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Can I use my health insurance to cover my expenses especially since Dr. Martinez is a conventionally trained medical doctor?

Traditional health insurance carriers will not cover the typical functional medicine consultation as it is not defined as “standard of care.”  You may use any HSA health saving account or FSA account to cover functional medicine consultations, labs, or supplements.  You should understand your health policy and discuss with your health insurance carrier if you have questions.

I do order traditional labs as well as functional labs in my evaluations.  You may use your traditional insurance to cover traditional labs orders and a small portion of functional medicine labs.  Typically, your traditional insurance will not cover non-traditional functional labs.

I participate in a lab discount program called Ulta through Quest Labs which offers discounted cost to patient's whose insurance does not cover labs or patients who are paying out of pocket.

I do not bill health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.  I can provide a superbill so that you can summit to your insurer for refund upon request.  As a health care consumer, you are responsible for payment at the time of services

How can I pay for my services?

Payment is expected at the time of services.

You can pay with cash, check, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express), medical health savings accounts (HSA) or flex spending plans.

You can also pay with Venmo.

You can look at other options like a medical credit card.

How to prepare for my first visit and optimize my time and value?

You will complete an extensive questionnaire through Living Matrix 2-3 days prior to your appointment.  Your thoroughness and diligence with completion will help me maximize your value and results with our time together.

Please bring all historical labs, notes or other work that has been invested from past care.  All data is important, even if it did not result in significant improvements.

If you are taking any medications, vitamins, or supplements, please make a list of these medications with doses if appropriate.  It is always important to have your own list to share with any health provider.

Expect to be a partner in your health.  Be engaged in your health.  Be empowered to question.  This is your investment; you will get more value with this different approach to your health.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

Time and priorities are difficult to juggle, I understand.  Please just contact me and let me know if you are unable to make your appointment as soon as possible so that we can help reschedule a better time for you.  Communication is key in our consulting relationship.

A $75 “no show” fee will be charged if there is no communication.  Please just call to avoid this “no-show” fee.