Frequently Asked Questions

What do we treat?

  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Vertigo
  • Sinusitis
  • TMJ
  • Torticollis
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Recurrent throat infections
  • Yeast & fungal infections
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Allergies
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
  • Leaky gut
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bedwetting
  • Growth problems
  • MTHFR variants
  • ADHD, trouble focusing
  • Autism
  • Language delays
  • Motor delays
  • Anxiety
  • Mental health conditions
  • Depression
  • Tics
  • Postpardum blues, aches, and pains
  • PMS and other menstrual problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • PCOS
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Back/neck pain, sciatica, scoliosis
  • Wellness
  • Vague or specific problems without a diagnosis
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What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a multi-faceted approach to improve and maintain patients’ health. It incorporates the best of conventional “Western” healthcare with other forms of medicine – including osteopathy to homeopathy to “Eastern” medicine and more. To learn more, check out our more complete “What is integrative medicine” explainer.

Do you see adults?

Yes. We welcome all ages!

Keep in mind All Worlds Health is a specialty practice, providing consultations for integrative medicine and cranial osteopathic care. We are happy to help families with acute and chronic issues as well as to improve their general wellbeing. She is open to collaborating with your internist or family medicine practitioner for your best health.

Do you see kids?

Yes. Dr. Dijamco is a board-certified pediatrician and loves kids.

Do you do well checkups?

No. All Worlds Health is a specialty practice, providing consultations for integrative medicine and cranial osteopathic care. We are happy to help families with acute and chronic issues as well as to improve their general wellbeing. Dr. Dijamco is board-certified as a general pediatrician. However, the set-up of the practice does not allow for scheduled “well-child checkups” or vaccinations like you’d get from a general pediatrician. See the “What is integrative medicine” explainer to learn about our areas of expertise and some of the treatments and services we offer. Please call or email if any questions for further questions.

Can I talk to Dr. Dijamco or other practitioners before making an appointment?

Yes. We understand how important it is to know your physician. As such, Dr. Dijamco would be happy to communicate with you briefly prior to your setting up an appointment. Classical Homeopath Carrie Hamilton also offers complimentary 10-15 minute introductions, while Susan McVicar can talk to those interested in specialty yoga. For more information, just call us at 678-629-3988 or email us using the form on the Contact page.

How do I set up an appointment?

Just give us a call or send us an e-mail, and we’ll be glad to accommodate you. Our Contact page lists different ways to reach us.

How should I prepare for an appointment?

New patients should fill out the New Patient Form (including the signature pages) prior to the appointment. You can bring these completed forms with you or email them to welcome@allworldshealth.com. If you are unable to do it at home, please arrive at least 15 minute prior to your appointment to fill out paperwork.

Make sure you list all medications and supplements that the patient is taking. If you may need refills, it’s best to let us know ahead of time or at least during your appointment. Bring in or email us all labs from the previous 12 months, as well as any genetic testing results. It is also best to wear comfortable clothing for treatments, avoiding jeans and removing hair clips and ties. We ask that you refrain from wearing perfumes or fragrances, as there may be people in the office who are sensitive to certain odors.

When you first arrive, either Susan, Kendra, or Dacey will greet you. They’ll direct you to the Mind-Body Lounge where you can relax, have a cup of tea, sit on the BioMat, read, color, and listen to music prior to your appointment. (You can also hang out there after if you’d like!) We want you to be comfortable! It is best to take off your shoes before laying down on the treatment table. If you need a blanket, pillow, adjustment in temperature, or music, please let us know.

What should I expect during an appointment?

The first part of the appointment will be spent gathering your concerns, your story, and personal and family medical history.

Dr. Dijamco will then follow up with an integrative medicine consultation that may take many forms. (See the “What is integrative medicine?” explainer to learn more.) For example, she may review lab results, suggest techniques to deal with stress or gut issues, or review remedies or other treatment options.

She often performs an osteopathic examination and treatment, which are gentle and non-invasive using light touch and light pressure. (For more information, see our Cranial Osteopathy page.) She does not use any high-velocity maneuvers. Treatments are also done fully-clothed. The lights in the room will usually be dimmed for comfort. We may play music during the treatment.

The latter part of an appointment will be spent discussing diagnoses and treatment plans.

Classical homeopathic consultations with Carrie Hamilton can be offered as a combined appointment with Dr. Dijamco in person and Carrie on Skype. Carrie is often able to fine-tune the homeopathic remedy which then acts synergistically with Dr. Dijamco’s integrative medicine and cranial osteopathic approaches.

What should I expect after an osteopathic treatment?

It is common to feel tired, achy, or sore the first day or two after a treatment. This is totally natural and, in fact, evidence that the treatment has had an effect. Those with longer, more in-depth treatments should expect more of these feelings. Sea salt or Epson salt baths can be helpful (use about 1 cup sea salt or Epson salt per tub.)

