Most private health insurance plans offer some sort of naturopathic benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.
Dr McClintock is contracted with First Choice, Lifewise, Premera and Regence. She is an “out-of-network” provider for all other insurance companies.
Walla Walla Naturopathic is not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid at this time.
A naturopathic physician can be a primary care provider in Washington State. However Dr. McClintock is not offering primary care services at this time. This means she will not manage all of your screening exams and referrals. Naturopathic Physicians have some limitations in their ability to provide primary care. For example, they do not have hospital admitting privileges. For this reason, it is in your best interest to have a relationship with a conventional primary care provider. Dr. McClintock is happy to communicate with your primary care provider and share records at your request.
No. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover supplements at this time. However, if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), those funds can be used to purchase supplements prescribed by a naturopathic physician. Please let your provider know what documentation you need to use your HSA or FSA funds.
Professional grade nutraceuticals prescribed by your Naturopathic Physician may not be subject to taxes.
Yes and no. Routine labs ordered through a local hospital lab are typically covered by insurance per your lab. Sometimes naturopaths order specialty labs that are not eligible for insurance coverage. Those would be things like food sensitivity testing, salivary hormone testing, genetic testing, some stool testing and urine neurotransmitter testing. You will always be notified in advance if one of the specialty labs is indicated and have the option of declining it if you wish.
This varies on a case by case visit. In general there will be a follow up 2-3 weeks after your initial visit to see how you are doing on your treatment plan and make any adjustments if needed. After that your visits will likely be spread out more. If Dr. McClintock is managing a prescription medication for you, such as thyroid or hormone replacement, you will be expected to follow up every 3-6 months to maintain that prescription.
No. Dr. McClintock has not undergone the training required to be able to write authorizations for medical marijuana. She is not planning to take that training.
In most cases naturopathic medicine can help you better achieve optimal health. However, there are some instances where natural medicine may not be a good fit. If you are wondering whether Dr. McClintock can help you, feel free to schedule a 10 minute phone consult to better determine if our practice is the right fit for you.
It is with some sadness that I write to let you know that Walla Walla Naturopathic will be closing
after thirteen years. I am sorry to say that the Covid-19 virus has pushed an earlier retirement
than I would have liked.
It has been my honor and privilege to have served you and your family these many years. I have
been inspired by each and every one of you. I want to encourage and support your ongoing quest
for health and happiness and I wish you all of the best in that pursuit.
I will be posting on Facebook information and tips on how to improve and maintain immune
health during this challenging time. I hope that will be of value to you.
Information You Need:
I am able to make refills for you through May 30, 2020 after which time WWN will be closed.
For transfer of care I recommend Dr. Barton Moore and Tyler Christiansen at the Total Care
Clinic for those of you who need ongoing prescriptions. Dr. Julie Figgins is welcoming new
patients who do not require prescriptions and are looking for naturopathic lifestyle care. Dr.'s
Olswanger and Haugen are great primary care physicians. I have heard that there will be new
naturopaths coming to Walla Walla in the future.
I will maintain your records for seven years after the date of our last visit and these records are
available to you. I have shared your labs with most of you and can do that upon request at any
time. If you transition care I will need a signed records request to transfer your records to another
provider. I will put a form for this in the Charm Portal but the new provider will be able to
facilitate this for you.
FullScript accounts will remain active indefinitely so you can access your supplements which I
think is especially important during this time.
For the future I will be developing an online cash based practice called Functional Medicine
Solutions PLLC. This will have a specialty focus on autoimmune conditions and immune
enhancement as well as advanced testing methods for chronic complex disease.
In Health and Gratitude,
Dr. Melissa McClintock