Frequently Asked Questions
Are you taking new patients?
No. We are not accepting new patients at this time.
What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
The principles of integrative medicine:
-A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
-Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response
-Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
-A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
-Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
-Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
Do you accept insurance or Medicare/Medicaid?
Dr. Fritz is an out-of-network provider and does not participate in Medicare/Medicaid. We do not bill your insurance directly. We will provide you with appropriate documentation from your visit to submit to your insurance company. Depending on your plan you may receive partial or full reimbursement for your visit. Payment is due at the time of your visit.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept MC, Visa, Discover, American Express and personal checks.
Will Dr. Fritz be my primary care physician?
Dr. Fritz provides integrative medical care as a consultant. She is not a primary care physician. Each patient needs to have his or her own primary care physician.
What is the duration and frequency of visits?
Initial visits are typically 1 hour in length. Follow-up visits vary between 1 hour and 90 minutes depending on the complexity of the visit. Typically initial follow-up visits are 4 to 6 weeks after your new patient visit and then every 3 to 6 months as needed.
Do you diagnose Autism Spectrum and related disorders?
Dr. Fritz does not diagnose Autism Spectrum and related disorders. Appropriate evaluation for suspected Autism Spectrum and related disorders is performed by a developmental pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist. We can refer you to an appropriate specialist if needed.
Do you offer therapies such as ABA, Occupational, Speech, Music and Nutritional Therapy?
Therapies are an integral part of most treatment plans. We currently do not provide these therapies onsite, but we work with many wonderful therapists and are happy to refer you as appropriate.
What can I do to get started before my visit with Dr. Fritz?
If your visit is for Autism Spectrum or related disorders, Dr. Fritz recommends you read The Autism Book by Robert Sears, M.D. prior to your initial visit. Please go to Resources for other recommended reading and helpful links.