What to Expect
• A thorough investigation of your medical concerns
• Comprehensive medical and lifestyle history
• Review of medications and supplements that you are currently taking
• Organize, prioritize and guide you with best quality supplements and dosage recommendations
• Analysis of past lab work and creation of new labs necessary to order next
• Appropriate physical exam if deemed necessary
• Establishing your health goals
• Detailed explanation of our treatment recommendations and our action plan
Prepare for First Visit
Complete the New Patient Intake and consent forms prior to your visit. These forms are emailed to you once you schedule your new patient visit and they can also be found in your Patient Portal (Charm). Our patient portal is designed to keep everything electronic and HIPPA compliant. All of your patient records will be stored in this secure portal. Your record will include consent forms, lab results, treatment plans, communications and education handouts. To read the full Notice of Privacy Practices, click HERE.
If you have recent blood work, scans or tests completed by your prior doctor or health care provider from the past year, please organize and bring these reports to your first visit. You can also get a head start by uploading these on the Patient Portal under Documents before your appointment.
Step 3:Learn more about Fullscript, our online natural pharmacy. If you need any assistance completing your order at the end of your appointment or between visits, our Nourish team is available to assist you.
Visit our contact page to review directions and parking instructions prior to your visit for prompt arrival time. You can also view our virtual tour on the contact page so you can see what our building, office and even the parking lot looks like so you can find our office with ease.
For any questions, feel free to call 619-345-3111. Please keep in mind we have a 48 hour $50 cancellation policy to respect the needs of our patients on our waiting list.
Talk to us! We offer a complimentary 15-minute consultation (in person or over the telephone), during which a Nourish doctor will learn more about you and help you match your needs to our various services. If Nourish isn’t right for you, we’ll tell you, and even help point you to other resources or options elsewhere, so you can continue your journey to health. Think of this offer as a your personal health match-maker!
Each of our providers offer FREE 15 minute consults for those who would like to meet before scheduling a new patient visit. This provides a chance for patients to meet the doctor with no obligations. You can discuss your health needs and confirm if you are a good a match for one another. We offer in-person, video or phone meetings, per your preference.
An initial visit as a new patient will take up to 1.5 hours. During this time you and the doctor will cover all aspects of your health and lifestyle practices. Follow up visits are typically 15-60 minutes, depending on the complexity.
We accept cash, checks, all major credits cards along with HSA and FSA credit cards. We do not accept insurance for office visits, however, we do accept insurance for select laboratory tests. We continuously research lab companies to get the best rates and options for our patients. For office visit reimbursement, we can give you the necessary paperwork to file with your insurance company. Some are reimbursed through “out-of-network” benefits. This model ensures high quality care with time dedicated just for you.
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention, treatment and optimal health utilizing the body's innate self-healing processes. Naturopathic treatments may include the following practices and modalities: clinical and laboratory testing, nutritional and botanical medicines, dietary recommendations, homeopathy, intravenous and injection therapies, lifestyle changes and various forms of counseling. NDs use a wide range of natural therapies and also write prescriptions for pharmaceuticals when appropriate. Naturopathic doctors seek to treat the underlying causes of disease and to restore the whole body to optimal health. Naturopathic doctors promote wellness using the safest, most effective and least invasive therapies available.
Nourish provides health services and medical care for all ages, both men and women. We regularly treat patients who have repeatedly visited other practitioners without finding the right solutions for them. Our patients are open to natural treatments and seek a healthcare partner who listens to what they have to say and takes a whole approach to health, inclusive of how mind and soul affect the body. Some of our patients are dealing with ongoing health concerns, others have no symptoms but simply want to prevent disease and promote their best health. We cover everything from chronic disease and acute illness to menopause, andropause, weight gain and more.
In short, we treat people who want to care for their bodies in a more nurturing way. It’s all in the name!
Your body gives you signals when something isn’t working for you. When your car is acting funny and a light goes on, you can deal with it one of two ways:
- Reset the button and ignore the alert
- Drive to the auto shop
If you choose to reset the button and ignore the alert your car will continue to become more and more of a hassle and that light will turn right back on before you know it. If you really want to figure out WHY the service light went off in the first place you drive to see a mechanic (the "car expert"), ask them to diagnose the problem, and fix your car so it won’t happen again. When and how you address the problem can make the difference between driving for another 100,000 miles and ending up pulled over on the side of the road!
Your body is constantly sending you signals about your wellbeing (or lack thereof). Our Nourish Doctors will take a close look at the “alerts” you’re getting and listen carefully to what your body may be trying to say. For us, it’s about turning off the annoying dashboard alert while getting under the hood to see if it can be fixed once and for all.
Homeopathy is the treatment of disease by minute doses of natural substances. This is a holistic and natural approach to medicine that treats each person as a unique and whole individual and stimulates the body's natural healing process. For more information, see our YouTube series about Homeopathy.
