Frequently Asked Questions
Your Questions, Answered
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine describes the synthesis of multiple approaches to patient care. In this case, as a PA, Jessica utilizes cutting edge modern diagnostics, and prescribes medications for treatment of disease. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, she provides her patients with additional options for treatment of pain and medical conditions. With a background in Chinese nutrition theory, and energy medicine, she assists patients in claiming their own healing. Integrative medicine has the unique advantage of leveraging diverse medical options to provide the most appropriate care for the individual patient.
What should I expect from my first session?
Jessica believes in quality over quantity. New patients should be advised to reserve up to 90 minutes for an appointment. Please bring all prior medical records and medications, herbs, and supplements to this appointment. Jessica will take the time to thoroughly review your medical history, discover your personal health goals, and come up with a recommended plan for you to step into your own healing.
What does a healing relationship with Jessica look like?
Expect to have a partner and advocate as you determine what optimal health looks like for you. It is recommended you meet with Jessica quarterly to review where you are on your healing path. More frequent appointments for regular acupuncture or other modalities might be recommended for specific or acute conditions. In general, reserve 60-minutes for all return-patient appointments. However, for established patients, Jessica is also available for more brief (30-minute) telehealth appointments to address pressing health concerns that may come up along the way.
Do You Bill Insurance?
Superbills are available for you to submit to your own insurance, but Jessica is not directly contracted with any insurance companies. Working with insurance limits treatment options, and often directs patient care so it is no longer in alignment with the best integrative medicine recommendations. Instead of working with insurance, Jessica has chosen to offer direct patient care with transparent competitive rates, without compromising the patient experience. New patient appointments are $250. Return patient appointments are $175. Brief telehealth appointments are $100. Packages are available for acupuncture and other modality bundles for more intensive management of specific conditions.
For patients who would like additional support, monthly membership is available. It includes unlimited functional medicine appointments for the month, including acupuncture treatments and telehealth check-ins. It also includes all-access Q&A on the patient portal via messaging, with replies within 1 business day. Supplements and lab fees are not included. Membership is available for $600 per month and renews automatically.
How do I know I would benefit from care with Jessica?
The ideal patient for Jessica is someone who want a provider who collaborates with them on care to create a true wellness team, empowering and teaching them to heal themselves. Someone seeking a provider who looks for the root causes of illness, leveraging the best diagnostics from modern medicine with the more subtle findings of traditional practices, to come to a holistic understanding of the state of the body. Someone who want a provider with a broad integrative medicine toolbox to draw from with the goal of optimal wellbeing, rather than relying strictly on medications that often only manage, rather than reverse, disease.
This is also someone who is motivated to take charge of their health, and is unwilling to allow insurance companies to decide what care they deserve to receive or how often they can receive this care, and appreciates a transparent fee structure with no surprise bills arriving in the mail, or unexplained costs of care.
Jessica is trained in family medicine, with a background in women’s health. She offers the foundation of primary care support for the treatment of all disease towards the goal of optimal health.