What should I expect at my initial consultation?
That you’ll be heard! You will receive a complete examination, current history, past medical history, family history, review of medicines, vitamins and supplements as well as assessment of your nutritional and lifestyle path. In a nutshell, I want to know where you’ve been, what you have done and where you want to go. If we both feel you are a good candidate for our services, we will discuss the plan to help you move forward in creating a healthier life.
How much is an initial consultation for your Functional Medicine program?
The initial consultation is $450.00 and the length of the visit is 90 minutes. If accepted into our Essentials Program, the initial consultation fee will be applied towards the total program fee.
Should I bring anything with me to the initial consultation?
Please bring a list of your medications, vitamins and supplements (please note the brand), any prior medical records, and lab reports. Additionally, please complete and submit the new patient intake form 48 hours prior to your appointment.
What is included in the Essentials Program?
How do i know if I qualify for the Essentials Program?
This program is not for everyone. The program is about optimizing your health and requires dedication, motivation and responsibility on your part. Remember, you are part of the team to help create a healthier life for yourself and you must be willing to embrace nutritional and lifestyle changes.
Do I still need my Primary Care Physician?
Yes. In fact, one of the requirements of being accepted into this program is that you MUST have a primary care doctor and maintain your physicals. Your PCP is part of the team and will be receiving updated reports on your progress. Keep in mind that our goal is creating optimal health and NOT the treatment of your disease. We do not provide acute care services and we do not replace the services that your current medical team provides.
Do I stop taking my medications?
NO! The only individual who can tell you to stop taking your medications is the prescribing doctor. If you plan to stop taking any medication on your own, please notify the prescribing doctor.
How much should I budget for functional lab testing cost?
By joining our Essentials Program, you have access to direct pricing on lab test kits, which ensures you pay the lowest price possible. On average, please budget between $500-$1500 for functional lab tests. However, some of your lab tests may be covered by insurance.
What is the investment (time and money) for this program?
For Dr. von der Lieth’s expertise and time throughout the course of your Essentials Program there is a one-time investment of $2997.00. Testing and supplements are individualized and are an additional fee. There is a 20% reduction for additional immediate family members.
What happens if I want to utilize your chiropractic services?
Chiropractic and musculo-skeletal rehabilitation services can be provided. However, these services are SEPARATE from the Essentials Program. Therefore, you may use your insurance if you have chiropractic benefits (all co-pays are required at the time of treatment) or choose to be a cash patient.
What happens after I complete the Essentials Program?
Hopefully, you won’t need us however I hope you remain part of our community. If you do need us, we can create a maintenance program for you.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance or Medicare for Functional Medicine Services. However, we will provide you with a detailed billing summary that you may submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network reimbursement. You may also be able to use your FSA/HSA. However, please first check with human resources. We will not submit a medical claim to insurance on your behalf. We cannot assist you with claim resolution for our services.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer payment plans through Advanced Care Card. Visit AdvanceCareCard.com to learn about your options.
I'm ready to get started, what are the next steps?
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