What can I expect from my first visit with Dr. Brielle Mele? In order to better understand your overall health, our initial intake appointments include a thorough history, physical exam, and lab order if indicated. You can expect your first appointment to be 1 to 1.5 hours. Follow-up appointments are typically 30 to 60 minutes depending on the nature of the visit.
Does Dr. Brielle Mele work with other health care practitioners? Absolutely! Dr. Brielle looks forward to collaborating with medical providers to provide patient centered care. She regularly refers patients to specialists and accepts referrals from numerous providers in the community.
Will my insurance cover your services? We are contracted with most major insurance providers and our office will happily bill your insurance. Our office will also assist you in determining your insurance coverage, just call and provide us with your insurance information.
What is Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice:
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Treat the Whole Person
What does a Naturopathic Practice include? Naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy), public health measures, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery, homeopathy, prescription medication, and intravenous and injection therapy.