Frequently Asked Questions
-How long does the first appointment generally take?
Please allow for 2 hours of your time for your first appointment with Dr. Van Anrooy and 1 hour for your first appointment with Kayli Meyers, CWC.
-Typically how long are the next visits?
The second visit with Dr. Van Anrooy can take 90 minutes of your time, and then after that you will design a plan with the doctor for how frequently you return and for how long. Our follow up visits are generally 35 and 20 minutes.
Follow up visits with Kayli Meyers, CWC are generally 35 to 20 minutes, frequency will be determined by the plan that you develop with the provider.
Both providers also provide the option of phone or Skype appointments as long as you are seen in office regularly. This can be discussed directly with your provider.
-What is Health and Wellness Coaching and why do I need it?
Coaching is a burgeoning, new field in the health and wellness industry. It is a process that, “unlocks a person’s potential to maximize their own performance”. (Palmer, Tubbs, Whybrow) Health and wellness coaching is designed to bring out the very best in people and, unlike psychotherapy, does not focus on the past. Rather, this type of coaching specifically concentrates on the present and future concerns and goals of the client through an alliance between two people: the coach and the client. The role of a coach is to empower their client by recognizing and facilitating the client’s innate potential to create their desired life:
A coach does not tell the client what they should do, rather they help the client discover the right path or action for themselves by asking powerful questions and reframing desires into requests for action. Through the coaching relationship the client willingly agrees to make him or herself accountable with the coach in order to implement the changes they want in their life. (Mastain)
Thus, this type of coaching takes an active and directive role, applying the principles and processes of life coaching to the goals of lifestyle improvement for increased levels of wellness.(Arloski) For instance, the coach may help educate the client on specific health-related topics and support them with health and wellness goals.(Palmer, Tubbs, Whybrow) The objective is to create an interactive partnership to focus on lifestyle changes that will foster a more satisfying and healthful life.
-What is genetic testing?
We are currently able to offer two genetic tests to patients at little cost. This helps to reduce the amount of trial and error in your treatment. We are then able to narrow down medications and design a genetically specific wellness plan customized for you. This is the one time that you will need your insurance card. Please find more information at genomind.com and pathway.com or on our services page.
We also offer genetic testing as a stand alone service, you do not have to be a current or new patient in order to benefit from this service. You will have a 15 to 30 minute appointment with Dr. Van Anrooy and Kayli Meyers, CWC. Reviewing the results will take about 1 hour of your time. See our rates page for pricing.
-What do I need to know when I come in for the genetic testing?
The genetic testing involves leaving a small sample of saliva in a test tube. You do not need an appointment to come in and leave a sample, but please call ahead to be sure we are in-office when you arrive. Please bring an insurance card so we can make a copy and be prepared to fill out an information and consent form. You will need to not have ANY food or liquids 30 minutes prior to leaving your sample. This does include water, chewing gum, or breath mints. Chapstick will need to be removed prior to leaving a sample.
-Do you accept insurance?
While we do not participate in managed care panels, we will provide a superbill or HCFA receipt, which you may submit to insurance for reimbursment.
-Do you take Medicare?
We are not currently accepting any new Medicare patients, even if you are paying out of pocket. We appologize for the inconvience and we recommend that you contact Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network or Pikes Peak Behavioral Health.
-What are your charges?
Please see our rates page for our current prices.