Financial Policies

Do you take health insurance for the treatments?

No. We are a fee for service practice.

Due to my interest in making treatment decisions without interference from insurance companies, for techniques that are covered by insurance, I am an “out of network provider.” This means that instead of filing for insurance directly, I will help you with the process of filing claims with your insurance company by supplying statements which include services rendered, fees paid and diagnoses. Please check with your insurance company for specific “out of network” benefit eligibility and instructions for seeking reimbursement.

This policy allows me to spend concentrated time with my patients rather than on mountains of paperwork so I can provide you, your family and friends the highest quality of care.

Because of the amount of time I spend with each patient, and in consideration of others waiting for care, the regular fee will be charged for missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time.

Will my insurance pay for my treatment?

Some of the treatments that I provide are cutting edge breakthroughs in health care and are not covered by any insurance company. Advanced Allergy Therapeutics is one of those techniques.

Due to my interest in making treatment decisions without interference from insurance companies, for techniques that are covered by insurance, I am an “out of network provider.” This means that instead of filing for insurance directly, I will help you with the process of filing claims with your insurance company by supplying statements which include services rendered, fees paid and diagnoses. Please check with your insurance company for specific “out of network” benefit eligibility and instructions for seeking reimbursement.

This policy allows me to spend concentrated time with my patients rather than on mountains of paperwork so I can provide you, your family and friends the highest quality of care.

Because of the amount of time I spend with each patient, and in consideration of others waiting for care, the regular fee will be charged for missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time.

AAT FAQs

Can you treat for anaphylactic symptoms with AAT?

No. We do not treat conditions involving anaphylactic reactions. However, patients with an anaphylactic reaction may be treated for other sensitivities that are not life threatening.

Can a food intolerance be treated with AAT?

No. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. Such cases are not affected by the treatment.

What qualifications do the practitioners of Advanced Allergy Therapeutics have?

All practitioners of AAT are fully credentialed health care practitioners.

Are there any guarantees that my symptoms will be relieved?

Unfortunately, we can offer no guarantees. However, the majority of our patients respond favorably to the AAT treatment on a long-term basis. We cannot guarantee that new symptoms will not develop in the future.

Are any traditional medical allergy tests offered in the clinic?

We do not offer any conventional allergy testing. Patients are encouraged to bring in allergy tests from their physicians if they are available.

Do I need to stop taking any of my medications before the AAT treatment?

No, patients do not need to stop taking medication that has been prescribed by a medical doctor without his/her authorization. You may continue taking over the counter medication to control current symptoms, as this will not affect the treatment.

Do I need to do anything before my appointment?

Patients should arrive 10–15 minutes prior to the Initial Session to complete the necessary forms.

(Alternatively, forms can be downloaded from the website and completed ahead of time.)

Please do not smoke or wear perfume or fragrances prior to coming in to the clinic. This is a courtesy to other patients who may be sensitive to those substances.

Please bring any allergy tests from medical doctors to the Initial Session.

Prescription or over-the-counter medications will not affect the treatment.

Patients who have other therapies (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc) scheduled on the same day as the AAT treatment should schedule those therapies PRIOR to the AAT treatment, if possible.

If experiencing an acute stage of illness including an elevated temperature, the patient should contact the clinic to reschedule the appointment.

The Craniallergy Clinic of Dr Lisa Gordon DOES NOT treat anaphylaxis or any life-threatening symptoms. Strict avoidance is always advised.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling the clinic directly at 410-717-6610. You do not need a doctor’s referral.

Do you take health insurance for the treatments?

No. We are a fee for service practice.

Due to my interest in making treatment decisions without interference from insurance companies, for techniques that are covered by insurance, I am an “out of network provider.” This means that instead of filing for insurance directly, I will help you with the process of filing claims with your insurance company by supplying statements which include services rendered, fees paid and diagnoses. Please check with your insurance company for specific “out of network” benefit eligibility and instructions for seeking reimbursement.

This policy allows me to spend concentrated time with my patients rather than on mountains of paperwork so I can provide you, your family and friends the highest quality of care.

Because of the amount of time I spend with each patient, and in consideration of others waiting for care, the regular fee will be charged for missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time.

How long are the sessions?

A first appointment lasts between 45 and 90 minutes depending upon whether it is for Chiropractic and Cranial, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics or Nutrition Response Testing. Follow up appointments range between 10 and 30 minutes depending upon which type of program a patient is on.

Can I have more than one treatment in a day?

 

Regarding Nutrition Response Testing, visits are usually once per week for a period of time and less as improvement is made.

If you are receiving Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, then yes. Two Advanced Allergy Therapeutics treatments can be completed in one day. However, there must be at least 2 hours between sessions.

Chiropractic visits are variable depending upon the case. Occasionally Dr. Lisa will recommend 1-3 visits per week for a period of time and will move toward a maintenance schedule as soon as is possible for best results.

 

How much does each service cost and what is included?

