The Fountain of Youth has been the Anti-Aging holy grail of fiction for centuries, though the elusive spring remains the stuff of legends to this day. However, there is a big new player in the medical and anti-aging worlds that has been scientifically proven to support cognitive and physical wellness while also providing regenerative effects at the cellular level to improve overall health and reduce the rate of aging.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, NAD+ for short, is a coenzyme in the body that provides such a powerful effect on the health of all cells in the body, researchers have admirably nicknamed it the modern world’s Fountain of Youth.
NAD+ is an organic molecule produced by the body called a coenzyme. It is one of the most essential substances needed by every cell in the body because it’s responsible for providing fuel, in the form of usable energy, to the main power source of all cells, the Mitochondria. Without the required amount of energy, the Mitochondria is unable to maintain the cell’s health and ability to perform its intended functions.
Without enough NAD+, the Mitochondria is also unable to repair any damaged DNA within it, which can contribute to genetic mutations, death of the cell, and the development of genetic diseases and cancers.
This coenzyme is essentially responsible for maintaining the optimal health and functioning of every single tissue structure and organ system that make up the body, at their most basic level: the trillions of cells they are composed of.
Our bodies produce NAD+ naturally by synthesizing Niacin (vitamin B3) precursors to form the crucial coenzyme. As with most substances produced by the body, NAD+ production can be negatively impacted by various internal and external factors.
You can make certain lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the negative effects of some of the factors we discussed earlier.
For example: change your diet and focus on eating natural whole foods that are free of preservatives and dyes will increase your Niacin intake. Increase the amount of physical activity and exercise you get each day, a simple walk multiple times a week can be enough for some people. Limit your sun exposure and maintain a consistent sleep schedule with a minimum of 7 full hours a night.
These lifestyle modifications can be helpful but can take time to improve on the body’s natural NAD+ production and often aren’t able to produce a significant improvement since the body is still being affected by other uncontrollable factors.
The best way to increase NAD+ in the body and slow down the clock on aging is by supplementing with an oral supplement, subcutaneous injection, or IV therapy. These forms are not only the fastest ways of increasing levels, but they also provide a substantially larger amount of ready-to-use NAD+ so the body can utilize it quickly. These supplementary forms provide the fastest and most impressive results.
The best way to figure out which form and how much of it is best for you is by talking to one of our experienced professionals about your current symptoms and health goals. We will help you navigate the world of NAD+ and Anti-Aging and help you decide whether or not you need NAD+, and if so, how much you need. Fill out and submit the form to the right to learn more about this effective and accessible Fountain of Youth, or schedule your free consultation here to start your Anti-Aging journey.
Author: Bailey B. ⏐ Feb. 2, 2024
In the past 3 or 4 years there has been a significant growth in the population’s perceived value of maintaining a healthy life and losing weight. Education on the health effects of diabetes and obesity has been essential to adults and children, and the number of individuals working to take back their health and confidence through weight loss and lifestyle changes is at an all-time high! As a huge advocate for physical and mental health, this has been so exciting for me to see. There are countless numbers of DIY diet programs and gym plans available and it’s great to see someone reach their goals following the “8 week shed and shred” program they found on social media.
But what happens when they finish that program and the weight begins rapidly returning? Or what about the person who tried that program plus 10 others they found online and they still haven’t had any success? Whether it’s a paid or free program, a vast majority of mainstream or “fad diets'' usually have a “one size fits all” approach that promises rapid weight loss to everyone who follows it.
These diets are often not sustainable for long-term results and don’t take into account that everyone’s bodies may respond differently, even having little to no effect on a person’s weight. These two factors can be extremely discouraging to someone trying to lose weight, and often cause people to give up on their weight loss journey all together.
Medical weight loss programs take a very different approach to weight loss. After getting to know the patient, what their daily life is like, and what their goals are for themselves; diet and exercise plans are designed to fit each individual’s body and lifestyle in a way that provides patients the knowledge and tools to achieve their weight loss goals and sustain their results long-term so they can look forward to a healthier future.
