FAQ

Q: What is naturopathic medicine?

A: Naturopathic medicine is the true definition of integrative medicine, where conventional and natural medicine are combined to treat the root cause of a client's condition. To find out more about what naturopathic medicine is, what natural methods are used, and what conventional modalities are employed, click here.

 

Q: does dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND accept insurance?

A: Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND accepts Flex/HSA accounts at his private practice, Jupiter Naturopathic Wellness, alongside being a cash-based/out-of-pocket practice. He does not accept insurance at the moment due to state legislation. If you do not have a Flex/HSA account, Dr. Bryant Esquejo will work with you to have your visit covered by your insurance by providing you with a superbill (a document stating services rendered; diagnoses at the visit; pertinent CPT codes; and charges for the visit, medications/supplements purchased, and additional services completed). Dr Bryant Esquejo, ND can also provide a letter of medical necessity for supplements and treatments rendered to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. For more information concerning insurance reimbursement, please click here.

 

Q: What forms of payment does dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND accept?

A: Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND currently only accepts major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) as forms of payment for naturopathic services and treatments rendered at each visit. Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND will not accept cash or checks as forms of payment. Payment must be completed at the time of visit.

 

Q: How much do services cost?

A: In-Office visit prices can range from depending on length and complexity of visit. The cost of ordered labs and imaging and the cost of prescribed supplements and medications are separate from the cost of the visit. Additional charges may incur depending upon if intravenous ("IV") nutrient therapy or intramuscular ("IM") vitamin injections are administered during the visit. The cost of materials, nutrients, and vitamins for IV nutrient therapy and IM vitamin injections will be charged to the client at the time of the visit and be documented on a superbill that can be provided to the client at the end of the visit. Please click here for more information concerning cost of naturopathic services.

 

Q: How much do Essential and advanced Labs cost?

A: The cost of essential and advanced labs differ depending upon which are used. Please contact Dr. Bryant for more information regarding cost of labs.

 

Q: Is there a cancellation Policy?

A: Cancellations or rescheduling must be made within 48 hours. If cancellations or rescheduling are made in less than 48 hours of your appointment, a $100 late-cancellation fee will be billed to you. There are no cancellation fees for naturopathic medical consultations at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy since appointments cannot be made for those visits. For missed IV therapy appointments without 2 hours notice, there is an $80 charge to cover wasted materials in addition to any applicable late-cancellation fee.

 

Q: How do i book an appointment with Dr. Bryant?

A: To book an appointment wit Dr. Bryant at Jupiter Naturopathic Wellness, please click here. Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND is currently accepting new patients.

 

Q: What forms must be completed before my initial visit?

A: If you are seeing Dr. Bryant at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy you do not need to complete any forms for a complimentary naturopathic medical constellation. If you are seeing Dr. Bryant in private practice, two forms must be completed before your initial 90-minute intake. Dr. Bryant asks that you print out, complete, and bring in the "New Patient Intake" form and the "Notice of Privacy Practices" form. Both forms can be found in the above menu under the "Forms" tab. Electronic versions of these forms will also be available to you when you book an appointment with Dr. Bryant via Patient Fusion (see below for more information). Dr. Bryant also asks that you bring lab results completed within the last 12 months to your initial visit so that he can get a full picture of your health and wellness history.

 

Q: What is ChARM?

A: ChARM is Dr. Bryant's patient portal where his clients are able to book appointments, contact directly contact Dr. Bryant, access lab results and other health information, and get notifications pushed to their email or mobile.

 

Q: How do I sign up for ChARM?

A: Clients are able to sign up for ChARM once they book their Initial Naturopathic Intake with Dr. Bryant. Once your appointment request is accepted by Dr. Bryant, an email will be sent to you to confirm your appointment with instructions for you to confirm your appointment. Once you check in, you will be asked to either log in or make a new account with ChARM.

After signing up and logging in, electronic versions of Dr. Bryant's "New Patient Intake" with consent forms and "Notice of Privacy Practices" will be available for you to complete. Dr. Bryant asks that you either complete this electronic form or to print out and complete the forms, which can be found under the "Forms" tab above. Dr. Bryant also asks that you bring lab results completed within the last 12 months of your initial visit.

