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.

  • 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

  • This was the most positive experience I have ever had at a doctor’s office.

    “This was the most positive experience I have ever had at a doctor’s office.* Dr. Korn listened and made us a part of the decisions that were made.* He was kind and very accessible. Everyone in the office was very nice, helpful, and knew what they were doing.* *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.”

    MR

  • I can now truly feel like the healing has begun!

    “I wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the Brain Advantage Program tremendously but it was not very enjoyable on Day One of the Program! This is just an FYI in case you have any of my relatives or close friends take the Brain Advantage Course and have similar results (which I hope they do not!)* During the first 30 minutes of the Brain Advantage Program I started hearing a tremendous amount of negative self talk, negative images and negative childhood thoughts. My mind started putting out messages like: “You stupid idiot, you can’t do anything right.” “No one wants to look at you or be with you.” “You can’t do it.” “You are so f____ed up!” I wanted to be invisible because each thought, fueled my low self-esteem and made me want to walk out your door and not come back. In fact, after I left and drove back to my hotel, I called my husband and spoke to him in an angry tone. I told him that “I was going to come back home to Overland Park, Kansas and that I didn’t want to be here at ACAM.” In fact I said, “I wasn’t going to even get my things from the hotel room, I was just going to leave all my stuff in the hotel and fly back home.” “I wasn’t going to return your calls because I didn’t like being here…..” The emotional pain was too much. But, MANY HOURS AND MANY TEARS LATER, I realized that these were most likely past tapes or childhood messages that I had heard in the past and they were not occurring right now at this moment. But boy, they felt like they were in the here and now. Somehow, later, by the grace of God, I returned to ACAM the next morning and Dr. Reese had me talk to a former client Martina, who had gone through some similar problems ….. So, after talking to Martina, then Stephanie and Chris, and then, in more serious depth to Dr. Steven Swerdfeger…. I was able to resolve and make sense of some of these EMOTIONS being stirred in my mind via The Brain Advantage Program.* And it is a good thing that all of this happened because I can now truly feel like the healing has begun (and the ADD is being solved.)* *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.”

    CG

  • Definitely a game changer!

    “I just wanted to take a moment to email you to say thank you for your very detailed testing and even considering Lyme as a possible suspect to my ailments.* Had I not gone to see you I would have never even thought of Lyme as a reason for my weakness on my right arm and leg.* In your recommendations you had stated you wanted me to possibly get checked for Lyme and I asked and asked and not one insurance doctor would do the test.* Everyone said that there was no reason to check. Well, we moved to Virginia at the end of November and finally about three weeks ago the neurologist that I went to see for my migraines here tested me for Lyme. The results came back equivocal (1.10 on Elisa) and she simply stated that they found antibodies in my blood. And she started me on Doxycycline (100mg 2x day) for 21 days. I don’t know much about Lyme but will be seeing an infectious disease doctor on Wednesday. In the meantime, we had our newborn (born 1/21/13) tested with the Western blot and another test and per the pediatrician the results were negative. We will continue praying that he will not be affected. … Thank you very much for being that little guiding light that led us in the right direction.* Once again Dr.Grout, continue to do what you do.* You were definitely a game changer for sure.* *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.”

    J.P.