Functional Medicine Consultations

Dr Rashel at Advance Health Functional Medicine offers a virtual medical practice operating from the greater Los Angeles and Denver Metro areas, this allows greater access, flexibility, safety, and comfort to our patients while maintaining the highest level of personalized medicine care that works with you.

What To Expect From Your Functional Medicine Consultation:

You will have a 60 minute initial consultation with Dr. Rashel and have the opportunity to discuss all of your health concerns and any life events from birth to present day.

You will review your story, entire medical history, your Functional Medicine Health Assessment Form and health questionnaires together.

Dr. Rashel will also utilize and populate the Functional Medicine Matrix seen below as related to your unique personal story. She will use the information to connect the dots and begin to identify and address the root causes of your symptoms identifying which systems are out of balance and what root causes have potentially contributed to the imbalances and the interconnectedness of the systems. She will formulate an initial plan for you after considering all the information that will include specific lifestyle, diet, nutrients, and in depth testing to further treat and identify root causes.

Blood tests will be ordered, as well as possible Functional testing that can include functional stool tests, salivary and urine tests that look at hormones, in depth thyroid assessment, inflammatory markers, nutrients vitamins and minerals, cardiovascular markers, gut health and beneficial bacteria and imbalanced flora, digestion, adrenal health, and toxin status are among common initial assessments. The blood tests are unique and comprehensive and include advanced biomarkers and tests that are not usually assessed by conventional doctors and even many contemporary doctors in this unique way.

Advanced Diagnostics

To see a list of possible testing that is offered go to Advanced Diagnostics.

After the initial consultation you will start to implement the points from your personalized plan with targeted treatments to address root causes of your symptoms. Blood tests should be done as soon as possible after your first visit and results will return 7-10 days later.

Results for Functional Testing often takes a bit longer and is usually reviewed on subsequent appointments and used to further build upon and fine tune initial plan and treatments implemented based on your blood work.

Your initial follow up lab review will be 2 weeks after your first consultation. During this visit all laboratory markers and results are discussed with you in detail and correlated with your symptoms. Your treatment plan is further customized to include other targeted treatments such as bio-identical hormones, customized natural compounded thyroid medications, injectable vitamins, and personalized, targeted synergistic nutraceuticals. Your following visit is usually 6 weeks after your Initial Follow up and usually includes blood tests to follow up and monitor any abnormal results or hormone levels found on initial testing that we have been treating or nutrient, inflammatory and other metabolic markers that may have been abnormal on your first test to assess improvement.
On a case by case basis and depending on the complexity of the problems at play subsequent visits are usually 3-4 month intervals after that until balance is reinstated after which follow ups are to monitor about twice per

Quizzes and Questionnaires

Start improving your healthwith our quizzes!

To schedule a Functional Medicine Consultation you can contact us by telling us more about you by filling out our New Patient Inquiry Form and we will contact you. At Advance Health Functional Medicine we treat Chronic infections and Lyme disease by addressing the core of health and underlying factors that may be playing a part in the disease progression as well as the disease itself so that improvements are for the long run and treatments result in improvements of all aspects of health of our patients.

Functional Medicine Consultation Let’s Get Started

How To Schedule Your Consultation – Let’s Get Started!

01.

STEP 1 – Questionnaire & Quiz

Complete your Online Medical Symptom Questionnaire, this can be accompanied by the Gut Health Quiz

02.

STEP 2- Complimentary Call

Receive a complimentary phone call to discuss

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STEP 3- Initial Consultation.

Schedule your initial consultation. Then receive our comprehensive Functional Medicine Health Assessment Form and return in 1-2 days to secure your appointment.
I look forward to journeying with you on the path to optimal health and well-being.

Once you have completed the online health assessment we will contact you to set up your initial consultation.

During your initial consultation Dr. Rashel will review all medical history and recommend lab work specific for you. Once your lab work has been completed, Dr. Rashel will explain the meaning of your test results to you in your initial follow up consultation . She will also create an individualized health program for you which will include one or more of the following: dietary changes, nutritional supplements, bio-identical hormones, thyroid supplementation,
other more natural medications, exercise, lifestyle and stress management and if needed further testing recommendations.

Subsequent consultations are scheduled to monitor your progress, follow up on abnormal lab results and assess improvement, monitor nutrient and hormone levels and to modify your program.

In general, most patients especially those with any chronic health problem can plan on the new patient consultation, Initial Follow up and about 4 follow up appointments after that within a one year period of time. 

Once your health is Re-balanced which usually occurs within the first year with often significant improvement within the first few appointments, protocols should be followed and maintained while appointments get more and more spread out. The average patient can expect to return to a functional medicine physician about two times per year or every 6 months for follow up. 

Functional Medicine Consultation Services

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Get Answers and Start Feeling Better! You can work with Dr Rashel in the following ways:

You can start feeling your best, get answers to your health challenges, get on the right path to optimal health and vitality by working with Dr Rashel in 5 different ways right away:

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Dr. Rashel offers a virtual Functional Medicine practice operating in the Greater Los Angeles and Denver area. This allows for greater access for patients to Functional Medicine and greater flexibility, safety, and comfort to our patients while maintaining the highest level of personalized medicine care tailored to work for you.

Dr. Rashel operates on a fee for service based practice model that does not accept private insurance or medicare for services. All services whether in-state telemedicine, or wellness consultations are billed on a cash for service basis. No Insurance billing or insurance payment is accepted for any or all services rendered.

One hour Functional Medicine Consultation $695

One Hour Consultation Example Topics:

45 Min Functional Medicine Consultation $475

Example Topics for 45 min Consultation:

30 Min Functional Medicine Routine Follow up $385

Available for established patients only after the first year or once stable. Examples of 30 min Consultations:

15 min Phone Chat Add On

Customized Functional Wellness Assessment $525

If you reside outside of Colorado or California but would still like to work closely with Dr Rashel you can benefit greatly from a Functional Wellness Assessment
Discussion of your unique health journey, possible root causes of your symptoms, individualized customized diet and nutrient plan with targeted vitamin and nutraceutical regimen. Guidance toward the right path of care, recommended testing, medication, nutrients, lifestyle, with focus n root causes and triggers of current health concerns.
Note that with this kind of plan pharmaceutical drugs can not be ordered.

Once you have completed the online health assessment that can be accompanied by the gut and toxicity quiz we will contact you to set up your initial consultation.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rashel will review all medical history and recommend lab work specifically for you. Once your lab work has been completed, Dr. Rashel will explain the meaning of your test results to you in your initial follow-up consultation. She will also create an individualized health program for you which will include one or more of the following: dietary changes, nutritional supplements, bio-identical hormones, thyroid supplementation, other more natural medications, exercise, lifestyle and stress management and if needed further testing recommendations.

Subsequent consultations are scheduled to monitor your progress, follow up on abnormal lab results and assess improvement, monitor nutrient and hormone levels, and modify your program.

In general, most patients especially those with any chronic health problem can plan on the new patient consultation, Initial Follow up and about 4 follow-up appointments after that within a one-year period of time. Once health is balanced and protocols followed and maintained the average patient can expect to return to a functional medicine physician about two times per year for follow up.

Functional Medicine Consultation Form

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