Functional Medicine

 

Meneah Haworth, FNP-C is a certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. 

NOTICE: Meneah will be out of of the office on maternity leave October-January. We will not be taking on new Functional Medicine patients until February 2020

Thank you

*Please Note, Functional Medicine is a service we offer separate from our Primary Care office. You can establish care with Meneah as a primary care provider, a functional medicine practitioner, or both. There is a difference in the way these services are billed.  Functional Medicine is a cash pay service that is not payable by insurance. Please Visit our "Payment Information" page for more info or call our office if you have questions.

What is Functional Medicine?

The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It relies on a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual. Our goal with Functional Medicine is to restore health and find the underlying root cause of health issues. 

What to expect at your visit:

In your first visit, Meneah Haworth, FNP-C will obtain a complete medical history. That generally entails a detailed conversation about your current state of health, health history, family history, diet, lifestyle habits, etc. At that point, Meneah will discuss with you potential approaches and recommended laboratory workups. This visit will last approximately 75 minutes and is primarily an information gathering and sharing session. Meneah may make some simple recommendations at this time, but most advice will be deferred until after lab and physical exam results are in and there has been time to thoughtfully consider your case.

The second visit is generally scheduled 2-3 weeks later. Any physical exam that is indicated will be performed during your second visit. It is at that time that Meneah will discuss the review of findings. This includes what may be causing your health problems and what supplementation (vitamin, minerals, herbs), diet, and lifestyle changes may be needed, as well as any or other medications that may be appropriate for your care.

 

Follow-up visits are usually scheduled in approximately 4–8 weeks from this visit to evaluate progress and make any adjustments in your program. 

FEES and PAYMENT INFORMATION

Functional Medicine is typically not covered by Insurance. We require payment up front, but will provide you with the necessary forms if you would like to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Initial Consult: $295

First Follow Up: $160

Subsequent visits in office/phone follow-up: $60 per 15 minute block

Payment is due up front, and may be paid over the phone or in person at time of visit. We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and HSA cards.

Click the attachments below to learn more about working with a Functional Medicine Practitioner:

What is Functional Medicine?

Introduction to Functional Medicine

Working with a Functional Medicine Practitioner

Download the following paperwork for your first Functional Medicine Consult:

(please print forms, complete, and bring with you)

 

Medical Symptom Questionnaire 

Female Adult Intake Paperwork

Male Adult Intake Paperwork

Why We Don't Bill Insurance for Functional Medicine

 

A commonly asked questions in our office is, “Will my insurance cover this?” Unfortunately, the answer for most will be no.  With the standard model of care, Functional Medicine would be considered 'elective care' by insurance companies.

 

We have set fees for Functional Medicine services but can provide you with the necessary forms if you would like to self - submit to your insurance company to see if some of our services would be reimbursable. Unfortunately, due to lack of reimbursement from insurance plans and the fact that we spend a great deal of time with our Functional Medicine patients to provide them with the best possible care, we do require payment up front. You are able to use most HSA cards to pay for our services.

Recommended links to web resources and reading material

Weblinks​

​Recommended Reading

  • The Vaccine Friendly Plan by Paul Thomas, MD and Jennifer Margulis, Ph. D

  • Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee

  • The Disease Delusion by Dr. Jeffrey Bland

  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

  • Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE

  • Root Cause; Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

  • Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health by Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP

  • The Postnatal Depletion Cure: A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health and Reclaiming Your Energy for Mothers of Newborns, Toddlers, and Young Children by Serrallach, Oscar

  • Buddies in My Belly by Sarah Morgan (kids book)

  • Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism by Stanley Rosenberg

  • Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Stephen W. Porges

  • Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill by Jolene Brighten, ND

  • The Parent's Roadmap to Autism: A Functional Medicine Approach by Dr. Emily Gutierrez ,DNP, CPNP, PMHS, IFM-CP and Jana Roso, MSN, RN, CPNP

  • The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen

  • Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch

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