Patient Information

The Visit

The constitutional assessment is at the heart of homeopathic treatment. A constitution is the totality of unique reactions and affinities of an individual; it takes into account the mental, emotional and physical state of the person. During a constitutional assessment the doctor gathers in-depth information about how an individual responds to stressors and the global function of the person. This assessment is a process that takes between 1 and 2 hours.

Your doctor will collect the information and look for persistent patterns. There are over 2,000 homeopathic remedies. The doctor may need time to study your case, or may give you a remedy at the time of your appointment. The purpose of collecting and studying this information is to find the homeopathic remedy that is suited for you at this time.

Insurance

Drs. Baker, Pleiman, and Robbins are contracted with a number of Premera, Regence, Blue Cross, First Choice and Lifewise health insurance plans.  Additionally, Drs. Pleiman and Robbins are contracted with Aetna and Cigna.

We strongly encourage you to contact your insurance carrier before your first visit regarding coverage for your care.  If your health insurance plan requires a referral from another physician, we must have received the authorization in our office before your visit.

If we are not contracted with your insurance company, and for all services not covered by insurance, payment is due at time of service.  In this case, please let our front office staff know if you would like to seek reimbursement directly from your insurer; we will be happy to provide you with the appropriate procedure and diagnosis codes.

Deposits and Cancellation Fees

Your appointment is a significant block of time reserved on the schedule for you alone. A $100 deposit is required for all first time appointments. This deposit is refundable only if three-business days’ notice is given for cancellation or change of date. We also require one business day’s notice for a return visit (i.e. you must notify us by Friday morning for a Monday cancellation) For return patients, we reserve the right to charge a $50 late cancellation fee.