Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What do the initials "ND, RPh" mean?
A: ND stands for Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Fleetwood's license to practice as a naturopathic physician is held in Washington state (#1374).
RPh stands for Registered Pharmacist. Dr. Fleetwood also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, obtained from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. That pharmacy license is held in Virginia (#9377).
Q: Are naturopathic doctors covered under insurance?
A: Yes, in most states where NDs are licensed, including Washington! HOWEVER: I have found that my cash-paying patients get much better much faster than my insurance-based patients. Maybe that's because of the patient's mindset; maybe it's because of the constraints of insurance. Whichever the case, I no longer work for insurance. I work solely for my patients. Your genetic snips and predispositions are safe with me!
Q: How much does the doctor charge?
A: The cost of your visit--including phone consults--depends on the amount of time we spend together and whether you are hiring me by time or you become a member. The hourly fee is based on a rate of $180 per hour. A 90 minute visit would cost $270; a 20 minute visit would cost $60. Supplements are extra, of course. Memberships are, at MOST, $75 per person per month. I'll put your money where my mouth is, too: as you get healthier, your membership fee goes DOWN--to as low as $30 per month!
Q: What are the accepted forms of payment?
A: Cash, checks, and all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) are accepted. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) also are accepted!
Q: Do you see children?
A: Yes! I consult with all persons interested in becoming vibrantly healthy, regardless of age, gender, race, religious beliefs.