+ What should I expect at my initial consultation?

At your initial consultation Dr. DeFrancesco will listen to your story, review your medical history, and perform physical exams including a nutritional physical.

If you are a good candidate for our services, Dr. DeFrancesco will discuss the necessary lab tests and schedule your Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultation.

+ How much does the initial consultation cost?

The initial consultation is $199.

+ How long is the initial consultation?

The initial consultation is 60 minutes.

+ What should I bring to my initial consultation?

To get the most value from the initial consultation complete and return your intake form 24 hours in advance. Bring any pertinent medical records, test results, and current supplements.

+ How do I know if I qualify for the Essentials Program?

The Essentials Program is for anyone who wants to maximize their health. If you have a condition which requires urgent medical attention or if you are not motivated to take responsibility for your health through significant nutrition and lifestyle changes, the Essentials Program is not a good fit for you.

+ What's included in the Essentials Program?

QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR DOCTOR

8 – Appointments with Dr. DeFrancesco including:

  • 1 – 60 Minute Functional Medicine Initial Consultation
  • 1 – 60 Minute Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultation
  • 4 – 60 Minute Functional Medicine Follow Up Consultations (Including Acupuncture as recommended)
  • 2 – Dedicated Appointments For Acupuncture Treatments

COMPREHENSIVE & INDIVIDUALIZED CARE

  • Comprehensive Case Evaluation
  • Physical Exams, Including Nutritional Physical
  • Medical Case Review of Past Records and Tests
  • Individualized Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Program
  • Video Interpretation of Lab Results
  • Customized Program Design, Nutritional Therapy, & Natural Medicines

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

  • New Patient Orientation Packet
  • Lifestyle Education Program Binder
  • Email Access to Your Clinician for 6 Months
  • Secure Online Portal where you can manage your appointments, view your health records, and request refills.
  • Lifetime Access to Web Resources and Updates
  • Attend Any Live Workshop for 1 Year or ONLINE Webinar for LIFE
  • Special Gifts & Surprises (Because we believe your health journey should be fun!)

VIP ACCESS TO ADVANCED TESTING & NATURAL MEDICINES

We're committed to enhancing your access to the services, laboratory testing, and medicines you need through transparent and affordable pricing. We provide labs and supplements at our cost - no markup - and pass the savings on to you.

  • Conventional blood tests may be covered by your insurance provider or ordered through our direct pay partner at up to 80% off standard lab prices.
  • Direct pricing on functional lab tests.
  • Premium, medical-grade supplements and natural medicines at up to 35% off retail pricing.
  • Refill recommended supplements online and have them shipped directly to your door.

+ Do I still need a Primary Care Physician?

Yes. We do not provide acute or urgent care services and we do not replace the services that your current medical team provides. We provide a stand-alone service focused on creating and advancing health.

+ What is the investment to join the Essentials Program?

The Essentials Program is $1999 and typically is completed in 6 months.

+ Does the cost of the initial consultation apply to the cost of the Essentials Program?

Yes, your initial consultation is one of your eight appointments included in the Essentials Program. When you enroll in the Essentials Program your payment for the initial consult is credited to the total investment in the program.

+ Does your office take insurance for Functional Medicine Services?

We strongly believe that third party payers shouldn't interfere with the relationship between a patient and their doctor, influence medical decisions, or limit access to care. Therefore, we are a proud direct care provider.

We do not accept insurance or Medicare for our consulting services. Your case requires special attention, educational resources, communication, and time that is not covered by insurance companies.

However, we will provide you with a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network benefit reimbursement. You may also use your HSA or FSA account. Please check your with your insurance provider or Human Resources Department to find out.

Can I use my HSA or FSA account?

Yes. Please check with your Human Resources department to make sure.

+ Are labs and supplements included?

Labs & supplements are not included in the Essentials Program and are an additional cost. We don not mark up labs or supplements. Our pricing is 100% transparent, mainly because we think it always should be. We carry a mini medicinary of the things we use most (or are a total bugger to find) priced at cost.

+ How much should I budget for functional lab testing costs?

We're committed to enhancing your access to the services, laboratory testing, and medicines you need through transparent and affordable pricing. We provide labs and supplements at our cost - no markup - and pass the savings on to you.

On average, you should budget between $500-$1000 for functional lab tests.

+ Is the Essentials Program and functional lab testing covered by insurance?

The Essentials Program and functional lab testing is not typically covered by insurance, however in many cases you can use your HSA or FSA for your visits.

In addition, we will provide a Superbill for your appointments that you can submit to your insurance provider to receive out-of-network benefit reimbursement if that is a part of your plan. We do not guarantee reimbursement.

+ How does the lab testing work?

Bloodwork is done either at your insurance provider's prefered local laboratory or in the comfort of your home or office with a mobile phlebotomist who will come to you.

Functional labs tests are typically done at home with a kit and clear instructions we provide you with. Payment is made directly to the lab to ensure access to the lowest price possible.

+ Does your office accept patients that live in other cities or countries?

No. Currently we are only accepting patients who can travel to Portland, Oregon for their appointments.

+ What are your office hours?

Our office hours are Tuesday to Friday 10AM-5PM.

+ What happens after I complete the Essentials Program?

Once your health is on track, you won't need us as much. At the conclusion of your program we will discuss next steps and create a plan for you to follow up as needed.


I'm ready to get started. What's the next step?

Please schedule a free phone consultation to make sure you qualify and that our solution is a good fit for you.