Services, Pricing & Payment

Services, Pricing & Payment2019-01-18T16:24:27+00:00

Services, Pricing & Payment

Here is a brief view into our services. Please do not hesitate to contact us or book a free 15 min. consult if you have any questions about Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Alternative medicine, Holistic wellness, infertility educational assessment or our other wellness services below. We do take all forms of credit cards, offer financing options via Care Credit, HSA/FSA and will help you verify your health insurance to see if our services are covered.  Most services listed below expand for additional information.

Dr. Skip will work with you to assess what you need and provide you at-home care education during the appointment time and recommend a treatment plan if needed.  Unlike many conventional practitioners that limit your questions during a single appointment and request you to schedule a follow-up, we encourage you to bring a notebook with all of your health concerns because this is your time!

Our practice now accepts insurance for acupuncture patients. In order to best serve you I can verify your insurance benefits before you arrive.

Today many health insurance companies cover the cost of acupuncture treatments. We accept all major insurances including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United Health Care, and Veterans Affairs. Each of these insurers offer different plans to choose from, some of which include acupuncture benefits and some of which may not, but we will help you find out if your plan covers our services. By contacting us today we can begin the process of verifying your insurance benefits through your insurance provider.

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Some of the answers that we will obtain for you are:

  • Does your policy cover acupuncture?
  • Does your coverage have any exclusions or limitations?
  • Do you have in or out-of-network coverage?
  • Do you have an annual deductible?
  • Do you have a co-payment or co-insurance?
  • Do you have an annual visit limit?

If your policy covers our treatments, we will bill your insurance provider for our services. If our services are not covered under your plan, then you will be informed of alternate payment options. We accept cash, Care Credit and most major credit cards.

Cash patients can enjoy big savings by purchasing an acupuncture package. Our packages include large discounts for pre-paying for your treatments. No matter what your financial situation is, we will tailor a treatment package if your insurance policy does not cover our services.

To learn more about office policies regarding payments and policies please contact J. our business manager. We will provide the service of verifying your insurance benefits, free of charge, today! Contact us today for more information.

Services:

We encourage you to explore our treatment sessions below and hope you are ‘blown away’ by what we do!  Questions? Call J. at (304) 634-9700.

When you consult with us either in-person or virtually, we are confident your experience will be like no other and we pride ourselves on what we term as ‘Boutique’.

  • Dr. Skip will spend about an hour, in advance of your appointment, reviewing your entire health history via our intake forms that we ask you submit prior to your appointment.
  • You will then have an 1.5 hours with Dr. Skip to review these together. This is our differentiation to modern medicine where, if you are lucky, you get 15-25 minutes with your medical doctor to discuss one issue and are often sent to reschedule another appointment for anything additional. With us, you receive real quality time with your practitioner to discuss all of your concerns. Practitioners in the US typically charge $600 an hour for this concierge-type service, but we believe making this as affordable as possible.  What makes Dr. Skip unique is his training in Western, Eastern and Naturopathic medicine which poises us in a unique position to be your health educational ambassadors with a practitioner you can trust to help you understand the holistic breadth of options available to you.
  • Following your consultation, Dr. Skip will spend about an hour to create an individualized wellness protocol to address your health and wellness goals.  Yes, this is all included in with your initial wellness consultation.
  • Once on-boarded, you will have access to Dr. Skip on an adhoc basis by scheduling any follow-up visit(s) or book any of his treatment sessions, if you are local (more below).

Perhaps you have questions on your Wellness Protocol or, if you are local, need to schedule a review of your Functional & Hormone Labs Results. This service is to provide you real time with your practitioner to answer any and all questions you have.  We encourage you to have a notebook ready to fire away your questions, or submit them in advance to maximize your time with us.  If this is a Functional Medicine follow-up, updates to your protocol, based on your lab results are included in this fee and Dr. Skip will send after your consultation.

Fertility Consults are booked as a New Client On-boarding, Initial Consult, & Individualized Wellness Protocol.  Because Fertility is complex and may require Bodywork, Hormone Balancing, Functional Medicine, Scar Therapy or other treatments depending on the individual patient needs, these are discussed with the patient during the initial consultation.

Booked as an Existing Patient Follow-up.  Unfortunately, due to complex cross-state regulations, we can only review your labs with you if you are in-person.  Functional endocrinology and hormone testing is an illuminating way for us to get an overall picture of the health of the body and how well it and all the organs are working to complete a true root cause analysis of your health concerns and thereby formulate a very comprehensive and individualized protocol.

