“But Functional Medicine is so expensive!”…or is it?

We hear this all the time.  In fact, it’s probably one of the most common objections/comments we hear (second to “you saved my life”, of course)  (True story, actually.)

If you’re a non-insurance doctor yourself, you’re probably tired of hearing it.  If you’re a patient who has sought Functional Medicine care, you’ve probably said it.

I wouldn’t blame either one of you.

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First-year learning curve – Part 2

Wow, that last post started getting long – it didn’t feel like we’d learned that much in one year alone, but apparently we did–and more!  The rest follows below…

Learn to say no–fast.  This applies to salespeople requesting meetings, verifying those bogus “Yellow Pages” directory listings, and local vendors selling fruit out of the back of the pickup truck in your parking lot.

This also goes for patients who continually fail to show up, people who are repeatedly late, people who “forgot their wallet/credit card/checkbook”, or people who will “square up later” once their insurance is verified (many docs will tell a first-day patient not to worry about that day’s initial exam fees for now, we’ll just apply it to insurance – I say do not take this route!).

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