Frequently Asked Questions

Are your services covered by insurance?

No. Insurance companies in California do not directly cover our services. Most PPO insurances cover some labs & imaging ordered by Dr. Dzvonick. Many of our patients use their HSA or FSA accounts to pay for their care. Medicare plans do not cover our services.

How much does it cost?

Our prices for visits are listed here. Overall costs vary based on your case and what diagnostic tests and treatment plans the doctor orders for you.

Are laboratory fees included in the cost of the visit?

No.  Laboratory testing is performed by the lab and they charge a separate fee for their service. Most PPO health insurance plans cover basic labs ordered by the doctor.

What is the lab interpretation and handling fee?

In addition to the laboratory fee set by the lab, the doctor charges a separate fee to cover the time he spends, away from the patient, to interpret lab results. The handling fee includes the time spent ordering lab test kits, processing lab samples collected, shipping lab results and other administrative tasks involved with lab handling.

Can the doctor sign a medical exemption for vaccinations?

No. You or your child will need to be evaluated by an MD or DO and they will decide if a medical exemption is necessary.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics. The doctors who practice naturopathic medicine, called naturopathic doctors (NDs), are trained to serve as primary care general practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions.

How are Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) trained?

Naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, post-graduate, residential naturopathic medical programs. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, etc., as well as detailed study of a wide variety of natural therapies.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes. We are happily accepting new patients.