FAQ's


 

What is a D.O.?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully trained physicians, licensed to practice the entire range and scope of medicine and surgery. US trained DOs attend their own medical schools, receive the same level of post-graduate training as their MD colleagues, and receive additional education in the principles of osteopathy, applied in practice as osteopathic manipulative treatment. Osteopathy is a system of medicine that recognizes the dynamic relationship of structure and function in health and disease.

What is Integrative Medicine?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines Integrative Medicine as combining mainstream medical therapies and complementary and alternative medicine for which there is a scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.

Integrative Medicine brings a focus to healing rather than managing diseases.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to health care that addresses the underlying root cause of disease. It looks at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence health. Functional medicine acknowledges that chronic disease is almost always preceded by a lengthy period of declining function in one or more of the body systems. For example, a patient may receive a diagnosis of diabetes today, but the metabolic dysfunction may have been progressing for many years prior. Rather than mitigating symptoms, functional medicine seeks to restore health by restoring balance and function to the body systems involved. 

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.

What are your office hours?

We are open M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 7:00 PM. Saturdays are sometimes available. Please contact us if you have a scheduling conflict with our hours.

Do you accept insurance?

We do accept Medicare and most major and local insurance plans. Please contact us regarding your specific plan.

Additionally, we welcome all patients who wish to pay privately. We can also provide a "Super Bill" to submit to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement.

What age range do you treat?

We treat all ages! Dr. Amaro is Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment which means your entire family can become part of our family.

Do you accept walk-ins?

We have same day or next day visits available for all established patients. However, all same day appointments still require an appointment in order to find the best fit for both your schedule and ours. We do not believe you should have to sit for an hour in a crowded waiting room. 

Could I see you, but still keep my primary physician?

Dr. Amaro would love to be every patient’s primary care physician, but he will be happy to act as a consultant for integrative views to specific problems.

Will you be my doctor if I have to go to the hospital?

While Dr. Amaro is fully qualified to see patients in the hospital, he will defer to Hospitalists should you be admitted. A Hospitalist's sole specialty is caring for hospitalized patients, and they will provide excellent care in direct contact with Dr. Amaro to ensure continuity of care. Dr. Amaro is able to directly to admit you to the hospitalist team at BSA or Northwest Texas Hospital rather than forcing you to sit in the ER for less urgent issues. This allows our team to take more time with our patients in an outpatient setting.

Are you available after-hours?

We are available by voicemail, and we will call you back as soon as we are able. Complex issues will be addressed in office and we will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment.

Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you are having a medical emergency!

No-Show Policy

Our unique practice model gives patients the time they deserve. Therefore, we schedule fewer patients than a traditional practice and appreciate your respect for our time as much as we respect yours. We will charge a $75 fee for New patients and a $25 fee for Established patients if you do not show for your appointment at the time you are scheduled for. New patients have extensive paperwork to fill out. A New patient who shows later than 45 minutes before their scheduled visit without finished paperwork will be rescheduled. A New patient who "no-shows" without calling will not be rescheduled until the fee has paid.

We Accept Medicare and most major insurance.

Location
Amaro Integrative Medicine
1901 Medi Park Drive, Suite 1048
Amarillo, TX 79106
Phone: 806-576-4999
Fax: (855)259-1838
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806-576-4999