Women's Wellness FAQ:
Q: Can an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/ Certified Nurse - Midwife serve as my primary care provider?
A: Yes, in Washington state Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/ Certified Nurse-Midwives are licensed as primary care providers.
Q: What women's health services are available at Lotus Holistic Wellness & Medispa?
A: Among other services, Misty is trained to:
- Perform your annual gynecological and breast exams.
- Prescribe birth control, including placement of intrauterine devices (IUDs), and removal.
- Offer supportive care for menopause, pre-menopause and osteoporosis.
- Offer care for menstrual disorders, vaginal disorders, abnormal Pap smears, PMS and pelvic pain.
- Support and diagnose fertility issues.
- Screen for and treat sexually transmitted infections.
Q: Why should I choose an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/ Certified Nurse-Midwife for my women's health care needs?
A: In addition to treating many specific health care needs, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/ Certified Nurse-Midwife will also take more time to get to know you and to treat you as a whole person.
We're able to commit the time to find holistic treatment that works, especially for chronic conditions such as PMS, chronic pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, fatigue and PCOS - among other conditions.
We focus on more than just one body part, and try to get to the ROOT of the problem by using a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to health and well being. Patients are encouraged to take responsibility of their own health and wellness, and supported in those often, very difficult, times of much needed change.
Q: How would an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/ Certified Nurse-Midwife treat menopause?
A: We can discuss hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormones, and a variety of natural treatments with you. Lifestyle changes such as exercising more or changing your diet can also help improve hot flashes, mood swings and other symptoms. We can also discuss introducing herbal or nutritional supplements, homeopathy and, for some women, nutraceuticals.
Q: Can I treat fertility issues with natural medicine?
A: In many cases, fertility issues can be successfully treated with natural therapies, including diet, exercise, herb, and nutrients. Infertility can be treated by improving ovulatory function, primarily with patients affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS, a hormonal imbalance, is believed to be one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women. We can address metabolic issues and reasons why this would cause infertility?
Q: What can I expect at my annual exam?
A: Similar to gynecological exams at a conventional doctor's office, your exam will include a pap smear, breast exam, a general physical exam and wellness checkup and plenty of time for you to ask your own questions. If any irregularities are discovered, we are qualified to provide a follow-up checkup or refer you to a specilist.
Q. Do you take insurance?
A. No, Lotus Holistic Wellness + Medispa is a fee for service practice and payment is due at the time of services. We do accept cash, check, credit card (3% fee) only and invoice for self-submission given at time of payment.