What is it? Functional Medicine (FM) is an evidence based physiologic approach to treat underlying causes of chronic disease. It is not a “band aid approach” to treat symptoms. Dr. Lisa uses a “Lifestyle” approach combining food plans, exercise, stress management and supplements to formulate protocols that are designed for your individual history and baseline lab testing.
What are common issues addressed by FM?
- Adrenal Dysfunction (i.e. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cushings, Addison’s diseases)
- Leaky Gut (GERD, IBS, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel disorders, etc.)
- Metabolic Issues (DM, Hyperlipidemia, HTN, Liver issues, etc.)
- Sleep Disturbance
- Neurotransmitter Issues (mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks)
- Autoimmune Disease (RA, Eczema, Psoriasis, Lupus, etc.)
- Chronic Pain
These consults will address underlying causes of chronic illness such as: Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Chronic pain, Adrenal dysfunction, Autoimmune disease, Gut dysfunction, Inflammation to name a few.
Dr. Direnzo will develop a full protocol of food plans, supplements, exercise & stress management to address your concerns.
DR. DIRENZO DOES NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE. FEES LISTED DO NOT INCLUDE COST OF OF SUPPLEMENTS OR TESTING ( ALTHOUGH DEPENDING ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE COVERAGE, BLOOD WORK MAY BE COVERED. BUT IT IS UP TO THE PATIENT TO KNOW THEIR INDIVIDUAL BENEFITS & WHAT IS COVERED)
*** Although Dr. DiRenzo does not accept insurance for her services, A detailed invoice is provided for patients who wish to use with HSA accounts or who wish to try to submit for possible partial reimbursement from insurance. However, this process of submitting for insurance or HSA reimbursement is solely the responsibility of the patient.
***Lab Work: Much of the lab work may be covered by insurance ( based on individual insurance policies and copays), however some testing ( ie: salivary or urine testing etc.. are out of pocket) . Dr. DiRenzo is mindful of costs & attempts to limit testing when possible.
***Supplement Recommendations: If supplement recommendations are made by Dr DiRenzo, the cost of purchasing them is not included in fees listed. They are to be purchased separately by the patient.
****Filling of compounded or prescription medication recommendations( ie Topical BHRT or progesterone Rx or Thyroid meds) that are made by Dr. Lisa are not included in consultation fees. Like supplements they are to be purchased separately by the patient.
IT IS UP TO THE PATIENT TO KNOW THEIR INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE BENEFITS & WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THEIR PRESCRIPTION PLAN.
****What to expect at time of scheduling: At time of scheduling all initial consults will be required to make a $200 deposit that will be applied to total cost of appointment. And because of the special order nature and limited shelf-life of compounded IV’s, the cost of IV therapy must be paid in full at time of scheduling IV treatment & can not be refunded for any reason.
****Phone consultations: Dr. Lisa does not do “screening calls or phone consults for new/or potential patients.” Only established patients that have seen Dr. Lisa within the last year can request a phone call. Brief phone consultations that are initiated by an established patient are available only on occasion for a short 15 minute phone call discussion. They are by appointment only, and the fee /rate is $105 per15mins.