Triangle Alternative Medicine operates as a self-pay clinic. We accept cash, checks or credit cards for services rendered. Many patients choose to use a HSA for payment. We provide a detailed, coded invoice for services provided which can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement claims. The amount reimbursed by your insurance depends entirely on the type of insurance you carry.
Functional Medicine & Holistic Care
We all want to live a long and healthy life; however, in America today, it is our belief that our Healthcare system has turned into a Disease Care system. Think about this – think of any disease – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, GERD, thyroid conditions, IBD, etc., when you visit a medical doctor, generally, you will be placed on a prescription drug of some type; maybe two or more. But is that the best approach for your body?
You need to step out of the traditional healthcare system and visit Dr. Suzanne Fox so that you can take a new whole-body approach to healing your health.
We believe that medical doctors are the most competent and professional way to deal with an acute disease. A heart attack, a massive infection, a broken bone, etc. But when a condition becomes chronic, are treating these illnesses with acute protocols the best way to handle a chronic problem. We think not.
Have you ever had a laboratory test to determine how much Nexium or Wellbutrin you need in your body? Of course not! These are drugs that were developed to make the pharmaceutical company money. Do they work? Well, if you know someone on these or any other drugs, ask them when they can stop taking the drug? The answer is never. Once you are on a drug, typically, you are on it for life. And many times, the patient will still have symptoms. But is that the way anyone should live their life? The real question should be – Is there anything better or can anything be done to stop the madness of drug usage in this country, especially as it relates to chronic conditions?
Yes, we believe Functional Medicine is the answer there are alternatives and people don’t have to be on drugs for the rest of their lives. The answer might be Functional Medicine.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine (FM) is a patient-centered approach to healing. Instead of looking at and treating health problems as isolated diseases as most medical doctors might, FM assists the individual who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions from an entirely difference perspective than traditional allopathic medicine.
Almost all causes of diseases and dysfunctions and the resulting symptoms, are caused by an underlying dysfunction and/or imbalance of bodily systems. Currently, our healthcare system rarely looks at or treats the underlying cause of a condition. By identifying the root cause or causes, Functional Medicine has a much better chance to successfully resolve a patient’s health issues by using scientific principles and advanced laboratory tests. Therefore, practitioners of Functional Medicine assist the body to restore balance in the body’s primary physiological processes.
Can Functional Medicine Help Me?
It is difficult to give a definitive answer to a question like this, without knowing what you are dealing with. Functional Medicine by definition attempts to find dysfunction with the 12 systems of the body. To do this, Dr. Suzanne Fox uses a variety of scientific laboratory tests to help understand where dysfunction is occurring within a body.
What to Expect
Functional Medicine Initial Consultation
Please allow approximately 1 hour for your initial visit, which will include an in-depth consultation with Dr. Suzanne Fox. Nutritional therapy will be integral components of your treatment plan. For those requiring off-site diagnostic laboratory testing, test results are used to design your personal health care program, as well as uncover the root causes of your medical condition. She will review with you the procedures for obtaining recommended testing. Nutritional supplements may be recommended and we will help you select and find the highest quality products.
Fees & Payment
Triangle Alternative Medicine strives to provide certified, cutting-edge functional medicine at competitive prices without additional fees or mandatory subscription for services. We do not charge for messaging between visits, phone contact, medical chart reviews, letter writing, etc.
Functional Medicine Initial Consultation
Please allow 1 hour for your initial visit, which will include approximately an hour of in-depth consultation and review of your medical records. We will review with you the procedures for obtaining initial diagnostic laboratory testing by an outside lab, if needed, at your initial visit.
One Hour Initial Consultation: $130.00
Functional Medicine Office Visit or Phone Call Follow-Up
The Functional Medicine follow up visit will last between 1 hour and 30 minutes with Dr. Suzanne. The frequency of subsequent follow-up visits will depend entirely on your unique health conditions and treatment plan. Some patients will require medical follow up every 2 to 3 months, whereas others may need to be seen more frequently.
One Hour Consultations: $130.00
30 Minute Consultations: $65.00
Laboratory Testing: Ranges From $0 to $500
The type and amount of laboratory testing ranges widely depending on your health care needs. We will help to prioritize this testing for you. Some insurance carriers reimburse for certain laboratory assessments. However, we can not guarantee reimbursement from your insurance carrier for laboratory testing. We do not offer on-site laboratory testing.
Forms of Payment
We accept cash, checks or credit cards for services rendered. Payment is expected at time of service. HSA credit cards or checks are accepted. We do not accept Care Credit.