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FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

Monday: 9 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am -6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Do you accept insurance?

We do not bill insurance, Medicare or Medicaid and cannot accept any insurance as a form of payment. Federal programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid do not cover naturopathic care. Many Colorado insurance companies also do not allow naturopathic doctors to participate. That being said, we are happy to provide a super bill upon request for you to try and submit to your insurance.


What is your cancellation policy?

It is important to us at Terrain Integrative Medicine to be accessible to our patients. To ensure patients are able to schedule an appointment with us in a timely manner, we require at least 24-hour notice when cancelling or rescheduling your appointment. For missed appointments, or appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24-hour notice, the $50 deposit provided at scheduling will be forfeited. We understand that emergencies happen, so emergencies (as determined by the staff) are exempt from these fees.


Do you see children?

Terrain Integrative Medicine sees primary adolescent and adult patients, however, we will see children over the age of 2 years. For pediatric patients, we require that you maintain a relationship with a pediatric provider for your child’s primary health care needs.


Do naturopathic doctors believe in pharmaceutical medications?

Yes. While we can’t speak for all naturopathic doctors, here at Terrain Integrative Medicine we believe there is absolutely a place for pharmaceutical medications in healthcare. That being said we don’t believe that pharmaceuticals are your only option. What sets naturopathic medicine apart from conventional medicine is that we have many tools in our toolbox that we can use in conjunction with medications, as alternatives to medications or as a way to prevent the need for medications. This is not something you will generally find in conventional medicine. We also have the training and knowledge to know when each treatment, including pharmaceuticals, is appropriate.


Do you prescribe pharmaceutical medications?

No. Although all licensed naturopathic doctors are trained in pharmacology, not all states allow them to prescribe medications. In Colorado, naturopathic doctors are not permitted to prescribe medications. This also means we cannot advise you to discontinue or change the dose of your current medications. As your health improves, you may require a smaller dose of your medications or be able to discontinue them altogether, but this will be done under the guidance of the prescribing physician. Some people may need to remain on their medications depending on their condition. At Terrain Integrative Medicine we are open and comfortable working with other doctors on your healthcare team to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan, which may or may not include prescription medications, in addition to natural treatments. All of this being said, we are able to discuss pharmaceutical treatment options with you, which will allow you to make informed decisions on what your treatment plan will look like.


What training do naturopathic doctors have?

All licensed naturopathic doctors have attended and completed a 4 year doctorate program at one of the 8 accredited naturopathic medical schools. Prior to admission to these schools, all candidates must have obtained at lease a bachelor’s degree. Click here to learn more about the training and the differences between naturopathic medical school and conventional medical school.