What conditions do you treat?
Chronic Conditions: Digestive Problems, SIBO, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky Gut, Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Autoimmune Thyroiditis (aka Hashimoto’s), Adrenal Fatigue, Gluten and Food Sensitivities, Nutritional Deficiencies, Mold Toxicity, Yeast Overgrowth, Autoimmune Disorders, Headaches, Lipid and Cholesterol Problems, Athletic Performance, Sleep Disorders/Insomnia, Allergies, Brain Fog, Hypertension, Hormone imbalances, Eczema
Acute Conditions: Covid-19,Viral infections, UTIs, Respiratory complaints, Skin issues
These lists are not comprehensive. If your concerns don’t seem to fall under one of these categories Dr. Larson can still consult with you about how to best address those concerns, including the creation of a custom approach or recommending other medical experts.
What laboratories do you use?
General Medicine tests: Conventional labs such as CBC, Comprehensive Medical Panels, etc., are placed through Labcorp or Quest. These labs are typically covered by insurance just as they are through your PCP.
Most Functional Medicine test orders are placed through RupaHealth.com. Rupa has an extensive catalog of tests from Functional Medicine testing companies. Dr. Larson orders your test on Rupa’s website. You pay Rupa for your test fees. Then sample collection kits are sent to you from the lab. You collect and send in your sample. Once the result is available it is sent to Rupa. They notify you and Dr. Larson that the result is ready. Rupa helps by locating blood draw centers and sometimes filing insurance.
These Functional Medicine test companies are the most frequently used:
Diagnostic Solutions (GI-Map, Genomic Insight)
Dutch test (Precision Analytical Laboratory)
Great Plains Lab (now called Mosaic Diagnostics)
Microbiology Dx (MARCONS, fungal testing
Mymycolab (mold toxin antibody testing)
IntellxxDNA (Epigenetic testing)
Do you do COVID-19 Testing?
Typically not. There are many commerically available tests over the counter.
If you have a positive Covid test Paxlovid can be prescribed within 5 days of symptom onset.
Does Dr. Larson accept insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid?
Being “insurance-free” gives the greatest liberty to choose your best path to wellness without the restraint of red tape. There are no surprises or worries about what might not be covered.
If you have a PPO insurance policy Dr. Larson’s fees are typically covered as an out of network provider. You are given a properly coded superbill to submit for reimbursement according to your individual policy.
Dr. Larson is enrolled with Medicare ONLY for conventional lab tests. You may NOT file with Medicare for appointment fees. They are paid out of pocket only.
Do you work with patients outside your local area?
Answer: Dr. Larson is licensed in California, Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. She can work with people from any of those states. At this time all appointments are by telemedicine. That’s either a phone call, FaceTime, or Video conference.
How long does it take to see improvements?
Answer: Patients often begin to experience improvements in their vitality and symptoms within a few weeks. Finding the root cause takes longer. Depending on the conditions involved you should be prepared to make a commitment of at least 4-6 months to do the testing and make the lifestyle changes that work for your particular health needs.
Can I designate Dr. Larson as my PCP? (Primary Care Provider)
Your healthcare is a team effort. Integrative and Functional Medicine play a different position on this “team.” Dr. Larson’s mission is to help you reach your health goals as an ongoing consultant. The best results are achieved from 4-12 months of dedicated collaboration.
Dr. Larson requires that all patients retain a primary care provider to handle important screening tests (like mammograms, colonoscopies, etc) and vaccinations. As a consultant Dr. Larson does not provide urgent/same day care that might require immediate assistance or hospitalization. If permitted she will gladly communicate findings to your PCP to provide a seamless approach to your overall healthcare.