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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 you will go over:
A. What are your specific health goals
B. Dr. Roper's best recommendation for treatment frequency and duration
C. All Costs involved
D. What to expect
E. What modalities (Labs, Herbs, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Adjunctive therapies)
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. Each patient has their own unique history. Some are complicated and chronic and some patients are more acute. We take this into consideration when determining a plan for you.
To find out what program would get you feeling your best call us at 720-883-1141.
Feel free to text or email if it is outside of office hours. We have an after hours answering service but they do not have the ability to book your consult.
You will need to fill out your forms online 24 hours 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. Your appointment WILL BE cancelled and rescheduled if your forms are not done on time. This is for your benefit. Dr. Roper needs adequate time to go over your history to prepare before your consult.
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 that you can submit for reimbursement if your benefits cover our services.
The typical acupuncture 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. We may also use other modalities in conjunction with or instead of acupuncture depending on the patients needs.
Dr. Roper will talk to you about a treatment plan during your consult. 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.
Fill out your paperwork 24 hours before your scheduled appointment complete 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.
A fun tip to remember is that if you exercise before your appointment you will likely have a stronger treatment!
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.