Working with Functional Medicine SF

Start your journey to Health

Functional Medicine SF is a personalized medicine practice focused on root cause resolution. We use your history, your story, and your data to create the most complete picture of your health. With this information, we can provide a personalized plan for you to follow to optimal wellness.

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

The Patient Journey

Dr. Daniel’s case review process is unlike that, which any other doctor uses, and rather, much more resembles the work of a detective who carefully analyzes all pertinent info, determines what questions arise from the information at hand, reviews what is available thus far both as pertinent findings and pertinent negatives (what’s already been ruled out), then sets out to acquire the outstanding pieces of evidence needed to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a plan for recovery. After the full case review is complete, the diagnosis will be identified as well as the full overview of how to address all of the layers involved in a step by step, methodical and systematic process. This is then further broken down into phases of actionable steps, with the expectation that customizing the plan further will need to take place in subsequent follow-up appointments along the way that are indicated by monitoring and observing the healing that unfolds in a dynamic process.

 

 

Welcome to Functional Medicine SF. We are honored you have chosen us to partner with you on your transformational health journey..

Please Review:
Patient Policies

Please Review Steps 1 -4
Please Complete Step 5 for  the New Patient Application

Start a Chat if you have questions  or Send a Portal Message. 

The Welcome Consult
DOES NOT ESTABLISH PATIENT DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP

 

Functional Medicine SF takes our role as your partner in achieving your health goals very seriously, and therefore wants to ensure this is the best place for you to do that. To get started, we begin with having every new patient do a 15-20 minute video consult with Dr. Daniel. This is to create an initial connection to ensure a good fit and to give you the opportunity to know that Functional Medicine SF is the right place for you. It it our role as your guides, to help create a container of support for you, while honoring the commitment to hard work and accountability to yourself throughout your transformational journey to health.
Upon completion of this video consult, should we decide to move forward together, you will have the opportunity to start your case review process by completing your health journey questionnaire, complete a medical symptom questionnaire, receive an order for initial blood work (from the best lab based on your insurance) and set up the initial full intake appointment.
The 20 minute video consult also allows Dr. Daniel to assess who you may best work with, whether it be with her, one of the FMSF Physician’s assistants or everyone in a team based approach to care.

  1. Log into the Patient Portal 
  2. Complete all of the New Patient Questionnaires
  3. Send us a message in the Patient Portal informing us that you are ready to move forward. 
  4. Our team will connect with you via the Patient Portal to schedule your New Patient Appointment.
  5. At this time you will also schedule your New Patient Orientation
  6. Get Ready for the hard work.

The New Patient Intake Appointment is a 90 minute in person appointment at our office in San Rafael
(California Residence are eligible for Virtual Appointments ) .

This includes an evaluation of your history, ** When you have the evaluation appointment with Dr. Daniel, she will determine what level you will be placed in after the first 4 months.  You will then pay a monthly membership based on the level you are placed in.  There are 3 different levels, each with a preset number of appointments included.

Month 1

New Patient Appointment with Dr. Daniel

New Patient Orientation

Brain Retraining Appointment

Month 2

Patient Support Appointment

Brain Retraining Appointment

Month 3
Follow Up with Dr. Daniel Patient Support Appointment
Month 4
Evaluation Appointment with Dr. Daniel**
Patient Support Appointment
Brain Retraining Appointment

Cost: $1500 per month x 4 months 

Charged the day of your New Patient Intake Appointment

Level 3 Membership  $800/Month
Month 1:
Appointment with Dr. Daniel
Patient Support Appointment
Month 2:
Appointment with Dr. Daniel
Patient Support Appointment
Month 3:
Appointment with Dr. Daniel
Patient Support Appointment
Month 4:
Appointment with Dr. Daniel*

Level 2 Membership  $475/Month **
Month 1:
Patient Support Appointment
Month 2
Appointment with Dr. Daniel
Month 3:
Patient Support Appointment
Month 4: 
Appointment with Dr. Daniel*

Level 1 Membership  $225/Month
Month 1:
N/A
Month 2
Patient Support Appointment
Month 3: 
N/A
Month 4: 
Appointment with Dr. Daniel*

Maintenance Membership 6 Month Program  $125/Month

 One 60 minute appointment (or two 30 minute appointments) with Dr. Daniel
And a 15 minute check in with Dr. Daniel or a Patient Support with Micki
We can adjust the timing of appointments if needed but the overall inclusive time with Dr. Daniel will be 75 minutes or 60 minutes plus a Patient Support appointment

*Part of this appointment will be used to redetermine the appropriate membership level for the next trimester based on your progress.
Note: If any additional appointments are needed outside of the membership they will be charged at the provider rate.
** If Dr. Daniel feels it is best for your treatment protocol, month 1 & 3 appointments will be with her. 

Since June, we have been in the process of transitioning out of the fee for service model to an inclusive membership model that includes the appointments instead of as a separate fee, with an anticipated completion date of having existing patients who want to continue, transitioned by the end of the year. 

Space is limited – Once we reach our maximum patient count we will close our practice to new members.

As of January  we will no longer be working with the fee for service model that we have been operating under.  If you decide you want to proceed, your new membership would not be activated until the 1st or 15th of the month of your next needed appointment (whichever date falls before your appointment of the month in which your appointment occurs).  

 

Based on your recent conversations, and appointments you will be placed into one of the Tier’s Listed in Step 4 from above. 

 

All memberships (except the maintenance plan) include  an appointment with our patient support coach, who is also a nutritionist, Micki or with our brain retraining coach, Michelle, who works with people on personalized approaches to supporting a rewiring of their limbic system response (nervous system response — fight or flight — stress response)., which is arguably one of the most important skills to acquire of the century, especially this year! 

 

 Please let us know if you have any questions that will help you in making your decision.

 

We also totally understand if you decide to pursue a different path and can provide resources for referrals should you need that. 

 

Thank you for understanding that the practice is changing and we realize it won’t work for everyone, though I very much enjoy working with you

Dr. Daniel’s Rates
$450   60 minutes
$400   45 minutes
$300   30 minutes
$200   15 minutes

Patient Support Rates

$150   60 minutes
$125   45 minutes
$100   30 minutes
$65     15 minutes

Brain Retraining Rate
$175   60 minutes

Functional Medicine SF is currently accepting New Patient Application.s New Patient Appointments will be scheduled starting Jan 2nd 2021

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