Please note: Due to Dr
Vasquez's teaching/travel/administrative schedule,
phone/email/Skype/office appointments are available for consultations on
complex disorders and particularly autoimmune disorders such as
rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. If you have a question about an
appointment, please email Dr Vasquez:
DrAlexVasquez AT gmail.com.
Introduction to Dr Vasquez: Dr Alex Vasquez is an expert
clinician, researcher, author and international lecturer who cares
for patients in his office and educates other physicians world-wide
on the best means to improve health outcomes. Dr Vasquez holds 3
doctoral degrees from fully-accredited American universities. In
clinical practice, he treats a wide range of conditions and has
particular interest in inflammatory, (auto)immune conditions such
fibromyalgia, chronic pain,
Metabolic disorders such as hypertension,
hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus type-2, and fibromyalgia are --in
the vast majority of cases -- very easily treatable conditions.
Visits can be made on a selective basis in person at the
consulting office in Portland Oregon. Additionally or optionally, telemedicine consultations
can be held via phone or Skype per details below:
is the use of telecommunication and information technologies
in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It
helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to
medical services that would often not be consistently
available in distant rural communities. It is also used to
save lives in critical care and emergency situations.
Although there were distant precursors to telemedicine, it
is essentially a product of 20th century telecommunication
and information technologies. These technologies permit
communications between patient and medical staff with both
convenience and fidelity, as well as the transmission of
medical, imaging and heath informatics data from one site to
4 steps to have your consultation:
Call or email Dr Vasquez to discuss your condition: There is
no charge for this brief phone/email consultation:
DrAlexVasquez [at] gmail.com
Download and complete "new patient intake
forms": These forms should be completed and
present at your visit so that we can make fast and efficient
progress. If you don't have these ready at the time of visit,
then we will get off to an unnecessarily slow start that will
impair your care and my ability to get the data I need.
You can print these and bring them to your visit.
You can write and mark on the PDF document by using a
program such as FoxIt (for PC computers)--I use this program all the
time for marking and highlighting documents. It is
free and available at
Whether you print on paper or edit and send the PDF
document, it would be a wise choice to bring a printed paper
copy to your visit to ensure that we have everything we need
to make progress and are as free as possible from logistical
Bring any/all prior lab results with you:
Please bring copies to leave at the office. To request in
advance that your prior records are sent from your other
doctor(s) to Dr Vasquez, send this
Records Request Form to your other doctors' office.
Pay for 1-hour, 90-minute or 2-hour consult: Use the link below to pay and
confirm your appointment. So that you can be called to
arrange your consultation, please provide your phone number
(email is automatically included) in your information when
securing your consultation.
Most new visits take at least 90 minutes of interaction
with generally at least 30 additional minutes of paperwork,
prescriptions (if needed), and some follow-up time for
questions and answers; therefore, purchasing 2 one-hour
increments is most appropriate for most new patients. Half-hour increments can be purchased here.
Consultations and Skype Visits: These are scheduled after
receipt of your payment (click "Order Now" below).
& Telemedicine: Dr Vasquez travels extensively and works in
several locations. For this reason, most consultations occur
over the phone and via Skype. Dr Vasquez also has many
out-of-state and out-of-the-country patients and the phone/Skype
format allows these patients to receive care without having to
travel for every visit.
http://www.skype.com/ is a free internet-based program that
allows virtual meetings via an internet connection. Dr Vasquez's
username will be sent to you following the scheduling of your
appointment and receipt of your payment.
Dr. Vasquez frequently receives requests for consultations from
doctors and other healthcare providers seeking advice and guidance on
various health problems. Dr. Vasquez draws on his extensive
education, post-graduate education, and personal library of thousands of research abstracts
and paper/PDF articles.
First consultations are almost always at least one hour.
Included with this one-hour consultation are the following:
Physical exam (for in-person consultations)
Review of previous lab tests and imaging reports
Development of new treatment plan for your condition(s)
Some additional follow-up and paperwork after the visit
provided this is not excessive.
person or over the phone or internet—must
be pre-paid and can be purchased by clicking the "order now" button
to the right-hand side of the screen from this paragraph. Once
your payment is received and processed, you will receive an email or
phone call to schedule the exact time and logistics/location of your
consultation. (If shipping charges are added automatically, these
will be removed at time of processing. No shipping charges are
applied to consultations.)
Dr Vasquez does not bill insurance and does not accept Medicare/Medicade.
Payment is made with cash, check, or credit card. A detailed receipt
with appropriate billing codes can be provided upon request to
submit for insurance reimbursement.
Phone/email/Skype/office consults and office hours are by appointment
Cancellation policy: All appointments must be pre-paid in order
to ensure that we are both committed to the process and ready to
move forward. Cancellations by phone or email with more than 24
hours notice are given a 50% refund. Cancellations within 24 hours
provide no opportunity for us to reschedule another patient within
that timeframe and are thus nonrefundable. If you are not ready to
commit to an appointment, please visit this website later when you
are ready to make the committment and move forward.
Please choose the "No Shipping Required" option when checking out to
avoid an automated shipping fee.
New patients should print and complete the "new patient intake
forms" prior to the consultation time. Be sure to bring these
to your appointment; if you are able to scan and send by email,
please do so since all of your records must be saved as digital
Please note: These forms are currently being updated from Dr
Vasquez's previous practice in Texas. Please complete the available
forms as they are now while the updates are being made to reflect Dr
Vasquez's new practice under his naturopathic license in Oregon. The
previous phone number and address are no longer accurate but the
rest of the form will not change.
Out-of-town and out-of-state patients often choose to fly to Portland
for visits with Dr Vasquez.
Portland International Airportort (airport code: PDX) is an
excellent, beautiful, and well-designed airport that is
well-connected nationally and internationally with most major
airlines. The airport is easy to access by rental car, bike, and
Portland's excellent rail transportation.
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