It’s 2014, and unless you live in Oregon, Washington or Vermont, your insurance based healthcare is NOT going to keep you well.
As much as I cringe at the analogy of our bodies being like cars, people inevitably think of themselves that way all the time. The squeeky wheel gets ignored until it’s a screaming or debilitating pain.
We pay for car insurance and know it’s going to be there when we crash (after paying our deductible). But, we don’t expect car insurance to wash our windows, vacuum the interior, change the tires, the oil, the belts or even cover our annual tune-ups to see how things might be deteriorating within.
Health insurance is not much different in most states. It will help out with emergency room visits, basic screenings for life-threatening illnesses (PAPs, prostate exams and mammograms for cancer, bone density screenings for osteoporosis, etc…) And it usually covers an annual exam to check for hypertension, monitor growth and BMI and provide medications that treat the symptoms.
Unfortunately, our current medical model misses out on how to keep people healthy. While pharmaceutical medications are necessary in many circumstances, supporting health naturally so we don’t need them or improving health while we’re on them so we only need them short-term is ideal. It’s no fault of modern Doctors, its the larger systems emphasis on drugs and surgery as the only medicinal tools.
Most of the current drug safety information is based on short-term controlled trials and the harm of utilizing medications is always acknowledged in their litany of side effects. As research continues, we learn of previously unknown harmful effects from long-term or combined medication use.
Fortunately, humans have been living a very long time and we have an immense history of health and vitality to learn from traditions around the world. Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Native American medicine, Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophical medicine, Western herbalism and the European Eclectic physicians are among my favorites.
With Naturopathic medicine, we are able to address the foundation of imbalances and improve our health over time from a truly integrated perspective. It’s the journey of a lifetime, not a one stop shop! With ancient systems, we learn what our bodies need, where are weaknesses are and how to improve ourselves day by day. With modern science we get detailed information on changes and stats of organ function. Naturopathic medicine is the most comprehensive medical training in holistic medical assessment from both perspectives. For details on educational curriculum, check this comparison out: Nat-Med-Ed-Comp-Curricula
At Stillwater, I want to support the community in their long-term health. Trained as a holistic primary care provider, my goal is to not only address the current symptoms and diagnosis (working in conjunction with your other physicians, medications and insurance system) but to be your guide and ally in your health journey toward optimal vitality. I believe in making the best use of tools from all systems of healthcare and healing. It’s 2014, shouldn’t we have it all?
I have created a Membership program to provide people with an affordable addition to their routine healthcare costs. Plans range from $25. per month to $150. depending upon the intensity of need for change. These rates are significantly reduced in my effort to assist the revitalization of Lyons after our devastating flood last fall.
Whether you’re passionate about maintaining the health you’ve got, you recognize your health is lacking by a sense of something’s not right or you have a serious diagnosis contact me to find out which package is right for you. If you’re in a place to support the health of the Lyons community in a more direct way, consider making a donation to this program to sponsor a patient in need.
Our 2014 membership plans include:
Basic Care – $25./month or $300./year ($555. value)
- Naturopathic annual health evaluation & treatment plan
Three acute care appointments for illness or injury
- 6 shared-use visits to the foot spa & infrared sauna
This package is intended for individuals who have good health, who wish to keep it that way with annual evaluations of what’s going on under the surface. It also allows for 3 visits for illness, injury or other changes that need focused support. (Acute care visits may include acupuncture, bodywork, hydrotherapy or other services).
6 visits to the infrared sauna are available throughout the year to give the body a boost either with an annual cleanse, illness or just relaxation. (Ideal package for pediatric patients, spa visits can be utilized by parents!)
– $50./month or $600./year ($1005. value)
- Seasonal comprehensive health evaluation & treatment plans
- Three acupuncture or acute care appointments
- 6 private visits to the foot spa and infrared sauna
This package is intended for individuals who want a closer eye on their health with 4 quarterly comprehensive evaluations and treatment plans. Ideal for individuals with low-grade or controlled health issues such as; asthma, allergies, headaches, intermittent digestive challenges, PMS, controlled auto-immune disease, cancer relapse prevention, and others. This package may also serve as a minimum care plan for complex health challenges with financial challenges.
This package is ideal for individuals who are traveling a distance to come to Lyons. Make your quarterly visit a full spa-like experience with 90 minutes of spa treatment and your 60 minutes + for the Doctor appointment.
Treatment Focused Package –
$100./month or $1200./year ($2430. value)
- Naturopathic annual health evaluation & treatment plan
- Twice monthly treatment sessions (Acupuncture, Bodywork or Hydrotherapy)
Add on twice monthly sauna and foot spa for additional $25/month.
This package is suited for individuals who may be in optimal health but utilize their bodies intensively and want to keep things tip-top, such as; athletes, performers, dancers, yoga instructors, builders, farmers and those who know the personal value of routine care.
It also serves patients who have chronic health challenges that know what they need, either via our recommendation or personal preference. For example, ADD/ADHD treatment, emotional health with 5-element acupuncture, chronic pain as well as progressive, degenerative conditions such as MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinsons disease or immune disorders such as Hepatitis or HIV. This is also the package recommended for macular degeneration treatment.
– $150./month = $1800./year ($2835. value)
- Monthly comprehensive Naturopathic with Acupuncture appointments
- Monthly private visits to the infrared sauna and japanese foot spa
- 6 Additional acute illness or injury appointments.
This package is suited towards individuals with uncontrolled health challenges who are in need of comprehensive evaluation and treatment. This commitment will be necessary for successful treatment of conditions such as; menopausal transition, adrenal fatigue, infertility, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, obesity, heart disease, diabetes.
This package serves as the foundation for natural cancer treatment support and holistic addiction recovery. However, more support may be necessary depending upon diagnosis and evaluation.
All Programs Include:
20% discount on additional appointments.
Discounts to classes and health topic specific lectures and events.
Email and phone support with our Dr. Hart.
Annual Membership – automatic payment required with 12 month contract.
We can customize any plan to meet your needs and budget.
Discounts for additional family members!
Questions? Feedback? Curiosity? I’d love to hear from you!