What does a functional medicine doctor do?
Doctors pursue functional medicine in their post-graduate studies. Functional medicine doctors use lab testing to understand genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle components to create individualized treatment plans.
Can functional doctors write prescriptions?
Absolutely! Functional doctors are real doctors and we do write prescriptions when necessary. Just because traditional medicine is a disease-focused approach to health and functional medicine is a patient-centered approach doesn’t mean that we don’t write medications for ailments. The difference is personalized prescriptions.
Does functional medicine really work?
Yes, which is backed by mountains of research and patient results. Functional medicine focuses on the underlying causes of health problems and is a proactive healthcare approach.
What is the difference between a functional doctor and a regular doctor?
A functional medicine doctor takes a different approach than a traditional doctor. While a traditional doctor will primarily focus and treat a given condition, a functional medicine doctor will take a holistic approach to healthcare. We take into consideration the entire body when diagnosing and treating patients.
What’s included in your functional medicine program?
Thorough personalized case evaluation to include research, review of labs, and a customized program design proposal
During the Program Services:
Access to an exclusive MDC Wellness Education System accessed through a wellness portal; hard copy of the manual that accompanies the online system; live classes; recordings of the live classes; Dr. Appointments (virtual and live); email support; Telephone support; private messaging; Coaching sessions by a board-certified life, health, and wellness coach
After the Program Services:
After a client completes their health and wellness program of 3 or 6 months they are given the option to further refine their personalized health and wellness plan through a VIP program that utilizes P.R.E.S.S. 360 tm, a proprietary system specifically developed for the graduates by an inhouse certified life, health, and wellness coach. This six month program is a deep dive into applying the information received in the wellness program so that the client is equipped to create a personalized, custom-designed health and wellness system that leads to a transformed life in a systematic done-with-you process.
Services are also provided for legacy leavers who desire to upgrade their health and wellness legacy. Many parents, grandparents, and great grandparents desire to apply their new found knowledge about health and wellness and share the information with their posterity as a priceless legacy that is better than gold. We assist these individuals by equipping them with the training necessary to become the empowered elders that they are in the realm of health and wellness. Our desire is to leave a legacy of multigenerational wholeness of spirit, mind, and body.
In addition to the VIP program there is ongoing support provided to the wellness graduates to foster community through education, encouragement, and empowerment opportunities.
How much is the functional medicine program investment?
The investment is determined by the need and the goals of the client. After a thorough evaluation and an extensive 60 min interview with the potential wellness participant, the investment is determined that will yield the client’s desired results.
Does insurance cover functional medicine in your office?
Although we accept insurance, insurance does not accept us. Our goal as functional medicine providers is to prevent illness and to maximize health. Insurance does not share in our perspective and only invest in the client’s health when a disease has already been established. That being said, we utilize insurance to cover everything that it will cover as we assist in helping clients restore their health to the best possible level.
Is lab testing covered by insurance?
There are two types of labs: 1. Diagnostic and 2. Preventive labs. Diagnostic labs are usually utilized to determine the extent of an existing disease. For example a HbA1C if often used to determine or monitor blood glucose levels in the instance this test is serving a diagnostic purpose. However, if I wanted to assess the reason why I may have a propensity for diabetes so as to prevent my pre-diabetic situation from becoming worse that same HbA1C would not be covered by insurance. I would have to pay out of pocket because I am not a diabetic yet. Therefore once we educate our clients on the value of purchasing preventive testing and acting proactively for their health and the expense of waiting for a disease to occur with additional health challenges, our clients choose to prioritize their health which is priceless.
Do you offer financing services?
Of course. Based upon the credit score of the client we have partnered with a number of financial institutions to assist clients in prioritizing their health. Care credit is one of these financial institutions that allows you to pay the office visits, lab testing, and nutritional supplement costs over a period of 12 months with same as cash options available.
Are HSA or FSA accounts accepted?
Both HSA and FSA accounts are accepted by our office but check with your particular plan to see if our services are covered by their plans.
Can you see patients in other cities?
Yes, as a wellness center we are able to offer our services by telemedicine in other cities, states, and countries however our only language is English.
How is lab testing performed?
Testing services have gotten very sophisticated over the years that we are able to mail test kits to our clients and they have all of the materials, information, and resources to simply collect the specimen and return it to the respective labs in a postage-paid container. Once the specimen is received by the laboratory and processed, we are notified, we in turn notify the client to establish a lab review visit, and then we conduct the lab review live or via telemedicine.