Medical Weight Loss is defined as the process of losing weight with the help and guidance of healthcare professionals, typically a doctor or professionals working under the direct supervision of a medical doctor. These programs entail individualized programs tailored to promote healthy lifestyle changes and success to each and every patient.
Under the care and supervision of a team of healthcare professionals, including certified nutritionists and personal trainers, registered nurses, and licensed practitioners such as MDs, APRNs, and PA-Cs; patients have exclusive access to:
There are several factors that impact the amount of weight patients lose on their personalized program.
Overall, patients typically see an average of 2-5lbs lost per week and achieve an overall loss of 5-15% of their initial weight. The most important thing to remember is that everyone is on their own weight loss journey and loses weight at their own rate, so it’s perfectly okay if someone’s numbers do not fit within these averages.
One of the most common questions I get asked by patients interested in starting a medical weight loss program is “I’ve tried a lot of different diets and programs in the past, how do you know I’ll be successful on this program?”. My answer is always the same: “there is no guarantee! What I can guarantee is that we will never give up on helping you and that you can achieve anything when you stay motivated and positive.”
Numerous scientific studies have been done on the difference in success seen on medical weight loss programs vs various mainstream diet and exercise plans and the results consistently show greater rates of success in those patients on the medical program, both in amount of weight lost during the program and length of time they maintained their success after program completion.
One of the longer studies done followed 714 patients between 2004 and 2012 and showed an average loss of 12.9% of initial weight and that at least 2 years later, patients were not regaining their lost weight. So based on the research studies I’ve read plus my years as a medical weight loss coach witnessing success every day, my opinion is that the chance of success is pretty high for anyone.
Medical weight loss offers numerous benefits for losing weight, keeping it off, and living a healthier life. Regardless of whether you’ve tried numerous programs in the past or if you’re just beginning to look into weight loss options for the first time, the personalized and comprehensive approach to weight loss and overall health that sets medical weight loss programs a tier above mainstream plans has something to offer for everyone.
Your next step now is to schedule your free consultation with one of our healthcare professionals so you can learn all the details about the superior benefits that make Recharge Clinic’s medical weight loss programs so successful and distinguished. If you mention that you read this blog when you come in, you’ll be eligible to receive a special offer. We are so excited to get to know you and offer educated recommendations that’ll help you get one step closer to your health and wellness goals. We hope to see you soon!
Bailey B. | Dec. 1, 2023
Ladies, have any of you noticed any embarrassing, inconvenient, or undesirable changes happening “down there” as you’ve gotten older or after you gave birth to your beautiful children? As women, we basically expect that as we age our lovely lady bits will change, usually not for the better. But thankfully, we live in a time where we don’t have to simply accept these unfortunate changes because we can fight Father Time and rejuvenate our intimate area to its youthful grandeur using CO2 Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation.
As we age, so do the cells in all parts of our bodies. Their ability to function optimally deteriorates, resulting in the physical and mental changes we describe as “aging”. For women, the vagina is no exception to this unfortunate process that progresses throughout life. Many women don’t realize it right away, but it’s very common to experience feminine intimate complications or insecurities as they get older and experience menopause or after childbirth.
Previously, the occurrence of undesirable, inconvenient, or embarrassing vaginal symptoms were simply brushed off and reluctantly accepted by women as signs that they were getting older. Women would submit to the “inevitable” decline of vaginal strength and function, while managing their symptoms caused by stress incontinence, vaginal dryness and laxity, and many other feminine disorders that negatively impacted their self-confidence and quality of life. Good news though, women no longer have to shrug and say “oh well, I’m just getting older” when these conditions present themselves! They can fight these symptoms and rejuvenate their vaginal canal with CO2 Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, an alternative anti-aging treatment to Vaginoplasty surgery, for ladies’ intimate health and wellness!