You may just want to take a nap or rest immediately afterwards. You should try to avoid plane trips, playing sports, or doing other strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after a treatment. Avoid any bodywork such as massage or chiropractic treatment for about 72 hours.

Do you take insurance?

No. Due to the extended time and care we give to each patient, we have decided not to contract with insurance companies. Full payment is expected at the end of each visit. However, you can be reimbursed by your insurance company. We will provide you with diagnostic and treatment codes that you may submit to your insurance company to get some or all of your payment back. Many insurers provide reimbursements for an “out-of-network” provider, but this will vary depending on your specific plan. Filling out a brief insurance claim form is usually quite straightforward, requiring only basic information and the provided codes. You can often find your claim form on the insurance company’s website. See the handout Filing Your Insurance for helpful information on how to file a claim. You can also pay your bill directly to All Worlds using a Health Savings Account.

What are your fees and how long are the appointments?

For appointments with Dr. Dijamco:

  • New patient consultations last 55 minutes and cost $275
  • Follow-up appointments that last 25 minutes are $150, while 40-minute visits are $225.
  • Infants under 12 months have a special rate of $150 for the first visit, then $150 for follow-up visits.

All appointments include an integrative consultation with the option of (and often recommendation of) a cranial osteopathic assessment and treatment. We will also discuss a treatment plan. Additional time, which may incur additional cost, may be needed depending on the issue and patient.

 

For appointments with Classical Homeopath Carrie Hamilton:

  • Complimentary Homeopathy Introduction via phone (15 min) are FREE
  • Initial Classical Homeopathy Consultations in-person, Skype or phone (90 to 120 min) are $280
  • There’s a discounted rate of $225 for family members of patients for initial Classical Homeopathy Consultations in-person, Skype or phone
  • Follow-up Classical Homeopathy Consultation in-person, Skype or phone
    • (90 min) $225
    • (60 min) $150
    • (30 min) $100
    • (15 min) $50
    • (10 min) $25

 

Those requiring intensive treatments or issues, or who are traveling from far away, may want to consider making appointments with multiple practitioners. We can also arrange multiple sessions over a condensed period of time for those who will be in the Roswell area for a limited time.

 

TRE Classes with Dr. Dijamco:

One-hour private class for up to 6 people: $300

Each additional person is $50 up to a total of 10 people in the class.

 

Yoga Classes with Susan McVicar:

  • $15 per person for small-group class (3 people minimum)
  • Private lessons available upon request.

Do you have to be seen in person?

Under Georgia law, a patient must first be seen in person by a physician before they can have a “tele-health” appointment via phone, email, or videoconferencing such as Skype or FaceTime. Specifically, Dr. Dijamco would have had to see the patient within the previous 12 months before having a tele-health appointment with them.

California-based patients, on the other hand, can be seen initially via tele-health. Such patients can continue to schedule consultations by video-conferencing, telephone, or email.

In addition, Dr. Dijamco may schedule follow-up appointments with patients outside the office. She prefers to see patients in person. However, she understands that, due to time and distance, patients may choose other ways. A tele-health appointment may be to go over lab results, review dietary and supplement recommendations, and/or ask about new concerns.

Tele-health appointments will be billed like in-house appointments, depending on how much time Dr. Dijamco spends with a patient. See above for our rates.

Who would benefit from an osteopathic treatment?

Everyone. Osteopathy is a safe and holistic way to evaluate and treat numerous ailments. Common problems treated with osteopathy include: colic, reflux, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, seizures, post-concussive syndrome, neck pain, torticollis, back pain, asthma, speech delay, coordination problems, swallowing problems, and many other concerns. Osteopathy is also a great option for vague complaints that don’t have an obvious diagnosis or treatment plan.

Who can practice osteopathy?

Dr. Dijamco is an MD, a medical doctor, who is also trained in osteopathic manipulation and has a passion for cranial osteopathy. Although all DOs are by definition doctors of osteopathy, not all DOs practice osteopathic manipulation. She takes regular courses and is on the faculty of The Osteopathic Cranial Academy, a group dedicated to cranial osteopathy.

There are many different types of manipulation, and each practitioner is unique in their specific background and training. Nonetheless, all cranial osteopaths are physicians whose training integrates their professional medical background with fine-tuned palpatory skills and in-depth understanding of anatomy.  See our Cranial Osteopathy page for more information.

What resources do you have available beyond what you can get in a visit?

Quite a lot, thanks for asking.  We offer private and group classes, workshops, handouts, video guides, links, and a whole lot more on a variety of topics!

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And… (drum roll, please)… come back soon to check out our brand new All Worlds Health Academy. We plan to offer online classes on a variety of topics starting in 2018.

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