
Yes, a ND is a real doctor! Naturopathic Physicians go through a rigorous 4 to 5 years of medical school, after a 4 year undergraduate degree. Following medical school, Dr. Grushon also completed a 2 year residency. 


Q: What is ART (Autonomic Response Testing)?

A: Autonomic Response Testing is a sophisticated form of biofeedback testing. It provides insight into your autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. By determining the root cause of dis-ease, specific treatment can better be identified.

ART looks at seven factors:
  • Toxicity (biotoxins from infections, mold, parasites, bacteria, or external toxins such as heavy metals and chemicals)
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Food intolerances and allergies
  • Geopathic stress and electromagnetic exposures
  • Structural stressors
  • Interference fields from dysfunctional scars or dental/jaw issues
  • Unresolved psycho-emotional stress or trauma
Critical thinking, reviewing lab results, and patient history, is always a priority to ensure the safety of the patient when prescribing or making recommendations. ART is secondary to this, yet can be imperative to give targeted clues to the root cause, and direction to effective treatments.

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