My private practice has been closed to new patients for a little over a year now. I’ve been steadily working through my wait list during that time, and we’ve finally reached the end of it. I’m now able to re-open to new patients in the U.S. only. (Unfortunately, I’m no longer accepting international patients.)
In order to keep things under control (i.e. avoiding excessively long wait times for existing patient follow-up appointments), I am only re-opening on a wait list basis. The procedure is as follows:
- You fill out a basic new patient info form on my website.
- My staff sends you an Informed Consent and new Patient Guide listing the timelines and office policies for your review and signature.
- We contact you when it’s your turn to schedule your initial consultation.
We’ve established deadlines for each step of the new patient process to keep things moving along, and you’re required to comply with them if you wish to work with me. If the deadlines seem like they might be a problem for you given your current schedule and commitments, we ask that you delay your new patient application until you are able to meet them. We cannot honor requests to extend the deadlines.
These procedures aren’t arbitrary; they’re in place to give as many people a chance to see me as possible. I have a small private practice and only see patients two days a week. I do this for several reasons. First, the investigative approach I take with patients requires that I spend time outside of clinical hours researching cases and continuing to develop new protocols based on the latest scientific evidence. Second, as many of you know, I write a blog, host an internet radio show, create digital education programs, write books and speak publicly at conferences in my field. These activities allow me to help a greater number of people than I could otherwise help in my private practice alone.
Please be sure to read all of the information in the Approach, Services and FAQ sections on the Services page if you’re considering becoming a patient. It explains my approach to working with patients, what you should expect, my rates and answers to some common questions we receive.
If you’d like to proceed, click here to visit the appointment page and sign up for the wait list.
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