Frequently Asked Questions

What is  Naturopathic Medicine?


Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct healthcare profession that uses a combination of modalities to address the whole person with an emphasis on treating the underlying cause of symptoms and prevention of disease. We use a variety of healing methods to create health in your body including: nutrition, botanicals, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, counseling, laboratory testing, naturopathic adjustments and more. By addressing all aspects that determine a patients health, we are able to correct imbalances and utilize the body’s self-healing abilities, leading to a healthy life. Applying this strategy of healthcare individualized to each patient, Atlas Naturopathic Health Center can reach our goal of making Midcoast Maine a healthier community. You can learn more from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians here.




Who can be seen by a Naturopathic Doctor?


At Atlas Naturopathic Health Center, all ages are welcome. We do recommend that if the patient is under 15 years old they should have an established pediatrician in addition to naturopathic care. To learn more about what conditions we treat please visit our home page or call our office.




Can I be seen by both a naturopathic doctor and a conventional medical doctor?


Yes, you can be seen by both types of doctors. It is sometimes necessary to have a medical doctor on your team along with your naturopathic doctor in order to best serve your individual needs as a patient.




Do you accept insurance?


At this time, Atlas Naturopathic Health Center does not accept health insurance. However, upon request we are happy to provide our patients with a "superbill" (an itemized form detailing health services) which patients can submit to their insurance company for possible reimbursement. Atlas Naturopathic Health Center cannot guarantee that your health insurance will reimburse you. We recommend calling your insurance company regarding what services are covered. Payment is still expected at time of treatment.




Can you order blood tests?


Yes, naturopathic doctors can order both standard and specialty laboratory tests.




Do you prescribe medications?


Pharmaceutical medications are seen by Naturopathic Doctors as a higher force invention, meaning if there is an option (depending on the condition being treated) then other treatments may be recommend as the first-line of treatment. Sometimes it is necessary to use prescriptions to treat the underlying cause of a condition as a first-line defense.




What is your cancellation policy?


Please allow 24 business hours’ notice (Mon-Fri) for cancellations or rescheduling of appointments. If an appointment is not cancelled within 24 hours Atlas Naturopathic Health Center policy is a $25.00 fee. When a patient does not call to cancel an appointment, they are preventing another patient from getting much needed treatment. We at Atlas Naturopathic Health Center understand that emergencies happen and exceptions will be made for those cases at our discretion.




Have more questions?


Call, email or send us a message and a team member will get back to you.




What are your accepted payment methods?


We accept the following payment methods: cash, check, HSA/FSA* cards, and all credit/debit cards. *Please note that insurance coverage varies for Health Savings and Flex Spending accounts, to confirm if Naturopathic Care is covered please contact your insurance provider to determine individual coverage.