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.

AS A NEW PATIENT, YOUR TREATMENT IS PROVIDED INTO THREE PHASES:

PHASE 1 New Patient Intake : Diagnostic Discovery & Plan Implementation

First Appointment for 90 minutes: This includes an evaluation of your history, current symptoms and in depth discussion of your personal narrative or storyline. Based on the evaluation, I 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 Discovery Appointment, there is also an introductory 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.

$750 
Charged at the conclusion of you appointment

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.

  1. Health coaching/Nutrition session , 30 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 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, physician’s assistant for up to 1 hour (can be split into two 30 minute sessions).

Investment: $1800 
(Billed at  time of service or Payment Plan: $900 x 2 months)

  1. Health coaching/Nutrition session, 30 minutes
  2. Two hour deep dive of research and plan development time, including review of relevant prior labs if applicable, and ordering specialized testing right after appointment 1 if proceeding as part of this tier
  3. First follow-up appointment with Dr. Daniel for 60-90 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, physician’s assistant 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. Health coaching/Nutrition session, 30 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), 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, physician’s assistant for   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)

Functional Medicine SF Membership is $20/month and will start 6 months after your 1st Patient Appointment.

-Monthly group video zoom & FB offering
– Quarterly in person events to be launched soon
– Occasional – impromptu – events via zoom
– Prescription refills in between appointments when applicable
– Patient lead group chat-rooms (if enough interest and desire)
– ~10% of membership dues will go to the scholarship fund – to assist those patients with financial hardship
– Additional discounts on supportive therapies: Brain Tap, BEMER, BioMat
– Blood draws are now offered in our office with a membership discounted rate
– Discount of 10% on IVs and injections
– Removal of Document signature fee
– Removal of Patient Portal Question Fee – Questions still need to follow the appropriate types

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

You may pre-purchase bundles of time as follows, but they must be used in 6 months or less:

Blocks of 3 hours for $1200

Blocks of three, 45 minutes sessions for $900

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

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