On the advice of public health authorities regarding COVID-19, we ask you to please stay home unless an exam is needed at this time. Dr. Blanning is available for phone visits for any issue, including acute and chronic illnesses. He is also available for office appointments when an exam is needed at this time. Please wear a mask when coming to the clinic.
We ask everyone to not come to the office and contact us first via phone if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms of acute respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, loss of smell or taste etc.).
We have added a 10-minute buffer to the scheduling of all in-office appointments to provide extra transition time (without any crowding) and cleaning time.
Here are directions for setting up phone consultations. For current (existing) patients:
- Simply schedule a 10, 30 or 60 minute appointment, using the “Schedule an Appointment” button on the right.
For new patients:
- Schedule a 30 or 60 minute new patient appointment and put a note there to say that this is going to be a phone consultation. Please include the phone number I should call for the actual phone consultation. I do my best to be on time, but because I am sometimes running over a few minutes it is best for me to call you.
- Step two: I will also need the “New Patient” form filled out, which you can find at the bottom left corner of this page. Please complete all the information, sign it and then fax it to me (844-274-2984) or submit it through the “Contact” feature on the website. I need to have that in hand by the time we will speak on the phone.
Sending good thoughts for health and safety while also wishing for us to work together and support each other in this challenging time.
We want to help. The changes and growth of modern medical knowledge and science are undeniable, but they don’t necessarily guarantee that we are healthier, or happier. In fact the push towards an ever more detailed, physical view of disease means that the human being, as a whole, too often gets left out. And with more and more emphasis being placed on external measures of health (like lab tests and scans) the human process of observation, conversation, and cooperation has suffered. Then you can find yourself being treated more like a body part than a person, or realize that there isn’t much space for you to participate in your treatment.
Anthroposophic medicine is practiced by fully-trained medical doctors in 66 countries world-wide, and has been working to bridge modern medical insights with a holistic view of the human being for more than 90 years. It recognizes that broadly standardized treatments do not leave space for individual needs or perspectives, and that you deserve to be at the center of your healthcare:
- We understand that it is essential to know who you are as a person, so we devote the necessary time to learn your health history as well as your questions and concerns.
- We take into account aspects of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, and recognize that they interweave and influence each other.
- Dr. Blanning is a full-trained MD, board-certified in family medicine, but has done extensive additional training and study in order to find methods that influence the process of an illness, not just control its symptoms.
- We routinely use natural medicines as the foundation for our treatments. Like many different ancient healing traditions around the world, we incorporate herbal and homeopathic medicines. They do not work as quickly as standard prescription medications, but help open other doorways to lasting change and healing. We believe we can help you find ways to safely use both regular prescription and natural medicines.
- We intentionally strive to keep a simple medical practice in order to maximize the time you spend with a doctor, because the most important part is working with you.