Functional Medicine at Elevate Wellness
Functional Medicine is a process that looks to identify the root cause behind symptoms and disease. It is a personalized approach to healing and restoring health.
At Elevate Wellness we help individuals who are looking to identify the 'why' they are sick and resolve the issues in a way that is not just masking the symptoms. This personalized process involves looking at your health history and clues surrounding your diet, lifestyle, and toxic exposures. We then create a custom plan to help you get on the path to restoring health and wellness.
80 minute initial consultation
Labs and interventions as necessary
Follow up visits to monitor and support your healing
After choosing your time for the free Discovery Call you will need to complete the new patient application to complete the appointment booking.
What is functional medicine?
Functional Medicine differs from conventional medicine in its methods to determine how and why illness occurs and how it restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. Instead of the typical conventional medicine way of naming diseases and prescribing a pill for each disease, Dr. Orsburn takes a functional view of the body as one integrated system and treats the entire person.
Each person is different, therefore each treatment plan is personalized and targeted to specific concerns and what works best for each situation.
To learn more about the functional medicine approach, visit The Institute for Functional Medicine website.
What conditions do you treat?
Dr. Orsburn's functional medicine approach is ideal for treating conditions causing fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints [bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, etc], skin issues, and many other persistent and frustrating symptoms.
She partners with patients to identify and target the root cause of the symptoms, which the average
person typically collects over time. The underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated symptoms is often actually the same.
Please note that Dr. Orsburn does NOT treat cancer, those undergoing cancer treatments, or those who
have chosen not to treat their cancer with traditional methods.
Will Dr. Orsburn function as my primary care physician?
No, Dr. Orsburn provides holistic consultative care to adults, focusing on overall health and well-being, and does not provide acute care or the routine medical screenings that your primary care doctor orders and tracks.
Will Dr. Orsburn see my kids?
Dr. Orsburn only sees adults.
If your child is an adult seeking medical care from Dr. Orsburn, we need to speak with them directly.
Do you accept my insurance?
In order to develop a meaningful relationship with each and every patient, Dr. Orsburn found it necessary to leave the insurance-driven model of care. Dr. Orsburn is out-of-network for all insurance plans and has opted out of Medicare. Our office does not bill insurance or assist with insurance claims.
If your non-Medicare insurance plan provides coverage for out-of-network providers, Dr. Orsburn will provide a detailed invoice for the services provided which you may submit to your insurance carrier.
It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company and review the coverage rules, requirements and policies. Because Dr. Orsburn has opted out of Medicare, no invoices for any service may be submitted to this program.
Does my insurance cover functional medicine labs and special testing?
Many of the lab tests ordered by Dr. Orsburn are done through traditional lab centers.
The functional lab kits used by our office are covered by some insurance plans. If you wish to have these claims processed through your insurance, Dr. Orsburn recommends you contact your insurance company in advance to see if they cover the specific test in question.
How do I prepare for my first functional medicine appointment?
Once you have been accepted as a patient, you will receive an electronic link to fill out the intake forms. These must be fully completed prior to scheduling your first appointment.
How do I prepare for my follow up appointments?
At your second visit, you will be given your individualized treatment plan, organized in a binder, and it is helpful to bring this with you for each subsequent appointment.
How long are functional medicine visits with Dr. Orsburn?
Your initial consultation will include 80 minutes in person with Dr. Orsburn plus the time
she spends in preparation prior to meeting you.
Follow-up visits are typically 50 minutes in person due to the volume of information to be discussed.
May I see Dr. Orsburn for acupuncture or functional medicine as stand-alone treatments, or must I see her for both?
Due to the volume of patients seeking care at this time, Dr. Orsburn is only offering acupuncture to her functional medicine patients; however, acupuncture is not included in any package with functional medicine services.
How can I learn more about Functional Medicine?
Visit the following link to learn more about Functional Medicine:
I’m currently pregnant. Will Dr. Orsburn see me as a patient?
Dr. Orsburn will be glad to work with you AFTER your baby is born.