Resources for our Patients

Free Consultation

Dr. Skakel offers free 10 minute consultations to prospective patients. If you are interested in meeting her and learning more about her approach before scheduling a full visit, you can start here. Call 541-639-9056 to schedule.

How We Can Help You

Whether you’re seeking a primary care physician or a complementary care practitioner for a specific health issue, we can help. We are here to give you the support you need––so you can live your most vital life

Visit-What to Expect

First visit

Your first visit with Dr. Skakel will focus on getting to know your story, identifying areas of concern, and truly understanding your health picture to inform a thoughtful and effective treatment plan. You can expect Dr. Skakel to spend 1½ hours with you, in which she will:

  • Take a thorough medical history and ask many clarifying questions to truly understand your current health picture and lifestyle.
  • Perform any necessary physical exams, order labs, imaging
  • Provide a clear treatment plan and instructions for follow-up.
  • Give an Acupuncture treatment, if this is your goal for the visit. (An additional 30 minutes is needed.)

What to bring:

  • Your completed new patient packet.
  • Any pertinent medical records you have including recent lab or imaging reports. If you do not have these, you can have them sent by downloading and completing the records request form above.

Return visits

You can expect Dr. Skakel to spend 30-60 minutes with you on any follow-up visit, depending on the complexity of your needs. She will:

  • Assess progress
  • Modify your treatment plan as necessary
  • Address any new concerns
  • Give you an acupuncture or other Chinese Medicine treatment

Acute visits:

Acute visits are generally 30 minutes or less; this will vary depending on your unique needs.

Phone/Skype Consultations:

Dr. Skakel is available for scheduled appointments by phone or Skype for return patients.

Payment:

Payment is required at the time of service. We accept cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Card for payment.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice. Appointments that are either missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice (excluding emergencies) will be charged a $35 fee.

Phone/Email Policy:

Dr. Skakel is happy to answer questions regarding your current treatment plan over the phone or via e-mail. Questions requiring more than 10 minutes or not related to your current treatment plan will be charged at the regular hourly rate.

New Patient Forms

Below you can download patient forms that will help you and Dr. Skakel make the most of your first appointment. If possible, please complete the forms and mail, email, fax, or bring us a copy of this information at least 24 hours before your visit. This will give Dr. Skakel time to review your medical history in advance so that your first appointment can be more thorough and complete. Or, you can bring completed paperwork with you to your appointment.

Insurance

Most insurance carriers cover naturopathic and Chinese Medicine services. Dr. Skakel is currently enrolling with insurance carriers in Central Oregon to be a preferred provider. In the meantime, we are happy to provide all necessary paperwork for you to share with your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

Call the number on the back of your card to determine if your plan covers in-network naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists, if so, what is your fee schedule

Wellness Store

Three Sisters Natural Health clinic has a Wellness Store offering a variety of vitamins, minerals, herbs and homeopathic remedies which have been selected as a means of providing convenient, quality supplement choices for you and your family at discounted pricing. You may also purchase similar products from local stores. However, because of the great number of companies offering supplements and herbs, we are generally unable to verify the quality of these products.

For certain products that may not be available locally, click here to order from Emerson Ecologics. [feature coming soon!]

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Bonnie Skakel, N.D., L.Ac.
Bend Oregon
(541) 639-9056 Location
Three Sisters Natural Health
at Riverside Wellness
2955 N Highway 97
Bend, OR 97703
Fax: (541) 600-4731