Do you take insurance?

Naturopathic services are generally not covered by most medical insurance providers; although many will provide out-of-network benefits. You may also use your Health Savings Account (HSA) for naturopathic services, prescriptions, labs and supplements. Please check with your plan benefits for specific questions.

CAN YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS?

YES! Any prescriptions that are typically prescribed A primary care Doctor can be prescribed here. They are some exceptions such as chemotherapy, And most schedule two drugs.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

1631 E. GUADALUPE RD.
 SUITE 106
TEMPE, ARIZONA 85283

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease prevention and optimal health using natural and integrative therapies. As a licensed primary care doctor in Arizona, Dr. Livengood integrates the foundations of natural health with cutting edge therapies to provide you the best of both worlds. This is integrative medicine, using Naturopathic Principles to encourage healing from within while taking advantage of scientific advances in medicine.

HOW MUCH TRAINING DOES A NATUROPATH RECEIVE?

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree, naturopathic students complete 4 years of medical school including 720 hours of clinical rotations and two sets of board exams. Dr. Livengood also completed the highly competitive Integrative Residency through Bastyr University and Integrative Therapeutics. In addition, ND’s complete 30 hours of continuing education annually, as opposed to 20 hours for MD’s and 12 for chiropractors.

What type of coursework does a Naturopath study?

Four years of medical school includes a foundation of basic and clinical sciences followed by general medicine topics such as pathology and pharmacology. Specialty topics unique to naturopathic medicine include nutrition, herbal medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, mind-body work, physiotherapy and laboratory biomarkers. Licensed Naturopaths are also required to have 720 hours of supervised, direct patient contact and pass two sets of board exams. Four years of study is year round, each quarter averaging 25 to 28 credits.

What is the difference between Homeopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine?

Both Homeopathy and Naturopathy are systems of medicine which started in Europe about 200 years ago and have spread world-wide as effective and gentle healing modalities that treat almost every medical condition. The main difference between them is the type of medicines used: homeopathy uses solely homeopathic remedies, while naturopathy uses a variety of medicines, including homeopathy, but also botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, physical medicine, and lifestyle counseling.

Why do I need to schedule an appointment for a prescription refill?

A certain number of refills are safe and permissible without a doctor’s visit. Some prescriptions require labwork and/or consultations. Every time the doctor fills your prescription, she is making sure that the medication is necessary and safe for you; checking for interactions with other meds and supplements; and assessing you for adverse effects. This not only takes time, but is also necessary for your well-being. Thank you for understanding.

What types of services does Livengood Health offer?

Labs, prescriptions, primary care, collagen rejuvenation and wellness memberships provide nearly every service one needs TO GET WELL AND STAY WELL.

WELLNESS MEMBERSHIPS are designed to help you “get well” or “stay well” with packages that offer consistent health supporting therapies in an all-inclusive program. THIS ENSURES YOU GET THE MOST VALUE AND BEST RESULTS OUT OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR HEALTH.

COLLAGEN RESTORATION IS THE MOST CUTTING EDGE SERVICE OFFERED AT LIVENGOOD HEALTH AND RELIES ON THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN STEM CELLS AND GROWTH FACTORS. GROWTH FACTORS CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY AREA IN NEED of rejuvenation, FROM HAIR FOLLICLES TO JOINTS.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE SERVICES INCLUDE ACUPUNCTURE, BIOPUNCTURE, MASSAGE, REIKI and low level light therapy.

PRIMARY CARE IS AVAILABLE FOR LAB AND PRESCRIPTION SERVICES.

Why don’t my emails in the portal work?

Emails are not the best way to provide you with healthcare services. Therefore, HIPAA secure email in the portal is limited to 4 emails between visits and 250 characters per email. If you have more in-depth questions or concerns than this will allow, please schedule an appointment.