Appointments

The office:

I practice alongside Dr. Diana Hoppe, MD. You may see her sign, as well as mine, when you drive up to the clinic.

Parking is plentiful! We are wheel-chair friendly also!

There are multiple organic/gluten-free/paleo/vegan food options 1-3 minutes from the door of the clinic.

Consultations:

Consultations are in-person, or over the phone. For virtual visits, Dr. Meg will be calling you from 858-264-6624. Video visits are provided through the IntakeQ system. FaceTime is not an option for video visits.

Intake paperwork:

All new and previous patients/clients must fill out paperwork before their appointment. Paperwork must be completed (virtually – you will get a link in your email to the questionnaire) 24 hours prior to your appointment for the doctor to review.

Patients following me from my previous office in Solana Beach:

Select the “Re-establishing Clients/Patients” option – this is for the fist visit only; for the following appointments please select “Follow up”

California Patients:

New Patient Visit – 90 minutes

Follow Ups – 90 minutes, 1 hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes

Outside California / Distance Clients:

New Client Visit – 90 minutes

Follow Ups – 90 minutes, 1 hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes

Pricing:

This information is INSIDE my scheduler. Click the BOOK NOW button and you will be able to view prices.

Care plans:

Care plans, also known as “treatment plans” or “health plans” are completed after your visit with the doctor. Expect your health plan to be ready for you in the Elation Patient Portal any time between 24-48 hours after your visit. Sometimes the doctor has a particularly busy day, and so please be patient with us when waiting for your plan. Inside your care plan you will receive: any notes about things discussed during your appointment, any lab recommendations and how to complete the labs, recommendations about diet, lifestyle, healthy products, and supplements or medications. Patients that are seen on Friday should expect their care plans no later than Monday, but sometimes the doctor will complete it over the weekend. In some cases, the doctor will need to do some research before finishing your plan, and so you should expect the plan to arrive later than the typical time frame. The doctor will notify you if this is the case. Care plans are fully customized TO YOU, and great care is put into making them. Once you have access to them, you are welcome to print out the plan, and/or take screenshots for keeping on your phone, for later viewing, or however you’d like to use it! You will receive an updated care plan at each visit.

Payment:

Payment for each visit is collected after each visit. You will be required to provide a credit card to book an appointment, but you will not be charged until your appointment is over. If your appointment extends past your appointment time, you may be charged an additional fee for time. The doctor will alert you if more time is needed.

Payments can also be paid via cash or check in person.

We do not accept PayPal, Venmo, trades, or other payment methods.

Dr. Meg does not accept insurance for visits. California does not allow Naturopathic doctors to accept insurance. We can, however, provide you a superbill so that you can submit it to your insurance for possible reimbursement.

If you are having issues booking an appointment, OR if you wish to pay in a non-virtual manner (cash or check), then please call 858-264-6624 and Dr. Meg can assist you. You may also call the office 760-635-5600 and speak to Cynthia who can help you schedule your appointment.

Injectable vitamins:

Dr. Meg ND Menu v4

We also offer customized vitamin shots! B12, B-comp, Taurine, Magnesium, glutathione*

* All ingredients subject to availability.

IV pushes deliver nutrients directly to the vein with a butterfly needle and small syringe containing the ingredients for the formula. The process takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. You are required to fill out an intake form prior to your visit, so the doctor can determine whether the IV push you desire is the right fit for you, based on your goals and your medical history. Prior to the IV, you will sit down with the doctor and discuss the paperwork, before we move on to the IV procedure.

IV pushes are quicker than IV drip bags, and have the same effectiveness – they just contain less liquid and are completed faster than dripping for 30+ minutes.

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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES (This form must be signed by patients before seeing the doctor. We are legally required by HIPAA law to display this information on our website).

Your privacy is incredibly important to me. When I created my business it was extremely important to me that your information is stored safely, in a HIPAA compliant manner, that you can access, or ask to accesss, your information at any time.

MEDICAL RECORDS

I understand that Dr. Meagan Strodel will keep my medical records within Elation Health, an online, secure, cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

I understand that a record will be kept of the health services provided to me. This record will be kept confidential and will not be released to others unless so directed by myself, or my representative, or unless it is required by law. I understand that my medical record will be kept for a minimum of three, but no more than ten years after the date of my last visit. I understand that information from my medical record may be analyzed for internal research purposes, and that my identity will be protected and kept confidential. I understand that any questions I have will be answered by my practitioner to the best of her ability.

I understand that within coordination of care with other practioners, Dr. Meagan Strodel, will send and receive records, upon my behalf, when it is necessary to do so. I understand that this will not occur without my verbal or written consent.

I understand that I always have the ability to ask for copies of my records, or for the transfer of my records to another provider.

EMAIL + COMMUNICATION

I recognize that emails are not a HIPAA compliant method of communication, and that by emailing meg@drmegnd.com, or any other associated Dr. Meg, ND email, that I am waving my rights to have the information protected under HIPAA.

I recognize that if I send Dr. Meg, ND any emails containing lab reports, or similar documents that include patient identifying information, that I am waiving my rights to have the information protected under HIPAA.

I understand that the BEST and most secure way to send records, emails, and to communicate with the doctor, is through the secure patient/client portal, the Elation Patient Passport, which is a HIPAA compliant online portal where I can access my medical information, associated documents, email communication with the doctor, and care plans.