Do you do COVID-19 Testing?
Yes. COVID-19 antibody testing is available after appropriate history taking and screening.
Fingerstick test kits from KBMO Diagnostics can be sent to you for convenient home collection.
Antibody testing is also available at Labcorp and Quest collection centers.
What conditions do you treat?
Chronic Conditions: Digestive Problems, Thyroid Disease, Adrenal Fatigue, Gluten and Food Sensitivities, Nutritional Deficiencies, Headaches, Weight Loss, Lipid and Cholesterol Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Athletic Performance, Pain Management, Sleep Disorders/Insomnia, Allergies, Brain Fog, Hypertension, Hormone imbalances, Eczema, Mold Toxicity, Yeast Overgrowth, Autoimmune Disorders
Acute Conditions: Viral infections, UTIs, Respiratory complaints, Skin issues
What if my condition doesn’t fall under those you usually treat?
Answer: If your concerns don’t seem to fall under one of the treatment categories listed here, I’m happy to consult with you about how to best address those concerns, including creating a custom approach or recommending other medical experts.
Do you take my insurance?
Answer: If you have a PPO insurance policy my fees are typically covered as an out of network provider. You are given a superbill to file with your insurance company. Coverage depends on your specific policy. Labs ordered through Labcorp or Quest are covered according to the terms of your policy.
Do you work with patients outside your local area?
Answer: Yes. I am licensed in California, Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. At this time all appointments are by telemedicine. That’s either a phone call, FaceTime, or Video conference. During the COVID-19 crisis I can treat you if you live in a state that has temporarily lifted licensure requirements in your state.
What laboratories do you use?
General Medicine tests: Labcorp, Quest. Ultalabtests.com is available for those who do not have coverage with Labcorp or Quest.
Functional Medicine tests:
Diagnostic Solutions (GI-Map)
Great Plains Laboratory
Precision Analytical Laboratory (Dutch test)
US Biotek (fingerstick food sensitivity testing)
Oxford Medical (MRT)
Genomic testing: IntellxxDNA
How long does it take to see improvements?
Answer: It depends on the health issues we are addressing. In my experience my patients begin to see improvements in their vitality and decreased discomfort within a few weeks. But as we all know, establishing solid new lifestyle patterns you can maintain takes longer.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Answer: Lifestyle Medicine is the use of lifestyle modification to treat, manage, and prevent disease. Modifications include diet (nutrition), exercise, stress management, smoking cessation, and other non-drug modalities. Lifestyle Medicine is becoming the preferred modality for the treatment of most chronic diseases including Type-2 Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, and some types of cancer. It is often implemented in conjunction with health coaches and exercise professionals.
I don’t feel well, but tests don’t show anything and I’m discouraged.
Answer: Just because your issues can’t be pinpointed, doesn’t mean you’re not suffering. I take the time to listen carefully as a step in finding possible underlying causes of your distress. And I work with you until we find something that helps. I’m known for being very tenacious when it comes to helping my patients!
Changing my lifestyle seems like such a huge commitment. What if I just can’t stick with it?
Answer: I know change can be overwhelming. I’ve been there. That’s why I work with you to help you decide what you are comfortable doing and what you think you can accomplish. It’s all about taking small, gentle, consistent steps to reach your goals. (And no one’s “grading” you!)