Dr. Taylor offers educational consults for patients who cannot travel to be seen in-person at her practice in Seattle, Washington. These consults are educational in nature and meant to provide access to information regarding particular conditions, such as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), to those that do not have access to such information close to home.
Please note, if you are a resident of the states of South Carolina or Tennessee, Dr. Taylor will not be able to consult with you due to state limitations on naturopathic care.
Frequently asked Questions
How do I schedule and pay for the consult?
To schedule an online consult, use the scheduling link above. Consults are paid for at the time of scheduling, and can be rescheduled or cancelled up to 48 hours before your visit.
How do I pay for my consult?
Upon scheduling your consultation you will be directed to Paypal to make payment. You do not have to have a PayPal account, and can use any credit or debit card to make payment via this secure service. This is the only means of payment that Dr. Taylor accepts at this time.
What if I have to cancel my consultation?
Due to the demand on Dr. Taylor's schedule, we require that you cancel or reschedule your visit 48 hours in advance. You can easily reschedule your consult by selecting re-schedule/cancel in your original confirmation e-mail. We cannot guarantee a refund if you attempt to cancel or reschedule with less than 48 hours notice. If you need to cancel or reschedule within that window, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I speak with Dr. Taylor via Skype or on the phone?
Dr. Taylor offers consults via Skype or via phone. When scheduling an appointment, you will be provided an opportunity to leave your phone number or Skype name. If you would like to have a Skype consult, please send Dr Taylor an invite to connect at "drmegantaylor". Dr. Taylor cannot provide consults via FaceTime at this time.
What if I miss Dr. Taylor's phone call?
If you have requested a phone consult, but miss Dr. Taylor's call, please stay close to your phone and expect a call back within 3-5 minutes. Please note that Dr. Taylor's call comes from a blocked number.
What can I expect from a distance consult?
During this consult, Dr. Taylor can provide you with information about your work up, diagnosis, and treatment to-date, and educate you regarding possible next steps. Dr. Taylor cannot order labs or imaging, diagnose your condition, prescribe particular treatments, or in other ways act as your physician via these consults. These consults should be considered educational in nature only, and do no substitute for proper medical care. Anything discussed during these consults should first be reviewed by your medical team and implemented only if deemed safe and appropriate.
Can Dr. Taylor be my doctor?
Given the limitations of Dr. Taylor’s license, she cannot be your physician without first seeing you in-person. You are welcome to schedule an in-person visit with her at West Seattle Natural Medicine. Once you establish a physician-patient relationship with Dr. Taylor in-person, she will be able to order labs and imaging, write prescriptions, and otherwise act as your physician. Any follow-up visits must be conducted via phone and scheduled with West Seattle Natural Medicine.
Should I get my SIBO breath test done and results in before scheduling with Dr. Taylor?
If you feel as though you may have SIBO, consider requesting a lactulose breath test - a 3 hour test that measures both hydrogen and methane gas - from your healthcare provider. This test requires a prescription, so it must be requested from a licensed medical provider. For those who do not have access to in-person testing, you can complete a mail order test. See this page for companies that offer this testing.
How long of a visit should I schedule?
If you have 1-2 quick questions or would like to get a feel for what online consults entail, then a 15-minute visit should suffice. However, if you are new to seeing Dr. Taylor, would like to discuss your case history with Dr. Taylor in detail, or have a lengthy health history that you like to review during the visit, we encourage you to reserve 30-60 minutes.
Will Dr. Taylor review my records prior to visits?
When scheduling a consult, you are reserving Dr. Taylor’s time during that consult only. While she strives to be prepared for your consult, she cannot guarantee that she will be able to review extensive records prior to your scheduled time. You are responsible for uploading any records that you would like to have reviewed during the consult via the Charm PHR portal.
How can I share records or get notes from the consult?
Dr. Taylor uses a online medical record called Charm to share information from your consult. You can also share records with Dr. Taylor via this patient portal. You will receive an email invite to this patient portal several days prior to your visit and can upload records at that time. You can also fax documents directly to Dr. Taylor using the fax number 206-502-1024.
Can I contact Dr. Taylor between visits for additional guidance or urgent questions or concerns?
As Dr. Taylor is not your physician, she cannot guarantee availability between visits to address any questions or concerns. If you are experiencing an urgent need, please contact your medical provider or go to urgent care. You are welcome to ask clarifying questions via the Charm Portal regarding information provided at your consult, however any extensive or new questions will require you to schedule an additional consult. We suggest you schedule recurring consults in advance if you feel as though you may have additional questions, as Dr. Taylor’s schedule can fill up quickly.