Common Questions About Lindgren Functional Medicine
What is Functional Medicine?
When looking at traditional care, it tends to be more focused on managing symptoms rather than treating the source of the condition. When you treat the symptoms, you allow the condition to progress, and often times the treatments that are prescribed, can make the condition worsen. This is where Functional Medicine differs from the care you may have experienced in the past. Functional Medicine is patient centered, and takes the approach of treating the whole person - taking the time to understand what has triggered the condition, eliminate those elements, and allow healing to begin from within.
How long does it take to get results?
It's important to understand that in most cases, your condition didn't develop quickly. So for patients with autoimmunity or other chronic disorders, it may take months before you are starting to feel or see the results. Which is why the initial testing is so important. Testing lets us establish a baseline, and then with scheduled re-testing, we can determine how well your body is responding to the treatment. Because the changes are happening internally, testing is a way to verify the efficacy - even if you are not able to see or feel improvements.
For patients receiving hormone replacement therapies (such as pellets or injections), you may begin to notice a difference within a few days. And then as the hormones reach optimized levels, you will most likely have a good internal indication that it's working.
Why do I still need to have a Primary Care doctor?
Functional Medicine is a very targeted approach to treating chronic conditions or imbalances within the body that is often ignored or glossed over by the conventional medical approach.
Do you accept insurance?
While Lindgren Functional Medicine does not bill insurance companies, we can provide you with the necessary documentation and receipts to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement of costs. All of our services use standardized insurance billing codes to make this easier.
How much does it cost?
We believe in being fully transparent about costs and so we have created a simplified approach to billing.
For new patients, the initial visit is $1750. This includes your first 60 minute meeting with Dr. Lindgren, the cost of lab tests and other diagnostics, and a 90 minute follow-up visit where you and Dr. Lindgren discuss results and the treatment plan she is recommending. You can choose to have your labs completed at a different location. In those instances, the cost of the initial visit and follow-up is $1250. The lab fees would be paid to the lab by you or your insurance provider.
For established patients, follow-up visits with Dr. Lindgren or Ivy Leasum range from $250-$500 depending on the individual needs of the patient and their care plan.
Pellet Insertion Procedures are $300 which includes local anesthetic and the insertion of your pre-purchased pellets.
Why can't I access the store?
We have set up the store as a convenience for current patients. Patient accounts are set up during your visit, and we will provide you with your username and a temporary password. When you access the store, you will see only the items that have been recommended for you by Dr. Lindgren. You can make one-time purchases, or you can sign up to have your products sent to you every month. Either way, you will get free shipping on all orders.
Why do you limit my product access?
We are in business to make you healthy - not to be a supplement shop. The products that have been recommended are specific to your individualized protocol. The reasoning behind limiting the products is two-fold: It helps to eliminate being overwhelmed with having to search through hundreds of products - and then not knowing if you have the right version of the product; and it also helps to ensure you aren't getting products you don't need - or that may be counter-productive to your treatment success.