I understand that results are not guaranteed, and I recognize the potential risks and benefits of these procedures as described below:
General Potential risks: allergic reactions to prescribed herbs and supplements, side effects of natural medications, inconvenience of lifestyle changes, injury from venipuncture or procedures, fainting, aggravation of pre-existing symptoms, discomfort, pain, bruising, burns, lightheadedness.
Potential Risks of Acupuncture: bruising, numbness or tingling near the needling sites, dizziness or fainting, unusual risks include nerve damage, organ punctures, spontaneous miscarriage and infection.
Potential Risks of Cupping: bruising and scarring.
Potential Risks of Taking Herbs: nausea, gas, stomachache, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, rashes, hives and tingling of the tongue.
I understand that Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC cannot anticipate and explain all risks and complications and I choose to rely on the practitioners of Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC to exercise their judgment during the course of the procedures which they believe at the time, based upon the facts they know, is in my best interests.
Potential benefits: restoration of health and the body’s functional capacity, relief of pain and symptoms of disease, assistance in injury and disease recovery, and prevention of disease or its progression.
Notice to Pregnant Women: All female patients must alert the doctor if they know or suspect they are pregnant, as some of the therapies used could present a risk to pregnancy.
I understand that Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC will report to me only such information as a reasonably prudent person in my position would consider to be significant.
Alternatives: I understand that the naturopathic physicians are not primary care physicians and some of the procedures that I will receive at Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC are supplementary care to my primary physician or specialist. It has been recommended to me that I consult with a primary care physician and/or specialist to obtain information about conventional medicine treatment alternatives available to me.
With this knowledge, I voluntarily consent to the above procedures, realizing that no guarantees have been given to me by Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC or any of the personnel regarding cure or improvement of my condition. I understand that I am free to withdraw my consent and to discontinue participation in these procedures at any time.
I understand that Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC will keep a record of the health services provided to me. This record will be kept confidential and will not be released to others unless so directed by myself or my representative or unless it is required by law. I understand that I may look at my medical record at any time and can request a copy of it by paying a fee as permitted under Connecticut law. I understand that my medical record will be kept for a minimum of seven (7), but not more than ten (10) years after the date of my last visit or as otherwise required by Connecticut law. I understand that any questions I have will be answered by the practitioners to the best of their ability.
I have read, or have had read to me, the above consent and have been given the opportunity to have all of my questions answered regarding Collaborative Natural Health Partners, LLC and the procedures to be performed. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practice and consent to the use and disclosure of my protected health information for treatment, payment and healthcare operations.