Functional Medicine Services
By investing this time and effort up front, many people find that working with an IFM-trained provider helps them get to the bottom of perplexing problems that have eluded other clinicians for years.
Functional medicine is a holistic, patient-centered, collaborative healthcare approach that searches for the root cause of an illness, and works on reversing it and preventing future diseases.
We focus on personalized treatment and prevention by correcting the root cause of the problem. We offer state of the art advanced testing such as nutrigenomics, gut microbiome, and micronutrient labs to get the best results for you.
At AustinMD, you will have a team of physician, nurse practitioner, dietitian, health coach, chef, and personal trainer collaborate to create a personalized diet, supplement, and lifestyle plan to help create a healthier you. Schedule a complementary consultation and start your journey to better health today!
You can also expect to do a lot of talking, as a large part of what we do is exploring your detailed personal and family history, the circumstances around your first symptoms, and the experiences you may have had with other healthcare providers.
What to Expect
Your consultation with Dr. Roy or Dr. Sechler will include an extensive review of medical history, symptoms, recent labs (if have any), and medications and/or supplement lists. The providers will then order the necessary Advanced Functional Medicine labs and tests to help identify the root cause of your symptoms. Once results are received, you’ll have a follow-up appointment to discuss them and be provided with a plan of care.
Are you a Candidate?
If you are considering becoming a Functional Medicine patient at AustinMD, but still have more questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact us. Our Patient Coordinator will be happy to answer your questions or give you more information on any of our programs and memberships. We also offer a complementary 15-minute phone consultation with our providers to make sure we are a good fit for your needs. You may give us a call to schedule your consultation. 512-593-5605.
Functional Medicine FAQ
Expect the consultation to last for 60-75 minutes. If you are a good candidate for our care, we will go over the test kits and some paperwork to get you started. We value your time and do our best to provide a timely service.
The initial consultation appointment is $350 to see Dr. Jenny, NP and $400 to see Dr. Roy. It’s important for you to complete the consent forms and any questionnaires assigned, 48 hours prior to your visit. This allows the providers to develop the best plan for you and utilize the appointment time efficiently to answer your questions. During that visit, the functional testing needs will be determined and any additional testing kit costs will be shared with you. An In-Body scan and a 60-minute Functional Medicine dietician appointment is also included with this consultation, which can be scheduled after you receive your test results.
All testing that we do is known as functional lab testing. Functional lab testing helps us evaluate your health at a cellular level and this testing is different from traditional testing because it helps evaluate the root causes of your symptoms instead of just diagnosing you with a condition. This testing is done through your stool, saliva and or blood often times we provide you with the kits and many of the samples can actually be collected from the comfort of your home or the local lab. Each lab test provides us with details of clinical data and insight into your cellular function and we want to make sure that you fully understand your lab results and that you can easily share them with your health care team if necessary.
Once we get your lab results back and review them for your mineral nutrient needs we will recommend a personalized supplement program. Our recommendations will include only the highest quality products to create more predictable outcomes. By doing the right testing to start with we can ensure that you’re taking the right supplements for the right length of time. All supplements and remedies are included in our Creating a Healthier You program.
Depending on your health issues, some supplements may be taken on a temporary basis and others may be taken on a more permanent basis.
Although food is the best medicine, supplementation supports the lifestyle changes and fills in any genetic weakness.
Your medical files and treatments are held in the strictest of confidence; all correspondence is handled through our secure patient portal.
We do not accept any form of medical insurance or Medicare. We do encourage you to use your insurance for lab work, however some tests may not be covered. You may also use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Care Credit to pay for your consultations and supplements used for specific health problems.
To provide you with the most affordable care possible AustinMD has made special arrangements with all of our lab vendors to provide our patients with direct lab pricing. This ensures that you’ll get the lowest price possible and all lab testing that you receive. Some tests with some insurance companies will cover a large portion of the test. On average, you should budget $500-$1500.
A Health Savings Account (HSA) enables you to pay for medical expenses on a tax-free or pre-taxed basis. For more information and to see if you qualify, you will need to speak with your medical insurance provider.
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