 

Treatment FAQ

Q: What is homeopathic medicine?

A: Homeopathic medicine is energetic medicine that aims to balance a person's dysfunctional energy state to a balanced state by using plant-based and mineral-based extracts.

 

Q: What are some adverse effects of homeopathic medicine?

A: Depending on potency and dosage, adverse effects to homeopathic medicine can include mental and emotional changes and physical reactions to lactose pellets. Other physical reactions can occur with homeopathic medicine depending on the remedy provided, which Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND can explain to you in office. Adverse reactions are rare and homeopathic treatments are usually well-tolerated by clients.

 

Q: What is Hydrotherapy?

A: Hydrotherapy is the use of warm and cold water to induce physiological and functional effects in the body. Warm water is used to increase dilation of blood vessels to increase blood flow to an area while cold water is used to cause constriction of blood vessels to shunt blood away from a specific area. Specific timings of warm and cold applications are prescribed by Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND to ensure best outcomes.

 

Q: Why would I need/want Intravenous nutrient therapy or Intramuscular vitamin therapy?

A: Intravenous or intramuscular therapies are necessary for those who have difficulties absorbing nutrients due to gastrointestinal conditions. Individuals without gastrointestinal conditions that cause malabsorption may want to receive intravenous or intramuscular therapies since vitamins and nutrients can reach and nourish tissues faster than oral intake of vitamins and nutrients.

 

Q: What are common adverse effects of intravenous nutrient therapy?

A: Common adverse effects from intravenous nutrient therapy include redness and soreness at the site and bruising. There is also risk of infiltration (when the infusing liquid goes out of the blood vessel and into surrounding tissues), phlebitis (vein inflammation), thrombophlebitis (clotting), and allergy reactions to the infused solution. Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND received comprehensive training and clinical experience to provide safe and effective intravenous nutrient therapy treatments, making most intravenous nutrient therapies well-tolerated by individuals.

 

Q: What are common adverse effects of intramuscular vitamin therapy?

A: Common adverse effects from intramuscular vitamin therapy include redness and soreness at the site of injection. There is also a risk of bruising at the site of infection. Most vitamin treatments are tolerated well by individuals.

 

Q: What are Grade I-IV mobilizations?

A: Grade I-IV are different levels of spinal and osseous mobilizations to realign bodily form and function. There is also Grade V mobilizations, but Dr. Bryant cannot perform these in the state of California.

  • Grade I: Small amplitude rhythmic oscillations to mobilize early range movement. Mainly utilized for pain relief.

  • Grade II: Large amplitude rhythmic oscillations to mobilize mirage movement. Utilized for more pain relief compared to grade I.

  • Grade III: Large amplitude rhythmic oscillations to mobilize end of range movement. Mainly utilized for stretching tissues surrounding the joint capsule to increase range of motion.

  • Grade IV: Small amplitude rhythmic oscillations to mobilize end of range movement. Utilized to stretch tissues surrounding the joint capsule to further increase range of motion compared to Grade III mobilizations.

  • Grade V (thrust/adjustment): Small amplitude, high-velocity mobilization to mobilize end of range movement. Utilized to increase range of motion at a site of joint restriction. Naturopathic doctors are trained safely and effectively perform Grade V mobilizations on level levels of the spine and other joint spaces. However, due to current naturopathic medical licensure restrictions in the state of California, naturopathic doctors are not able to perform Grade V mobilizations.

 

Q: What are common adverse effects of Grade I-IV mobilizations?

A: Common adverse effects of mobilizations are soreness, redness, and swelling at the location of mobilization. These adverse effects are rare and most clients tolerate spinal and osseous mobilizations well. Dr. Bryant has been trained to provide mobilizations that are completed in a safe and effective manner. Dr. Bryant is also trained in completing Grade V mobilizations, but due to current naturopathic medical license restrictions, he is unable to perform Grade V mobilizations in the state of California.