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Office Policies

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Monday - Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.   (Special arrangements may be considered) 

Insurance Coverage: 

Dr. Opunui is credentialed and is actively taking patients with the following insurance: 

-HMSA HMO and PPO

-UHA

-HMAA

Service Fees: 

Fees are based on whether an appointment is an initial consultation which are typically 60 minutes in length or a follow-up visit which is roughly 30 minutes in duration.  Office visit fees do not include the cost of medicine (supplements) or procedures which will be an additional expense 

A sliding scale is always considered for patients with financial restrictions. 

We accept payment by check, cash, VISA or MasterCard.  

Effective January 1, 2014:

Most insurance companies will reimburse you for seeing a naturopathic physician.

Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to not discriminate against licensed health care providers. 

Insurance plans that we know will comply with this law:
-HMSA (most plans), FedBlue, Aetna

Insurance plans that this law does not apply to:
-Medicare, MedQuest

Insurance plans that have not announced their intention to comply:
-HMAA (already covers naturopathic medicine but limited to 20 visits per year)
-Kaiser 

Medicine: 

We will provide most, if not all, of the medicine that we recommend for you. If you wish to request refills, please contact the office by email or call the office at least one day prior to when you wish to pick up to ensure availability. 

 

General Understandings

 

You and I are partners in your health care

In your journey to optimal health, each of us has a responsibility. You are in control of your health and it is your job to report your symptoms as thoroughly as possible. Only you can share your unique experience. My job is to interpret the data provided and apply my medical experience and training to understand what is causing these symptoms and provide you with an integrative natural medicine treatment recommendation.

It is important for you to take responsibility of your health

The only way to sustainable and improved health is if you can become your own health advocate. My goal with every patient is to achieve a level of wellness where you no longer need regular appointments with me. In order to get there, I will provide you with copies of your labs, teach you foundational elements of wellness, and instruct you on the causes of your condition(s) so you can be proactive with your health needs.

It is important that you provide me with all available pertinent medical information

In order to serve you best it is important to see all relevant blood and laboratory diagnostic testing that you have done. Please list me as one of your physicians to receive copies of all of your lab work (both past and future). I will call you to talk about your labs even if everything appears to be “normal” as these values can be quite different from “optimal” values.