Now accepting new clients for all services! You can make an appointment by emailing directly from the contact page, or call the new office MTThF (and our fabulous receptionist Melia) at 805-966-0055.
Initial appointments are 60-75 minutes, follow-up appointments are 45 minutes. Payment is expected at the time of service. See below for fee schedule for 2013. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy with a fee of 50% of the appointment cost.
Dr Andrea does see children and adolescents, however the parent must be present and may need a separate consultation also– please email with specifics and make sure the child’s primary care physician has been consulted also.
We offer the most comprehensive services for health care and disease prevention in Santa Barbara, including Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation and Biodynamic Therapy, Ayurveda consultations and counseling.
You’ll receive pre-appointment forms by email you can either email back or bring with you. At the office, Dr. Andrea will take your pulse, and explain some of her findings about your body’s state of balance. Your concerns will be addressed and we will discuss how we can work together to help you achieve improved health. OMT is a hands-on healing technique that helps with healing as well as prevention of illness, so that may be part of your treatment plan also. After you leave, you will receive an email within 48 hours with your personalized recommendations so they will be easier to remember and to start applying.
Initial consultation for any basic service: $275 (Internal Medicine, OMT, Ayurveda, Counseling)
Follow up general health appointment: $150 (45 minutes)
Follow-up OMT: $150 (usually 45 min, will be prorated for shorter or longer appointments)
Counseling sessions (60 minutes): $200
Cash and local checks are accepted, and Superbills will be provided for you to send to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
OMT works best with treatments that build on each other, so your individual program will depend on your particular health issues, how long they have been present, and how quickly your particular body heals itself. Generally the first 1-3 appointments are close together, and then future ones may be spaced farther apart. We’ll work together to come up with a treatment plan that works for you.
With total health and Ayurveda consultations, follow up should be in 1-2 weeks to see how the recommendations are going, to check effectiveness, and decide if they’ll continue to work for you. At that time we’ll revisit your pulse and any other concerns that have come up, and see if any new recommendations might be helpful. After the initial follow-up, the next follow-up is generally in one month. After that, unless we are weaning medications or doing intensive work, every 4 months is recommended to continue preventing illness and catching imbalances before they become diseases. Ayurveda is a gradual and gentle system, and though many simple issues can resolve within that first 10-14 days, longer-standing problems may take more time, so you will be treated as an individual and your plan of care will be tailored to your needs.
Thank you very much, I look forward to working with you. May you have a joyful day!