Working With Dr. Daniel
Take Control of Your Body and Start Creating Lifelong Health
The in depth, personalized attention and care provided by Dr. Daniel goes far beyond what traditional insurance will cover. Additionally, most insurance carriers consider these services “preventative and wellness” care.
Because of this, we have created a few different options to help offset the cost of care without impacting quality.
Here is a list of Plans & Pricing:
Initial Functional Medicine Consult
Initial Consult(60 - 120 Minutes)
- A 20 minute Initial phone or video consult to determine which labs to order.
- A thorough review of your medical history and relevant previous lab work.
- A review of your current diet and nutritional supplements.
- A detailed body systems assessment.
- A 60 or 75 minute in-person consultation (duration depending on your clinician) to review your results and present your treatment plan.
- A treatment plan including diet, supplements and lifestyle therapies
How it’s Going to Work
CASE REVIEW, STEP ONE: INITIAL 20 MINUTE CONSULT
During this 20-minute phone/video appointment, Dr. Daniel will interview you to determine which lab tests to order for your Case Review, based on your chief complaints and your history.
This appointment has two purposes: to make sure that I have all of the information needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors affecting your health and to give you a head start on your treatment before you meet with me.
The exact lab testing ordered after the Initial Consult depends on your individual circumstances, but may include:
- A comprehensive blood chemistry panel. This is the single most efficient, effective and affordable tool for quickly evaluating your health. It screens for a wide range of conditions, including several types of anemia; gut, viral and bacterial infections; insulin resistance and hypoglycemia; liver and kidney issues; and thyroid and adrenal problems. It offers important clues for how to structure and focus your treatment to get the best results. It also provides a baseline of biomarkers that can be used to objectively track the progress of your treatment over time.
- Additional blood tests for specific conditions, such as high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease and gluten sensitivity.
- Advanced stool testing to screen for parasites, fungal overgrowth, bacterial infections, intestinal inflammation, dysbiosis and a deficiency of beneficial gut bacteria.
- Urine organic acids testing to screen for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, fungal overgrowth, problems metabolizing fat or carbohydrates, B-vitamin status, methylation issues, detoxification capacity, oxidative stress and neurotransmitter metabolism.
- Urine hormone testing for adrenal and sex hormone status.
You will also be provided the Case Review health history paperwork to complete. It is important that you spend time and energy completing these intake forms, as they are vital in helping us understand your case. This paperwork includes:
- A detailed health and medical history questionnaire
- A survey of your chief complaints and most important health goals
- An assessment of your most troubling and frequently experienced symptoms
- A diet survey and questionnaire
- A survey of your current supplements and medications
Once we’ve received your lab results and completed the Case Review paperwork I will give you specific protocols to start working on before moving on to Step 2: the Case Review Consultation.
This typically occurs between 60 and 90 days after the Initial Consultation, because some of the labs we use take up to 8 weeks to deliver the results to us after receiving your sample.
STEP TWO: THE CASE REVIEW CONSULTATION
The Case Review Consultation is a 60-minute to 120-minute in-person, phone or video appointment.
Prior to the consultation, I will have reviewed the results from the labs that were ordered along with your Case Review paperwork, medical history, diet and supplement survey, assessment forms and relevant prior lab work. I will also create a Report of Findings, which is broken into three parts:
- A summary of the underlying patterns that are contributing to your symptoms.
- An outline of the suggested treatment plan, including dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations.
- Recommendations for further testing (this will typically be minimal, if necessary at all, because of the completeness of the Case Review process)
During this visit, I will present the Report of Findings as well as your treatment plan. I will also review all of your test results with you and answer any questions you have about the findings or the treatment plan.
Follow Up Visits or Ongoing Treatment (Not Included with the Initial Consultation)
Once the Case Review is complete, you’ll have follow-up appointments on an as-needed basis throughout the remainder of your treatment plan.
The first follow-up appointment generally occurs between six and ten weeks after your Case Review Consultation. At that time, Dr. Daniel will review your progress on the treatment plan, along with any follow-up test results, and make additional recommendations as necessary.
From there, the frequency of your follow-up appointments will depend upon the severity of your condition as well as your response to the treatment.
These follow-up appointments can take place in person, via phone or video.
Functional Medicine Follow Up Visits
Functional Medicine Follow Up (For Established Patients)
- Review & Update
- 30 min – 1 hour
- Includes additional treatment plan & recommendations
- Includes recommendations for follow up testing (if necessary)
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
- Blood Glucose & Regulation Analysis
- Kidney & Electrolyte Analysis
- Metabolic Function
- Liver, Gall Bladder & Toxicity Study
- Thyroid Analysis
- Inflammation/Oxidation Study
- Acid-Base Balance
- Immune Function Analysis
- Cardiovascular Analysis
- Bone Health and Blood Cell Analysis
What is a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis?
Blood tests have been used as a tool for measuring health for a long time. However, they have been used primarily as a means for diagnosing disease.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is a fresh new look at an old tool of measure with the intention of preventing disease before it takes hold of one’s health. It goes far beyond simply looking at biomarkers that are “high” or “low”.
Current research and scientific study have allowed Functional Medicine physicians to analyze biomarkers in the blood for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. A comprehensive blood chemistry panel can give a nutrition professional insight into developing problems and allow for a preventative course of action.
There really is no better health screen that is more efficient than a comprehensive blood test. It will also establish a baseline that can be used to track aperson’s health over time.
Most healthcare providers today will not run this kind of in-depth testing. They tend run very basic blood panels and try to diagnose a person’s condition based upon limited information. This is likely due to cost, insurance limitations and a general lack of focus on disease prevention. Each individual test tells only a part of the story. Although some of these tests hold merit on their own, they are each part of a puzzle. When all of the blood chemistry markers are looked at as a whole, it provides a much more complete picture as to how healthy, or ill, the patient truly is.
What is the difference between a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and “regular” blood testing?
When interpreting blood chemistry lab results, there is a Functional Range and a Pathological Range. Test values that fall between the Functional Range and the Pathological Range are considered sub clinical and can indicate the beginning stages of disease. They should be used as markers, indicating something that is not as good as it should be; or they can be a sign of a developing condition that is not bad enough to treat medically…at least not yet.
Most health practitioners today use only the Pathological Ranges and do not address the sub clinical findings until they become a serious medical condition. The goal is to identify developing nutritional problems and prevent them from manifesting into a serious medical condition. This will help us on our path to true health and a better quality life.
Benefits of a Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Analysis
- Determine which nutritional, homeopathic and/or botanical products will best address your individual needs.
- Avoid wasting money on “The Supplement of the Month”. In other words, on products that provide nutrients that you are not deficient in and don’t need to supplement.
- Provide nutritional protocols that address your deficiencies and help your body return to a healthy state.
- Provides early detection of emerging, life-threatening health conditions.
- It is an inexpensive way to determine how effective your nutritional program has been. Follow-up testing allows you to chart the effectiveness of your program and make precise adjustments when needed.
- Maintaining your blood marker values within the optimal ranges will allow your immune system to function better, allow you to utilize nutrients more efficiently and help you live a much healthier, happier and hopefully longer more vibrant life.
Nutritional Analysis of Your Blood Test May Indicate the Need for:
- Diet and lifestyle changes
- Nutritional support of metabolic pathways
- Nutritional support of key organs for weight loss and detoxification
- Key nutrients such as Vitamin A, B6, B12, D
- Fluid and electrolyte balance
- Minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron
- Tissue hydration
- And much more…