CO2 Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation using the Fraxis Duo CO2 fractional laser is a non-invasive, quick, and effective laser procedure used to rejuvenate the tissues of the vaginal canal to treat a variety of both benign medical conditions and aesthetic concerns. The Fraxis CO2 laser uses a special laser attachment, called the GynoLaser applicator, to deliver CO2 laser energy to specific areas of the vaginal walls throughout the entirety of the vaginal canal to stimulate tightening of collagen fibers, increased blood flow, and produce new, healthy tissue lining on the vaginal walls. The effects of this laser procedure include tightening of the vaginal canal, increased production of natural lubrication, enhanced sensitivity and pleasure, strengthening of the vaginal and pelvic muscles to reduce urine leakage from the bladder, and so much more.
This laser rejuvenation procedure offers a fast, safe, and effective non-surgical treatment that is suitable for a variety of medical and cosmetic concerns/conditions of the vagina. Most of these conditions and concerns are caused by some very common changes to a woman’s body.
The most common causes of female intimate complications include:
If you suffer from any of the following indications or want to improve the functionality and feel of your intimate area, you may be a perfect candidate for laser vaginal rejuvenation!
Although none of these conditions are considered life-threatening or immediately dangerous, they can still have a huge impact on a woman’s life. Intimate conditions and concerns often have a negative impact on a woman’s mood and self-confidence, can affect her ability and desire to participate in certain activities, and also decrease her sense of fulfillment and overall quality of life. Having just one of the indications previously discussed can have a huge impact on a woman’s sex life and create conflicts in her intimate relationships.
As if that wasn’t important enough, think of all the daily scenarios that can be ruined by vaginal disorders. Think of the woman that had to leave her and her friends’ 7th-year tradition of Friendsgiving early because she was laughing so hard that she suffered an accidental urine leak due to her recently-occurring incontinence issue. Or the woman who had to tell her child that she couldn’t play their favorite game, Tag, with them because she suffered from vaginal atrophy and dryness, which makes it too painful for her if she tries to run.
For years, women have had to suffer in silence while simultaneously missing out on experiences and opportunities to live life to the fullest, unless they could afford the surgical rejuvenation option, a Vaginoplasty, and were also willing to go through the stress and pain of the post-op recovery period afterwards. Laser vaginal rejuvenation offers all women a fast, non-invasive, and more cost-effective alternative to surgical rejuvenation that still boosts their self-confidence and quality of life.
The GynoLaser applicator is painlessly inserted into the vaginal canal to deliver targeted CO2 laser heat energy to the tissue of the vaginal walls. The applicator is manually rotated 360° to deliver the laser energy in ring-shaped microchannels evenly over all sides of the tube-shaped vaginal canal. Then the applicator is advanced deeper into the vaginal canal and then the laser distribution process occurs again. This process is repeated throughout the entirety of the vaginal canal to stimulate tissue rejuvenation without causing damage to surrounding tissues.
The thermal energy triggers the existing collagen fibers to contract/tighten while stimulating neocollagenesis and neoelastinogenesis (the production of new collagen and elastin fibers). The formation of new blood vessels occurs to improve circulation and nutrient delivery to cells within the vaginal tissues to improve health and functionality.
The body’s natural healing function responds to the laser’s micro-channels and heat, bringing healing growth factors, proteins, and platelets to the treated areas. These healing factors form into new, healthy tissue layers that replace the older, damaged layers. These new tissue structures replace the old tissues that lacked proper blood flow and healthy cells that are essential to maintaining the functions crucial for optimal vaginal structure and health.
For women suffering from conditions involving their intimate area, the results of this laser treatment are life-changing. Not to mention the fact that it is much nicer on our wallets than surgical rejuvenation procedures, it doesn’t require any lengthy recovery period or downtime, and it’s most painless compared to surgeries.
