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Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you don’t find the answer to your question, feel free to contact our patient care coordinator via email, or set up a FREE discovery consultation.

Do you work with people outside of the local Ventura area?

Yes, we offer long-distance consultations to those outside the Ventura area or California. We work with many clients seamlessly across the United States and Internationally. We are available to clients via phone, video chat and email to fit their needs.

How can I be accepted as a patient?
The best way to determine if you are good fit for our clinic is to schedule an initial evaluation with the doctor. This gives us the opportunity to learn more about you, your goals and needs and gives you the opportunity to clarify questions you may have. We can then determine if a full consultation is right for you. During the comprehensive consultation, we will review your health history and determine if you are a good candidate for care. We do not accept every patient. We only take in patients we feel with high confidence that we can help improve their health. Part of that is making sure you are motivated to do what is necessary to make the changes in your health. We love what we do and love being a part of your journey to better health. Restoring Health for a Better Future!
How long does treatment take?

The nature of Functional Medicine is one of an individualized, patient-centered approach which is customized towards the patient’s specific needs and circumstances. If you are accepted as a patient, the types and length of treatment recommended will vary based on the complexity of your condition, your devotion and motivation to the treatment and how well your body responds. In general, programs for chronic illnesses typically last between three months to one year, but most patients start to see results in the the first month, many in the first week!

Do you accept insurance?
Insurance may cover some testing and services but typically not all. The in-depth nature of our services in general are above and beyond the conventional “standard of care” and therefore are considered elective to most insurance companies. You can use FSA and HSA accounts for our services and we may also provide you with a superbill for all covered services. We do everything we can to make sure our services are affordable and finances are not a barrier to receiving care that you need. Most of our patients are working class or retired, normal people on fixed incomes who want to get healthy again.
How much does a treatment plan cost?

Our goal is to help as many people as we can. If accepted as a patient, we do everything we can to make sure finances are not a barrier to you receiving the care you need and deserve. We do not accept every patient. We only take on patients we feel, with high confidence, that we can help improve their health. If you are accepted into the practice, the price depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, the extent of lab testing required, the combination of therapies needed and the number of consultations you receive. Once we know what plan and services are needed we can then check for any insurance benefits. Most of our patients are normal working class people with fixed incomes. We do everything we can to make Functional Medicine affordable to the average person. Whether you are retired and living on social security or have a full time job, we can make it work with your budget.

What type of training did you receive?

We received our doctor of chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Our post-doctoral education and training is in the field of Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine. We are Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Association of Integrative Medicine. We received our certification as Functional Medicine Practitioners through Functional Medicine University and further training and certification through The Institute for Functional Medicine. We have years of training in the biological sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, histology, biochemisty, blood chemistry, neurology and pharmacology, as well as diagnosis and treatment. In addition, we have years of experience dealing with chronic diseases utilizing extensive lab testing, clinical nutrition and lifestyle counseling.

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Our patient care coordinators are happy to take your call and get you scheduled to see if our office is right for you.