Arizona Advanced Medicine Clinic
Alternative Treatment Options Aimed at Treating Your Specific Needs

Pediatric Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers at Our Scottsdale Integrative Medical Center

At our Scottsdale integrative medical center, we are dedicate to helping patients reach their optimum level of health, no matter their age. We have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive and answered them below. If you do not see your question below, contact us today.

How do I know if this practice is the right fit for my child?

We offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to offer you the opportunity to discuss your child's particular issues. Call today (480) 418-0220.

My child is afraid of needles. What can you do to address his or her fears? What techniques do you use to decrease the amount of pain from drawing blood?

Our team follows a "no needless pain" approach to caring for children. This means that venipuncture (needle poke) laboratories are only obtained if required for optimum care of your child. Certain information can be obtained from urine, stool, or saliva. We will use these non-invasive techniques whenever possible. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes there is additional cost when obtaining labs from urine instead of blood. Sometimes only a few drops of blood from a quick fingerpoke (like people with diabetes do to check their blood sugar) or heelstick is needed (like the Newborn Screen).

If a needle poke is necessary, we utilize 2 simultaneous techniques so your child will be bothered as little as possible. These are numbing cream and the "Magic Glove" technique. We encourage parents to sit with their child during the poke to provide support and encouragement. We promote an honest environment in our clinic, explaining what is taking place, in developmentally appropriate language. We never threaten a needle poke as form of punishment. We hope you will support our unique approach.

Do you offer immunizations/vaccines?

We are not a primary care office and therefore do not have any immunizations. You may choose to obtain them from your primary care practitioner or Arizona Department of Health Services.

Do you see adults?

Yes. Depending on the circumstances, we may see the entire family or, the parents may see another practitioner in the practice. The main The Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine website is found here.

Do you offer family discounts?

Yes, please talk to one of our New Patient Coordinators for details.

Do you take insurance?

Our goal is to offer continuing, optimum patient care without having a patient's treatment dictated by a third party; hence, we do not accept payment from insurance companies. Instead, we prefer to have a direct relationship with our patients and to give them the opportunity to make the final decision as to which treatments are most beneficial for them or for their children. For that reason, all of the practitioners at The Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine are considered "out of network" for all insurances. Please click here for more information on how to submit requests for reimbursement from your insurance company.

Do you take Medicaid/AHCCCS?

No. We do not participate with any government or commercial insurance programs.

Call (480) 418-0220 today to learn more about care at our Scottsdale integrative medical center.

Recent Testimonials
From Our Previous Patients

  • You folks have given me my life back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    “My entire life I have had difficulty with digestion. I had unexplained hives from the age of 16. As an adult I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Eating no grains or glutens of any kind just chicken and fish and green veggies, I have lost 27 pounds and have had NO heartburn at all!* With the Vitamin B, Lipoic Acid and Omega 3 I now am not exhausted all the time either.* I have energy!!!* I know the gut will take a lot longer to heal as I am still having stool issues but I am starting to see a slight improvement there too.* I have not had any sugars including from any fruit now for 2 ½ months but I would really like to be able to have a little fruit and sweet potatoes. I want to make sure the yeast is gone before I do this. You folks have given me my life back.* Thank you from the bottom of my heart.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    S.T.

  • I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my Son.

    “Do you remember us? You treated my son … years ago. I have since that time talked about your practice to everyone and anyone who will listen to me. I believe a couple of friends have brought their children to you as well. So just wanted to let you know that [he] was recently accepted into the University of Arizona. Another success story for you.* I am sure your practice changed his life.* I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my Son. I wish you many, many years of continued success.* Be well and keep healing.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    S.V.

  • My life changed when I began treatment at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine.

    “I have suffered with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and Diabetes Type 2 for a number of years. As the MCS progressively worsened over the years, I was basically confined to my home. Certain activities of daily living became impossible or extremely difficult for me to do; shopping, pumping gas, traveling, attending religious services. I began to socialize less and less with friends and family, due to their homes or they themselves not being environmentally friendly. Their laundry detergent, perfumes, or deodorant would cause me to become very ill. My diabetes was also out of control, even with traditional prescription drugs including insulin. My life changed when I began treatment at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine.* My diabetes is finally stable with the correct diet, supplements, and exercise regimen.* My MCS no longer has complete control over my life.* I still avoid chemical exposure as much as possible but with supplements and a personal air purifier I am now able to be more independent and enjoy a social life once again.* My quality of life has significantly improved only after 2 months of treatment!* I cannot thank them enough!* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    LB

  • Doctors that listen and care!

    “I am a chronic Lyme patient and on a very long road to recovery. I have seen many doctors. I can't count the times I have felt like I was on the clock or get my 15 minutes of attention and then pushed out the door. At ACAM I never feel that way, for the first time I feel hope, understanding and compassion from Dr. Grout and her amazing staff!”

    Gary Kuhl

  • Thankful!

    “I have a special reason this year [2012] to be grateful: today, the day before Thanksgiving, is my 12th birthday since the doctors told me in 2001 that I would most likely not celebrate another one. At the time of my diagnosis, giving thanks was the farthest thing from my mind. But I know now that I had every reason to be grateful.* My very advanced diagnosis let me decide that, if I was going to die, I would do so with as much grace, dignity, and quality of life as I could manage.* That meant I would make the decision to take the road less traveled and refuse the ‘standard of care’: surgery, high-dose chemo and radiation. It meant that I would look for things to clean and strengthen my body and immune system, that I would find ways to grow spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. The nine years prior to 2001, when I was dealing with chronic disease, gave me the tools to create my own healing platform. This healing platform of integrated tools and anti-cancer strategies kept me alive until I found IPT Targeted Low-Dose chemotherapy in 2002 and allowed me to literally watch the cancer leave my body.* Ultimately, it all meant that I would change my focus on life from what I could get from it to what I could give to it.* Best Answer for Cancer Foundation (BAFC) is the pathway that allows me to give back. I’m so thankful for the assistance and guidance that has helped make BAFC a thriving reality. I’m so grateful to the physician members of BAFC: to the doctors who have treated so many cancer patients, myself included. These wonderful physicians give selflessly of their time, their talent and – many times – of their own income to help people in need. They are truly incredible people, and I am honored to know them and call them my friends.* Every day, in every way, I am humbled by and thankful for the patients who come to us, who give us the chance to help them, who have the courage to walk the road less traveled of alternative and integrative medicine. They also remind me of the most powerful healing opportunity of my life and the wonderful road that resulted from it.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    Director of Best Answer for Cancer Foundation