Vaginal rejuvenation using the Fraxis Duo CO2 Fractional GynoLaser applicator is more than just a safe, fast, non-invasive treatment to solve a multitude of ladies’ intimate conditions and concerns. It works to rejuvenate and restore a woman’s precious lady bits to their former glory for a huge confidence boost and happier life! To learn more about this treatment and take the first step towards rejuvenating your feminine intimate health, call us at 352-512-9996 or click here to schedule your free consultation with one of our female providers!
Created by: Bailey
Do you relate to any of the following:
If you answered “yes” to any, or all of these questions, there’s a good chance that you may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.
Most people see these questions and answer “yeah but that’s normal” or “that’s just part of life” but guess what, it’s not! Feeling anything less than your best isn’t normal and most people never even consider that there might be something off in their body because these feelings are so common that we believe it’s normal.
Adrenal fatigue isn’t “normal”, but it is one of the most common problems that the adult population in the U.S. suffers from silently, unknowingly. Adrenal Fatigue is a form of adrenal gland dysfunction caused by the body’s inability to keep up its response to chronic stress in daily life.
To understand Adrenal Fatigue, you must first understand the normal function of the adrenal glands.
The Adrenal glands are responsible for producing certain hormones that maintain and regulate different body functions, including the evolutionary “fight-or-flight” response that has kept humans alive for thousands of years.
When the body is exposed to a situation perceived as stressful, it stimulates the adrenal glands to produce and release more Cortisol and Adrenaline. These hormones cause changes in the body in an attempt to prepare for survival.
Adrenaline increases heart rate, elevates blood pressure, and boosts energy supplied to the body.
Cortisol increases blood sugar levels, sharpens brain function and reflexes, and reduces body functions that it deems nonessential or harmful to survival, including the Immune System, Digestive System, and Reproductive System. This hormone also communicates with regions of the brain that control mood, motivation, and fear to alter rational thought process and decision-making and impair declarative memory.
Have you ever been in a really stressful or scary situation, and then afterwards when you try to tell the story of what happened to a friend you suddenly can’t remember certain details? That’s the result of Cortisol’s effect on your declarative memory during the situation.
So all of this so far sounds great right? Our bodies have developed this evolutionary response that has kept the human species alive throughout the centuries so that we are all here today, that’s amazing! But we don’t live in caves and fight to survive each day anymore. Our stress comes from everyday life, and often hits us constantly throughout the day.
Adrenal Fatigue is the result of overworked adrenal glands trying to keep up with the chronic stress many adults experience every day. Just like any other organ or muscle in the body, the adrenal glands can get tired.
You overwork a muscle? You get a tired and sore muscle.
You overwork your brain? You get exhausted and feel mentally drained.
You overwork your lungs? You get out of breath.
So what happens when you live with chronic stress and try to push through every day and ignore the stress? Your adrenal glands work twice as hard to produce and release hormones into the body in an attempt to “survive” what it feels is a stressful situation. Eventually they can’t keep up their production of these hormones to meet the body’s needs, they become fatigued and unable to produce even normal amounts of these hormones required to maintain balance during non-stressful times.
Everyone has a different perspective regarding what is important, stressful, enjoyable, etc. Something that may be a stress trigger to one person might be enjoyable to another, that’s why there is no definitive cause that all people experience adrenal fatigue. But years of research has been able to determine quite a few common factors or situations that people with adrenal fatigue recognize as their stress triggers.
Common causes of Adrenal Fatigue include:
The hormonal imbalance in the body results in a variety of symptoms that can become increasingly severe the longer the imbalance occurs. Unfortunately many of these symptoms are misdiagnosed by medical providers that are not experienced in hormonal imbalances and often treat specific symptoms their patient is suffering from, instead of treating the underlying condition that is causing the symptoms to begin with.
Common symptoms may include:
Adrenal fatigue can be categorized into 4 stages based on what symptoms a person is experiencing and how severe those symptoms are. Treatment and recovery from Adrenal Fatigue can vary based on the stage of symptoms a person is experiencing.
