Frequently Asked Questions

On this free call, you will be given an opportunity to discuss your health concerns. And we will share with you how we can help. If we decide that it is a good fit, then we will schedule a paid consultation with Dr. Woods.

The initial consultation is $350. In addition, there is a comprehensive lab panel which includes a functional health report that is also required for the initial visit. The cost of this lab panel and functional health report is approximately $250, depending on the current prices with the lab company. The total investment for the initial visit with Dr. Woods plus the comprehensive lab panel and functional health report is approximately $600.

Expect the consultation to last approximately 90 minutes. If we determine you are a good candidate for our program we will go over the specialty test kits and some paperwork to get you started.

We value your time and do our best to provide a timely service.

During this initial consultation, Dr. Woods will review your extensive intake history. You’ll have an opportunity to share your health concerns. Dr. Woods will review your functional medicine health report which includes a comprehensive lab panel and then she will help you understand what your labs mean. Dr. Woods will then map out a plan for your next steps.

We do not bill any insurance company directly. Some of our patients have been able to use their HSA and FSA accounts. We will also provide CPT and ICD-10 codes for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

We do not encourage a-la-carte testing because this goes against the paradigm of functional medicine. If we are going to address the root cause of your health issues, we will need to take a more comprehensive approach. We prefer to work with patients who are committed to achieving sustaining results via one of our programs.

Some insurance companies may reimburse you. We can give you codes but we cannot guarantee reimbursement nor do we communicate directly with your insurance company.

We accept, cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Some patients have been able to use their HSA or FSA accounts as well.

Yes, we offer patient financing through Care Credit.

Visit www.carecredit.com to apply.

Yes. Please check with your HR department to be sure.

Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday and by appointment.

We are closed for lunch.

Yes, we do not provide acute care services and we do not replace the services that your current medical team provides. We provide a stand-alone service.

Dr. Woods is the physician in our office who will be leading your care along with our team of experts to help you accomplish your health goals.

The Essentials program is designed to fit your specific needs. Your program customized based on your health concerns, your lab results and your health goals.

This program is for anyone looking to optimize their health. The only time a person is not qualified is if their health is too far-gone or their condition requires urgent medical attention. If a client is not motivated, engaged and willing to take the steps necessary to get healthy, they would not be a good candidate.

By joining our essentials program you have access to direct pricing on lab test kits, which ensure you pay the lowest price possible. On average, you should budget between $500-$1000 for functional labs.

This does not include the total price of the Essentials program.

Our programs and functional lab testing are typically not covered by insurance.

Yes, we can do your appointment on the phone or by Zoom video conference.

During your second appointment you will receive guidance on food choices, recipes and menu planning. We will also cover lifestyle coaching and consulting so you’ll walk away with actionable steps you can implement right away to get your health on the right track. Your third appointment will be with your clinician who will be managing your care, answering your questions and making medication adjustments.

This third appointment is designed to review your specialty lab results.

The lab testing is typically done at home. Blood work can be drawn in our office or at a lab draw station. Many of the tests have shipping included in the cost of the kits, if not you will be responsible for the shipping. You will get instructions in more detail on how to do the test kits and the kits come with clear instructions as well.

Call 816-888-5200 to discuss your concerns, make sure you qualify and to verify whether our solution is viable for you. At the end of this call, we will schedule your Report of Findings which is the review of your functional health report and comprehensive lab panel. After your Report of Findings visit, if you qualify, you will be entered into our essentials program and you will receive the functional lab test kits unique to your health concerns.