Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

What are your offerings?


That totally depends on you! It depends on where you're at in your healing journey and where you want to go. My practice centers on helping individuals thrive, not just survive. After doing this for some time, I have realized this is what makes the most sense for my clients and me: I usually start people with the general intake package ($888) which includes 2 one-hour sessions, a hair tissue mineral analysis, 10 days of implementation support after the results session, and intuitive reading if you desire. If someone comes to me knowing they want to work in a deep container, we will schedule a call to ensure a good fit. If we are a good fit, I will customize a coaching container for you.
6-8 months is really an ideal amount of time to be able to gauge where you are with your healing.




How often do I see you?


This depends on your and your goals & desires for your health. After your intial intake and a review of your goals/desires, we will customize a plan to support you. That said, some people want to come in or have a call every other week; others want support once per month. Currently, some of my clients are 3 weeks on, 1 week off. We will come up with what works best for you.




How much does it cost? Do you take insurance?


There are several packages available to meet your needs.
The newest and most popular is the Root Cause package. This is available for everyone, regarding whether you are in Michigan or not. You get: - an intake session where we dive into your health physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We will determine what labs need to be ordered and what other testing might be beneficial (note: I do not believe in excessive testing) (60 minutes) - a review of recent prior medical records if you desire (tests within the last 12 months) - a hair tissue mineral analysis test kit included in the price - labs may be ordered if needed/recommended - a results session (about 4 weeks after the intake session) where we delve into your results and I provide you with a clearly written understanding of what is going on with you. You will leave with a clear roadmap for YOUR healing journey's next steps (60 minutes) - 10 days of implementation support through WhatsApp messaging for you to ask questions about implementing your plan All of this is only $888 right now! I am serious - with the amount of work I put into this program, interpreting results, formulating a healing roadmap, and making sure you understand your next steps, this is a STEAL. After your results session, many people choose to work with me for coaching, implementation strategies, and wholistic medical care (medicine in Michigan only). It's a great way to make sure you are able to follow-through on the best next steps, in small pieces, because, let's face it: trying to make changes can be overwhelming. I do not take insurance for professional fees. Once you purchase the package, you will receive a voucher to schedule your appointments. If we decide on a coaching container together, we will get that set up together. Generally, some insurances may pay for some labs depending on your coverage (and may be at out-of-network rates). If functional medicine testing needs to be ordered, I have discounted rates available through Rupa for testing as well as Ulta Labs for out-of-pocket blood work should you have a high deductible. Please note: I don't believe you need thousands of dollars worth of tests, though...maybe one or two in addition to blood work at most. There are payment plans available for those who are interested in 6+month programs for 1:1 coaching after the initial Root Cause sessions. Many individuals want continued support with subsequent HTMA packages and these are offered as well. We can talk about this after we figure out what support you may need to reach your health goals. There will also be group opportunities coming up in 2022.




Do you prescribe medications?


If needed, yes (only in Michigan). Though I prefer more natural methods, sometimes medications are needed, either temporarily or permanently. That said, if you are looking to get off of medications, we can make that a priority in your treatment. If you are out of state, I can make recommendations of medications that may benefit you to discuss with your provider.




What are your qualifications?


What a great question! I am a board-certified physician assistant (associate) meaning I have an advanced degree (Masters) in science plus clinical training as well as I passed my board exam (once upon graduation, and once recently renewed). This allows me to understand the working of the human body, how medications and supplements work, and how to treat general medical conditions. I have worked in several specialties including internal medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. Moreover, I have advanced training in mind-body medicine, energy healing, functional medicine principles, and integrative medicine. Much of my experience has come from learning over time, including before I was even a PA. I went to PA school in 2010 with the intent to be a wholistic medical provider! Most importantly, I have trained in multiple coaching methodologies and behavioral change techniques.




Do you believe I can heal?


