Working with Dr. Stephanie Daniel

The way that Dr. Stephanie Daniel works with patients differs considerably from the conventional medical model to which you may be accustomed. Please read the following information thoroughly to familiarize yourself with the process

As a new patient, your treatment is provided into two phases:

Phase 1


For your first appointment you will connect with our physician’s assistant, Lisa Deptula via secure video conferencing to review your medical history and intake information.

This appointment will allow for appropriate lab ordering to be done and results to be received in preparation for the case review appointment with Dr. Daniel, which will take place approximately 6 weeks later. You will also get an initial dietary and supplement protocol to begin your treatment plan.

Though you are not yet meeting with Dr. Daniel during the first appointment, she is directly involved in assessing your case from the moment your intake forms arrive.

Also included is a 45 minute health coaching appointment with our health coach and nutritionist that will be scheduled 1-2 weeks after your initial consult.

The charge for these two appointments is $395.

The third appointment will be a 90-120 minute case review plus personalized protocol with inclusive report of findings. This is an in-office appointment with Dr. Daniel that will consist of an extensive analysis and complete treatment plan protocol.

The cost of this appointment is $1385.

***New Patient Bundle: You have the option to bundle the appointment charges into 3 monthly payments of $595 each.


Phase 2: Tracking Progress

After your first 2 appointments, we'll be tracking your progress as you work through the plan provided that is engaging your body's self-healing mechanisms. Each step of the way is designed to keep you on track to achieving your desired goals as efficiently as possible. We are a results-oriented practice and know that when patients keep the momentum going, they can and will get better. We're here to provide necessary reassessment with follow-up testing, support for trouble shooting challenges and feedback on when a part of the process is completing and you are ready to move into the completion and maintenance phase.

Each appointment is billed at $450/hour or you may opt for a 3 appointment bundle of 3 hours for $1300. 

Each month, we will provide up to 30 minutes additionally of health coaching with Brittany Forman, as long as you remain an active patient.

  • to remain in active status, please have an appointment scheduled at least every 4 months. 
For existing patients:
We’d like to introduce our physician’s assistant, Lisa Deptula who joined our practice in (insert month/year here). Lisa is well on her way to completing IFM certification and has been working closely with Dr. Daniel since she came on board. We are now offering virtual appointments with Lisa as a way to do interim check-ins, review recommendations, discuss any issues arising with your protocols, and other needs as appropriate. Please feel free to schedule with her anytime if a need you have fits within her scope of practice. Dr. Daniel will be overseeing all appointments that Lisa is having with patients and offering both guidance and input on your care as needed.
15 min: $75
30 min: $120
45 min: $150
60 min: $200
Initial Consult is $295

This process can feel overwhelming or complicated and invariably, questions arise. Our health coach and nutritionist has specialized training and it's her role to first introduce you to the practice flow and foundation setting nutrition advice and guidelines we give to all of our patients.

We structure this as an initial 45 minute session plus 30 minutes per month thereafter, as long as you remain an active patients*.

Our health coach and nutritionist is also available to field questions related to the protocols being provided to you, can answer questions about certain supplements or just be available for general guidance, support or clarifying steps.

We encourage you to utilize her services as a way to stay on top of things. Momentum with this stuff can matter and get your better faster and more affordably than letting things drag out for months and months.

She can be reached via portal message and is also available for a video call as part of being our patient. For more frequent appointments with our health coach and nutritionist beyond the included time, this is also available to established patients at the rate of $60 per hour.

Ways in which Dr. Daniel can work with you.

Dr. Stephanie can address a wide variety of imbalances including: fatigue, mood imbalances, menstrual issues, peri-menopause, menopause, gut dysfunction, thyroid and adrenal problems.
With specialized training in natural hormone balancing, she also understands the many unique issues facing women today and the effect stress and the environment can have on your health.

For women and men who are otherwise healthy, with no major complaints, but who may be going through hormonal changes that warrant bio-identical hormone support, this option may be right for you.

All patients receiving hormone replacement therapy are REQUIRED to have lab testing and follow-up at least twice yearly to maintain your prescriptions

  • Not as much energy as you used to have?
  • Feeling like you are using coffee or alcohol to keep you going and get you to sleep?
  • Issues thinking clearly, or just noticing less stamina than in years past?

