Functional Medicine – Process and Fees
The way we work with patients differs from the conventional medical model you may be used to. As a new patient, once it is determined you are a good candidate for Functional Medicine, your treatment is broken into several steps:
Determine Eligibility – During this initial complimentary consultation, we learn about your situation and see if you are a good candidate for this program. You will then have an opportunity to ask as many questions about Functional Medicine. This is quick, Informal with no cost.
Discovery Session – We will send our online easy to complete questionnaire to be completed before your appointment. Upon review of your questionnaire, we schedule an appointment with our provider to learn about your current health issues, and what you’ve done already. The purpose is to understand your condition and determine which lab tests need to be ordered.
The Case Review – Prior to next appointment with the provider, we would review the results from the labs that were ordered along with your responses to the questionnaire, medical history, diet and supplement survey, and assessment forms. Then we will create a Report of Findings, which is broken into three parts:
- A summary of the underlying patterns that are contributing to your symptoms.
- An outline of the suggested treatment plan, including dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations.
- Recommendations for further testing (this will typically be minimal, if necessary at all, because of the completeness of the Case Review process)
Ongoing Treatment – We will schedule follow-up appointments on an as-needed basis throughout the remainder of your treatment plan. The first follow-up appointment generally occurs between four to eight weeks At that time, we will review your progress on the treatment plan, along with any follow-up test results, and make additional recommendations as necessary. From there, the frequency of your follow-up appointments will depend upon the severity of your condition as well as your response to the treatment. You may schedule follow-up appointments in person in our office, or have them on the phone.
- Determine Eligibility – This is a FREE initial consultation
- Discovery Session: $199. Includes in-personal consultation with the provider
- Case Review: $450. Includes the Report of Findings and in-person consultation.
- Ongoing Treatment Fees – Follow-up appointments are either 30, 45 or 60 minutes, either in-person, or via phone. It is $150 for 30 minutes; $199 for 45 minutes; $300 for 60 minutes.
Laboratory Tests – Ongoing lab fees vary considerably depending on the patient and treatment plan, but average about $350-$1,500 for one year.
Supplements – The fee for supplements that are prescribed as part of your treatment plan after the Case Review is typically $250–$500.
Functional Medicine Customized Case Report: Your report involves a thorough review and detailed analysis of your personal timeline, matrix and lab results by our provider. We investigate potential contributing factors to your health condition. This includes deciphering initial triggers and tracing the roots of on-going problems and their resulting effects on specific body systems, all with the primary goal of discovering the true underlying causes. With this information we develop a highly personalized plan that includes nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. The cost for this report is $99.
Grand Total of Case Review Fees – The total you should expect to pay for the entire process is $2,500–$4,500. Approximately $350–$1,500 of this will be for lab tests.
Financing Program – We have a very affordable financing program available to which you can finance the entire treatment plan including supplements and follow up visits.