  • Want a Virtual Session: If you are out of state, we will provide you a supplemental detailed questionnaire, in lie of labs, to work to assess a root cause analysis, though, admittedly, not as precise.  These sessions are considered ‘Health Coaching’ sessions.
  • Want to Travel to Visit Us?: If you would like to visit our clinic, we encourage you to reach out to J., our practice manager, at (304) 634-9700 and he can provide you information on airlines, local hotels and if you are a foodie, even some restaurants to visit while you are here.  The farthest patient to ever visit us came from Dubai… how cool is that.
Lab costs are invoiced separately

When you come in for a treatment session, you receive an arsenal of clinically proven effective therapies.  Please explore some of our treatment sessions below for what they entail and prepare to be wowed.

Have a quick question that doesn’t a lot of time.  Just book a quick telephone call with Dr. Skip with whatever question you have.  If time runs away from you, and Dr. Skip has the time, we will just bill you for the additional time. We won’t ask that you schedule another appointment unless we absolutely have to, due to scheduling conflicts.

Sample Treatment Sessions:

Click on the links below to discover the breadth of our treatment sessions!:

Comprehensive Fertility Protocol Includes*: 

  • Fertility Protocol (including cycle optimization and fertility plan at-home)
  • Fertility Diet Plan
  • Fertility Exercise Plan
  • 12 months of cycle monitoring with virtual monthly check-ins with Dr. Skip
  • Prenatal Protocol
  • Postnatal Protocol
*TCM Rx’s, Supplements and Lab Work (functional and hormone) costs are additional based on need.

Body Work Protocol:

  • 6 one-hour Bodywork Sessions or 3 two-hour intensives – Mercier Therapy with modernization of Tui Na (see PubMed study of 83% pregnancy effectiveness within 12 mos. and documentary).  Dr. Skip is an international instructor of this therapy technique.
  • Oxygen Therapy – increases effectiveness of the Bodywork, optimizes blood oxygen, and reduces soreness and bruising.
  • Fertility Education – provided during treatment sessions to ensure proper cycle tracking of LH surges (ovulation testing) and cycle monitoring that will continue post treatment sessions (see above).
  • Fertility Formula – provided before each treatment session (TCM Longevity Formula shown clinically to improve fertility by clearing the meridian channels and tonifying the organs).
  • Magnesium or Progesterone Therapy – topical supplementation may be used, as needed.
  • Heat Therapy – may be applied to the abdomen prior to the bodywork to help improve circulation and during treatment sessions.
  • Essential Oil Therapy – provided during treatment sessions to help stimulate fertility and relaxation response.
  • Fertility Tea – provided after treatment sessions to support continued hormone optimization, hydration, circulation and warmth.
*program package options are diverse based on need, therefore, these various options will be discussed with the client during the initial consultation after client needs are assessed.

This 60 min. Immunity Boost Treatment (Oxidative Medicine Session) may include, based on need?:*

  • Ozone Insufflation: Ear or rectal, depending on symptoms. (10 min.)
  • UVB Sub-lingual therapy (30 min.)
  • Nebulizer Treatment consisting of Magnesium, Iodine, Glutathione, Hydrogen Peroxide and/or Colloidal Silver depending on symptoms (20 min.)
  • Single dose of high potency Liposomal Vitamin C
  • Single dose of high potency Vitamin D3
  • Single dose of TCM Longevity Formula for Immune Boosting
  • Ear Acupuncture aka Auricular Therapy administered via ear seeds for continued immune boosting post treatment
  • Immunity Protocol & Discharge Instructions provided for continued care at-home
  • Immunity Diet Plan for at-home use during the duration of the illness
Please note: Due to the time needed to administer the treatment, you will need a full 60 minutes, so please make sure you are not strapped for time.
*TCM Rx’s, Ozone Water, Supplements and Lab Work (functional and hormone) costs are additional and prescribed based on need.

This 30 minute treatment session is ideal for adrenaline junkies, athletes, students, emergency responders, or anyone that is dealing with tiredness or fatigue.

What does our Energy Boost / Fatigue treatment consist of?*: The below options are based on assessed need:

  • EWOT (Exercise with Oxygen Therapy) or Oxygen with Inversion (if patient is in any pain or prefers a less strenuous way to receive oxygen) – 20 min.
  • Injection for Energy
  • Single dose of high potency NADH (food that feeds the mitochondria specifically for energy production)
  • Single dose of high potency Liposomal Vitamin C
  • Single dose of TCM Longevity Formula
  • Ear Acupuncture aka Auricular Therapy administered via ear seeds for continued energy boosting post treatment
  • Energy / Fatigue Protocol & Discharge Instructions provided for continued care at-home
  • Energy / Fatigue Diet Plan for at-home use when additional energy is needed
*Additional TCM Rx’s, Supplements and Lab Work (functional and hormone) costs are additional and prescribed based on need.

