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.

 

Plan Development: Tier Pathways & Providers, Dr Daniel will select what Tier & What Provider is most appropriate for your case:

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

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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 based on the recommendations from Dr. Daniel during your video Welcome Consult.
  5. At this time you will also schedule your New Patient Orientation
  6. Payment for the New Patient Appointment, and if applicable, payment for initial blood work will be invoiced and charged via the Patient Portal.
  7. You will then make your Membership Selection of monthly versus annual.
  8. Your lab order for blood work will be provided to you to print off from the patient portal with instructions on where to get your blood drawn.
  9. We will use either LabCorp for those with insurance coverage covering that lab. If you have an HMO, Kaiser or are cash pay, our lab of choice will be Salveo Laboratory and you will be provided several options for where to have your blood drawn for this.
  10. Get Ready for the hard work.

The New Patient Intake Appointment is a 90 minute in person appointment at our office in San Rafael. This includes an evaluation of your history, current symptoms and in depth discussion of your personal narrative or storyline. Based on the evaluation, we will be able to determine where you are in your wellness journey and can then inform you of what tier of care applies to you and your case that will allow you to best move forward.
As part of the New Patient Intake Appointment, there is also an included introductory to our practice called the New Patient Orientation that happens at a separate time via phone or video consult for 45 minutes with Kristine Daugherty, one of the practice PAs (physician’s assistant).
This appointment goes over all the tools you need to be a successful patient, including how to do additional lab work, navigating the Patient Portal and review of your initial Wellness Plan. This also serves as an introduction to the anti-inflammatory diet, if you aren’t already doing this, though this will be further elaborated upon as you move into the tier plan.

At the end of the New Patient Intake Appointment, you will also be placed in a tier, either Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 that is based on the complexity and anticipated none face to face appointment time work that will be needed to provide a comprehensive case review. The Tier plan is selected for by the provider and can not be chosen.
$750 
Charged the day of your New Patient Intake Appointment.

 

 

Functional Medicine SF also has $50/month membership fee, which begins on the first day of the month after your New Patient Intake Appointment. You may also opt to do an annual membership as a $500/yr annual payment.
The membership fee helps to cover the cost of filling out simple forms, responding to portal messages, providing lab slips or refills if outside of an appointment, support for the FMSF app and a few other things.

The New Patient Appointment is a 60 minute in Video appointment . This includes an evaluation of your history, current symptoms and in depth discussion of your personal narrative or storyline. 

As part of this Discovery Appointment, there is also an introductory  to our practice called the New Patient Orientation.
This appointment goes over all the tools you need to be a successful patient, (How to get labs, How to use the Patient Portal, How to review your Wellness Plan.) Health Coaching and Nutrition Session included, up to 60 minutes.  This is meant to help you orient to the practice, your initial plan and the anti-inflammatory diet.


Patient Types

  • Hormones (Male & Female)
  • Peptides
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutrition / Weight Loss

$550  On day appointment is scheduled

 

Functional Medicine SF has a $50/ Month Membership Fee starting on your New Patient Appointment day. OR   $500 as a single annual payment
Tell us What typeof membership you desire. 

  1. Nutrition Coaching session, 45 minutes
  2. One hour of research and plan development time, which includes review of a small number (up to 3 pages total) of relevant prior labs if applicable and in depth analysis of lab results prior to first follow-up appointment
  3. First follow-up appointment with Dr. Daniel for 1 hour
  4. Personalized wellness plan development, 1 hour
  5. Plan implementation support and guidance with Lisa Deptula, PA-C, or Kristine Daugherty, PA-C for 1 hour (can be split into two 30 minute sessions). Which PA is best for you to work with on implementation will be discussed during your New Patient Intake Appointment.
Investment: $1800 
(Billed at time of service or Payment Plan: $900 x 2 months)
  1. Nutrition Coaching session, 45 minutes
  2. Two hour deep dive of research and plan development time, including review of relevant prior labs if applicable, and in depth analysis of lab results prior to first follow-up appointment
  3. First follow-up appointment with Dr. Daniel for 90 minutes
  4. Wellness plan development and personalized wellness plan ready to be implemented by you with help from our team, 2 hours
  5. Plan implementation support and guidance with Lisa Deptula, PA-C for up to 1 hour (can be split into two 30 minute sessions)
Investment: $2925
(Billed at time of service or Payment Plan: option x 2 months)
  1. Nutrition Coaching session, 45 minutes
  2. Full chart review of past history, extensive, detailed review of past chart notes before and after first appointment, research, specialized instruction and recommendations including more extensive testing orders following the first appointment (rather than waiting for appointment 2 to begin doing this), possible interim appointments by phone or video and usually lasting 15-30 minutes if a particular therapy needs to be started as remaining lab work is pending, 3.5 hours
  3. Lab analysis and prep prior to second appointment, may entail research 2 hours
  4. First follow-up appointment with Dr. Daniel for 90 minutes
  5. Wellness plan development, which may entail research, and resulting in a personalized, in-depth wellness plan tailored to your needs, 3 hours
  6. Plan implementation support and guidance with Lisa Deptula, PA-C and/or Kristine Daughterty, PA-C, up to 90 minutes (can be split into three 30 minute sessions)
Investment: $5,500
(Billed at time of service or Payment Plan: x 2 months)

Any remaining time not utilized for research and plan development time will carry over and remain as credit in your account to be used for future appointments

Physician Assistant Pathway Appointment 

Post your New Patient Appointment is Fee for service based on your personal transformational protocol

$350 / Hour
$300/ 45 Min
$ 250 / 30 Min
$ 175 / 15 Min

Time with Dr. Daniel, as well as time spent in excess of 30 minutes outside appointment time for plan development, integrating new findings, further research needed, etc. will be billed as follows:


$450/60 minutes

$400/45 minutes
$300/30 minutes
$175/15 minutes

Physician Assistant Rates
$350 / Hour
$300/ 45 Min
$ 250 / 30 Min
$ 175 / 15 Min

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.

Time with Dr. Daniel, as well as time spent in excess of 30 minutes outside appointment time for plan development, integrating new findings, further research needed, etc. will be billed as follows:

$450/60 min

$375/45 minutes

$250/30 minutes

$150/15 minutes

 

Lisa Deptula, Physician Assistant
Rates 60 minutes $250
45 minutes $200
30 minutes $150
15 minutes $100

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