When you walk through the door you step into a place where you will be treated not as an illness, but as a human being.  Natural integrative healthcare takes you into account as a complete person.  The advantage of integrative care is that it works with whatever other medical or alternative therapies you are utilizing.  

I have excellent working relationships with many area medical offices, integrative and alternative therapists and mental health care providers and strive to maintain seamless continuity of care with your other healthcare providers as much as possible.  In addition, my office is located at 54 Herrick Integrative Medicine in Southwest Harbor, which houses five distinct healthcare providers under one roof.  For more information about 54 Herrick click here

Your concerns will be heard, your questions will be responded to honestly and every effort will be made to ensure your comfort.  I will do my best to achieve your health goals as quickly as possible and in the event that we stop making progress I can put you in touch with other highly skilled area providers. 

Unlike many acupuncturists who oversee two or more treatment rooms at once, I see only one patient at a time.  While you are in my care you have my undivided attention for the duration of your treatment.

Availability

I am currently available at my office in Southwest Harbor on Tuesdays from 1-5pm and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8-5pm.  Appointments tend to fill up 1-2 weeks in advance November through May and 3-4 weeks in advance June through October.  During the summer and fall it is recommended to make appointments in advance through the entire season if you wish to come in regularly.

Because I specialize in care for women during pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period I attend births roughly a 15 times a year.  Because of the unpredictable nature of birth it can be impossible for me to know exactly when I might be called to a birth and for how long I might need to be there.  What this means is that I may, at some point, be required to cancel your appointment on fairly short notice – sometimes on the day of your treatment itself.  I take great care to ensure as much as possible that individuals already en-route to their appointment are never cancelled and that all cancelled patients are rescheduled in a timely manner.  If you feel that this arrangement is not something that will work for you please let me know and I will be happy to help you find a provider who will better meet your needs.

Benefits and Special Situations

• Family friendly! Relatively quiet children are always welcome during treatment sessions. 

• Insurance billing if you are covered under your policy.

• All herbs and supplements are deeply discounted from retail cost.

Cost of Care

Treatments for adults are $80-$100 and 50 minutes long.  Treatments for children under 15 are $30-$70 and last 25 minutes.  Children in their first two years of life can be treated at no charge during their parent's treatment session.

I do accept insurance that covers acupuncture.  If you are unsure if your policy covers acupuncture please give your insurance company a call to find out or call me to see if I have any experience billing through your policy.  If you are covered I will bill your insurance for you if it is allowable under your policy.

Currently MaineCare, Medicare and policies offered through the Affordable Care Act do NOT cover acupuncture. Acupuncture is covered by auto insurance if you have been in an accident.  I also have experience with billing Worker's Compensation.

Acupuncture is deductible as an itemized medical expense on you tax return.

Cancellation Policy

Timely cancellations are appreciated, but I completely understand that they are not always possible.  You will never be charged for canceling your appointment with 12 hours notice.  Forgotten appointments and last minute non-emergency cancellations will be billed to you at my regular rate if they can not be filled by someone on the waiting list.  Missed or cancelled appointments due to weather and hazardous driving conditions are always forgiven.  If you do not feel safe driving in winter weather conditions please do not hesitate to call and cancel.