Your initial consultation lasts 60 minutes. We take the time to understand you, and we form a personalized prescription tailored to your needs. Please fill out this form in advance so that we can review your information before your visit.
Please fill out this form in advance so that we can review your information before your visit.
We appreciate your busy schedules, and we respect your time. During the active weight loss and treatment period, we schedule the follow-up visits on a weekly to monthly basis directly with Dr. Lam. We may customize the follow-ups to be less frequent (for flexibility) or more frequent (for intensity and accountability). For example, patients on insulin or hypoglycemic agents may need more visits to adjust medications during a fasting protocol. Once you have reached your goal weight, we focus on weight maintenance and further space out your follow-up visits.
Most insurance plans do not cover visits primarily for weight loss. Right now, we do not contract with insurance companies. However, if we are treating you for a medically diagnosed disease, such as obesity, diabetes, or hypertension, we can provide you a superbill. A superbill is a summary of your medical costs which you can submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement. Call the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card, and ask "What is the best way to submit my claim with a superbill?" If we are treating you for a medically diagnosed disease, such as obesity, diabetes, or hypertension, your visits and lab tests may qualify as medical expenses. Most employers offer high-deductible health plans paired with a tax-free Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account. So, bring your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account debit cards to your visit. Please check with your tax accountant first, but depending on your tax bracket, that can be a 35% savings!
You can use your insurance for laboratory services (any Quest or Labcorp of your choice). Right now, the monthly microbiome collection program is free of charge to you.