Frequently Asked Questions - Dr. Anderson

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the frequently asked questions listed below. If you still have an unanswered question feel free to send us a message and we’d love to help you.

Practice, Scheduling & Visit Questions

No. Dr. Anderson does not practice primary care.

To become a patient, you must have established care with a primary care provider that can see you for routine or preventative medical exams, acute medical care and/or medical emergencies.

Dr. Anderson specializes in helping patients who have an autoimmune disease or complex chronic illness. She is not the best fit for you if your health concerns do not fall into these categories.

We specialize in helping people with autoimmune conditions and the multitude of symptoms that accompany those diagnoses such as: fatigue, sleep issues, thyroid and adrenal conditions, hormone imbalances, digestive issues, food sensitivities and mood disorders.

Dr. Anderson’s areas of expertise include: chronic infections, gut/digestive imbalances, hormone imbalances, environmental toxins & detoxification, and mold illness.

The majority of Dr. Anderson’s patients live all across Oregon and are not local to Corvallis. Due to current telemedicine rules, we can establish care without an in-person visit. You must still be a resident of Oregon to become a patient.

Typically, patients start to see improvements within the first few months. However, true root-cause healing takes time. It’s not uncommon to uncover multiple layers and concerns along the way.

During the New Patient Package, Dr. Anderson will deep-dive into your health history and present to you a better idea of how long it’ll take to see the results you’re hoping for.

On average, patients work with Dr. Anderson between 18-36 months. After the active phase of treatment, it’s not uncommon for patients to continue to check-in every 6-12 months for a review and lab update.

True transformation takes time. It’s nearly impossible to make lasting & impactful change to your health in just a few visits. Dr. Anderson’s approach works best with patients who are “all in” and committed to do what it takes to get well.

Right now, Dr. Anderson is only seeing patients via telemedicine. All appointments — including the New Patient Visit — are conducted via phone or video teleconferencing. In the future, there may be opportunities for in-person visits.

Dr. Anderson is a licensed prescribing physician in the state of Oregon. However, she rarely prescribes medications.

If you’re currently taking medications, you must maintain a relationship with the prescribing medical provider. Dr. Anderson will not provide refills for prescriptions she did not initially prescribe.

Billing & Insurance Questions

No, our office does not accept or bill health insurance plans.

We believe that you deserve the highest level of care that is driven by your needs, goals and desires (and not one contingent or dictated by a third party insurance company). We strongly believe we can’t provide you with the care you deserve within the confines of an insurance based practice.

Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance company to determine if out-of-network naturopathic doctors are covered. Reimbursement varies depending on the type of coverage you have.

Patients generally receive only partial reimbursement for appointment fees. Not all services provided by Dr. Anderson are subject for reimbursement.

While we do not bill insurance directly, upon request, we will provide you with a service summary, or “superbill” that has all the codes your insurance company needs. If you have out-of-network coverage for naturopathic doctors, your insurance company may reimburse you directly for whatever your policy covers.

Please note that only a portion of the services provided by Dr. Anderson are billable to insurance.

Maybe. The answer depends on your insurance company. Some prescriptions are covered but it’s not unusual for custom compounded medications and specialized functional medicine testing to not be covered.

Yes. Dr. Anderson has a limited number of sliding scale spots available for patients. Currently, these spots are full and there is a 1-2 year waitlist for a sliding scale appointment. We are no longer adding to our waitlist.

Yes. Dr. Anderson provides payment plans upon request. A small administrative fee is added to cover the additional costs of processing these payments. Payment is still due before the time of service.

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