Functional Medicine Initial Consultation
During an initial session with a patient we cover everything from an extensive health background, to innovative lab testing, and a nutritional plan. Your initial consultation with Dr. Sharlin and his team also includes one follow up visit to review your laboratory results and your progress from your first visit, receive recommendations, and plan for moving forward. It is our goal to help you reach the maximum health potential for your brain and body.
This is a comprehensive approach to often complex health issues, especially when it involves the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Therefore, the cost to address the root causes can vary for each person. Below you will find an overview of fees associated with your first visit and initial follow up, along with an explanation of the importance of labs and supplements to the process. Dr. Sharlin and his team will work with you to estimate your individual costs and prioritize fees to fit your budgetary needs.
STEP 1: BUILDING YOUR IN-DEPTH HEALTH PROFILE
- Pre-appointment. Following your initial free telephone consultation our Functional Medicine Coordinator, you will be sent an email link to a cloud-based technology that will help you build a timeline of key events leading up to your illness. (Allow 2-3 hours, requires a computer or laptop with an internet connection.)
STEP 2: FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH DR. SHARLIN
- Review and refine your functional medicine timeline. (50 minutes)
STEP 3: FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH DR. SHARLIN
- Meet with our in-house Functional Nutritionist, Angie Jenkins, R.D., L.D., owner of Health is Local, Greenacres Farm, and licensed dietician with over 20 years of clinical experience. (50 MINUTES)
STEP 4: INITIAL FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS
- At your initial follow up Dr. Sharlin will review the progress you have made during your first 4-6 weeks of treatment following your visit to Sharlin Health and Neurology. He will go over your laboratory studies, make recommendations, and suggest a direction for future, ongoing treatment. You will also follow up with Angela Jenkins, R.D., L.D., to make sure your personalized nutrition plan is on track. (90 MINUTES)
We offer in-house cutting-edge lab testing and costs may vary based on Dr. Sharlin’s recommendations. Your fee for laboratory tests ordered during the first appointment can range and will depend on the complexity of the condition. We will work within your budget to help you prioritize testing. Typically, the rate for the lab fees are lower for follow up appointments, since most of the labs are done during the first appointment.
We find the today’s foods and lifestyles don’t provide adequate amounts of nutrients and minerals. Often, we all need a little help to maintain the best possible balance. Our team will recommend supplements based on your lab results and deficiencies. If you have budgetary constraints, we will work closely with you to prioritize the most important supplements to add.
Laboratory Testing + Supplement Cost =
AVERAGE COST FOR AN INITIAL CONSULT CAN RANGE SINCE THE LABS & SUPPLEMENTS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE CONSULT FEE
FUTURE FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION
Dr. Sharlin – (50 MINUTES/25 MINUTES) – $600/$300
Angela Jenkins, R.D., L.D. – (50 MINUTES/25 MINUTES) – $120/$60
Due to the overwhelming requests for Functional medicine consultations, along with all the work that goes into preparing for an initial consultation and the time blocked out on our schedule to focus on your (reviewing intake forms, background intake with the functional medicine coordinator) new patient appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled appointment or a cancellation fee equal to 25% of the consultation ($625) will apply.
Future Functional Medicine or Nutrition Consultation: Appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 1 week prior to your scheduled appointment or a cancellation fee equal to 25% of the scheduled consultations will apply.