Functional Medicine

 

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying cause of disease.  By shifting the traditional symptom-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, their diet and lifestyle, not just an isolated set of symptoms. We ask ~ 'What is causing these symptoms', we do not say 'Let's cover up these symptoms.'

Functional medicine practitioners review a patient's comprehensive health history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

What conditions do we treat with functional medicine?

Many diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, autoimmune diseases (Celiac's, arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid problems, multiple sclerosis), weight issues, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other chronic degenerative diseases are linked to inflammation in the body. In fact, chronic inflammation is a dangerous immunological reaction that can damage healthy cells and has been called the "Secret Killer" of the 21st century. Addressing what is causing inflammation is the first step towards health for many patients. For further information on what we treat read Inflammation and Functional Medicine or fill out our inflammation Checklist to assess your risk factors. 

Getting Started:

Prior to your initial visit:  You will need to complete the Functional Medicine New Patient forms (4 sets) and email or bring to our office.  On our website these forms are located under the tab New Patient, or a preprinted folder with all forms are available in our office. Additionally have any past pertinent medical records of labs sent to our office. Once our certified functional medicine specialist, Dr. Jahnaya Rebarcak, C.F.M.P., has reviewed them we will contact you to schedule your first visit.

First Visit: This initial appointment is 75-minutes and will consist of a detailed history, reviewing your health forms with you and a limited physical examination.  If indicated, lab work will be ordered on this visit.

Second Visit:  Once lab tests are received we will contact you to schedule your second 90-minute visit.  We will explain your lab results, formulate a diagnosis, and present any supplements or programs you may need. Dr. Jahnaya will thoroughly answer your questions regarding your road to improved health on this visit.

Third Visit:  Once any supplements are received we will contact you to schedule at 30-minute visit.  We will finalize and review additional recommendations for treatment, which may include dietary changes, detoxifications programs, or other lifestyle modifications to get you off the path of medications and chronic disease and on the path to optimum health, wellness and longevity!

Follow-up Visits:  For chronic cases follow-up visits may be warranted.  These appointments are 30-minutes and we will discuss your progress and address any problems you may be experiencing.


What does this program cost?

1st visit ~  75 minutes ~ $250    
2nd visit ~ 90 minutes ~ $300    
3rd visit
 ~  30 minutes ~ $100
    
Follow-up 30 minute visits $100 as needed.
Lab work and supplements are additional.

Pediatric Health History Review ~ 30 minutes ~ $100

A no-charge 15-minute consultation is available prior to submitting your functional medicine health forms, but you may bring in a completed Inflammation Checklist for review with the doctor.  Find out more about functional medicine and see if it would be beneficial for you or someone in your family. Call our office to schedule.

Office visits and supplements are not covered by insurance. Lab work may be covered depending on your policy. 

 

What about lab work?

We offer the most advanced diagnostic lab work to help identify the root cause of your condition.  Labs include Cyrex Laboratories, BioHealth Laboratory, SpectraCell Laboratories, Mary Greeley Medical Center Laboratory, and several others.

 

Male and Female Hormone Testing (BioHealth Laboratory, Genova DiagnosticsSpectraCell)
Functional Adrenal Stress Lab Testing (BioHealth Laboratory)
Gastrointestinal Pathogen Screen (BioHealth Laboratory)
Wheat/Gluten Reactivity Test (Cyrex)
Delayed Food Allergy Screen (Cyrex)
Autoimmune Reactivity Screen (Cyrex)
Intestinal Permeability/Leaky Gut Screen (Cyrex)
Organic Acids Comprehensive Screen (Genova Diagnostics)
Heavy Metal Testing (Genova Diagnostics)
Micronutrient Testing (SpectraCell)
Genetic Testing (SpectraCell)
Cardio Metabolic Testing (SpectraCell)
Comprehensive Thyroid Testing (Labs Vary)

 

Contact us today to schedule your functional medicine appointment with Dr. Jahnaya Rebarcak.