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The consultation is a scheduled time to talk with Dr. Roper about what issues you are facing. During this time the practitioner will decide if you:
A. Are a good candidate for eastern medicine.
B. Need to be referred out as a medical emergency.
C. Need tests or blood work done prior to your first appointment.
Dr. Roper will give you her best recommendation on what treatment program would best meet your specific needs. We require all of our patients to start with a consult.
To find out what program would get you feeling your best call us at 720-883-1141
You will need to fill out your forms online prior to your appointment so that we can best understand your health history. If you have any problems locating or filling out your forms please give us a call.
New Patient: What To Expect
Prior to your appointment you will be emailed forms to fill out. Please take your time with these and be as thorough as you can. If you do not fill these out prior to your appointment please arrive 30 minutes early to fill them out in office.
We are not in network with any insurance company at this time, however we are happy to provide you with a superbill if needed that you can submit for reimbursement if your benefits cover our services.
If you are working with our team and taking the integrative approach the intake is 1 hour long. Keri, our excellent functional nutritionist will take her time getting to know how we can best design a program for your specific needs. You can get in with Dr. Roper the same day for your acupuncture session! Book your appointments out so that you can lock down the appointment times that work for you. We fill up weeks in advance.
The first treatment will consist of a series of acupuncture points that will be left in for approximately 20-30 minutes and a TDP lamp may be placed over a part of the body. Once the needles are all placed, you will be given a pager in case you need the practitioner for any reason. They will leave the room so that you can use this time to clear your mind, relax, meditate, sleep, or listen to the soft music playing. After the 20-30 minutes is up, your practitioner or support staff will re-enter the room and remove the needles.
Dr. Roper will talk to you about a treatment plan. This will consist of what the course of treatment looks like. It can involve the recommended amount of treatments needed, any lifestyle changes, labs needed, dietary recommendations, supplement needs, and herbal prescription if needed in your particular case.
If you are working with the team, Keri will supply you with materials to get you started on your first goals in your healing journey and she will work up a personalized plan that will be ready for you by your next session.
Fill out your paperwork or arrive 30 minutes early to your scheduled appointment with a list of medications and supplements you are currently taking.
It is important that you eat something prior to your appointment and avoid caffeine, alcohol and yogurt (or anything that colors the tongue. Caffeine can weaken the effects of treatment.
Please wear loose clothing or bring a change of clothes with you. It is important to be able to access acupuncture points all over the body. If this is difficult there will be a sheet drape available.
Please refrain from heavy makeup and heavy perfumes. Some patients are sensitive to smells and it could interfere with clarity in diagnosis.
Do not schedule anything strenuous after your appointment and refrain from drinking alcohol after your appointment.
Please finish any emails, texts, and phone calls prior to your appointment and turn your phone off during session. This is a time for you to heal and disconnect from the busy world around us.