Getting Started with Nutrition and Wellness Services:
Our services are designed for individuals who are looking for nutritional guidance and/or natural medicine to achieve a healthier quality of life. We believe that people have a choice on how they want to handle their health. Nutritional intervention is a great stand-alone or it can be used in conjunction with medical management. There’s a large body of evidence that clearly shows nutritional support enhances medical outcome. Our goal is to work with you so that you can achieve a healthier body from a holistic perspective.
We do not accept health insurance for nutrition & natural medicine services nor do we provide any billing information such as diagnosis & procedure codes for insurance reimbursement. Why? Because we are not claiming to diagnose, treat or cure disease. We are claiming to enhance the body’s natural abilities to heal itself. This is called wellness, something that insurance companies don’t cover.
With that said, we keep our fee structure modest and attainable so that everyone can experience a natural approach to a wellness healthcare structure.
Let’s get started!
1. Telephone Interview:
A telephone interview is not required but may be a good idea if you have any hesitation about starting a wellness program. Here you will speak directly with the doctor for 15-minutes. He will ask you specific questions about your health to ascertain your primary concerns, motivation and commitment level. If he determines that he can help you, and you are a good candidate for a nutrition program, he will let you know at this time.
Prior to your case review, you will need to print out 6 nutrition intake forms designed to dig deeper into your health history. Please fax them or email them to the office prior to your case review so the doctor can review them.
2. The Case Review:
If you’ve made it to the case review, congratulations are in order! You are on your way to better health. Here you will get to experience meticulous, thorough healthcare in a relaxing unhurried setting with a doctor who truly cares about your wellbeing.
During this appointment, you will get to sit down with the doctor for one hour focusing on your health history, laboratory data and other screening information that was gathered prior to your visit. Here you will experience a report of findings on your case and an explanation of why your health may be compromised and plans for enhancing your health.
Remember, the case review is aimed to dig deep into your health history for further clarification of your health issues. Here we will discuss the best options to get you feeling better. Remember, the case review is not a nutrition program but rather an intake visit.
3. The Program:
This is the time when you decide if you’d like to move forward with one of our custom wellness programs which are separate from the case review.Wellness programs and options will be discussed at the time of the case review and are based on the type and amount of care that you need.
Once you have decided on a wellness program, Dr. Picard will custom build you a nutrition-based program based on what was found and discussed at the case review. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks to complete. Dr. Picard puts hours into building your plan and this process cannot be rushed. Everything is thoroughly researched and scientifically based to get you the most optimal results. Remember, each case is unique and requires different time frames.Keep in mind that this is a highly individualized process that depends your current level of health and what goals or outcomes we are trying to accomplish.
4. The support:
Right from the start our programs are designed with your best interest in mind. All of our programs ensure that you will have all the support you need for the duration of your plan. Our support includes e-mail, telephone and text. All of our plans include life coaching, dietary support, nutritional, supplemental and natural medicine support as well as modifiable lifestyle coaching.
5. The cost:
We have several nutritional and wellness plans to choose from. Should you decide to do one of our programs, the cost will be determined at the case review. We cannot quote you a price over the phone without seeing you first as each case is different. The cost is based on the complexity of your case and the amount of time the doctor will need to work on your case and build your plan.
6. Make the phone call:
If your serious about your health you’ve come to the right place. There is no time like the present moment to take charge of your health. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Picard is the go-to guy for nutrition and wellness. Make the right choice today, call and schedule a 15-minute telephone interview to learn if a nutritional wellness program is right for you.
We run a no-pressure office and we welcome your call. If we are busy at the moment of your call, we will schedule a time to call you back so we can spend some time with you. We truly love our patients and strive to do everything we can to optimize your health and wellbeing.