My Practice

I realize there is an abundance of health and wellness information available at your fingertips today (online and in print) that is overwhelming, confusing and sometimes even conflicting. As a licensed naturopathic physician with an education in science-based and integrative medicine and 14 years of clinical experience, I want to help you determine what is best for your unique health needs. My goal is to get to the root of your health concern and address any imbalances with a holistic approach to medicine so that you can feel and look your best.
I understand that when it comes to your healthcare you have options, and I believe it’s important to make educated decisions.
Whether you are a Park City local or ready to take your health to the mountains, I look forward to helping you reboot, revitalize and achieve the health of your dreams.
Healthfully,
Dr. Cates

My Clinic Services

I offer appointments for both pediatric (0-18 years) and adult patients. The initial consultation is typically 75 minutes in length for adult patients, and 60 minutes for pediatric patients. Follow-up appointments are offered between 30-60 minutes in length depending on the patient's needs. I also offer CranioSacral Therapy (CST) for returning patients. I also offers consultations over the phone/internet anywhere in the world. Prior to your initial virtual appointment, I will need a 5 – 15 minute complimentary intro call.

I received my medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, in 2000.  To complement my extensive naturopathic medicine education, I have received further training in homeopathy, environmental medicine, and craniosacral therapy.  In addition to the extended homeopathic training at the National College of Natural Medicine, I have studied with internationally acclaimed homeopaths. I have also completed Dr. Walter Crinnion’s Environmental Medicine Program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. To round out my education and better serve my patients achieve their health goals, I received a masters degree in spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica.

I was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in California, and I also hold a license in Utah. I practice in Park City, Utah, where I see patients from around the world as a Naturopathic Physician. I am available for both in-office and phone consultations.
 
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15-minute FREE appointments

Did you know that I provide free 15-minute appointments in person or over-the-phone? These are quick appointments for potential patients that want to know more about my practice and approach. This is a great opportunity for me to answer your questions and help you decide if you're ready to schedule an initial appointment.

What to expect at your initial appointment
  1. The initial 75-minute consultation is comprehensive and includes a full assessment by me of health history and pertinent physical exams.
  2. I will recommend and order any necessary laboratory testing. ​
  3. At the end of the initial visit, I will discuss a customized treatment plan and long-term follow-up plan.​
  4. I like to follow up every 3 to 6 weeks until symptoms are managed and you appear on a clear path to wellness. ​​
  5. At that point, she will recommend follow ups every 6 to 12 months. Return visits last 15 to 60 minutes depending upon your needs.​

How you can use your appointments:

  • 1. Follow Ups -  Let's make the most out of your program!  Follow up every 2 – 6 weeks so we can make adjustments in your wellness plan. Follow up visits can be in person or over-the-phone.
  • 2. Acute Care – For any cold, flu, cough or other short term symptom or illness that comes up, I can recommend natural medicines to speed recovery and ease symptoms.
  • 3. Pain Management – From headaches to muscle and joint aches, I can help you with supplements, diet changes and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
  • 4. Hormone Balance – If we haven't done so already, I can check your hormones and prescribe supplements and/or bio-identical hormones
  • 5. Counseling – I graduated from my Masters in Psychology program last August, and I've got lots of tools to share with you to help you overcome challenges and reach your health goals. A lot of health issues can stem from unresolved emotional issues. In order to fix the health issue, it might be necessary to heal emotionally first.
  • 6. Cleanses – Spring and Summer are great times to do a 3 week MediClear cleanse or a 5 – 10 day Juice Fast.  I can lead you through what's right for you.
Does insurance cover visits?

Whether your insurance company will cover any or all of your visits with me largely depends on the type of coverage you have. You may want to contact your insurance company to find out what your policy covers. When you call your insurance company, please be sure to let them know I am a licensed primary care naturopathic physician. Many patients do get at least partial reimbursement for their visits and laboratory tests are often covered by insurance.

While we do not bill insurance directly through the office, we are happy to provide you with a service summary that has all the codes and license information the insurance companies need. Once you send in the service summary to the insurance company, they will reimburse you directly for whatever your policy covers.