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FUNCTIONAL AND NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AT SOURCE OF HEALTH

Digging into the deeper layers of understanding how the body works allows us to live better by using resources that are aligned with the natural healing ability of the body. Combining your current cellular story with your health journey creates a powerful action guide and direction for the road to recovery.

FUNCTIONAL AND NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

TREATMENTS AT SOURCE OF HEALTH IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Using a total body and systems approach, where health is optimized down to the cellular level, we have the opportunity to treat current health concerns, as well as long term health issues.

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NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT

To treat underlying causes of symptoms, we first need to identify how your nutrition can be optimized. We choose to use functional medicine because it gives the body the raw materials it needs at the cellular level to work properly. Diagnostic testing allows us to determine what is lacking or in excess, so that we can make recommendations on how to return the body to balance. 

Nutritional IV Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ

NUTRITIONAL IV THERAPY

At times, IV therapy can be an incredible way to bypass the digestive system and achieve 100% absorption of nutrients. IVs consist of a blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids based on needs such as: immune system function, energy, and chronic diseases. A high dose Vitamin C IV can be a gamechanger for those battling ailments.

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PEPTIDE INJECTIONS

A breakthrough for modern medicine is the ability to create peptides for therapeutic use. The most well known is insulin for blood sugar, but there are hundreds more to choose from such as healing connective tissue, cognitive enhancement, muscle building, fat loss, and even enhancing erectile/sexual function.

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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

One of the primary ways our body’s cells communicate with one another is through hormones. Prescribing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore vitality back into an individual through restoring balanced levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and DHEA. Custom formulations are created for each person based on presenting symptoms and blood work results, to ensure the highest rates of success.

  • PURPOSE
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • EXPERIENCE
  • BENEFITS
PURPOSE
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THE PURPOSE OF FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

The purpose of functional medicine is using a total body and systems approach, where health is optimized down to the cellular level, we have the opportunity to treat current health concerns, as well as long term health issues.

DIAGNOSTIC
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THE DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH

The key to understanding how an individual functions is taking time to listen to each person’s story. From there, we need to understand the deeper biological story and typically order blood work tests so we can see the entire picture. Additional testing may be needed based on the conditions being treated.

EXPERIENCE
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THE EXPERIENCE AT SOURCE OF HEALTH

The experience all begins with discovery, a brief complimentary discussion with your doctor to see if working together makes sense. From there, the deeper dive takes place in a thorough one hour consultation either over an online call or a visit to our office in Scottsdale, AZ. Establishing a baseline is crucial in tracking improvements to your health. Follow up visits are about 30 minutes and are done 3-4 times per year on average.

Appropriate nutrition and supplements are often recommended as the first therapeutic step, since the digestive system is the seat of our health and immune system. Herbs and some medications may be prescribed for a short period of time in certain cases. For specialty items such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, your doctor is able to prescribe to a local compounding pharmacy. Prescription medications may also be prescribed from a standard pharmacy of your choice.

BENEFITS
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THE BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

The benefits people see are profound. Clients save so much time that may have been wasted guessing what the appropriate remedies are, and hopping from doctor to doctor. It is an integrative approach that blends the wisdom of traditional medicine with the advancements in modern science. It is a way of life that the modern world desperately needs.

Establishing a trusting relationship with your doctor is one of the most important things you can hope for when seeing a practitioner. The subtle clues uncovered in the discussion of health and lifestyle can alter a person’s trajectory for the rest of their lives. Regular check-ins offer accountability and maintain trust between doctor and patient. Investing in your health financially will always produce long-term gains. There is no price tag on living a healthy life. We work with people who have insurance and those that pay cash only. Via a superbill (an invoice with diagnostic and procedure codes), all expenses are able to be submitted for potential reimbursement.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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Adults that have at least one chronic health condition.
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Adults that have two or more chronic health conditions.
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Chronic disease accounts for 86% of all healthcare costs $3.2 trillion in 2015 and growing.
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FUNCTIONAL AND NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

COMMON QUESTIONS

  1. Is functional medicine covered by insurance?

    Most health insurance companies offer reimbursement for office visits with the doctor. These are billable to health insurance companies by submitting an invoice with codes. We are out of network providers and do not have contracts with any insurance companies at our Scottsdale, AZ location so everyone is treated equally and to the highest degree of personalized medicine. Basic labs, imaging, and pharmacy needs are typically covered by insurance. Calling your insurance company ahead of time for clarification can be helpful if you are unsure. We are happy to assist with identifying your coverage.

  2. What is functional medicine?

    Click on the link to our blog as we wrote a very in-depth article on what is functional medicine?

  3. Can I use my HSA or FSA for functional medicine services?

    Yes. A health savings account allows the patient to spend money they have towards health expenses. Flex Spending Accounts (which are less popular) have more limits on allowable services.

  4. What if my regular doctor told me my labs were normal?
    Most labs have wider reference ranges called normal but do not specify what is optimal. A Functional/Naturopathic practitioner is specialized in determining normal vs optimal; and that can make a big difference for those who have been told everything is normal, despite the way they feel.
  5. How many visits does it take to notice changes?

    The time it takes to achieve wellness depends both on the level of severity of an illness, and how long someone has had it. Typically, we recommend a 90 day transformation period with check ups along the way to ensure treatments are working for the patient.

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A phone call with Tori, our patient coordinator at our Scottsdale location, is all that is needed to create your patient portal and schedule time to speak with the doctors.
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