At Lotus Integrative Medicine, which is located in Santa Monica, California, nutrition is an integral part of Dr. Brendan Armm’s extensive training as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The majority of the patients he has helped over the years, in the Los Angeles area, receive nutritional support and recommendations along with their treatment plan, for most of whatever may ail them. In many cases, nutrition is a major factor in continued treatment.
There are many different people who might benefit from talking about their nutrition with a doctor. Most health concerns can benefit from improving one’s diet and nutrition. However, some particular types of people who should consider making a nutrition-related appointment with a skilled integrative health care provider include the following:
In the state of California, all insurance companies are required to define some level of coverage for acupuncture. As a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dr. Brendan Armm incorporates nutritional advice as an element of his comprehensive visits and treatment. However, every health insurance company and policies within those companies can vary in how much they will cover. It is best to speak with your insurance company to find out their reimbursement coverage. Whether health insurance will cover nutrition-related doctor appointments depends on at least three factors:
Patients should talk with their insurance company to see whether nutrition-related doctor appointments are covered. If coverage is provided, patients should also check what requirements must be met to have an appointment covered.
Doctors can help patients with nutrition in a variety of ways. Doctors are able to provide:
Often, counseling, acupuncture, and herbal remedies can greatly help patients who are already interested in eating more nutritiously.
When looking for nutritional advice from a doctor, Los Angeles residents should first look for someone who is board-certified and licensed in California to practice acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Additionally, patients should seek out someone who can use natural remedies along with counseling and education to help patients eat healthier foods, which Dr. Brendan Armm can provide for you. Finally, people should look for a doctor whose practice is conveniently located, as doctors sometimes want to see patients on an ongoing basis to establish a patient-practitioner healing relationship to adopt healthier eating patterns. Going to a conveniently located doctor will make it easy to get to and from appointments.