FAQ

What training does Dr. Robertson have?

Dr. Robertson is a Health Practitioner Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners as well as Board Certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She earned her BA from PLU in Business Administration, and then attended medical school at Bastyr University where she earned her Naturopathic Doctor degree in 2002. 

Can a Naturopath be a Primary Care Physician?

Yes. Dr. Robertson can be your family’s PCP, or work in conjunction with your current PCP.

When did PONM open?

PONM opened its doors in 2004.

What is the difference between a Medical Doctor and a Naturopathic Doctor?

NDs spend a great deal of time with their patients taking detailed histories, performing complete physical exams, referring diagnostic testing, ordering lab work, diagnosing disease, and *educating* patients. NDs often offer alternative treatments to mainstream drug therapies. Dr. Robertson takes pride in treating the cause of your problem as opposed to simply treating the symptoms. Patient involvement and participation in personal wellness is encouraged and appreciated.

What does Dr. Robertson specialize in?

Dr. Robertson’s specializes in anti-aging, longevity medicine, and primary care. Including: Bio Identical Hormones, Clinical Nutrition, Detoxification, Digestive Disorders, Food Intolerances, Mental Health, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Physical Examinations (including gynecological exam with Pap smear), Preventative Healthcare, Transition off drug meds when safe and appropriate, Weight Loss, Well Child Care and Exams.

What type of treatments does Dr. Robertson use?

Treatment modalities include herbs, nutrition, vitamins, minerals, homeopathy, amino acids, bio identical hormone replacement and drug therapy if indicated.

Can Dr. Robertson prescribe medications?

Yes, through a pharmacy.

What can Dr. Robertson test for?

Food Intolerance (IgG). This tests the immune reaction to 88 foods and rates the reaction to each one. Food intolerance testing can benefit people with autoimmune disorders, allergies, adhd, gut issues, hormones issues, and many more.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis. This tests the body’s ability to absorb and assimilation of fats, carbohydrates, and lipids. This test also measures strains of good and bad bacteria and yeast.

Female Hormone Panel. This test measures through urine all 3 estrogens, progesterone, and DHEA, testosterone, and adrenals. Testing your hormone panel is helpful for individualizing hormone replacement therapy.

Candida Intensive. Blood and stool.

Neurotransmitter Testing with Adrenals. Helpful in treating sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and generalized fatigue. This test measures several key hormones such as epinephrine, serotonin, cortisol, nor-epinephrine, Dopamine, and GABBA.

How much will my treatment cost?

Office visits are usually billed to insurance if naturopathic care is covered. We accept most major insurances.

  • New patients $225
  • Established patients/return visit $125
  • Annual Exams $175

(New patient visits are 60 minutes in length, all others typically 30 minutes. Office visit fee is for Dr. Robertson’s time only. Labs are charged separately.)

What should I expect during my first visit?

Please print the new patient forms and fill it out at home or online. Expect to list current medications and supplements including brand names and doses on your intake form. If you are unable to print out the new patient form, please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the paperwork. Your first visit will last approximately 50 min, and return visits last about 25 minutes. Due to the time reserved for each appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel an appointment.

A complete review of your intake form, including your past medical history, family medical history, medications, diet, lifestyle, labs, etc., will be done, as well as a physical exam and blood work if appropriate. You will have a customized treatment plan based on the information gathered. Follow-up visits are imperative to monitor progress and response to treatments.