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Welcome to Simba Health

Healing in the Comfort of Your Home.

Do you want more than 7 minutes of a doctor’s time?

Do you want to really understand what’s going on with your health and what you can do about it?

Let’s Talk.

I blend my knowledge of conventional and natural medicines with my deep listening skills and ability to identify patterns.

For you, this means an individualized, effective, and refreshing way of invigorating your health.

I am delighted to work with people from all around the world via phone and web.

What I Can Help With

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Integrative Mental Health
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Psychedelic Harm Reduction
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Men's Hormones
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Digestive Health
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Chronic Illness & Autoimmunity
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Kids & Vaccine Consults
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Women's Health
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Weight Loss & Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet?

We can connect by phone (US phone numbers only) or Skype (audio) to discuss your health concerns, talk about the results to lab tests you ordered on yourself or that your other doctor ordered, set health goals, and answer your questions about various conditions, tests, and protocols.

Consultations with me are typically information-packed and inspiring. They are a wonderful addition to local care provided by your primary care physician or other specialist.

Can I fly to see Dr. Z in person?

My practice for in-person patients is currently closed to new patients, but I still have availability for phone and web consultations.

What about blood tests and other functional medicine testing?

Depending on where you are located, I may be able to order lab tests for you, including blood tests, saliva tests, and urine tests.

In many states and places in the world, you may also or order testing on yourself. Options in the United States for ordering your own lab tests include Ulta Labs (with blood typically drawn at Quest Diagnostics), Any Lab Test Now, ZRT, or other direct access lab. I may offer suggestions on which third party sites I think may be most convenient for you.

You are also of course welcome to contact your healthcare provider and ask them to order the testing I suggest – especially if you want the testing covered by your health insurance plan. (Note that not all healthcare providers are willing to accommodate such requests.)

Who is my physician? Where do I get my prescription medications?

Remote consultations are not a substitute for in-person care. By law I will not be acting as your physician and thus cannot prescribe Rx drugs. I request that all of my clients have a primary care provider.*

I may, however, offer insight into herbs, supplements, and other natural products, which can be purchased through my online shop or elsewhere. I may also mention over-the-counter remedies and/or prescription medications worth discussing with your healthcare provider.

And you can absolutely bet I’ll offer insights about nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise, and recommend books, websites, apps, and other resources to support you in the process of healing.

* Exception: I may be able to act as your doctor and prescribe medication if you are a resident of the state of Oregon – please inquire if you are interested in becoming a patient. (There is a separate consent form for this service.) Note that we do not accept any health insurance, even if you are an Oregon resident and patient.

What are your rates and how do I pay?

The online scheduling system includes transparent details about cost for each type of appointment and relevant no-show fees. You will be able to see the cost of the appointment prior to booking.

The system will prompt you to enter your credit card (or HSA/FSA card) number at the time of booking. Payment is processed in full at the time of scheduling, but will be refunded in part or whole if you need to cancel (minus any late cancellation/no-show fees, if applicable).

Do you accept my insurance? How about HSA and FSA?

We do not work with health insurance or any third-party payers or provide forms for insurance reimbursement.We do not provide CMSS forms or Superbills for out of network reimbursement.
We likewise do not offer payment plans at this time.
Payment is due in full at the time of booking.
We do accept FSA and HSA cards as forms of payment in our online credit card payment system and online supplement store. FSA and HSA accounts can also typically be used to pay for lab work.

Do I need to buy a whole package of visits, or can I start with just one?

Visits are booked one at a time.

Some of my clients have just one or two sessions with me to help point them in the right direction. Other clients check in with me every few weeks to continue chipping away at chronic health issues. I’m here to support you as much or as little as you desire.

Ok, so what's up with the name Simba Health?

No, it isn’t because of some strange obsession with The Lion King (although it probably was the best play I ever saw on Broadway)!
Simba is the Swahili word for lion.
While working in Tanzania, I often found myself reflecting upon the strength, grace, and resiliency of the human spirit. These qualities, for me, bring to mind the image of a proud lion.
I was then moved deeply by a poem by the late Mary Oliver, in which she writes: I think of…each body [as] a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth. That’s how I think of you.

Ready Freddie?

Let’s get you back on that horse, dance floor, or mountain.

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