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Functional Medicine

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 or call Dr. Orsburn to set up a consultation.

What conditions do you treat?

Dr. Orsburn's functional medicine approach is ideal for treating conditions causing pain, fatigue, insomnia, skin and gastrointestinal complaints, and many other persistent and frustrating symptoms. She partners with her patients to identify and target the root cause of the constellation of symptoms which the average person typically collects over time. The underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated symptoms is actually the same.

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.

Will my insurance cover labs?

Many of the lab tests ordered by Dr. Orsburn are done through traditional lab centers, and your insurance company can advise you which lab draw stations are in-network for you. 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 become a functional medicine patient?

If you are interested in working with Dr. Orsburn to optimize your health, please fill out this free health assessment. The Health Assessment can only be used on a laptop or desktop [not smart phone or tablet] and only works with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers. Dr. Orsburn will contact you within a few days to briefly discuss your health concerns and make sure the care she provides meets your needs.

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 form. This must be completed within 5 days of your initial consultation, as Dr. Orsburn will review them along with any available medical records in advance of your visit. The goal of your first visit with Dr. Orsburn is to build a relationship and create a plan for your healing. In order to accomplish this and use the time together efficiently, thus respecting your valuable time and financial investment, please bring all medications, supplements, shakes, nutritional products, and copies of your labs to your initial consultation.

How do I prepare for 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 90 minutes in person with Dr. Orsburn. The follow-up visits range from 30-60 minutes, depending upon 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?

Dr. Orsburn meets each patient where they are and will treat you with either functional medicine or acupuncture [or both], as per your desire.

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What methods of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, and Venmo.

Does Dr. Orsburn accept insurance?

In order to focus entirely on her patients, Dr. Orsburn does not participate in any insurance plans, including Medicare.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Elevate Wellness has a 72-hour cancellation policy, which will be discussed at your first visit. This policy is in place to ensure that Dr. Orsburn's limited appointment slots are made available to those on wait lists.

How do I prepare for an acupuncture treatment?

> Wear loose-fitting clothing with sleeves and pant legs that easily roll up to expose your limbs. > Eat a light snack prior to your treatment. > Hydrate before and after your treatment.

What is included in my first acupuncture visit?

Because Dr. Orsburn likes to spend time getting to know her patients well, your first visit will typically last around 90 minutes. Having your forms filled out in advance of your appointment will greatly increase the amount of one-on-one time the doctor is able to spend with you. We'll start with a conversation about the reasons for your visit, your health goals, and your past and present health history. Part of Dr. Orsburn's intake procedure includes tongue and pulse analysis, two key diagnostic tools used in Chinese Medicine. Your individualized treatment strategy may include one or more of the following modalities: Body Acupuncture Auricular Acupuncture Chinese Scalp Acupuncture Electrical Acupuncture Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Cupping Gua Sha

How many treatments will I need?

This varies depending upon the condition being treated and the length of time it has been present. An acute problem may require only a few treatments. Complex or long-standing issues may require treatment once or twice a week for a few months. We will develop and discuss your treatment plan together during your first consultation.