My Process and Fees
Here is where we start:
Fill out the Application Form and tell me a little about yourself and the major health concerns you want to improve. If one of your goals is to reduce or withdraw from medications, I will create a Taper Plan in coordination with your prescriber.
2. Schedule Your First Appointment
I will contact you to schedule your first appointment. My schedule runs about 6-8 weeks in advance, though I can place you on a cancellation waitlist if it’s urgent.
Following confirmation of an initial 75-minute (Zoom) appointment, you will receive a request for payment. You should make this payment within 48 hours to hold your appointment time.
Review of your case history, files and tests
My initial Assessment
Your first appointment (75 minutes via Zoom)
Development of a comprehensive, personalized Integrative Health and Nutritional Program
If one of your goals is to reduce medications, I will create a Taper Plan
Nutritional and herbal recommendations
Suggestions for additional testing, if required
Your follow-up appointment (60 minutes)
Your copy of the book The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutrition Tips for Emotional Balance
Cost of tests, additional appointments, extra time during your appointments. If we agree to a regular meeting schedule to help you with your progress, additional meetings will be billed in 1⁄2 hr. increments at $285/hr.
What Happens Next?
Upon receipt of payment, you will receive:
a. A confirmation
b. A link to download paperwork
c. An encrypted email address to safeguard your information
Paperwork and Lab Tests
Please return your initial paperwork and any previous labs, at least 3 days before your appointment.
Your paperwork will include an Intake Form, Service Agreement, a Food Mood diary you will fill out over 2-3 days, and a Release of Information (for each provider you want me to consult with).
Upload any lab tests that you have done within the previous 3 months, including serum Vitamin D tests, CBC, metabolic panels, etc.
We may schedule some tests before or following your first appointment, and I will advise you of those lab fees if your insurance does not cover them. I will explain to you why I recommend labs. Some you may order directly, others my office can send directly to your home.
Our First Appointment
During our first appointment, I will get to know you, ask additional questions based on your intake form, and share some initial ideas and approaches. On rare occasions, if you request only a simple consult, a review of an existing protocol or a second opinion, one visit is enough. (See below under single consultation or second opinion.)
Developing Your Personalized Plan
Following our first appointment, I will develop a comprehensive, personalized plan for you, including suggestions for additional testing, if required. I will advise you of what I think is ideal for you, and then we will proceed at the pace you feel most comfortable.
During our second appointment, I discuss your report and lab findings, answer questions, and work with you to define a process that enables you to carry out your health plan successfully. I will provide specific recommendations via Fullscript, a one-stop-shop where I can recommend pharmaceutical-grade nutrients and herbs that are delivered to your door.
Following Our Second Appointment
Following our second appointment and discussion of your report and my recommendations, I am available to you as needed for quick questions via email at no additional cost. I encourage you to let me know how you are doing and how your plan is working.
My goal is your success. The fees for this contact are built into your initial payment.
If your question or concern requires a longer discussion via phone or Zoom, I bill in 1⁄2 hr. increments at $245/hr.
Scheduling Follow-Up Appointments
In my experience, most people benefit from a minimum of a 1-hour “check-in” every 3 months. However, when you are just getting started, or if your plan includes withdrawing from medications, you may prefer to connect every week, every few weeks, or monthly. I tailor our work to your needs and we will plan this together.
Single Consultation or Second Opinion
If you are seeking only a second opinion or a single consultation, or you are not yet sure if you want to dive in, you may make this specific request in your email. This fee is 445.00 for 75 minutes. If following this consult we decide that you will benefit from a comprehensive plan then this fee will apply toward the intake and total fee outlined above.
Other Items to Note
I will provide you with your own personal Zoom link that remains the same for our work together. Please store it for use.
Most, though not all my nutritional and herbal recommendations will be found on Fullscript, as mentioned above. I suggest only pharmaceutical-grade products.
My office will set up an account for you there. I do not make money from any product I recommend to you. I am also not interested in you spending money on useless tests or unnecessary supplements. If you already have some favorite products you use, I can evaluate them and see if they will serve.
Coming off Medications
If one of your goals is to reduce or eliminate specific medications, we will discuss this at our initial appointment, and I will create a Taper Plan with you. I will need to have your permission to communicate with your prescriber and coordinate any plans with them. If you do not have a prescriber on board with your taper, I will do my best to help you locate one.
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