FAQS

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What is integrative medicine?

The Integrative Medicine practitioner embodies health, as a steward of healing. Our If the patient wants to investigate the root cause of their symptoms with diagnostic, specialty testing we incorporate a Functional Medicine Approach to wellness. Our visit will explore your goals, your timeline that may include childhood experiences, cultural or religious arenas, and lifestyle choices regarding exercise, food, supplements, environments, behaviors and even thinking patterns. The patient can expect to learn a variety of natural methods to deal with issues and enhance and invigorate their lives. The patient can expect to have a confidential and trusting relationship with the provider. The dialogue is not limited to the above. The patient may need a confidential provider to listen if life problems or stressors need to be discussed. This may include emotional or spiritual coaching. At the final 15 minutes of the consultation, plans and goals will be delineated as a guidepost for progress.

Is the Integrative consult covered by insurance?

No, insurances do not cover this service.

Integrative Medicine seeks to delve deep into the mind, body and spirit of the patient in order to heal deep wounds, reverse chronic disease processes and revitalize lives. This multi-layered approach requires a great deal of time and attention. This is simply not a service insurance plans will cover.  It is in the category of “wellness,” a complimentary service. Integrative Medicine consultations are not only good for our health; they have the ability to revitalize and invigorate suspended and infirm lives. Patients with HSA accounts may be able to use their medical benefits for payment. Since we are opted out of Medicare benefits, any Medicare patient will not be allowed to file with Medicare for services rendered.

How Do i schedule an integrative consult?

We encourage you to start with our free 15 minute phone call to see if we are right for you. Subsequently, we will be happy to book your visit with our provider. Our staff can provide the necessary forms to fill out before your visit. We ask that you submit these forms to the office a minimum of 5 days prior to your appointment, so our providers can better prepare for your visit. Your first visit has to be in person but your follow-up visits can be via a telehealth video or phone call.

What does an Integrative Consult cost?

Upon scheduling the visit, you will be asked to place a $50 deposit to secure your appointment. This deposit will be applied to your service. We understand sometimes life gets in the way, please call and cancel a minimum of 24 hours before your visit to avoid a $50 no-show fee.

One Hour Integrative Consultation is $300

Three Integrative Consult Visits are $750

Can i get my labs, prescriptions, sick care and referrals at my consultation?

We ask you to retain your primary care provider for any insurance based primary care and after hours urgent care services. Since our goal at AIMS is to focus on natural alternatives to optimize your health, any emergent care for acute illness, prescriptions such as narcotics, sedatives, controlled substances, antibiotics are not in the scope of our practice. In certain cases, our medical providers may recommend further diagnostic workup with routine and specialty labs such as micronutrient, stool analysis, SIBO, food allergy testing, hormone testing, cardiovascular testing or heavy metal screens. We will do our best so you may run these labs through your insurance, but some of the specialized functional medicine testing may be not be covered by insurance. We work with a community of specialists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropracters, massage therapists, counselors and nutritionists, but we cannot process insurance referrals. We are more than happy to recommend ones we trust to you.

Can I book a follow up visit?

Absolutely yes! We look forward to seeing you again. We encourage you to book your follow up visit after your initial consultation, so we can ensure you get the time and day that is most preferable. Our follow up visits are one hour long and there is no limit to the number of follow up visits a patient can schedule. There is a cost savings when booking three visits at a time.

We hope you enjoy our Integrative Medicine Consults, our intention is help you optimize your health and deliver true healing.