Director of Operations on 06/25/2018

Massage Special – Summer 2018

We are offering a very special rate for existing patients of $60 for a 50 minute massage session or $80 for a 80 minute massage session with Juli Koplan, LMP for services received before July 20th, 2018.Juli completed her massage training at Bellevue massage school and received her degree in Naturop

Director of Operations on 01/26/2018

Medical Billing 201

Medical Billing 201As always, insurance information is provided for informational purposes only. Final determination of claims and coverage is handled solely by your insurance payor. Please verify all information directly with your insurance provider.Welcome to the second article discussing some o

Director of Operations on 01/12/2018

Cigna 2018

UPDATE - Cigna 2018We are in network for 2018Big news!We were able to work with Cigna and Dr Kathleen Janel and Dr Rebecca Lang are in network effective January 1, 2018.We look forward to being able to continue working with Cigna patients in this new year. Click here to book your appointment at S

Director of Operations on 12/06/2017

Open Enrollment 2018

Open Enrollment 2018Tough DecisionsAs always, insurance information is provided for informational purposes only. Final determination of claims and coverage is handled solely by your insurance payor. Please verify all information directly with your insurance provider.This is a tough year for Washin

Director of Operations on 12/06/2017

Ambetter 2018

Ambetter by Coordinated CareAs always, insurance information is provided for informational purposes only. Final determination of claims and coverage is handled solely by your insurance payor. Please verify all information directly with your insurance provider.Ambetter by Coordinated Care is availa

Director of Operations on 12/06/2017

Premera 2018

Premera on the ExchangeEPO = Narrow NetworksAs always, insurance information is provided for informational purposes only. Final determination of claims and coverage is handled solely by your insurance payor. Please verify all information directly with your insurance provider.In 2018, Premera conti

Director of Operations on 11/30/2017

Kaiser Permanente

Open Enrollment 2018 - Kaiser PermanenteThe only Exchange option for Island County in 20182018 Open Enrollment is here!We are going to start with covering Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health).Kaiser Permanente is the only plan being offered for our patients in Island County. This presents a bi

Director of Operations on 07/29/2017

Fullscript – Online Dispensary

Fullscript - Online DispensarySpecialty Natural Medicine is proud to announce the availability of Fullscript to our patients.Effectively immediately, our patients can now order their supplements directly from Fullscript. This is a nice additional option for those who cannot always make it into the

Director of Operations on 05/02/2017

Lab Result Notification

Lab Result NotificationsTo improve our service to our patients, we have implemented a new Lab Notification process.Notification ProcessOnce all labs ordered on a day of service are received, your physician will contact you directly via the OnPatient Portal. If you do not have OnPatient access enabl

Dr Rebecca Lang on 04/21/2017

The Importance of Quality Supplements

The Importance of Quality Supplementsby Dr Rebecca Lang, NDAs a Naturopathic physician, nutritional and herbal supplements are an important tool that I use very often as part of the treatment plan for my patients. They can be an extremely useful and effective tool when used correctly. There can, h

Director of Operations on 01/23/2017

2017 Flu Season – Please support your Body!

2017 Flu SeasonA severe flu season is upon us. Please support your body!If you live in the greater Seattle area, you probably know someone who is dealing with the flu. And it is a particularly nasty bug with flu related deaths this season being significantly high. Washington State has already sur

Director of Operations on 05/12/2016

Annual Health Review Special 2016

At Specialty Natural Medicine, we know the benefit and importance of having your Annual Wellness Visit. This time is dedicated to discussing and documenting your overall wellness and health goals.In addition, most insurance plans cover this visit, deducible-waived, and without a co-pay*.Specialty N

Dr Rebecca Lang on 05/12/2016

Vitamin D Benefits and Limited Time Special

Vitamin D deficiency is a problem for many people (75% of Americans according to this study), and the impact of Vitamin D deficiency can cause a variety of health concerns.Vitamin D is a hormone with the primary responsibility of maintaining proper calcium levels in the body.It increases absorption

Director of Operations on 05/06/2016

New Hours – June 2016

In an effort to improve our service to our patients, we are introducing a shift in our operating hours.Effective Tuesday, June 7th we will be open on Tuesdays from 9 AM – 1 PM. We are adding office hours on Tuesday based on feedback from patients regarding more consistent availability to office sta

Director of Operations on 05/06/2016

Billing Policy Update – Late Cancellations and No Shows

In an effort to allow the greatest availability of appointments to our patients, Specialty Natural Medicine is updating its late cancellation and no show policies.Effective June 1st, 2016 all late cancellations will be charged a $75 fee and no show’s will result in a $100 fee, no exceptions*.A late

Dr Rebecca Lang on 04/29/2016

Diabetes Care

Diabetes CareMost of us have a friend or close family member affected by diabetes. Type 2 diabetes has increased dramatically in prevalence worldwide from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014. In the US the percentage is even higher at 9.1%. It is considered an epidemic by many. Though these statistics seem

Dr Kathleen Janel on 03/17/2016

Why Naturopathic Medicine

To facilitate the body’s innate ability to heal itself is a principle of Naturopathic Medicine.As Naturopathic Doctors (ND), we are taught to abide by the healing power of nature – vix medicatrix naturae. Under this understanding, Naturopathic Doctors use the therapies in our toolbox such as nutrit

Director of Operations on 12/03/2015

Immune System Boost

‘Tis the season for colds and flus! One of the main principles of naturopathic medicine is prevention, and we love applying this principle to the bacteria and viruses that cause so much misery this time of year. There are the obvious preventative measures- washing hands, eating a clean nutrient ri

Director of Operations on 11/20/2015

OnPatient – Patient Portal

In an effort to improve service for our patients, we have begun implementing a secure patient portal. This patient portal, OnPatient, provides a variety of services to our patients.One of the nicest features is the ability to send and receive secure email. As noted in our blog post, email provides a

Director of Operations on 08/14/2015

Medical Insurance Billing 101 and 102

Medical Insurance billing is complex and the process is often counter-intuitive to patients.The primary reason for much of the confusion is that balances are often not generated until weeks or even months after the office visit or procedure. We are going to review some of the steps in insurance bil

Director of Operations on 05/21/2015

Email Privacy and your Medical Information

Email is a convenient, quick and effective communication tool. Just about everyone has an email address (or several email addresses) and we are all familiar with how it allows people to rapidly share written communication.The vast majority of email sent over the internet is not encrypted. In gener

Dr Rebecca Lang on 01/07/2015

Cold and Flu Season

2014-2015 Influenza Prevalence and RiskCold and flu Season is upon us. The flu has been in the news a lot this year and with good reason. The H32N strain, that is responsible for approximately 95% of reported flu cases this season, is associated with particularly severe symptoms and illness.Contro

Director of Operations on 04/22/2014

Preventive Visits

Preventive visits are a critical piece of long term health care. Prevention and early detection through check-ups, screening and education align with Specialty Natural Medicines goals for your best health. Preventive visits are also a great opportunity for you and your Doctor to have time dedicate