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Visiting Dr. Laura

Your first visit

The first visit will last up to 75 minutes. It includes a full discussion of your health concerns. health history, any pertinent physical exams, an explanation of the naturopathic medicine paradigm as needed, any urgent testing and treatments as needed, and your initial acupuncture session or IV therapy if applicable. (sessions with added treatments are longer)

Before your first appointment, please upload any recent lab work or reports regarding your current health condition in the patient portal.

What to expect during follow-up visits

  • Follow ups and continued care are important! These visits are 30- 45 minutes and scheduled every 4-5 weeks.
  • Follow-ups include getting an update on your progress, modifications or adjustments to your treatment plan, and review of lab results if applicable.
  • If you’re receiving IV therapy, acupuncture, or injection therapies the frequency is determined based on what’s going on for you and are in addition to your follow-ups. These may be scheduled between follow-up visits.

How quickly will I see results?

Individuals all react differently depending on the severity of the health condition, how long it’s been going on, the aggressiveness of the chosen treatment approach, your compliance, etc.

In some cases, patients feel a difference right away but, depending on your condition it can take longer before you begin to see sustained improvement.

It’s always satisfying for both doctor and patient to have immediate, drastic improvement and results, but please understand that naturopathic medicine is not based on the pop-a-pill for a quick-fix method. To create lasting changes it takes time and effort on your part.

Most health concerns have been developing for some time and may have multiple underlying factors that need to be addressed to bring the body back into full balance and normal function.

One visit, in most cases, is not enough to complete the job together. Please be ready and committed to embark on the journey towards health with me. You’ll be glad you did!


Appointment cancellation fee

Patients who don’t cancel or reschedule appointments 48 hours in advance are charged a missed appointment fee.


Fees and insurance coverage

  • Fees are due and payable at the time of the visit.
  • Flex spending and health savings accounts can be used for my services and depending on your plan, supplements.
  • I do not accept or bill insurance.
  • I provide a superbill receipt for you to mail to your insurance company for any potential reimbursement. Just ask. You’re responsible for handling any follow up process required with your insurance.
  • IV nutrient therapy and joint injections are not covered by insurance companies in California and cannot be billed. In addition, some of the more non-conventional lab testing may not be covered and natural medicines and supplements are often not covered.


Ozone Therapies

All of our Ozone Therapies are part of our holistic treatment approach for our patients. They are not single, one-time treatments. At our appointment together, we will discuss which therapies are right for you.

Who is a good candidate for ozone?

This is determined at your initial intake appointment. While for most people ozone is a very beneficial therapy, in some cases it is suggested to prepare the patient for the treatment. For example ensuring the pathways for elimination are functioning in a healthy manner or ruling out any contraindications.

How do I prepare for my ozone treatment?

Hydrating the day before and morning of the treatment is essential for accessing the veins. Doing some light exercise before also helps. Eating a light meal beforehand is recommended.

How many treatments do I need?

This depends upon what is trying to be achieved with the treatments. Some patients benefit from more frequent treatments in the beginning which helps to accelerate the healing process. Other patients get ozone as a maintenance treatment and this might be once a month or once every couple of months. This is determined at your initial new patient visit and follow-up visits.

Can I just get one ozone treatment?

A decision will be made at your initial appointment to determine the plan of action most effective for your and your health concerns. Ozone treatments are just one of the many tools Dr. Enfield offers at her clinic to address your health challenges.

Do I need to be an established patient for ozone treatments?

Yes, Dr. Enfield needs to get your history, background and rule out any contraindications to ensure you are a good candidate and also to monitor your progress in treatment and improvement.

Do I need to have blood work before getting ozone treatments?

Yes, Dr. Enfield will want to see a thyroid panel, CBC, comp metabolic, iron panel and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase prior to ozone treatments. A blood panel is then repeated every 5 ozone treatments to ensure the treatments are supporting your health goals.

Are there any side effects to getting an ozone treatment?

Ozone can cause a detox reaction sometimes known as a Herxheimer reaction. Dr. Enfield prepares her patients so they don’t have this response – which is why we establish you as a patient. Dr. Enfield works to ensure you have the best outcome possible.

What is the difference between a 10-pass ozone treatment and EBOO?

There are several differences between the two treatments. The type of treatment you receive will be determined in your initial intake appointment.

With a 10-pass ozone treatment the number of passes can be adjusted from 1 to 10 which allows for more flexibility with prices and tolerance to treatment. It requires one good vein to access. The system is under hyperbaric pressure which means a vacuum is used to move the blood from the body to the sterile IV bottle.

EBOO is a fixed price and time. It requires two good veins to access and can be a gentler treatment because it is not under pressure – it uses a pumping action to move the blood which is more in tune with the body’s natural pumping of blood. It delivers a higher concentration of ozone to the body versus the 10 pass.

Further Reading on Ozone Therapies

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