Frequently Asked Questions2019-02-01T17:25:29-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

That depends on your specific plan. All policies are different. Payment in full is due at the time of service, in the form of cash, check, or credit card. We do not take insurance assignment or bill insurance. We will provide you with a superbill which can be submitted to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or (HSAs) and insurance companies. In this era of high deductibles and limited insurance reimbursement, many people find our services less expensive and more cost-effective than other options.

The cost can vary depending upon the complexity of your condition. Our initial (in-office) appointments include an extensive history taking, nutritional evaluation, and physical examination. We review your entire case with you and put a plan of action into place at the second visit. Our clients are constantly impressed with the time we take with each person in our practice.

By also providing individualized health coaching, with a Functional Medicine trained health coach, we also provide several less expensive options for ongoing collaborative care.

Keep in mind that just as we customize treatment plans, we can modify your plan to work with your budget as well. We want Functional Health and Wellness to be available to everyone.

This varies from person to person and depends on many factors including the complexity of your condition, how long you have been ill, several contributing conditions, as well as, how closely you follow the treatment plan, and your individual response to treatment. Many (typical) treatment programs last between 4-12 months (and sometimes may longer, if the situation is very complex). Most clients experience improvements within the first month.

We offer a wide array of functional labs, as well as conventional lab testing. We prioritize lab testing based on individual clinical need.

Most of the laboratory tests that we recommend can be completed in the comfort of your home and returned to the lab company in prepaid envelopes. The results are generally available within 2 weeks of submission. Once the results are received we’ll review them, send you a copy, and set up an appointment for interpretation.

One of the staff will respond within 48 hours unless there is a holiday and the offices are closed.

Dr. Daniel Crews is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and is certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine.  The basic curriculum for the Doctor of Chiropractic program includes anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, clinical pathology, histology, blood chemistry, pharmacology, conventional medical diagnosis and management.  He has extensive post-doctoral education and training in Nutrition.  Dr. Kate Crews, also a Doctor of Chiropractic, has extensive training as a Health Coach, certified by the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching.
We are doctors and work as Functional Health and Wellness consultants in conjunction with your current healthcare team. We expect clients to have a Primary Care Physician for regular medical screenings, visits, and emergencies.

No. We are not medical doctors and therefore do not prescribe medications or make recommendations regarding your medications. We use natural approaches which include a variety of dietary options, pharmaceutical-grade supplements and herbal formulas, along with stress management techniques, and lifestyle changes specific to your personal needs to address the underlying root causes of disease and promote optimal health.

If you need emergency medical treatment, you must call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. If you fall and break a bone, you will need to seek out an orthopedic surgeon for treatment. Once your condition has stabilized, however, you may want to follow up with us for nutritional support to help your body heal more efficiently.