Frequently Asked Questions
What services are offered by Aurora Therapeutics?
Personalized Wellness Consultations offering natural support and education for children and adults with digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, mood issues, and those desiring a more balanced and complete approach to wellness. One of our focuses is in providing natural support and education for children with Autism Spectrum, ADHD and Sensory Disorders.
Does Katherine Clements specialize in a particular field?
Our office is not limited to any particular specialty. However, because of Katherine Clements' extensive experience working with digestive issues, detoxification, and developmental issues, we have an emphasis on providing natural support for Autism Spectrum, ADHD and Sensory Disorders. We are happy to offer our personalized health consultation services to all clients with any type of health concern. We offer these services to both children and adults.
What special training and background does Katherine Clements have?
Katherine Clements graduated from Bastyr University and completed a one year residency. She emphasizes a science-based whole body, natural approach to wellness. She is a listed Defeat Autism Now! Practitioner and a provider under the Generation Rescue grant program. Katherine Clements has worked with children for the majority of her professional career and is a mother of 2 children herself. Currently, Katherine Clements is full time faculty in the Alternative Medicine program at Everglades University and is Past-President of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association. She continues to offer educational programs for children, parents and professionals.
Do you see adults in your practice?
Yes! We love our clients who are children, but we are always happy to work with adults as well. We have many adult clients who have benefitted from support for improved mood, digestion, immune function and hormone balance.
What happens during the first consultation?
During your first visit, Katherine Clements will spend 90 minutes discussing past and current concerns, options for maximizing your health, and determining your wellness goals. Individualized guidance will be offered to assist you towards optimal health, balance, and vitality. We believe that client education, empowerment, and active participation in your own wellness are necessary components of success.
How much does the first consultation cost?
The initial fee includes your first and second consultation, which occurs the following week for a minimum of 30 minutes. The cost for the two part consultation series ranges from $290 to $380 depending on the issue being addressed. Our services are not covered by insurance. We do offer family discounts on the initial consultation fee for multiple family members. Massage and craniosacral treatments are $80/hr with discounted multi-session packages available.
How often are follow-ups scheduled?
A return consultation should be scheduled 3-4 weeks after your initial two consultations, and then on an as-needed basis. We recommend that you schedule a follow-up consultation at least every six months to ensure continued support and optimize your progression. Active on-going issues often require more frequent appointments initially. Follow-ups are usually 30 minutes in length and are designed to assist you in attaining your goals by clarifying recommendations, supporting you in lifestyle changes, adjusting your individualized plan, and addressing new issues.
Do you offer phone consultations?
We always prefer to see you in our office, but after your initial consultation, phone consultations can be scheduled as an option for those who have a greater distance to travel. Phone consultations are billed the same as an office visit. In special circumstances, home visits can also be arranged for an additional fee.
Are any of the services covered by Insurance?
Unfortunately, our wellness consultation services are not covered by insurance as Florida does not license Katherine Clements as a health care provider. For massage or craniosacral treatments you may be able to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. Our office accepts Master Card and Visa. We also accept personal checks and cash.
How long is the wait to schedule my first appointment?
A first appointment can usually be scheduled within two weeks time of your call to our office.
Does your office carry vitamin supplements?
Education regarding quality and type of supplements is usually included in your first consultation. Our office carries superior quality supplements for your convenience. They can also be ordered on our website under the client services link.
What kind of testing is available?
At Aurora Therapeutics we offer a wide variety of alternative testing kits. These take home tests are designed to look at areas of functional health and provide information to increase overall wellness. They are not meant to be diagnostic of a certain disease. Our stool and urine tests are from a variety of testing laboratories including: Great Plains Laboratory, Doctor’s Data, US Biotek, Neuroscience, and Metametrix. Most alternative tests are not covered by insurance. Conventional blood tests and imaging must be prescribed by your medical doctor.
What other services are available from Katherine Clements?
In addition to our personal wellness consultation services, therapeutic massage and craniosacral and retail supplements; we also offer pregnancy massage, educational workshops and seminars. Please check the Events link at the top of this page to view our calendar of upcoming events.
Is Katherine Clements available for public lectures and seminars?
Yes! Education is a core component of becoming empowered to make healthy choices for yourself and your family. Katherine Clements utilizes education in her personalized consultations, free wellness lectures offered at our office, and she offers a variety of public lectures and seminars. Please see the calendar of events link at the top of this page for a listing of educational offerings or contact us to arrange a wellness lecture or seminar for your group.
Does Thrive have a newsletter?
Yes! We send out a monthly e-newsletter to clients, family and friends of our practice. The newsletter features: Wellness articles, Upcoming Events, Recipes, New Product Information, Quick Links to great information, discount coupons and general office news. Sign up by clicking on the newsletter link on the web site.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
After attaining their four year undergraduate degree, Naturopathic physicians attend a residential four year doctorate program in naturopathic medicine. The first two years of basic science training are similar to allopathic medical schools. The final two years consist of clinical training, didactic classes in gynecology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, oncology, etc., as well as courses in the naturopathic modalities of botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, counseling, and nutrition. Post-graduate residencies are optional, but are required for licensure in some states. As of January 2015, Naturopathic Physicians are currently licensed in 17 states, the District of Columbia, 2 U.S. territories, and 4 Canadian provinces. Licensure efforts are underway in almost every other state. For more information, or to support licensure efforts, please visit www.fnpa.org.
Are Naturopathic Doctors licensed in the State of Florida now?
Naturopathic Physicians were licensed in the State of Florida until 1959, when our Board of Licensure was dissolved. Since 1959, no new Naturopathic Physicians have been able to be licensed in the State of Florida, and therefore cannot practice as primary care physicians or receive insurance reimbursement. In the State of Florida, Naturopathic Physicians are not allowed by law to diagnose or treat specific ailments. In Florida, Naturopathic Physicians cannot prescribe medications or order conventional blood tests or imaging; even though Naturopathic physicians are fully trained in all these areas and may do so in states in which they are licensed.
Unfortunately, when there is no licensure of a profession, there is no regulation. In states without licensure, someone may call themselves a naturopath regardless of their education. For your safety, please know the education of the healthcare provider you choose. Please visit www.naturopathic.org for further information.
How can I help support the licensure of Naturopathic Physicians?
Please support licensure for Naturopathic Physicians in the State of Florida. Visit www.fnpa.org to find out how you can help and visit our testimonial page on this web site to tell your story to others. Thank you for your support!