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Frequently Asked Questions

Will by blood work be covered by insurance?
Yes, however you are still responsible for deductible. A copy of your insurance information will be sent along with your lab work. Insurance will typically not cover all the testing, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t benefit you in some capacity. Your insurance carrier should send you an Explanation of Benefits that details the services that were either paid or denied.

 

Do I need to be fasting for blood work?
Initial blood work is performed “fasting”, which means nothing to eat or drink except water or black coffee 8 hours before your visit. Please remember no supplements, vitamins, hormones or thyroid medications the morning of your initial appointment.

 

Do you use other lab tests?
We utilize a variety of testing to determine the root cause of a person’s health issues. Recommended testing will depend on your individual situation. Some labs that involve stool, urine or saliva samples are done by you in your home.  Examples of other testing services we use:

  • GI Map Stool Study

  • DUTCH Testing (hormones)

  • ZRT Cortisol and Neurotransmitter Panel

  • H. Pylori and SIBO Breath Tests

  • IgG Food Sensitivity Panel

  • iGenex Lyme/Tick borne disease testing (urine and blood)

  • Mycotoxin (mold) testing

 

Can I use my HSA or FSA account?
You may use your HSA or FSA to pay for your consultations, lab fees, and supplements as allowed by your accounts.

Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine

Conventional medicine focuses on symptoms and treating those symptoms, most often with pharmaceuticals or surgery. By utilizing a symptoms-based approach and treatment plan, patients often become dependent or reliant on drugs as their symptoms return if/when the drug is discontinued. 

Functional medicine, in contrast, takes a root-cause approach to disease management. This approach restores healthy function as the underlying cause is addressed, the body as a whole is taken into consideration, and balance is restored.

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