As Arizona's leader in modern family medical care services, we promise never to cut corners and always provide the best patient experience possible. When it comes to patient care and the patient experience, AMC and its staff of caring professionals are second to none.
The new AMC facility brings new meaning to the AVISTA-med way by providing more medical services. These new services help eliminate the need for many inconvenient referrals to specialist and trips to third-party labs. Rest assured every product and service offered by AVISTA has gone through proper due diligence, training, and implementation before entering service.
AVISTAmed-way is the philosophy behind evolution in medical care. It means to "put the patient first." Every day, patient after patient, we carry out our mission the AVISTAmed-way.
OUR MISSION is to provide high-quality medical care services, to improve the patient's overall health, and deliver the best patient experience possible.
Dr. Kenneth Lashutka, NMD, joins Dr. Raman's team of select providers with over ten years of Naturopathic Family Medicine experience and promises to skillfully combine his expertise with the wisdom of ancient therapeutic traditions, nature, and modern science for his patients' health. In general Naturopathic Doctors (NMDs) work to support the body's innate ability to heal with natural therapeutics.
NFM is the latest addition to AVISTAmed's line of exceptional health care services. Offering potential and exciting options for patients eager to experience alternative, natural, and scientifically proven methods for their health care. For years in the U.S., NMF has been growing in popularity and has finally earned its place at AMC.
Naturopathic Family Medicine is a natural approach to total healthcare that treats the whole person as it treats disease by supporting the person's inherent healing potential. Treatments are chosen to work with the natural healing processes provided by nature and modern science. This select form of healthcare focuses on disease prevention while optimizing the patient's overall health through natural therapeutics.
NMD's rely on a range of therapy options to maintain and restore the health of their patients using botanical medicine, traditional medicine, physical medicine, nutrition, lifestyle coaching, and INFUSION (IV Therapy) recommendations. NMDs are trained to properly utilize conventional prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine as natural healing agents. They can also diagnose the way traditional MDs do; however, they bring a whole new category of treatments and insights to the patient.
NMD's receive extensive medical training that includes the integration of Traditional Medicine, as well as, Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Mind-body medicine, Natural Therapeutics, Counseling and more.
Every day at AVISTA, patients from frequent visitors to those walking thru AVISTA's doors for the very first time, receive professional medical care services and enjoy the benefits of the AVISTAmed-way. Much of the magic and energy experienced come from the members of a highly skilled Medical-assistant Team known as the MOD Squad - AKA "Medical-assistant Of the Day." Simply, the most professional MA team in the business.
MOD's are both the patient and providers best friend. Your MOD can do it all. Your MOD knows who you are, the reason for your visit, and much, much more. Their responsibilities are carefully choreographed to improve patient care, consistency, completeness, and efficiency. They are responsible for guiding the patient's overall care and office experience.
Most insurance companies, PPO plans, and HMO* plans are accepted. Insurance plans are subject to change. Call for verification.
AMC DOES NOT ACCEPT AHCCCS OR MEDICAID*
*Please contact us for a Tax ID number, then contact your insurance provider to confirm AMC has a contract with your plan. You must also select Dr. Raman as your Primary Care Physician (PCP).
Call us at 480-892-1212 for assistance.
Making an appointment with AMC has never been easier. Click the Modern Medical Portal button at the top of any AVISTAmed web page for medical care appointments, or click Weight Loss/Spa Scheduler to schedule your medical weight loss appointment. Our patient portals allow patients to schedule, reschedule, or cancel their appointments with-in the right department.
Current patients should already be registered and can simply login into AMC's Patient Portal to schedule their next appointment, communicate with their provider, see their lab results, order refills, and much, much more.
Existing Patients with copays and deductibles should arrive 5 minutes early. Patients with changes to address, insurance, or with records should arrive 10 minutes early.
New patients should arrive 10 minutes early. New patients with a copay, deductible, and copies of their medical records should arrive 15 minutes early.
If it's necessary to reschedule your appointment, please log in to the patient portal, or call AVISTA at 480-892-1212 at least 24 hours in advance.
Appointments canceled with less than 24-hours notice is considered a no-show, and subject to a no-show fee of $75.00.
AMC takes pride in staying on schedule by eliminating wait times wherever possible, allowing patients to visit more often with more convenience. Please understand that if you are late for your appointment, you may have to wait or reschedule to another day.
Patients with three (3) "No-Shows" within 12 months or less, are subject to be discharged from the practice.
Patients that walk in without an appointment are registered to the next available time slot or is "squeezed in" sooner whenever possible.
Your first visit to AVISTA Weight Loss Center is a crucial step to better overall health. Upon arrival, your MOD will assist you with any forms required in the privacy of an exam room. When you come for your free consultation, you don't need to bring anything. However, if you decided to start treatment following your meeting with the provider, please allow for the extra time, usually 45 minutes to an hour.
Also, be prepared to provide the following at the time of service:
Shortly after joining one of our weight loss or tech-spa programs, you will receive an email with a link to join AVISTA's Body Shop Portal and instructions on how to register. The portal is designed to be exciting and useful for keeping patients engaged with their progress, and it's also very user-friendly. We recommend after receiving your invitation, you register and login immediately and explore its many great features.
AMC meets or exceeds the standard requirements for medical record storage. Patients can access their medical records through the patient portal or by calling 480-892-1212 for assistance. Medical records will not be emailed or mailed. Copies are $75.00 each.
New patients should be prepared to provide medical records from the previous PCP. NOTE: If AVISTA requests medical records from the former PCP, patients are required to sign a release form. If you haven't already, consider ordering a copy of your medical records directly from your PCP.