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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my new patient visit?

At your initial visit, you’ll meet with our patient care coordinator. She’ll spend time going over your history and your goals. She’ll review options and treatments available in our practice and obtain your initial labs. If you’re being seen for hormone therapy, a consultation will be scheduled with a provider to review your labs and establish a treatment plan.

 

Do you take health insurance?

No. Our practice is considered “direct care” or “cash pay”. Lack of insurance hassles and paperwork allows us to keep our prices reasonable. It also keeps the insurance companies from dictating your medical care, allowing the patient and provider to be the sole stakeholders in the therapeutic relationship.

 

Do you accept Flex Spending (FSA)/ or Health Savings (HSA) cards?

Yes. It is your responsibility to ensure that services are covered by your individual plan.

Do you offer free consultations?

No. Initial hormone consultations are $175 and include lab work and a follow up with a provider. Weight loss consultations are $300 and include baseline lab work and the initial 4 weeks of medication at the starting dose. Hormone labs may be added to a weight loss consultation for an additional $50.

 

Will you send my prescriptions to my normal pharmacy?

No. Bioidentical hormones are compounded medications and are created in specialized hormone compounding pharmacies. We do not prescribe most commercially available medications. Compounded hormones are shipped to your home as part of our membership programs.

 

What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP?)

A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who is trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe medications and treatment plans. In Colorado, nurse practitioners may work in collaboration or independent of medical doctors. There are many subspecialties including family, women’s health, or adult nurse practitioner among others.

 

What is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a professional degree in nursing. The DNP program includes additional clinical/residency hours beyond the Nurse Practitioner degree, as well as a capstone project which is usually a clinical practice research project that is often implemented through direct clinical care in an effort to improve healthcare outcomes. 

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