 

The Initial Appointment fee for Nutrition Response Testing® is $180.  Designed Clinical Nutrition programs will be reviewed individually.

 

Initial Chiropractic/Cranial visits are $230 and followup visits are $105.

 

Initial assessments for Advanced Allergy Therapeutics are $220, which includes an assessment and one treatment.

Follow-Up treatments are $125 each.

(Please note: Fees may be changed without website updates.)

How long do I have to wait before I can have contact with the items that were addressed in my session?

Following a session, a patient should avoid the substance that was treated for 2 hours, if possible. Depending on the item addressed, avoidance is not always possible. It is recommended that the patient not have excessive contact with the item until the following day.

Is there an age restriction for the treatments?

No. All ages may be treated, including infants

How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions required depends on the number of items causing a reaction. For example, a patient who reacts to five families of substances (dairy, wheat, corn, animal dander and pollen for instance) may require between 5 to 12 sessions to relieve the symptoms or resolve a condition.)

What are the most common symptoms addressed in the clinic?

Bloating, cramping, reflux, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy watery eyes, coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath, red, scaly or itchy rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery skin areas, hives, itchy skin, hyperactivity, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, tiredness, chemical sensitivities, reactions to the sun, any negative reaction to harmless substances.

How soon will I see results?

Many cases respond quickly to the treatment and achieve long-term results within the first few treatments. However, each case is different and some patients require additional treatment.

Neuro Cranial Integration FAQs

How does it feel to get a NeuroCranial Integration (NCi) treatment?

Neuro Cranial Integration takes contractions out of the body, re-balances the cranial bones, brain hemispheres and vertebrae, and leaves the patient with a feeling of release.

The treatment lasts only two to three minutes. There is no jerking, thrusting or popping. Most people feel a stretching sensation or release, and an immediate sense of change.

The procedure can be performed on infants to the elderly. Note: many cranial problems occur at birth, so corrections early on can prevent years of suffering.

“I feel this loosening all the way down my back now and for two days afterward,” said Rich Campbell, bass player for the rock band, America. ”I sing the high notes and the way to make that happen is to have the neck and the back relaxed.”

How does the brain affect my back pain?

Research shows that the spinal alignment and cranial bone alignment follow the alignment of the Dura Mater.

The major portion of the nervous system is protected by the cranium (the 22 bones of the skull) and the vertebral bones. However, the brain and the spinal cord are protected in a tough material called the dura mater (translated from the Latin to mean, “tough mother”). The dura mater is a membrane which acts as a durable sheath holding the brain hemispheres together and extending down the spine and body. It is attached to the skull; to the spine at the first two neck vertebra and to the sacrum or tailbone.

When the dura is misaligned/distorted it causes an uneven pull, causing distortions (twisting) of the skull, the spine and the entire nervous system.

How does treating the brain affect the rest of my body?

“.the nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of the body and relates it to its environment.”

– Gray’s Anatomy

Because Neuro Cranial Integration allows the left and right brain hemispheres to re-balance and reintegrate in a profound way, the functioning of the central nervous system automatically improves.

The brain is the master regulator of every organ and hormone in the body. It communicates to the organs through the nerves. In fact, 80 percent of the nerves in your body originate in the brain. These nerves extend down the spine and to all your organs. The job of your nervous system is to carry critical signals to your organs and back. If this function is compromised, so is your health.

Neuro Cranial Integration restores optimal signal transfer and function to your nerves and brain. With signal transfer and optimal functioning back on track, the body is then able to restore health and balance in all its aspects – structural/physical, mental and emotional.

It is often said that CSi “Triggers the Body’s Reset Button.®” What this means is that it releases (in some cases, restarts) the natural healing ability of the body.

How Long Does A NeuroCranial Integration Treatment Take?

The Neuro Cranial Integration procedure takes only two to three minutes and does not includes any typical Chiropractic jerking, “popping” or “cracking.” Instead, it feels like a profound stretch inside the back of the head (see illustration above).

Specific conditions, diseases or symptoms are treated. Instead, the treatment addresses the body’s mastermind organ, the brain, and everything it connects to.

Why is Neuro Cranial Integration Different?

We are able to access the brain, the spine and the entire nervous system in a way that is simply not possible through spinal manipulation or soft tissue techniques. Although other systems, such as craniosacral, cranial release and others also affect the cranium, CSi has been developed to purposefully and directly reach the dura mater, the vitally important tissue that is directly responsible for brain and nervous system balance and health.

What is Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi)?

brainNeuro Cranial Integration (NSi) is a specific technique that aligns the cranial bones, brain and nervous system from the inside out and from the top down. The realignment takes tension off the nervous system, releases cranial, fascial and muscle tissue fixations, and returns proper cerebrospinal fluid flow to the spine, improving the function of the entire body.

When pressure is taken off the brain, it can do its job more efficiently and allow the body to function at a higher level.

*Courtesy of My Better Brain

 

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