1. If I started naturopathic care today, how would my life be different a year from now? • Better sleep • More energy • Better moods • Fewer chronic symptoms • Deeper understanding of what your symptoms mean and how they relate • Knowing the BEST lifestyle for you and its influence on your well-being • Increased vitality and vibrancy
2. How does Dr. McCubbins define optimal health? • Minimal symptoms • Good sleep, vibrant energy, positive mental outlook, balanced appetite • Ability to adjust to changing life conditions • Quick adaption to stressful situations • Understanding the impact of your food choices and lifestyle • Acute illnesses occur once or twice a year • Absence of chronic disease • High level of fulfillment and self-reported well-being
3. What is the mission of Prosper Natural Health? Prosper Natural Health is a professional clinic engaged in the rendering of comprehensive health care to the general public. The purpose of our clinic is to support as many people as possible in their quest for optimal wellness based on a foundation of compassion, service, lifestyle education and natural therapies, so they may heal themselves and in turn, educate others. Ultimately, Prosper Natural Health hopes to heal both patients and the entire healthcare system itself. We strive to inspire, empower, and motivate patients to take an active role in their own healthcare. When patients are able to make lifestyle changes, they find they overcome their obstacles to cure and live a fulfilling life of wellness.
4. What types of conditions can a naturopathic doctor treat? Naturopaths are trained as primary care physicians and specialists in providing alternative treatments for any range of conditions. They treat a broad scope of conditions from earaches and sore throats to chronic diseases. Dr. McCubbins has special interest in gastrointestinal, endocrine, autoimmune, neurological, and womens health conditions, but is open to treating just about any condition. In the case where she feels another provider would be more appropriate, she's happy to provide a referral. See Common Conditions for examples.
5. What can I expect from my first visit at Prosper? Initial visits are one to two hours with 30 to 45 minute follow-ups. Dr. McCubbins will take a thorough history, do necessary physical exams, and may need to order lab work. If you have already had tests done you may choose to bring a copy of them with you. Some natural medications or supplements may be prescribed and a treatment plan will be devised at this time.
6. What role would a ND have in my health or on my health care team? • Can act as your primary care, but can also complement your conventional care • Partner in looking beyond your symptoms for the underlying cause • Part therapist, part primary care, part health coach, part cheerleader • By removing chronic health issues, can help you attain your lifes purpose and do more of what you love to do • Your trusted advisor as you restore balance and health to your life
7. If my symptoms are currently managed with medications, why should I seek naturopathic care? • To find out about the reasons why you developed your illness • To determine how to prevent a progression of your current diagnosis • To achieve true cure, meaning life without daily medication or supplements • To regain a sense of power over your health, to feel like YOU can have an impact on your illness
8. What is the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a homeopath or an herbalist? Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians, which is not true of homeopaths or herbalists. Naturopathic doctors have been trained in homeopathy and herbal medicine, which can be used along with other modalities.
9. Does Prosper Natural Health accept insurance? No. To provide you with the highest quality of healthcare, Prosper Natural Health does not contract with insurance companies. The medical insurance system has created a healthcare system where the doctor-patient interaction is rushed and the insurance company dictates medical treatment. You will never experience this at Prosper Natural Health. This means that Dr. Molly does not bill insurance companies for the goods and services that you receive, and your payment is due at the time of service.We are happy to provide you with the necessary codes and paperwork to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. At the time of service, you may request a “superbill” which will have all the necessary coding information for your insurance carrier. Reimbursement rates vary, so please call your insurance provider to determine your coverage for a primary care physician who is an “out-of-network provider.”
10. What payment methods do you accept? We accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard for payment-in-full at the time of service.