FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
● Do you take Insurance?
- Rasha El Naggar ND practice is cash-based.
- Unfortunately, insurance is not currently accepted by naturopathic doctors in California.
- It is your responsibility to verify naturopathic coverage and benefits with your insurance before the first visit.
● What forms of payments do you accept?
- For your convenience, Dr. Rasha El Naggar ND accepts cash, check, VISA or Mastercard.
- A credit card is required at the time of booking the appointment.
- A credit card will be charged immediately at the time of completion of service.
- Paying with a check is an accepted form of payment at the time of completion of service.
● Do you accept patients from states other than California?
- Rasha El Naggar, ND, practices medicine within California's scope of licensed naturopathic medical doctors.
- Due to licensing requirements, I cannot fully practice naturopathic medicine for anyone outside California.
● Can you be my primary care doctor?
- Naturopathic Doctors are trained to be primary care providers (PCP).
- Rasha El Naggar, ND, provides adjunctive care to individuals in California.
- For annual physicals, sports physicals, and prescription medication, patients seeking care are advised to have a primary care practitioner serve in that capacity.
● Do you offer in-person appointments?
- Rasha El Naggar, ND, offers virtual and in-person appointments.
● What is the best way to communicate with doctor Naggar?
- For non-emergency matters:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Response times is within 48 hours.
● Can you prescribe pharmaceuticals?
- Naturopathic Doctors receive training in pharmacology.
- In California, Naturopathic doctors can not independently prescribe pharmaceutical medicines, including mental health medications.
- Naturopathic Doctors have a wide range of alternative therapeutic approaches.
- Naturopathic doctors utilize pharmaceuticals as a last resort.
- Naturopathic doctors have the authority to independently prescribe both natural and synthetic hormones (e.g., estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormone, and testosterone)