Frequently Asked Questions
What is your practice philosophy?
After being in the medical field for over 12 years- mainly the ER and Primary Care- I've seen a lot of patient care and medical practices that did not seem therapeutic for patients, let alone helpful in general. Through my professional and personal experiences, I think focusing on each patient as a sum of their parts is a major key to health. Practicing holistic in this way, I look at a patient's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health as is appropriate for each case. Although this doesn't necessarily mean that I will prescribe incense and a drum circle, our awareness of how the body interacts with our emotions, habits, relationships, jobs, etc is exponentially growing. Keying in on what else is going on in our whole is essential to whole health.
What is your professional background?
I became a nurse practitioner because I wanted to combine my love of science and people. Prior to starting my undergrad, I looked at becoming a physician assistant but I was attracted to starting at more of the ground level as a nurse and working my way up to becoming a nurse practitioner. Plus, the nurse practitioner had the ability to practice independently.
I worked six years as an RN after graduating from University of North Florida, most of my time being spent in the ER. I then graduated with my masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and worked again in the ER as an NP for a year, followed by three more years in a primary care office.
I always wanted to make my way to more of a primary care setting so that I could establish relationships and follow-up with patients.
Why don't you take insurance?
I don't take insurance because, generally speaking, insurance will not cover the amount of time and quality I provide. Insurance typically reimburses for about half the time I will be providing.
After your appointment, you are free to submit a receipt to your insurance for any "out of network" coverage they may offer.
Will insurance cover my lab testing?
Insurance should cover your lab fees per your insurance policy. Even though I am an "out of network" provider, insurance should still cover the normal amount of your lab fees. To make sure you avoid any unforeseen bills from insurance, I urge you to confirm with your insurance provider prior to getting labs drawn that the labs will be covered per your policy.
Where is your office?
My office is located inside Kinesis Integrated at 2710 28th St. Boulder, CO 80301. Kinesis Integrated is a physical performance center and pro athletic training facility run by none other than cool-guy (and great guy!), Chris Lee.
Can you explain your service costs?
I want to respect my patient's time and money and I want you to know exactly what you're paying for. With the purchase of each service, not only are you paying for the face-to-face time with me, but you are also paying for the behind the scenes work, which includes: reviewing your personally provided medical history, reviewing previous medical notes from other providers, sending orders, interpreting labs and radiology reports, reviewing medications and often, more research in to your conditions and how they may be interacting with other conditions and/or medications.
Available Lab Testing:
Urinalysis (ie, UTI)..............$10