This 60 min. treatment session may include the following based on need:

  • Bodywork: Vibracussion with modernization of Tui Na for joints, bones and muscles.  This can be focused on the area of pain or full body for lymphatic drainage and improved circulation.
    • Oxygen Therapy: will be administered to further increase the effectiveness of the bodywork and blood oxygen optimization while reducing soreness and bruising.
    • Heat Therapy: in preparation for the bodywork.
    • Relaxation / Pain Tincture: provided before each treatment session.
  • DMSO, Magnesium, or Progesterone with Aromatherapy for pain, as needed.
  • Acupuncture or Trigger Point (Acu-Point) Injection for pain and inflammation, as needed.
  • Single dose of high potency systemic enzymes for acute inflammation, if needed.
  • Single dose hydration beverage provided post treatment to minimize lactic acid buildup and soreness.
  • Ear Acupuncture aka Auricular Therapy administered via ear seeds for continued pain relief post treatment,
  • Pain Protocol & Discharge Instructions provided for continued care at-home.
  • Pain Specific / Anti-Inflammatory Diet Plan for at-home use.
Please note: Due to the time needed to administer the treatment, you will need a full 60 minutes, so please make sure you are not strapped for time.
*Additional TCM Rx’s, Supplements and Lab Work (functional and hormone) costs are additional and prescribed based on need.

This 60 min. treatment session may include the following based on need:

  • Heat Therapy for relaxation prior to treatment.
  • Sonopuncture (via tuning forks) or Acupuncture (patient choice).
  • Aromatherapy via Essential Oils for relaxation.
  • Gentle vibracussion with modernization of Tui Na for stress.
    • Optional Oxygen Therapy or Biofeedback Therapy during treatment.
  • Single dose Homeopathic Remedy or TCM Tincture for stress (patient choice).
  • Magnesium or Progesterone: topical supplementation may be used, as needed, during therapy sessions.
  • Ear Acupuncture aka Auricular Therapy administered via ear seeds for continued stress post treatment.
  • Stress Protocol & Discharge Instructions provided for continued care at-home.
  • Stress & Anxiety Specific Diet Plan for at-home use.
    *Additional TCM Rx’s, Supplements and Lab Work (functional and hormone) costs are additional and based on need.

Pelvic pain sessions are typically done over a period of 4-6 weeks and we recommend a minimum of six (60 min.) sessions scheduled as close together as possible for maximum long-term benefit. This technique is done externally on the outside of the abdomen and requires no vaginal work and includes:

  • Heat Therapy with modified Castor Oil Pack: may be applied to the abdomen prior to the bodywork to help improve circulation.
  • Single dose Chinese Rx for Pain: provided before each treatment session to improve effectiveness of the body work (works within 30 min.). Alert us if pregnant or nursing as formula will need to be altered.
  • Bodywork: Mercier Therapy with modernization of Tui Na with Vibracussion.
    • Oxygen Therapy: will be administered to further increase the effectiveness of the bodywork and blood oxygen optimization while reducing soreness and bruising.
    • Aromatherapy for relaxation to improve depth of body work.
    • Magnesium or Progesterone: topical supplementation may be used, as needed, during therapy sessions.
  • Pelvic Pain Protocol & Discharge Instructions provided for continued care at-home.
  • Pelvic Pain Specific / Anti-Inflammatory Diet Plan for at-home use.
*TCM Rx’s, Supplements and Lab Work (functional and hormone) costs are additional based on need.

Add-on as needed:

  • Scar Therapy: via Acupoint Injection to dissolve scar tissue that may be the causation of pain.
  • Muscle Relaxer & Anti-Inflammatory: via Acupoint Injection (i.e. Magnesium and Homeopathics)
  • Energy Boost: via Acupoint Injection (i.e. B Vitamin combo and Homeopathics)

Lab work (Serum or Saliva):

*These panels are comprehensive and may have adjustments (fewer or additional) based on your symptomatology. Please note the majority of clients will require both the Functional Endocrinology Assessment and Hormone Assessment Panels. Because Food / Environmental Sensitivity testing can often give false positives if the Functional issues are not balanced first, Dr. Skip recommends completing this secondarily to any functional assessment.  Price on request (Prices vary greatly depending on the tests ordered and your needs.)

You may have blood drawn from a LabCorp convenient to you, or in some cases we can send a test kit directly to your home.

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