Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do you have questions about Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center and the membership model? You can look at the questions and answers below or make a Meet & Greet appointment to discuss the practice and the model one on one.
What is holistic/functional medicine?
Functional medicine is an investigative process that addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Whereas conventional medicine asks, “What drug can we use to combat the symptoms of this disease?”, functional medicine asks, “Why do we have this problem in the first place, and how can we restore optimal function?”
Can I use my insurance for labs?
Yes, in some cases, depending on the lab. Some labs accept and bill insurance and some do not. We will submit insurance for testing whenever possible.
Do you accept insurance?
As a membership-based clinic, we do not accept insurance. This allows us to practice unencumbered by the restrictions imposed by insurance companies, and provide the best and most comprehensive care possible.
What ages do you see?
Do you prescribe regular medications?
How do I know if AVH is the right choice for me?
What other services do you offer?
What does it cost to be a patient (member)?
What services are included in membership?
Services included in membership:
Initial comprehensive functional medicine analysis, history and physical exam
Initial follow up visit to review lab results and initiate treatment plan
Initial bioenergetics scan and recommendations
Monthly follow up visits to evaluate progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed up to once monthle
Communication via text, video chat and email