The Male Vitality Program is here to address mood imbalances, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, brain fog or low libido that have you feeling less than your most vital self. Get your edge back, increase productivity, performance and happiness with the MVP.

We’ll start with a full assessment of you, including a medical history, lifestyle assessment, your health goals and hormone and micronutrient blood testing, genetic and stress assessment in the saliva and digestive and immune function with stool testing and then will recommend a personalized protocol to optimize your vitality.

With our findings, we’ll customize a personalized plan that will dial in your nutrition, fitness, stress management and optimization of your hormones, brain chemistry, immune and digestive systems. 

All patients receiving hormone replacement therapy are REQUIRED to have lab testing and follow-up at least twice yearly to maintain your prescriptions


Drawing on years of research and the latest information about how nutrition, toxins and genes play a role in the ability to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy, Dr. Stephanie is on the leading edge for optimizing your conception plans without the need for synthetic drugs or expensive IVF procedures. 50% of infertility is unexplained, but research indicates that it’s likely due to more subtle imbalances in nutrient density, hormonal imbalances and genetic factors. Dr. Stephanie’s proven 5 pronged approach addresses Nutrition, Detox, Genomics, Hormone Balance and Spiritual-Emotional considerations so you can go on to have a successful pregnancy and healthy baby!

Getting ready for a healthy conception and pregnancy is something that takes a bit of discovery as we consider all factors that have likely not been looked at before.  Therefore, it is recommended that patients interested in the Drug-Free Fertility participate with our Functional Nutrition Health Coach as well.

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is a drug used in lower doses for off-label indications.  It is prescribed as a pharmaceutical at much higher doses to treat opioid withdrawal and similar conditions, but at a much lower dose it has immuno-modulating effects.  This means it increases the production of immune cells called T-regulatory cells, which reign in overactive or dysregulated immune cells.  It can also be helpful because it promotes motility in an otherwise deficient migrating motor complex, one of the issues implicated in the cause and recurrence of SIBO. It has very few side effects and is very safe, but can take up to 6 months to be fully effective.  It is compounded medication and has the beneficial side effect of raising endorphin levels, which can help alleviate pain and anxiety.  Currently, Dr. Daniel has experience treating patients with LDN for the following indications:

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain (not on opiate pain medication ), Infertility, Autoimmune Diseases such as MS, Crohn’s, RA, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, psoriasis, etc., Lyme disease, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), Chronic Fatigue and more.
Hormones are my favorite topic and I address hormonal imbalances of many varieties like PMS, peri-menopause, libido, menopause, thyroid, adrenal and blood sugar regulation with lab assessments and natural and integrative interventions including herbal therapies, nutritional precursors, bio-identical hormones and lifestyle modification.

Included in the list of hormones I look at are sex hormones, like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, adrenal hormones like cortisol and DHEA and metabolic hormones like insulin, leptin, growth hormone and thyroid hormone, amongst others.

The interplay between these hormones is vast and complex and I do my best to interpret your lab assessments to offer you and your body exactly what it needs to come into balance.

Diagnostic Discovery takes you through the complete process of a functional medicine assessment, leaving no stone unturned. You may have a mystery illness that has yet to be diagnosed or a challenging condition that has not achieved sufficient resolution with treatments you have used thus far or where the current treatment you are receiving is limited to symptom management only. If you’ve been to many doctors or alternative practitioners looking for answers to your symptoms, but have been unable to find a meaningful diagnosis or treatment plan that has worked, Dr. Daniel has extensive experience in finding avenues not typically utilized.

We can assess whether even more advanced specialty testing would offer more answers and guidance for a course of action and when necessary, involve rigorous research efforts to further analyze your case, plus access to a case conference review with colleagues from the Bay Area Functional Medicine and referrals as needed to domain experts when appropriate.
While Dr. Daniel has specialized skills to identify the root cause and formulate personalized plans that get people better, there are no guarantees for expected outcomes. We do our best, however, to ensure that we are working with patients we have confidence in being able to help resolve or with whom we foresee being able to make a significant impact. This may apply to you especially if you have unexplained neurological symptoms, inflammation or a significant loss of function or suspect something like a mold illness.