Green Healing Wellness Center is not able to accept insurance payment. Kevin Passero, N.D. holds a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) and is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Physician in the District of Colombia and the state of Oregon. However, the state of Maryland does not currently offer licensing for naturopathic doctors so insurance companies will not participate. If you are seen at Dr. Passero’s Washington DC office most labtests will be covered by insurance and Dr. Passero will provide you with a billing summary that can submitted to insurance.
The first appointment last 1 ½ – 2 hours and includes a detailed health history, work up and initial recommendations to get you started on your way to better health. The follow up appointments are 45 minutes long and include appropriate follow up testing and assessment of your naturopathic plan and general health situation. These follow up appointments serve as the compass that continually leads patient and doctor to the road of optimal health and wellness.
If the focus of the appointment is on you and not your child I encourage you to arrange for someone to watch him/her. Having a child present is often distracting and can bring the focus away form your health concerns.
Natural medicine utilizes tools and therapies that promote lifelong improvements in health. Individuals that incorporate the basics of healthy living and natural medicine into their lives are much more likely to live a longer life while looking and feeling better at the same time.
Food can be one of the most powerful influences for regaining health and vitality. Your particular diet changes will be based on your specific needs and desires. Generally speaking, the more willing you are to commit to positive diet changes the more effective your other therapies will be. Some people are able to completely manage a chronic health concern through diet alone. These individuals save incredible amounts of money on office visits, medications and supplements. Dr. Passero will take into account both what is best for your specific concern, and what you are willing and capable of doing at that time.
Do I have to stop taking my prescription medication or discontinue other therapies to benefit from Naturopathic Medicine?
Absolutely not. No prescription medication should ever be abruptly discontinued. However, many people find that as their body’s regain health and vitality they need to rely less on prescription drugs and can adequately manage their health with more natural approaches. All patients are strongly advised to make any changes in prescription medication under the supervision of their managing physician. Most primary care and supervising physicians are happy to help reduce a patient’s reliance on medication when appropriate. If prescription medication cannot be avoided, natural therapies are often very useful for reducing the potential side effects and enhancing therapeutic value.
This can be a common problem for many people and especially children. Many of the herbal supplements and vitamins can be made available in liquid form. Through his experience and collaborative partnerships in the community Dr. Passero is very capable of requesting custom compounded vitamin formulas available in pleasant tasting liquid forms. People who do not like taking vitamins in any form are encouraged to rely more heavily on positive dietary and lifestyle changes.
All appointments may be cancelled if a 24 notice is given. Green Healing reserves the right to bill you for your full appointment cost if a 24 hour notice is not provided.
At Green Healing Wellness Center, you will learn valuable home therapies that help your body restore and maintain ideal health. Home based Hydrotherapy treatments are powerful ways to bring balance and health to both the body and the mind.
Yes! Natural medicine can be extremely safe and effective for children when administered under the care of qualified practitioner. The child’s conventional pediatrician often continues to play a vital role in the child’s health.
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Green Healing Wellness Center represents the changing tide in healthcare today. We focus on strengthening the inherent ability of the body to achieve and maintain health. By focusing on health management, rather than disease management, Naturopathic Medicine offers long term health solutions while reducing the possibility of potentially dangerous side effects or complications. Supporting health builds a more resilient body that inherently becomes less susceptible to the disease process in the future.
At Green Healing Wellness Center we can effectively help you with your current health problems. In addition, we can also help ensure that you live a healthier, stronger life with increased energy, a better self image and a reduced chance of suffering from many common health concerns.
If you are interested in claiming control of your health and improving your quality of life call Green Healing Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Passero is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and graduated from one of only eight accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in North America. His mission is to bring cutting edge natural and holistic therapies to the Washington DC metro area and to educate people on the value of naturopathic medicine across the country. His practice focuses on an individualized approach to medicine. His goal is to help people uncover the answers as to why their body is in distress and find the solutions necessary to restore optimal health.
Dr. Passero completed four years of post-graduate naturopathic medical education at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado.