Expect to spend approximately 120 min at the office for your initial visit, including checkout time. You will spend 75-90 min of face-to-face time with your physician. The initial consult fee includes time spent before and after your visit for your physician to review any past laboratory studies provided and all paperwork and intake forms.
Your first follow-up visit will be 60-minutes, to allow adequate time for review of your case and results with you, as well as time spent before and after your visit reviewing laboratory results, forms and/or journals you may have been asked to fill out, and formulation of your care plan. Subsequent follow-up visits are typically 45-minutes in length, however, a longer follow-up visit for complex discussions and extra time to review lab work may be booked as you and/or your physician see fit, and will be charged accordingly.
Arizona Wellness Medicine offers wellness packages for those serious about getting their health on track using Functional Medicine.
Our 3-visit wellness package includes one initial visit, and 2 follow-up visits, and is typically for those who require approximately 3 months of care. Our 5-visit package includes one initial visit, and 4 follow-up visits, and is typically for those who require approximately 6 months of care. And our 7-visit package includes one initial visit, and 6 follow-up visits, and is for those who typically require about 12 months of care. You have 12 months from the time of purchase to use your package visits. Your physician will determine the frequency of your follow up visits, as you improve you will typically need less frequent visits.
Initial acupuncture evaluation and treatment visits are 60 minutes in length. Your primary reason for seeking out acupuncture will be discussed in detail, as well as going over your health history, a brief physical exam, and your first acupuncture treatment.
Follow-up acupuncture treatments are 45-60 minutes in length, and may include electro-acupuncture and/or gua sha (fascial scraping), as indicated.
The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches practitioners how to assess the patient’s status relating to modifiability lifestyle factors and fundamental clinical imbalances through careful history taking, physical examination, and laboratory testing. As Functional Medicine Practitioners we look at body systems and address clinical imbalances.