Oh my goodness, YES I DO! If I didn't, I wouldn't be doing this work. The human body is incredibly resilient. Healing means different things to different people. For some, it means complete resolution of an illness. Quite frankly, I try to stay away from that definition because the wisdom of the body will guide us. For example, I have Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroid disease. At one time, my antibodies were in the thousands. They are now in the 200-400 range. As someone who had this illness in my teenage years, this is an amazing transformation. I still technically have Hashimoto's, but I don't have the symptoms. Also, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was in my 20s. For all intents and purposes, this is in remission. Rarely do I experience this pain (even though I used to have it daily for years) - it's only when I allow myself to get overwhelmed, stressed out, or don't pay attention to the needs of my body. The true question is do YOU believe you can heal? I certainly do. :)




Do you offer refunds?


No. That's why I offer a complimentary initial consult. There is never any pressure from me. It needs to be a mutual fit.




What will our work together look like?


Assuming we have our consult call and you are a hell yes (!!), we will set you up for the Deep Discovery comprehensive 2-hour wholistic intake where we decide what labs to order and where they may be some areas of improvement in your life/lifestyle. About a month after the intake, we will schedule the 90-minute results follow-up where we will review your lab results and I will make recommendations. I will also offer your suggestions as to where you might benefit from support -- whether it's from me or other providers such as physical therapists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, gyms/personal trainers, etc. Remember, to heal, we must focus on ALL of you. Often, clients will want to set up packages to work with me for mind-body/wholistic medicine coaching twice monthly for 6 months. They tell me that coming back for coaching keeps them accountable and moving toward their goals. Of course, if needed, we can re-order labs to follow-up abnormal labs at subsequent visits. Wholistic coaching takes into account ALL of you: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, connection, purpose.




Do you offer telehealth?


Of course, especially for those out of state or who cannot make it in. Interestingly, some of my current clients drive 60 minutes to see me because they love the office space and the connection we have.




Can you be my primary care provider?


No; you must keep your primary care provider for emergency/urgent issues as well as general health appointments. I provide consultative medicine and specialize in helping clients truly get to the root cause of their health issues. If I were spending time on the basic stuff, there wouldn't be enough time to truly delve into the hard stuff (which is what I specialize in).




If I have Medicare, can you see me?


I can see you, but through a "wellness" only coaching lens. What this means is that I cannot diagnose or treat any conditions medically if you have Medicare. The reason for this is that I am still an enrolled Medicare provider and as such, cannot charge you out of pocket for medical services. In the near future, I will be dropping my Medicare enrollment and this won't be an issue. Until that time, we can still work together. I can order labs, make recommendations, but cannot diagnose or prescribe medications for Medicare patients.




What if I can't afford to work with you?


I totally understand that you might not have the resources to work with me 1:1 for ongoing coaching. I do, however, have the Root Cause package which can give so much information and a clear roadmap for you to heal. My hope is this can be attainable for many. I am committed to opening up new possibilities for a hybrid group/1:1 opportunities in the near future, starting 2022




Can I see you if I don't live in Michigan?


Yes! You may see me, but it has to be under a wellness lens as I can only "practice medicine" in the state of Michigan. What this means is that I cannot diagnose you or prescribe medications if you are outside of Michigan, but I can order/review labs/tests and make supplement recommendations. Obviously, for legal reasons, I must tell you to discuss these recommendations with your primary care provider. If you are interested and live out of state, I strongly encourage you to start with the Root Cause package and get your behind on the schedule and we can go from there!




If I have a therapist, can I work with you also?


Yes! I absolutely believe working with a therapist is essential for many individuals. I don't do psychotherapy; I focus on mind-body medicine and wholistic coaching...and leave the psychotherapy to the experts in that field! What this means is that we focus on all your body's wisdom (your symptoms, energy, sex drive, cravings, desires...all of you!) to guide us in your healing journey. I truly believe a good therapist is one of your greatest allies in healing and they specialize in a totally different aspect of healing. We are both part of an amazing team!