Questions about the Walsh Protocol
Does Dr. Gil have experience treating OCD?
Can Dr. Gil take me off pharmaceuticals?
Dr. Gil doesn’t take anyone off of medications but the protocols he uses, allow people to work with their prescribers to plan discontinuation as they are often no longer necessary.
Can I use insurance to cover the cost of appointments?
For some people in the state of Oregon, insurance can be used for these appointments. See below for plans.
Can I use insurance for lab costs?
Yes though that depends on your coverage.
What side effects are there in doing the Walsh Protocol?
Typically, there are no side effects but some people do get heightening of symptoms as a result of the treatments. Typically these only last a short time with improvement following. Some people experience nausea as a result of the supplements.
What is the success rate for people on the Walsh Protocol?
Dr. Gil and others see symptom improvement in 75% to 85% of cases.
How long do I need to take the supplements?
This depends upon the bio-subtype and the individual.
How many visits do I need to have with Dr. Gil?
Typically, the treatment plan is done in one or two visits with follow-ups to determine how the treatment is going. If there are no complications and you are doing well, follow-ups on a few times a year.
I think I’m pyroluric. Does Dr. Gil test for that?
Yes. We can run and interpret the Pyrrole urine test.
What conditions does the Walsh Protocol address?
The Walsh Protocol was designed for mental illness including ADD/ADHD, OCD, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, RAD, behavior issues, and autism. Dr. Gil has used this as a part of treating other conditions that may be broader than these. For example, some diseases have an anxiety component and a bio-subtype but aren’t specifically related to a mental condition.
AT THIS TIME, DR GIL IS NOT OFFERING LENS THERAPY
How many NFB visits does it take to heal?
Every patient is different, but typically it takes 3-20 sessions of treatment for most conditions. Several patients continue to come in on a bi-weekly or monthly basis for maintenance once treatment is completed.
What is the process for LENS?
LENS is a simple procedure that requires the patient to sit still while hooked up to a computer. Dr. Gil places leads on each ear and then one lead on the head. The computer measures your brainwaves and helps your brain reset itself. Typically visits are less than 30 minutes after the initial up to 1-hour intake.
What conditions does Dr. Gil treat with LENS?
Dr. Gil uses LENS therapy to help eliminate migraines, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, traumatic brain injuries, learning troubles, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD Disorder), concentration and a wide range of other conditions.
General Questions about the Practice
What therapies does Dr. Gil use?
Biotherapeutic Drainage, LENS therapy, HeartMath, counseling, the Walsh Protocol, and targeted supplement regimens are all treatments that Dr. Gil uses in his practice.
Is Dr. Gil familiar with the research of William Walsh and the Walsh Institute?
Dr. Gil has been using the Walsh Protocol for the last 6 years to treat many cases of anxiety, depression, autism, schizophrenia, OCD, and behavior issues, including RAD Disorder, ADD, and other conditions.
Dr. Gil attended several intensive, four-day Walsh Research Institute Mastering Brain Chemistry Physician Education Workshops, and utilizes Dr. Walsh’s protocols in his clinical practice. He attends training regularly.
Does Dr. Gil take insurance?
In some cases, yes.
What insurance do you take?
The following is a list of the major plans that Dr. Gil is in-network in Oregon. Your plan may still cover visits with Dr. Gil. Either way, please check with your insurance carrier regarding your particular plan. Typically coverage is only good in Oregon.
- Blue Cross
- United Health Care
- Pacific Source
- MODA / ODS
- Other Plans
Do you do lab testing?
Dr. Gil can order lab work through any of the labs in the Portland metro area or where you live through LabCorp. We do not perform blood draws in our office. Dr. Gil also does hair mineral analysis testing, pyroluria testing, food sensitivity testing, and the tests relating to the Walsh protocol.
Is Dr. Gil a counselor?
Dr. Gil is trained as a psychotherapist in addition to his naturopathic doctor training. He earned his MA in Counseling Psychology from JFK University. While he does a little counseling during visits, he doesn’t replace the need for a psychotherapist. In general, Dr. Gil works on the physical side of mental/emotional problems.
Does/Can Dr. Gil prescribe pharmaceuticals?
Dr. Gil can prescribe pharmaceuticals but prefers to treat naturally without the use of drugs.
What therapies does Dr. Gil use?
Biotherapeutic Drainage, LENS therapy, PolyVagal Release, counseling, and targeted supplement regimens are all treatments that Dr. Gil uses in his practice.
Does Dr. Gil see children?
Yes, Dr. Gil sees children and is very comfortable treating kids ages 1 and up.
I don’t live in Portland or Hawaii, can I do an online doctor consultation?
Yes! Dr. Gil offers video conference or regular phone telehealth services for mental health. Typically, neurofeedback can’t be done in this manner, but he can try to find a referral for you as part of the phone visit.
Are you accepting new patients?
I want to schedule. How do I do that?
Dr. Gil is accepting new patients. Please call our office at 503-894-7437 or 808-726-2772 to set up your initial 1-hour long intake appointment. You will need to fill out the intake paperwork, and possibly get labs done prior to your appointment.