FAQ

  • Q: What is Naturopathic Medicine?
  • Q: How can I schedule an appointment with Rhode Island Natural Medicine?
    • A: Easy! Visit our “schedule now” page here or give us a call at (401) 642-5855.
  • Q: What conditions does Dr. Casey treat and can Naturopathic Medicine help me?
    • A: Dr. Casey can help with a variety of health issues, particularly those of a chronic (ongoing) nature. Learn how this works by checking out this video:
    • Here are some conditions Dr. Casey supports regularly:
      • Women’s health: Post-birth control hormone dysregulation, Preconception support, Fertility/infertility support, PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS, Menopause support, Recurring infections (vaginal and urinary), Other hormone imbalance(s)
      • Men’s Health: Prostate issues (including BPH), Sexual dysfunction, Fertility/infertility support and Preconception support
      • Digestion: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Reflux (GERD), Heartburn, Gastritis, Ulcers
      • Thyroid disorders: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, Subclinical hypothyroidism
      • Skin issues: Acne, Eczema, Rosacea
      • Food intolerances
      • Autoimmune and chronic inflammation-related issues
      • Other common issues: fatigue/low energy, mood dysregulation, adrenal dysregulation, headaches, hair loss, hypertension, overweight, blood sugar dysregulation and diabetes, general wellness
      • If you are unsure whether we would be a good fit, you can call us at (401) 642-5855
  • Q: Why would I see a naturopathic doctor instead of my regular doctor?
    • A: You want to make progress in your health using a natural approach. Naturopathic doctors are experts in addressing the root causes of disease with natural means. Not only does this help symptoms resolve, but overall health usually improves as well. If you’re ready to stop masking your symptoms but instead want to work with your body’s own innate healing capabilities to reach a new level of health, this is your answer!
  • Q: Why are initial appointments so long?
    • A: In order to best help you, Dr. Casey finds that it is important to do a comprehensive review of your past and present health history, as well as your current goals and needs. Dr. Casey’s holistic approach to health includes looking at not just your physical symptoms, but also your mental and emotional health, lifestyle choices and habits – all of which takes some time. 🙂
    • Initial appointment times are: 90-120 mins for adults; 60-90 mins for children.
  • Q: How often do you recommend that I come in?
    • A: Most patients are on a once-monthly visit schedule until they reach their desired level of health and wellness. For some this takes a few months, for others it may take a year or longer. It depends on the person. Keep in mind that we’re looking to address the root causes of your health issues in order to achieve true, lasting healing.
  • Q: Do you take insurance?
    • A: At this time, naturopathic doctors are unable to accept medical insurance in the state of Rhode Island. We can take most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) so check with your employer to see if they offer this benefit!
    • Please note – payment is expected at the time of service. We accept all major credit cards.
  • Q: Can you be my primary care physician (PCP)?
    • A: At this time, naturopathic doctors are not licensed as PCPs in the state of Rhode Island. As such, Dr. Casey requests that all patients have a current relationship with a PCP, should the need arise to see them or collaborate with them. A pediatrician is required for all pediatric patients.
  • Q: Do you prescribe medications?
    • A: No. Naturopathic doctors do not have prescriptive rights in the state of Rhode Island. Dr. Casey utilizes a variety of natural substances to support her patients, which can include herbs, homeopathic medications and supplements. She also is a strong proponent of lifestyle counseling and design.
  • Q: Do you treat cancer?
    • A:  To make sure you are getting the best possible support, it is recommended that you work with someone who specializes in cancer care and is highly familiar with your treatment regimen (including any chemotherapy drugs you may be utilizing). You can find naturopathic doctors who specialize in cancer care (including many who do remote consultations) here: ONCanp.org.

If you have any additional questions or would like clarification on something, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can call us at (401) 642-5855 or use the contact form below.