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Functional Medicine


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Functional Medicine

I have seen hundreds of patients dramatically transform their lives quickly, recovering from chronic disease in a matter of weeks using the principles of Functional Medicine and food is medicine. I spend time with my patients listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental/lifestyle factors at play that can influence their long-term health and or complex chronic disease. Functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Initial Appointment

With Functional medicine we have the convenience of meeting virtually via video conferencing or telephone if you prefer. After setting up an initial visit, you’ll fill out the health history forms and meet with me for 90 minutes. During this time I will collect the initial pieces to your health puzzle by asking specific questions. I listen deeply to connect the patterns of interconnectedness in your health history. At the end of the initial visit I will ascertain which scientific labs to be utilized for your condition. I will also make specific lifestyle, dietary recommendations and will often prescribe initial supplements that will be helpful, regardless of the labs.

The Labs

Labs are directly shipped to your home with a free return via Fedex or UPS. The functional labs are a combination of saliva, urine, stool and sometimes blood. Blood labs require a mobile phlebotomist to come to your home.

Follow Up Visits

Follow up visits will depend on what is needed and can be a 30 min visit or an hour visit. They will include a lab review, results consultation, or check-ins related to the prescribed supplement programs and often guidance on lifestyle modifications. Twice a year maintenance and balance check-ins are also considered as follow up visits.

Supplements

The most progress to supplement program prescriptions comes from lab results to treat the underlying root causes. I have expertise in advanced functional lab interpretation and lab driven nutritional interventions. Some supplements may be prescribed based on the clinical picture.

To improve overall health and well-being to such an extent that you only have to come twice per year to maintain the balance we’ve achieved .

 The more you’re willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes and complete the supplement programs the faster you’ll feel better.

Rates

  • $375
    Initial appointment (60min-90min)
  • $125 – $250
    Follow up visits (30min-60min)
  • $199-$399
    Lab Testing

The body is not organized like we thought it was according to all these organs and disease, it is organized according to systems.  The body is one integrated dynamic system and everything is connected.  Functional medicine is just the right road map to navigate that matrix.  Functional medicine can often treat people with problems that seem intractable and frustrating and yet have simple solutions.  It’s the right map to underline the upstream and downstream root causes of why we are struggling and to provide a pathway to better health.

Policies

  • Payment
    Payments accepted via Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Check or Cash.

     I require a $250 upfront advanced payment for all initial appointments. Payment in full at the time of the visit including all co-payments for insurance. I will also provide you a bill you may submit for reimbursement to your insurance company.

  • Refunds

    No refunds given on services already rendered.  No refunds on lab work will be made.

  • Cancellation Policy
    ** There is a 48 hour cancelation notice for NEW PATIENTS initial appointment only.

    Please respect my 24 hour cancellation policy so that I may make room to schedule those on a waiting list.  Any cancellation made less than 24 hours will result in full payment of a session.

  • Late Arrivals

    In order for me to give you my best consult without rushing through the appointment, I require that you reschedule your appointment if you will be more than 15 minutes late. A late arrival will result in rescheduling and paying a misused appointment fee of $50.

  • Insurance

    I do not bill insurance companies, it is up to each individual to determine whether their insurance plan provides coverage for consultations or lab tests.  Most supplements are not covered by insurance.  I will provide a superbill that you may submit to your insurance company which will include codes for consultations and lab tests.

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Emily Navas LAc, Acupuncture & Functional Medicine

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