- Resolve Fatigue and Increase Energy
- Optimize Hormones
- Improve Digestion
- Stabilize Thyroid
- Relieve Pain
- Shed Weight
- Relieve Food Sensitivities and Outdoor Allergies
- Balance Blood Sugar
- Enhance Immunity
- Manage Mood
- Achieve Mental Clarity
- Increase Your Overall Health
- Improve Inner & Outer Beauty
- Increase Quality and Understanding of your Diet
- And more!
Please have your pharmacy fax us a refill request and we will return the approval from your doctor within the next business day.
You can conveniently order supplements on our online store or at our in-office checkout. Your supplements will then be shipped directly to you.
Absolutely! We do offer pediatric services and love to see family members of all ages!
Naturopathic Doctors can act as your primary care doctor and can also work in conjunction with and refer to all types of doctors and healthcare practitioners. We will always work to find the best plan of care for you as an individual.
During the initial treatment phase of your care, you can expect to see your doctor somewhere between every 3-7 weeks. When symptoms improve and health goals are met, visits are spread out to anywhere between 3-12 months.
- In the case of any medical emergency, you should always dial 911, visit an emergency room or urgent care facility.
- For non-urgent matters pertaining to your previous visit or treatment plan, you can call us during our business hours or send us a short message through your Patient Portal and we will get back to you as soon as possible (usually within two business days). For messages for Dr. Stewart, please call the office or message Coleen, Dr. Stewart's assistant in your Patient Portal.
- For non-urgent matters regarding a new question or concern between your follow-up visits, do offer limited brief appointments. These questions often deserve more attention than a quick message reply. These brief appointments can be in-person, on video chat or on the phone for 5-15 minutes. This allows time for your doctor to review your chart and fully answer your question in-between your follow-up appointments. Reading and responding to long messages takes us away from our scheduled patients so thank you for understanding and agreeing to our messaging policy.
Patients can experience the benefits of naturopathic care within days or months, depending on the nature and severity of the conditions being treated. Every patient is different and your dedication and commitment can determine the length of time it will take to experience the results of your treatment.
An appointment is always required to see one of our doctors. Please call ahead and we may even have a time available day–of. We do offer walk-ins for vitamin injections and blood draws for established patients. We recommend calling ahead to let us know that you are on your way.
We charge a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment time. If we are not in the office to make a change to your appointment, please leave us a voicemail or an email that we will receive on our next business day.
No, you do not. We offer a select line of therapeutic grade supplements that may be purchased online. Our doctors have created categories with some of our favorite supplements, from colds and flus to adrenal support
We can refund your money 100% for any unopened products. Products that have been opened are final sale. If you purchased your supplement from Fullscript, please contact them directly (866-807-3828) for returns.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires practices to provide an explanation of your rights with respect to your personal health information and the privacy practices of the medical center and it's independent contractors. Click HERE to read our full Notice of Privacy Practices.
Prop 65 is a California law that requires a warning on any products containing qualifying levels of over 800 substances, such as pesticides, heavy metals, and even Vitamin A at certain levels.
The reason some products contain this warning is due to the presence of lead above 0.5 mcg per recommended daily dose per serving.
Lead in high amounts is absolutely dangerous and not advised. However, the highest per serving lead level found in any Nourish product is less than you might find in a 4oz. serving of lettuce!!
We use the purest ingredients available, but lead is everywhere in our environment and is impossible to avoid in many natural, plant based ingredients. That is because lead is found in the soil where the plants are grown and, therefore, it is present in virtually all plant-based products.
Examples of lead content of common foods are reported by U.S. FDA (these foods would require a Prop 65 warning if they were dietary supplements)
- Lettuce, leaf, raw (4oz) 1.59 mcg/serving
- Spinach, fresh/frozen, boiled (4oz) 7.03 mcg/serving
- Sweet potatoes, fresh, baked (4oz) 7.26 mcg/serving
That fact is – most foods found in the produce section of the grocery store, along with many other healthy foods such as nuts, fish, wine and many others – would require a Prop65 warning label if the law was uniformly enforced.
No! As the State of California’s own Proposition 65 website states, “A Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.”
The FDA’s Recommended Safe and Tolerable Daily Diet Lead Intake for adults is 75mcg. This is 150 times the amount that requires a Prop 65 warning, and yet is considered safe by the U.S. FDA. The FDA has established 750mcg as the amount of lead that is known to cause health problems. This is 1,500 times the amount that requires a Prop 65 warning.
- Nourish Medical Center offers convenient blood draws in-office for $35. Appointments are necessary to ensure adequate time dedicated for your lab tests, possible insurance discussions and test kit explanations.
- If you do not live nearby, there may be other options available, including visiting your local LabCorp or Quest for standard lab tests. Mobile phlebotomy services may also be an option when necessary.
- Nourish offers shipping for many of our functional test kits for you to complete at home.
Your labs can be viewed during your follow up consult in your Charm patient portal located HERE. For in-office consults, we often print you a copy of your lab results to take notes on. In urgent cases, you can call our office to review, sign and share your lab results ahead of time but we ask for you to reserve this request for urgent matters only. Sharing your lab results ahead of your scheduled follow up appointment does not provide a full interpretation or treatment plan so we always prefer to have your doctor review these with you.