FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
what is functional medicine?
The essentials of Functional Medicine include working to identify the underlying biochemical and physiological “glitches” in the body, based on your own unique biochemistry. I will strive to help you restore optimal functioning both physically and mentally. Functional Medicine looks at you holistically, as a whole, and addresses things like:
- Oxidative stress
- Nutritional imbalances
- Digestive dysfunction
- Impaired detoxification
- Hormone imbalances
- Immune dysfunction
- Inflammatory imbalances
- Metabolic imbalances
what happens in a consultation?
During a consultation, we will meet by phone or Skype. Although we may not meet in person (unless alternate arrangements have been made), there is great value in the time we will spend together talking and planning your protocol to reach your health goals. We begin with your initial consultation (once intake forms have been completed), followed by specific appointments, all which assess, plan and monitor your health. My goal is to ensure that you are progressing as planned, reversing symptoms and experiencing healing within your body. We recommend our working together for at least 2-3 months; however, should you decide to continue receiving personal care for an extended amount of time, we will create an action plan that works for you, considering your need, progress and budget.
how much do consultations cost?
1-hour consultations are booked at the current rate of $150. This is an introductory rate that we have held onto for some time now, so please note that prices are subject to change at our discretion, due to the time, research and other efforts involved.
We also highly recommend a more comprehensive approach to your long-term health in our Find Your Health Freedom program, as it includes several weeks of one-on-one attention, online education and much more, starting at just $497.00 (you can Go Pro for an additional $700 - see all this includes HERE). Find Your Health Freedom saves you hundreds when compared to booking individual consultations!
Whether you book one session or enroll in a program, you will receive an individualized practitioner-written protocol. You will also need to take into account the possible need for purchasing specific lab tests, supplements or even new foods, as recommended.
If you need to divide a cost into payments, just ask and we’ll take it from there. You also have the option to pay up front if that is more convenient.
*Note* - Please keep in mind that you are not paying for "just" a consultation! Outside of each session, we spend 2-3 hours studying your case, researching your condition, identifying drug-to-supplement interactions, writing recommendations, preparing meal plans where necessary, collaborating with laboratories, and answering questions. Our staff attend regular medical conferences and continuing education programs to bring you the latest in integrative medicine. This is truly what sets us apart from other natural health practices.