The original meaning of the word “doctor” is teacher. A principle objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasize self-responsibility for health.

Naturopathic physicians also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.

Your First Visit

Thank you for making your appointment! I look forward to meeting with you. I want to make sure we can focus on your health so it would be helpful if you downloaded the patient registration form and the Privacy Practices. This may take a couple of minutes to download. Please be sure to fill out all of the papers as completely as possible, so as not to delay your appointment.

Also, please be sure to bring along your insurance card and any referral you may have. I strongly advise you to call your member services or eligibility number listed on your insurance card and request your benefit information. While I may be a listed provider on your plan, sometimes plans have special requirements for benefit eligibility. Some plans have different co-payments or variations on basic benefits for naturopathic physicians. It is always best to confirm your benefits.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early so we can get your paperwork together and have you checked in for your appointment.

If you are going to be late for an appointment, please call ahead as it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.

I look forward to meeting with you!

Dr. Alyssa DiRienzo