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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I bring with me to my appointment?
    Once we have set up an appointment, you will be asked to set up an online (HIPAA protected) profile. We will also send by email our office policies and intake form. Please make sure we receive these by your Initial Appointment to expedite Dr. Samuelson's recommendations. For your information, all .pdf forms and labs can be sent to us at: Treating The Root Cause Attn: Dr. Samuelson 5747 Main Street Sylvania, Ohio 43560 Please ensure you have signed and provided (either online or hard copies) the following documents to ensure your recommendations are received in a timely manner: Welcome to the Practice Office Policies Patient Intake Form HIPAA and Consent Forms Credit Card Authorization Form (cards will not be charged without your permission and are securely held). Pertinent Lab Results (see office policies for details).
  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    To schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuelson click here. Alternatively you can email us at treatingtherootcause@gmail.com. Please let us know what days/times work best and whether or not you prefer an in person or online visit.
  • Can Naturopathic Medicine help me?
    If you are an individual looking to improve your mental, emotional or physical health then Naturopathic medicine can help you. Through the healing power of nature, Naturopathic Doctors utilize both western and eastern medicine to assist the body and mind in healing itself holistically. Whatever diagnosis you may have received, a Naturopathic Doctor will empower you with tools and techniques to help regain peace of mind (and body) on your journey. ​ For more information on Naturopathic Medicine, please click here.
  • What training and qualifications does an ND hold?
    Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) have completed 4 years of full-time medical school and are trained as general practitioners. Further to this NDs are educated extensively in each of the following modalities: herbalism, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and physical medicine, including chiropractics and massage therapy. Although trained in many of these tools, NDs in Ohio are currently restricted in their practice and cannot diagnose or utilize treatment methods such as acupuncture, massage, and chiropractics. Dr. Samuelson refers to many local qualified practitioners in circumstances where these modalities are indicated.​ Click here for more detailed information on licensing and qualifications.​
  • Are you licensed to practice medicine in Ohio?
    In America, there are currently 20 states that recognize ND's as primary care physicians. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is determined to make all 50 states licensed by 2025. Click here for more information. ​ Currently, Ohio is not licensed but we are a growing number of doctors working to get licensed in the near future. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date on our progress!
  • What are the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine?
    Naturopathic medicine is firmly grounded in 5 principles: 1. First do no harm 2. Co-operate with the healing power of nature 3. Treat the root cause of disease 4. Heal the whole person through individualized treatment 5. Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.
  • What payment forms do you accept?
    Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. There is a 2.5% +$0.15 charge for each card transaction. Checks can also be mailed to: Treating the Root Cause Harmony In Life 5747 Main Street Sylvania, Ohio 43560
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Please see the bottom of our Services Page for details.
  • Where are you located?
    We are available online or in person at: Harmony in Life Center 5747 Main Street Sylvania, Ohio 43560 get directions Please park in the back and come around front unless you need to use the Wheelchair Ramp and/or want to avoid the stairs. Please let us know ahead of time and we will be happy to accomodate you.
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