Pat’s practice is based on the philosophy of looking at the whole person, not just the “dis-ease”, so visits range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. She offers a full family practice as a board certified adult and pediatric nurse practitioner.
Her specialty, however, is her in depth hour visits where she assists a person or family in viewing issues in their lives in a wholistic way, based on an extensive history, physical exam using both eastern and western techniques, diet and supplement/drug evaluation. Based on this interaction, she tries to provide the individual with various ways of looking at their issues and concerns, from a western medical model, homeopathic model, herbal approach, nutritional view, and eastern philosophies. With suggestions from each of these approaches that seem appropriate, the person may then choose a plan of care that is right for them.
She also offers two hour visits, using the above information, but also adds her Mayan training in Belize with Rosita Arvigo for those who will benefit from the addition of the Maya Abdominal Therapy. This is particularly useful for men and women with “pelvic congestion” issues, often seen with prostate or uterine/menses issues, low back pain, and/or digestive issues.
Pat is an out-of-network provider and if a medical diagnosis with exam is part of the visit, individuals can seek reimbursement from their insurance for the visit. Initial visits range from $75 to $250 based on the length of the visit.
Pat does phone consultations with individuals outside the local area, but requires additional information, such as a picture of the person. She needs to hear your voice, so she does not do email consults.
Pat also teaches extensively and offers local classes on a variety of health care issues.