The details below are specific to Dr. Priscilla Natanson and Seattle Natural Medicine. For more information about Karen Garcia and Sound View Women’s Health and Wellness, you can check out the clinic’s website here. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please give the office a call!
We try to provide the most up-to-date information possible, but we always recommend confirming insurance information and office policies when you schedule your appointment, as changes can occur.
What kinds of conditions do you treat?
Nearly any condition is benefited by naturopathic care and all diseases and imbalances are treated at Seattle Natural Medicine with few exceptions. For any exceptions, the names of alternate providers will be given.
Commonly treated conditions include:
- food sensitivities
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- sinus congestion
- environmental allergies
- menopausal symptoms
- tension headaches
- overall health maintenance
- weight optimization (beyond “weight loss”)
- and more…
Will you work with my medical doctor?
Absolutely. It is in the patient’s best interest if all of their health care providers are working together for the benefit of the patient. This also allows for smooth coordination of care.
Do you take my insurance?
Seattle Natural Medicine is currently in network with Regence, Premera, First Choice Health, and many BlueCross BlueShield plans. We recommend all patients contact their insurance for more details about how their plan covers naturopathic services. If your insurance is not contracted with Dr. Natanson, we can provide you with the appropriate paperwork to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Is Dr. Natanson taking new patients?
Dr. Natanson is currently accepting new patients. If you’d like to make your first appointment, please give the office a call. Your initial visit will be about an hour and a half in length, and follow up visits may be scheduled as half-hour or hour-long appointments depending on the purpose of the visit.
When you schedule your first visit, you will receive an invitation to our patient portal system, where you will be able to see lab results, share documents with the office, and send messages to Dr. Natanson or the front office staff. You will also receive a confirmation email with our intake paperwork attached. We do require that new patients return this paperwork 48 hours before their appointment time, so please let the office know if you have any trouble completing or submitting your intake forms.
What happens during a visit?
Visits include a detailed history of your health concerns; physical examination; referral for any necessary lab work or imaging; and formulation of a personalized, step-by-step treatment plan to get you on the road to health.
What should I bring to my appointment?
- Your current insurance card.
- A list of all medications and supplements (& brands) that you are currently taking.
- Previous medical records or lab work results are always helpful to establish patterns. If you have them, do please bring copies.
Can I get off my medications?
Most patients find that their need for prescription medication decreases as their health improves. Coordination with the prescribing physician allows dosages to be monitored and adjusted or discontinued, as needed.
What are my options if I don’t like to swallow pills?
Many herbs and supplements come in liquid or powder form and are preferable for those with an aversion to “more pills.” In addition, dietary changes and physical medicine treatments can often be used to improve health without the need for numerous supplements.
How do I schedule with Karen Garcia, ARNP CNM WHNP?
You can call (206) 264-7844 to schedule with either provider in our location. For additional information about Sound View Women’s Health and Wellness, you can also visit the clinic’s website at SoundViewWomensHealth.com or give the office a call.