We like to have a conversation with you to discuss your goals and get to know each other a bit. We want to ensure that your expectations are met. This is an optional step, but we highly encourage you to take advantage of it.
You will work one-on-one with a nutrition specialist with advanced training in functional medicine. We encourage you to gather your recent laboratory and procedure results from relevant practitioners so that we can review them within the context of your goals and concerns.
Our assessment session is $295 and this includes review of your history, goals, and current state of health and a clarification session. We work with most people via distance (i.e. over the phone or video conference service), so you don't need to come to the office for every session. In fact, some people never come to the office in Hudson.
Following your assessment session, you will receive via email, a summary of our conversation and specific steps to take to achieve your goals. This will include a focus on food, nutritional supplement schedule changes (if necessary), movement and exercise considerations, potential laboratory tests or other assessment techniques, key areas to monitor, other resources, and ways to maximize your plan.
For very complex cases, we might see you as much as 8 times and for less complex cases perhaps only a few sessions.
We do not do blood draws in the office but we coordinate with a laboratory patient service center. We can also run a variety of labs that are done in your home (saliva, stool, urine) via a kit that you send directly to the lab. However, we do not require any specific laboratory tests in order to work with us. If a test will not change our treatment, then it is an unnecessary expense and unwarranted. We will order laboratory testing as requested in partnership with your preferences and needs. Many inexperienced practitioners rely heavily on tests. We used to be those people. Fortunately, we have refined our skills to a point where it is not as important. If you are wondering if we can help you, we strongly recommend taking advantage of our free consult. If we do not feel confident that we can support you, we will recommend alternative resources which may be a better fit for you.