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New Patient FAQs

What are Dr. Amerine and Dr. Knapp's credentials?

Dr.  Lisa Amerine, ND, DABHM, and Dr. Michael Knapp, ND, DABHM, are Naturopathic Doctors with Diplomate Status with the American Board of Homeopathic Medicines, registered and licensed in Colorado and Arizona.

How is homeopathy different from naturopathic or functional medicine?

A functional medicine practitioner may be anyone with a medical degree (medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, naturopathic doctor, doctor of chiropractic medicine, nurse practitioner etc).  This means the provider has training in natural medicine in general.  When you see a functional medicine practitioner, you can expect to receive an initial battery of tests to evaluate things like gut health, hormones, or nutrient status. Recommendations will depend heavily upon you making dietary and lifestyle changes to improve your health.

A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a doctor much like a Medical or Osteopathic Doctor, meaning the medical training is much the same.  One primary difference is that a ND does not do hospital medicine training.  A Naturopathic Doctor will still do extensive clinical training however the training is all in outpatient clinics.  When you see a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), you may have a similar experience as described above, or they may rely more heavily on one therapeutic modality or another—such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, homeopathy, or even prescription medications. Naturopathic Doctors are trained in conventional diagnostics as well as natural medicines, and the way they practice depends upon state regulations as well as areas where they have developed expertise.

Homeopathy is a specialty within medicine much like neurology is a speciality within medicine.  To be the best homeopath you should have a doctorate in medicine so that you can correctly assess each patient making the appropriate medical diagnosis and prognosis.  Not all who practice homeopathy in the United States are doctors and while they may not be bad homeopathic prescribers they have limited medical knowledge.  At our clinic not only are our providers doctors, they have gone over and beyond in the study of homeopathy achieving diplomate status meaning our doctors are the specialists of the specialists

Is a homeopathic medicine the same as an herb or supplement?

No. Homeopathic medicines are taken as liquid drops or pellets that dissolve under the tongue. Whereas herbs and supplements often need to be taken in large quantities or for long periods of time to maintain the effect, homeopathic medicines need to be taken less frequently (and sometimes only once!) to stimulate healing. Homeopathic medicines are easier to take than herbs or supplements and there is a much lower risk of interactions.

Will I need to change my diet or lifestyle?

Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanisms, and the effect of a homeopathic medicine does not depend directly on diet or lifestyle changes. That being said, unhealthy lifestyle habits can interfere with healing. You will get the best and most lasting results when using homeopathy along with a healthy lifestyle. 

Can Dr. Amerine and Dr. Knapp order labs or prescribe medications?

Dr. Amerine and Dr. Knapp are able to order labs and commonly order comprehensive panels that are more thorough than what you would typically get at a checkup. They do not have prescribing rights. If you have questions about prescription medications, you can consult with one of the nurse practitioners on our team. 

Is homeopathy covered by insurance?

We do not file claims with insurance, but many of our patients use their Health Savings Account or Flex Spending Account. Lab testing is often covered by insurance. 

What is a new patient appointment like?

Our goal is to listen and understand you completely and as a whole person. Your inital homeopathic appointment will be approximately 4 hours so that we can get a full understanding to recommend the best homeopathic medicine for you. You will be asked questions about your symptoms that you have never been asked before and may have never thought about. Initial appointments are conducted via Zoom so that you can be in the comfort of your own home.

What services do you offer in addition to homeopathy?

Our doctors are focused on delivering homeopathic care, but we have a team of practitioners who can also provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), direct neurofeedback, and hydrotherapy sessions.

Are there any contraindications or interactions with homeopathic medicines?

There are a small number of medications and natural products that may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines. Before booking your appointment with the doctor, we will ask you a few questions to make sure you are not taking anything that may interact.

We can’t wait to help get you whole healthcare for life!

Please feel free to call our office with any questions

303-665-2423

600 West Emma Sign

LOCATION:

600 W. Emma St.
Lower Level
Lafayette, CO 80026

BUSINESS HOURS:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

CONTACT:

303-665-2423

info@purehomeopathy.com

 

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