We are not participating providers with any insurance and will not bill insurance directly. Functional medicine is very time intensive. A full evaluation includes a detailed review of all the environmental, diet and lifestyle factors that have contributed to the decline in your health. I will often spend an hour or more reviewing patients history and labs outside of the scheduled appointment. A conventional medical provider may spend 20 minutes on an initial visit and 10 minutes with a patient during a follow up visit. When a provider is in-network with insurance they are limited to the types of services that they can provide as well as the amount of time they spend with a patient. We will provide you with a receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company. Some insurance companies will provide partial reimbursement for out of network services.
You are the person who ultimately decides which laboratory studies are performed. I will recommend labs based on your suspected conditions, which will help to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms. However if funds are limited, interventions based on clinical symptoms can be made without any laboratory studies. The exception to this is Hormone Replacement Therapy, which always requires initial and follow up testing to ensure appropriate dosing and safety. Many of the laboratory services can be billed directly to your insurance plan unless you don’t have out of network coverage. Please check with your insurance company regarding deductibles and reimbursement for out of network labs.
No I do not see children under the age of 18. I will be happy to refer you to one of my colleagues who specializes in the treatment of children.
Inspirus Healthcare, PLLC is a specialty Functional Medicine practice. Dr. Szuch is very accommodating and willing to work in collaboration with your primary care provider and other medical specialists. We are not currently equipped to provide primary care services and as such recommend that everyone have a PCP.