Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
No, we do not take insurance. Please check with your insurance company to see if this qualifies as out of network service. If it qualifies you can submit your receipts for reimbursement.
Occasionally, labs we work with will accept insurance information directly from you. If this is the case, we’ll let you know and remind you to provide the required information when you submit your test.
What will the cost be?
The cost can vary depending upon the complexity of your condition. Labs typically run between $200-400 per test. Initial appointments are $300 for 60 minutes. Follow up visit are $125 for 30 minutes and $250 for 60 minutes.
Keep in mind that just as we customize treatment plans, we can modify the system to work with your budget as well. We want Functional Medicine to be available to everyone.
How long will treatment take?
This varies from person to person and depends on many factors including the complexity of your condition, the length of time you’ve been ill, contributing conditions, how you follow the treatment plan, and your response to treatment. Treatment programs typically last between 4-12 months and are sometimes longer if the situation is very complex. Most clients experience improvements within the first month.
What types of labs do you use and how long do they take?
We offer a wide array of functional labs, as well as conventional lab testing. We prioritize labs based on if the results will provide useful information in directing treatment.
Most of the labs we use can be completed in the comfort of your home and returned to the lab company in prepaid envelops. The results are generally available within 2 weeks of submission. Once the results are received we’ll review them, send you a copy, and set up an appointment for interpretation.
Do you work with people in office?
At this time we don’t offer in office services. We provide phone or Skype consultations to clients located throughout the world.
When I contact you, what is the time-frame in which I should expect an answer?
One of the staff will respond within 48 hours unless there is a holiday and the offices are closed.
Do you prescribe medications?
No. I am not a licensed medical doctor and therefore do not prescribe medications or make recommendations as such. I use natural approaches such as diet, herbs, supplements, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes specific to your personal needs to address the underlying root causes of disease and promote optimal health.
Are you a medical doctor?
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Practitioner. I have extensive post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine (see bio for details). The curriculum for the Doctor of Chiropractic program includes anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, clinical pathology, histology, blood chemistry, pharmacology, conventional medical diagnosis and management.
Dr. Stephanie works as a Functional Medicine Consultant in conjunction with your current healthcare team. We require clients to have a primary care physician that covers routine screenings, visits, and emergencies.