Functional medicine is the natural approach towards better health utilizing scientific testing methods that help determine the root causes of health concerns. Common modalities are encouraged lifestyle changes as well as vitamin, mineral and herb therapy. Patient education is usually or should be a key componenent.
While we do bill many major medical insurances for some services that we perform in our office, most insurances have a medical necessity clause that denies coverage for holistic services. The key words being medical necessity. Medical necessity usually requires medicine be used as a modality. Since we prescribe holistic remedies and not medicine insurance companies often disallow reimbursement.
Unfortunately, we do not help everyone that we meet. During an initial consultation we will let you know up front if we can accept your case or refer you to another healthcare provider.