Many people that call our practice ask many of the same questions, do you treat “xyz” condition, do you have experience with “xyz” condition, or can you help my mom, my brother, my son, etc. The other question that often is asked is do we take insurance. Quite simply the answer is yes, we accept insurance for some labs and no, we do not accept insurance for treatment/care. We have chosen to become a concierge natural healthcare practice in Virginia beach, VA for many reasons, as explained below. We strive to create affordable holistic healthcare options that are supportive for the practice member and their families, while still preserving the integrity of natural health. At Holistic Family Practice, as a naturopathic medical practice trained and executing functional medicine in Virginia beach, we are often asked to explain further. What do all these terms mean, like concierge medicine, functional medicine, etc, and how is this different from my regular doctor.
We are often asked in our practice, or when Dr Erica Steele DNM ND CFMP, is out speaking in public, what is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of healthcare designed to support the bodies natural ability to heal itself. Naturopaths often seek to find the cause of diseases rather than addressing symptoms. Naturopaths do not diagnose and manage conditions, but rather believe that the body will heal itself if given a healthy environment. A healthy environment for a body includes decreasing toxic loads in the system and increasing nutrients to bring the immune system into balance.