Evaluation, Testing & Consultation
Your conventional doctor may do a blood test to rule out various diseases, but what about that gray area between health and disease? This is a very important stage where, if you have effective intervention many diseases can be prevented and a more optimal level of health can be achieved.
Stresses of all kinds begin to take their toll on the body and eventually dysfunction results. If the stresses continue, this dysfunction leads to symptoms. If we don’t heed the warning that the symptoms represent, we might allow a dysfunction to develop into a full-blown disease. For example, it takes many years of stress and poor dietary habits to build up the amount of plaque in the arteries needed to end up with blocked and hardened arteries. Much can be done to prevent this and many other diseases and illnesses.
Your initial visit at Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center will include a 60-minute consultation along with about 20 minutes for specimen collection and completion of a Metabolic Assessment form.
Nutritional therapy and laboratory/diagnostic testing are integral components of your treatment plan. Test results are used to design your personal health care program as well as uncover the root causes of many chronic and difficult to treat conditions.
Most testing can be done in our office. Some tests require fasting (no food or drink except water from midnight the night before your visit). Costs of any additional specialized testing will be reviewed with you by our staff. You will receive all your test results when labs are final, and be guided through their interpretation and implications for treatment at your follow up visit.
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Nutritional/Metabolic Assessment Consultations
Your initial visit will include a 60-minute consultation along with about 20-minutes for specimen collection and completion of the Metabolic Assessment Form and Release from Liability forms. Nutritional therapy and laboratory/diagnostic testing are integral components of your treatment plan. Test results are used to design your personal health care program as well as uncover the root causes of many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Nutritional supplements are often recommended and we will help you select and find the highest quality products. Most laboratory testing can be done in our office or coordinated at a lab near your home. Some tests require fasting (no food or drink except water from 10 pm the night before your visit). If you have an afternoon appointment, it may be necessary for you to have lab drawn and specimen collection in the AM prior to your appointment.
Costs of all testing will be reviewed with you by our staff after your medical consultation. You will receive all your test results when labs are final, and be guided through their interpretation and implications for treatment at your follow up visit.
Confirmation and Cancellation of Appointments
Due to the overwhelming requests for consultations, there is a 72-hour cancellation policy. Our office will attempt to contact you to confirm, but in the event you do not hear from us, please contact us by phone, or email. You may cancel your appointment by calling the office at (727)518-9808. If after hours, please leave a message. In the event of unforeseen circumstances and our office needs to reschedule your appointment, we will contact you immediately.
Our office accepts cash, checks or credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover) for services rendered in our office. When you schedule an initial visit, we request a credit card on file to hold the appointment for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, we ask that you give a 72-hour cancellation notice and there will be no charges made to your credit card. On the day of your scheduled appointment, all charges for consultations (medical and nutritional) as well as laboratory testing will be itemized and reviewed with you. Payment is due on the day of service. Follow-up phone consultations will be billed to your credit card on file in our office unless you provide other payment information and instructions prior to your appointment. If additional lab tests are required and our office sends test kits, the appropriate fees will be charged to your account.