Become a Patient

logo copyThank you for your interest in our center.  We want to help you achieve optimal health.  Whether you have already scheduled your first appointment or are just considering it, here is some helpful information to get you started.

Seeking the support of a functional medicine practitioner is an investment in your long-term health.  Because we seek to find the root cause of your illness, this is not a quick fix.  Depending on the severity of your symptoms, it may take many months to see improvement.  Feeling unhealthy didn’t happen overnight and neither does becoming healthy.  But it can be done and we are here to create a roadmap to guide you there.

We require that all patients commit to a minimum of two visits.  The cost for your first two visits is $685.   We can provide you with an itemized receipt for submission to your insurance company for out of network reimbursement   

Prior to your first visit

We require all first-time patients to complete a family health history, a metabolic assessment, write a summary of the state of your current health and submit copies of as many laboratory results as you are able to access. Having this information submitted prior to your appointment will be a tremendous benefit in helping us understand your history and will provide the maximum benefit to you during your appointment.

On your first visit

At your first visit, you will spend approximately one hour with the Doctor reviewing your health and current symptoms.  You’ll have time to ask questions and gain an understanding of how you can benefit from our services.  Be prepared to learn more in that hour than you ever have before about your health!

During this visit, the Doctors will discuss any necessary laboratory testing and/or therapy and why it is being ordered.  The testing should be completed prior to your next appointment.  

Laboratory testing is not included in the initial two-visit fee.  We will provide you with an approximate cost of these tests when they are ordered.  We do have an on-site phlebotemist who is able to do the blood draw on the day of your appointment.    We do not process the blood work ourselves so most patients will find that their bloodwork is covered by their commercial health insurance.

Subsequent visits

 At your second appointment, we will review your laboratory results and begin to develop a personalized roadmap to start you on your way to better health.  This appointment is generally between 60-90 minutes.  During this time, we will outline your care plan and develop a treatment plan for the next three months.