Have you ever worked with someone with my condition?

I have worked with many medical conditions both in the clinical setting and in private practice. In many cases I have worked with someone with your condition. That said, you are a different person and what lead that person to the same condition may be different than what has lead you to the same condition. The recommendations that worked for another person in treating their condition, may be different than what will ultimately work for you. With the functional medicine approach we are looking at a unit of one – YOU! In this respect, I am not working with a condition, I am working with the person with the condition.

What results have you achieved with my condition?

This question can only be answered by how diligently you are prepared to work on healing. I can make the recommendations, but I can’t make you implement them. Healing from chronic illness is a team approach. YOU are an essential part of that team! YOUR success is my success. Results are individual because what caused your condition and how you respond to the recommendations are unique to you.

How long will it take to get better?

As we are all individuals, we all adjust and recover on a different timeline. It also depends on how long you have had your condition and how sick you are at the time we start working together. Many of my clients start to feel a difference between 6 to 8 weeks into the therapy protocol. For some it is quicker, for others slower.

I already know what to eat, do I still need to hire a nutritionist?

Olympic athletes know what they need to do to improve their game and yet they still hire coaches. People in various fields know their craft and yet they still look for mentors. If you are striving to be better at something than you have been, you seek input from others in that field. As your partner in health, I will give you the knowledge of what and how you need to do to accomplish your health goals.

Why should I choose to work with you?

If you have a health condition, I’m sure you have seen one or more clinicians in an effort to diagnose and treat that problem. What sets me apart, and I’m sure you’ve experienced as lacking is time. Doctors and specialists in the traditional medical system have precious little time to spend with their patients getting to know them, their lifestyle, what’s important to them, and researching their case.

When I take on a client, I commit to investing my time and resources to investigate the root causes of the condition, recommend a personalized therapy, request appropriate labs, monitor results, track progress, and make adjustments as necessary. All of which requires time. Time that you deserve.

Why do you work in packages?

You didn’t get sick overnight and I can’t make you better overnight. My goal is to transform lives one person at a time. Unfortunately, I don’t have a magic wand to make that happen immediately. The purpose of the package is to give us set times to work together, systematically progressing through the therapy protocol, monitoring progress, and making adjustments along the way.
We live in a complex world and the conditions that ail us are more complex too. It can take time to understand the root cause of an ailment and it can take time for your body to respond to the changes you are making. Packages allow me to guide you on the road back to health knowing that you have follow up appointments already scheduled. Packages allow me to factor in the time I spend working on your case outside of our face-to-face appointments. Packages build more trust in our client-practitioner relationship through our course of working together. And, packages create better outcomes as we are both committed to your recovery and wellness.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

The items you should bring to your first appointment are a completed medical history, a list of all medications and / or supplements you are taking (please bring the bottles if you can), and recent labs or imaging results you have had done.

Do you take insurance?

Currently, at this time, I am not contracted with any particular insurance carrier, though I am looking into several options. I realize this may not be a good fit with all people. However, I am committed to helping as many people heal from illness as I can.

In order to properly evaluate each client, I invest hours of my time before and after appointments to go over intake forms, assess lab work, do relevant research needed, and so much more. Some insurance carriers do reimburse for nutrition consultations. As part of my service, I provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance carrier for direct reimbursement to you.

My fees can be paid in full or a payment plan. Most of the labs I request are covered by insurance, and in the few instances they are not, I can direct you to labs that charge a reduced fee.

I know first-hand how challenging it may be to pay for out of pocket health services, as I myself have been a recipient of out of pocket medical care for the last four years, and I would not trade the level of service I have received. Time is a precious commodity and there is great value in a medical professional who is willing to spend that time learning about you and your specific health needs.

Why aren’t your fees listed on your website?

Before I offer you a package, I want to make sure we are going to be a good fit for working together. After getting a better understanding of your needs I will either offer you a package or make a referral to another practitioner (if I feel your case is out of my scope of practice).