FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dr. Whisler works with a small number of individuals who possess the qualities required to get outcomes.  If a person is not motivated, engaged and willing to take the steps necessary to get healthy they would not be a good candidate. Healing requires an investment in energy, time and money.

This is a relationship that begins with a conversation, so the first step is to fill out the Application and request a no-cost Discovery Call with Dr. Whisler. If this is a fit, she will discuss the steps moving forward during the Discovery Call.

Our approach is unique because it is based on YOU! Dr. Whisler method is a very comprehensive process based on your unique needs and biochemical imbalances. Proper testing and data, quantification, one-on-one care, individually appropriate natural therapeutics and interventions, and nutritional, lifestyle and environmental strategies come together to create an unparalleled transformational process.

This is not a transaction-based approach but based on connection and a therapeutic relationship. You will be guided and supported every step of the way!

Absolutely! Most of our patients are located throughout the US, so Dr. Whisler has adapted her practice to work with patients wherever they may be. Dr. Whisler consults through video (Zoom or Skype) and by phone.

We do not accept insurance or Medicare. Your case requires special attention and time that is not covered by insurance companies.

Unfortunately, insurance companies are not interested in preventative wellness care and health promotion but are highly invested in the conventional model of drugs and surgery. Dr. Whisler is committed to treating the whole person in a Functional Medicine approach.

Specialty labs are often not covered by insurance; however, a few labs may be partially covered.  We are not involved in billing for labs but will let you know which labs you can submit insurance information too. You can use funds from an HSA to cover the costs of these tests as well.

Yes. Please check with your HR department to be sure.

Some functional lab tests are typically done at home by saliva, urine or stool, and some require blood work. We will direct you to the lab that coordinates that. Most of the tests have shipping included in the cost of the kits, if not you will be responsible for the shipping. You will get instructions in more detail on how to do the test kits and the kits come with clear instructions as well. Payment is made directly to the lab to ensure you have the lowest price possible.

By working with us, you have access to direct pricing on lab test kits, which ensures you pay the lowest price possible. On average, you should budget between $800-$1800 for functional lab testing.

Functional Labs are ordered through companies such as Genova Diagnostics, Great Plains Lab, Diagnostic Solutions, Cyrex, Dutch testing, and others. They test for things such as food sensitivities, nutritional status, detoxification status, mitochondrial function, methylation, inflammation status, heavy metals, toxins, GI digestion and absorption as well as bacterial and fungal overgrowth, genetics and hormone function and more. Dr. Whisler has learned that the accuracy of your lab findings is a key component to uncovering what’s going on. Quality is not equal across all lab companies. Many times we see “normal” test results from regular lab companies and our lab tests find many “functional” problems. The lab companies used by Dr. Whisler have the highest testing standards and the most consistent lab results year after year.

Yes, we do not provide acute care services and we do not replace the services that your current medical team provides. We provide a stand-alone service

This depends on the complexity of your health issues. The rate of your healing is largely impacted by program compliance, the rate you implement strategies, how long you’ve been experiencing these problems, stress, and lifestyle factors. Most will see in changes in the first few months. In general, programs last between 4-12 months.

Supplements that are recommended for your care are available through our online supplement dispensaries located on the store page.

Quality issues of ingredients, formulation, and manufacturing process all come together to determine effectiveness and potency of supplements. Dr. Whisler has thoroughly researched the companies and products that she recommends and they are all manufactured through the top professional line companies. If you purchase supplements from another source, please make sure it is the same brand and product from a legitimate retailer.

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