Most wanted questions & answers
Do you take insurance?
We are not in network with any insurance. We are a fee for service clinic, meaning your services are paid for at the time you receive them. We will provide you with a receipt for your payment that will include diagnosis codes and procedure codes so you can submit a claim to your insurance. Realize some functional medicine testing and procedures do not have procedure codes and therefore cannot be reimbursed by your insurance company. It will also depend on individual plans and whether your deductible is met if the insurance will reimburse you or allocate your reimbursement to your deductible.
What is integrative medicine? How does it differ from the typical care I receive?
Integrative medicine is a delicate integration of conventional medical care, holistic care, and nutritional therapies. Integrative medicine recognizes the conventional medical system certainly has its place, however, medications are often over prescribed and used as a first resort instead of a last resort. Medications are utilized to treat signs and symptoms, versus targeting the core of the problem. Conventional medicine is also an insurance based system limited by the testing and care insurance companies will allow. Insurance based care focuses on sick care, while integrative medicine focuses on getting to the core of a patient's problems so they can be well. When integrative medicine is utilized, the patient becomes well and is empowered to take care of their own health. Guided healthy eating, regular exercise, hormonal regulation, detoxification programs, nutritional supplementation, and a balanced lifestyle will become the patient's new health insurance. Integrative medicine employs traditional and non traditional testing and therapies. These therapies may include nutritional supplementation, IV therapies, holistic therapies, detoxification programs, hormonal therapies, and lifestyle modifications with healthy eating, improved exercise habits and sleep.
How much are the IVs in the Nutritional IV Therapy Program? Do you do Hangover IVs?
The Nutritional IV Therapy costs can range from $100 to $1,000, depending on which IV is appropriate for your needs. You will be evaluated for any IV by our nurse practitioner, labs will be done, and the IV that is right for you will be recommended. We currently have a special that entails a complimentary consultation, but you must pay $50 for your labs, and the cost of your IV.
Our IVs were originally designed to provide energy and nutritional support to our extremely sick patient population. However, as patient's needs have evolved over the years the need was recognized to support hydration and headache relief to many. Yes, we do Hangover IVs but only if there is a medical need for them. Hydration is a key to this, among headache and nausea relief.