Thank you for your interest in becoming a patient at Lewis Family Natural Health. We look forward to working with you on your health goals!
To become a patient, please review the three steps below:
First, schedule your free 15-minute consultation
We recommend that all potential patients take advantage of our complimentary 15-minute initial consultations.
These free 15-minute consultations can take place in the office or over the telephone.
During these introductory meetings you will be able to:
- Meet with one of our doctors.
- See our office in person.
- Learn how naturopathic medicine can address your specific health concerns.
- Ask questions about what it’s like to be a patient at our office.
- See if our doctors and our office are a good fit for what you are seeking. If not, the doctors are often able to help direct you to other offices or practitioners in town that might be a better fit for you.
Please note that we are not able to give specific recommendations or health advice during this introductory consultation.
Second, sign up for the New Patient Series
The vast majority of our patients start their naturopathic care at our office through the New Patient Series.
The New Patient Series is actually two appointments, spaced a week apart, that are designed to allow our doctors to get to know you and your health concerns at a deep, detailed level. This comprehensive naturopathic assessment is necessary so that an individualized, whole-person plan can be created just for you.
The first visit lasts 90 minutes; the second visit a week later is for 60 minutes.
Third, download the New Patient Forms and fill them out before your first New Patient Series appointment
In preparation for your first New Patient Series appointment, please download and complete our New Patient Forms. These forms are designed to help us learn as much about you as we can before your first visit. They may take some time to fill out, so don’t wait until the last minute to start working on them.
Please mail, fax, or bring these completed forms to our office a few days before your first visit so your naturopathic doctor will have a chance to review them ahead of time.
If you have trouble downloading them, we have hard copies available at our office.
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE OF ASHEVILLE, NC
We often hear from people who can’t find a local naturopathic physician. Individuals from Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and beyond contact us saying we are the closest office with naturopathic physicians within 100’s of miles. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry–we may still be able to help!
Even if you live out of town, we can still work with you
Does this sound familiar: You are sitting at your computer right now, searching for a local naturopathic doctor…and you realize that there are no naturopathic doctors in your town. Or in your county. Or in some cases, in your state!
Because naturopathic medicine is still a relatively small profession and there aren’t a lot of us around (especially in the Southeast), it’s not uncommon for us to get calls from people who realize Lewis Family Natural Health to be one of the closest naturopathic offices within a several hour drive. We get calls from people in your situation all the time, and are able to successfully help many of you despite the distance.
We have many patients who live in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. In fact, we have patients who live even further away–we’ve worked with patients as far away as California, Hawaii, and even Germany and Australia!
Until the time arrives when every city and town has a naturopathic doctor, we can be a resource for you in providing the naturopathic care you are seeking. No matter where you live, we may be able to help!
How we work with patients over long-distances
In many situations we are able to work with patients who live a distance from Asheville. Many of the naturopathic therapies we use do not require face-to-face contact to be effective.
Your first visit
If at all possible, we recommend that you come to Asheville in person for your first visit. Sometimes this is not possible, and we may still be able to work with you.
Follow up visits
After that first visit, however, there are many options for how we can continue to work with you from the comfort of your own home via:
- Telephone appointments
- Skype and other web-based communication
Payment and Supplements
We ask to keep a credit card on file that will be charged automatically at the end of each telephone appointment.
Recommended supplements and homeopathic remedies can be easily ordered and mailed to you from our office. We offer a convenient online reordering system that works great for our out-of-town patients. We regularly ship packages via US Postal Service (priority or express mail) to locations across the United States.
Not all patients and situations are appropriate for long distance phone visits. Contact us today to schedule your free 15-minute consultation with one of our doctors to see if this is an appropriate option for you.