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Appointment Information

New Patient Appointments:

Initial naturopathic appointments are 2 hours long (for adults).  During this visit, Dr. French will take a detailed medical history and perform any necessary physical exams.  The length of this visit allows for ample time to discuss your health concerns and enables Dr. French to better understand you and your particular health condition on an individual basis.

After this consultation, Dr. French will create a treatment plan custom tailored to your needs.  Previous records or labwork may be requested by the doctor and/or additional labwork may be suggested, depending on your health concerns and medical history.

Please bring the completed new patient paperwork to your first visit.  You can download these forms from the website (see below on this page) or call the office to request that they be mailed to you.  In addition, please bring any copies of recent labwork to the appointment, as well as a list of any medications and supplements, including dosages, you are currently taking.

Follow up visits are typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment, and range between 30 and 60 minutes.  During these appointments we evaluate the effectiveness of your current treatment plan and make any necessary modifications.  The frequency of additional follow-up visits depends on the severity and complexity of your condition

Dr. French encourages anyone who is considering becoming a new patient to schedule a 15 minute free consultation, in person or over the phone.  This short appointment allows prospective patients to meet the doctor and learn more about what naturopathic medicine has to offer them.

Long distance appointments are available via Skype.

Craniosacral Appointments:

Initial Craniosacral appointments are 1hour and 20 minutes. After having you fill out a brief health history form, Dr. French will explain the fundamentals of craniosacral therapy and discuss your individual concerns prior to the craniosacral session, which is 50-60 minutes long.

Subsequent visits are scheduled for 1 hour.

It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothes to your appointments.

Scheduling:

To schedule an appointment, please call (603) 431-6677.

Patient Forms

Left click the form to open a PDF in new window, or right click and choose “save as” to save the PDF to your computer.

Payment:

Payment is expected upon services rendered. Giving Tree Natural Health accepts cash, personal checks, Visa and Mastercard.

We all have circumstances come up occasionally that make it difficult to keep appointments.  With that in mind, we are happy to accept cancellations or postponements 24 hours in advance.  There is no charge if an appointment is cancelled with 24 hours notice. There is a $50 charge for new patient cancellations and a $25 charge for follow-up appointment cancellations that are made with less than 24 hours notice.

Insurance:

Thanks to recent legislation, beginning January 1, 2013, individual insurance plans in NH now cover naturopathic medicine and naturopathic physicians are considered out-of-network providers.

Cigna and Harvard Pilgrim have recently started covering Naturopathic Doctors in NH as specialists.  In most cases, Harvard Pilgrim requires a referral from your PCP.

If you are covered by another insurance company, they may reimburse you for the services of a Naturopathic Doctor, but you will need to check with your plan for details.

Payment for services is expected at the time of your visit.  Dr. French will provide you with a receipt and a detailed “superbill” which you can submit to your insurance company for “out-of-network provider” reimbursement (if such services are covered by your plan).

It is the patient’s responsibility to check with his or her insurance company regarding coverage and any deductibles that must be met prior to coverage.  When speaking with your insurance company inform them that Dr. French is a primary care doctors in the state of New Hampshire, but is considered “out-of-network” at this time.  Please ask if your plan covers both out-of-network providers and Naturopathic Medicine.

Health Savings Accounts should also cover naturopathic services and prescribed supplements, but as always, you should confirm this with your provider.