Now under New Ownership!
Vermont Naturopathic Clinic is now under the ownership of Drs. Michael and Jessica Stadtmauer. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build the truly integrative medical center that we have both envisioned since starting down this path of alternative and functional medicine. VNC will be changing and expanding to bring you more diverse Naturopathic care – Women’s health, Pediatrics, Oncology, Endocrine and GI support, full Primary Care services, Acupuncture, Dietician services, and more as we expand into a full fledged Integrative Medicine clinic.
Thank you to you, our patients, who have made this possible. We are grateful that you have allowed us to play a role in yours and your friends and family’s health and care.
Please welcome our new practitioners!
We are covered by most insurance companies in Vermont, either as specialists or primary care physicians*. We also accept insurance for acupuncture services when covered**. Our policy is to collect for services at time of service for all patients who have not met their deductible for the year. It is your responsibility to know if you have an unmet deductible. We proudly accept the insurance plans below, with some caveats:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, and CBA Blue – If you have non-VT based BCBS you will need to confirm coverage. Most out of state BCBS plans cover fully, but some do not. It is our policy to collect at time of service for all out of state BCBS plan until we can confirm coverage.
** Currently, Drs. Michael and Jessica Stadtmauer are out-of-network with BCBS. This is a decision made by BCBS which we believe was made improperly and are working to resolve the issue. Dr. Dana Dabransky and Dr. Kelly Wagner continue to be in-network PCP physicians with BCBS. With out of network physicians, you will be partially or wholly responsible for the cost of the office visit, but all labs and pharmacy orders are still considered in-network as long as they are performed by an in-network facility (such as UVM or any major pharmacy retail chain).
Cigna – Full coverage for policies that originate in state
Vermont Medicaid/Green Mountain Care – Always full coverage
MVP Healthcare – Full coverage for policies that originate in state
Aetna – We now expect Aetna to cover Naturopathic services as in-network, however this has been an evolving process with them and we still can not guarantee coverage. We are working to be come officially in-network with Aetna. It is our policy to collect at time of service for all out of state Aetna plans until we can confirm coverage.
Anthem BCBS – Sometimes provides Naturopathic coverage. It is our policy to collect at time of service for all out of state Anthem BCBS plans until we can confirm coverage.
United – Sometimes provides Naturopathic coverage. It is our policy to collect at time of service for all out of state United plans until we can confirm coverage.
Others – If you have a plan not mentioned above, we are very happy to bill your insurance. We will need to collect at time of service until we have confirmation of coverage.
*Laboratory Medicine: Naturopathic Medicine, and especially Functional approaches to health care, often rely heavily on modern laboratory testing and methods. Your insurance may or may not cover testing that your physician recommends. When possible, your physician will discuss which tests are expected to be covered and which are not, and discuss expected charges when known. However, due to deductibles and the particulars of various insurance plans, we can not always know which tests will or will not be paid for by your insurance company. Even when a test is ‘covered’ it may still be applied to your deductible, resulting in a bill. Furthermore, insurance carriers frequently change their coverage policies and, while we try to stay current, it is not always possible to do so. It is the responsibility of the patient to know their insurance coverage and to know if charges are expected when going for laboratory services.
**Acupuncture: Some BCBS, Cigna and MVP plans also cover acupuncture services, and for those plans we will bill insurance. If you have an unmet deductible, we will collect in full at time of service, and then bill. We can try to help, but it is your responsibility to know if you have acupuncture coverage or not. Even with coverage, some plans only cover for specific conditions.
Notice: We require a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Failure to cancel within this time period will result in a $75 late cancellation charge.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care. It is an art, science and practice of preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the mind and body.
The naturopathic physicians at VNC work with their patients to prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and disease, restore health and establish optimal fitness by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae.
This is accomplished through:
- Prevention of disease by individualizing a preventive medicine plan including optimizing a healthy diet and lifestyle, education and identifying risk factors for preventable diseases.
- Diagnosis and evaluation of your state of health as accomplished by integration of conventional and functional medicine diagnostic methods.
- Treatment and Care utilizing therapies that work in harmony with the your inherent healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae, including: dietary therapy, nutritional and botanical medicine, counseling, naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy, minor office procedures prescription medications, and acupuncture.