Frequently Asked Questions
What health conditions can I consult Dr. Felty about?
People of all ages consult with Dr. Felty for all kinds of health conditions. She has helped people feel better who have had the following issues: chronic fatigue, infections like lyme and EBV, inflammation, heart disease, mood swings, diabetes, depression, anxiety, obesity, back pain, arthritis, acne, thyroid problems, liver disease, cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, hormone imbalance, heart disease, allergies, PMS, infertility, and digestive problems. She helps people prevent disease, activate vitality, and improve overall health. She teaches how to maintain health after symptoms go away.
How do I prepare for my first consultation with Dr. Felty?
Dr. Felty requests that you please do not wear perfume or heavy scents. Many people are chemically sensitive.
Please plan to be in the office for 60-75 minutes for a new consultation. Please fill out consent forms and new intake questionnaire before your consultation. Consent forms and questionnaire are emailed to you when you book your consultation. Failure to fill these out will reduce the amount of time you'll have with Dr. Felty.
Please bring the following to your first consultation:
A list of current or recent medications, dosages, and schedule.
A list of all personal care and cleaning products you use daily.
A copy of most recent lab work (nothing older than 1 month). Dr. Felty recommends having the following blood work done before your consultation so that she can review it for you: Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Urinalysis, C-Reactive Protein (inflammation marker), HgA1c (diabetes marker) Cholesterol, Hormones (DHEA, SHBG, Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen, FSH, LH, Cortisol), B12, Iodine, Ferritin (iron marker), Thyroid panel (TSH, T3, T4). If you can not get these blood tests done before your consultation, Dr. Felty will recommend you get these done so that you know how well your body is functioning on the inside.
A willingness to heal and improve. Results are significantly better when you are ready to be healthier.
Can Dr. Felty be my primary care provider?
Dr. Felty can not be your primary care provider. Although Dr. Felty completed a residency in family medicine and is trained as a primary care physician, naturopathic medicine is not licensed in Illinois. Dr. Felty acts as a health educator and consultant. She does not practice medicine, stock vaccines, do emergency care, and have on-call or an after-hours way to reach her. She does not diagnose specific conditions or pathologies. She identifies obstacles to health and provides solutions to improve overall health. All clients of Dr. Felty are required to have a separate primary care physician (PCP).
Will my insurance pay for this service?
Dr. Felty's consulting service is self pay only. She does not accept insurance like many private practices. Insurance does not cover naturopathic care in Illinois. Insurance covers a majority of the functional lab testing fees. Lab testing fees range from $200-$475.
How can I pay for this?
A credit card is required to reserve a consultation. Payment is due at the time of service (no exceptions). Dr. Felty accepts cash, credit cards, and checks. She accepts Health Savings and Flex Spending cards. Her offices can provide a superbill for the consultations. All payments for services are non-refundable.
What if I need to cancel?
If you have to cancel your consultation, please be considerate of others, and cancel within 24 hours of your reserved time. Failure to cancel within 24 hours will cost you half of the consultation fee. Due to this billing procedure, a credit card must be put on file when scheduling an initial visit. In the unfortunate event that Dr. Felty has to cancel, the office will contact you 24 hours before your scheduled consultation time.