Your First Visit
Please allow up to 90 minutes for the first consultation.
Your Second Visit
Please allow up to 30 minutes for follow-up consultations.
5-10 minutes to determine if the naturopathic approach is the right option for you.
If you have questions about our programs or supplements, we allow a 1 time brief Q&A with Dr. Kneessi
Online or Phone
Video meetings or phone consultations are available. It is necessary to maintain a working relationship with your local physician. Only education will occur during the phone and video appointments.
Payment / Insurance
Naturopathic doctors are not currently able to contract with insurance providers in Maryland and are considered out-of-network providers. All services and fees are paid for out-of-pocket. Upon request Dr. Kneessi can provide you with a bill which you can submit to your insurance provider for possible coverage. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover naturopathic care in Maryland. Standard laboratory testing ordered by Dr. Kneessi is generally covered by insurance unless the patient has Medicare or Medicaid.
Can Dr. Kneessi be my Primary Care Provider?
No. In the state of Maryland, Naturopathic Doctors do not serve as primary care providers and act as specialists in natural medicine. Dr. Kneessi encourages all of his patients to have a primary care physician or pediatrician to cover general medical care and screenings.
Initial Naturopathic visits cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice (1 business day) will be charged $100 except in the case of family or medical emergency or inclement weather. If a new patient does not show for his/her/their appointment the same fee as above will apply.
Returning patients who cancel their follow-up visit with less than 24 hours notice (1 business day) will be billed for visit (charged to card on file) except in the case of family or medical emergency or inclement weather.
Late Arrival Policy
Move Forward Natural Health aims to make your visit a pleasurable one. In our efforts to make your visit more comfortable and to minimize your wait time, our office has implemented a late arrival policy. If a patient is more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, the appointment may need to be rescheduled. This is to ensure that the patients who arrive on time do not wait longer than necessary to see the provider. You may be given the option to wait for another appointment time on the same day if one is available. We will try to accommodate late-comers as best as possible. Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need to complete intake forms for your first visit.
This policy is effective from December 1, 2016.
Dr. Ryan Kneessi does not provide a diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental ailments or conditions including, but not limited to, deformities, diseases, disorders, or injuries of human beings. Dr. Ryan Kneessi does not suggest, recommend or prescribe any form of treatment for the palliation, relief or cure of any physical or mental ailment or condition of any person. Dr. Ryan Kneessi only shares his knowledge of natural health. All information or supplementation purchased from Dr. Ryan Kneessi must be discussed with your doctor or physician before implementing.
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act gives authority to the FDA to regulate commerce of drugs and supplements. According to this act, only drugs can claim to cure, prevent, mitigate, or treat a disease. Nothing else can make this claim. Any food or supplement purchased from Move Forward Natural Health does not cure, prevent, mitigate, or treat a disease.