There are many easy ways to manage and reduce stress to help prevent your adrenal glands from becoming overworked and fatigued.
These steps are also essential in recovering from this condition and giving your adrenal glands what they need to heal from the damage caused by overexertion. This functional style of treatment works to repair the underlying cause of the symptoms someone may be experiencing rather than just prescribing medications designed to mask those symptoms without treating the cause.
Adrenal Fatigue is commonly misdiagnosed since its characteristic symptoms closely relate to other conditions, so it is important to find a medical provider experienced in hormonal imbalances and adrenal gland function to receive treatment geared towards healing the adrenal glands and reducing the chances of experiencing symptoms in the future.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you think could be related to Adrenal Fatigue, or if you need help recovering from Adrenal Fatigue, give us a call at 352-512-9996 or schedule your free hormone screening here so we can help you start your journey towards optimal health and wellness.
Written by: Bailey
There’s a new weight loss medication on the market and it has become a key component in weight loss for celebrities, influencers, and socialites. This new medication is called Semaglutide, commonly sold under the brand name of Ozempic or Wegovy. Semaglutide is an FDA-approved prescription medication originally used for treatment of diabetes and obesity, until it was noticed how well it worked to reduce weight in its users.
Since then, it has quickly become one of the most desirable weight loss medications used in conjunction with diet and lifestyle changes. It is rumored that Kim Kardashian used Semaglutide to assist her during her 3 week transformation to lose 16lbs and fit into the famous Marilyn Monroe dress at the Met Gala. Elon Musk took to Twitter to credit his new “fit, ripped, and healthy look” to a combination of “fasting and Wegovy”.
Semaglutide is a type of medication known as a GLP-1 receptor agonist. This means that it mimics the same biological responses of the naturally occurring hormone GLP-1.
This hormone is responsible for multiple reactions in the body, including:
The result of these reactions makes a person feel full for longer periods of time and reduces cravings for certain foods like sugary or salty snacks, essentially working as a stimulant–free appetite suppressant.
When combined with a low calorie and low carb diet and increased exercise, it can speed up and assist weight loss. One study showed that over a 68 week period of time, participants who received once weekly injections of Semaglutide experienced an increased loss of 15% to 20% from their starting weight, compared to only 5% loss in participants who weren’t receiving injections.
After learning about the way Semaglutide works in the body and how much it increases weight loss, it’s completely reasonable to wonder if this medication is safe or without any negative side effects. Just like any other medication, there are potential side effects that may be experienced initially but Semaglutide is safe for most people.
It is not uncommon for patients starting on a new dose to experience some minor side effects such as:
This is completely normal and should not be alarming to patients, it’s just how the body initially reacts to the changes in digestive hormone release. To reduce the severity of these pesky symptoms, we have anti-nausea medications available to patients and we follow a Dose Escalation protocol.
We start all patients on a low dose (0.5mg) for the first two weeks in order to slowly introduce the medication into the body. As the body adjusts, we can increase the dose if needed since everyone’s bodies react differently to medications, allowing us to find the perfect dose needed for each individual patient.
Before starting on Semaglutide, patients are screened by one of our clinical staff members to ensure that it is completely safe for them to receive it and to answer any questions a patient may have. Just like any other prescription medication, patients are regularly monitored by our clinical staff to ensure they are experiencing the desired weight loss results safely and efficiently.
Most of our weight loss patients start to notice the weight loss effects of Semaglutide within their first week, averaging a loss of 5-8lbs within those first 7 days. We have even had patients on our 12 week program lose up to 60lbs using Semaglutide, though results may vary person to person.
We start all patients on a low dose (0.5mg) for the first two weeks in order to slowly introduce the medication into the body. As the body adjusts, we can increase the dose if needed since everyone’s bodies are different and react differently. This process is called Dose Escalation, it is designed to help reduce the severity of potential side effects from stronger doses and gives patients the ability to find the perfect dose for them.
The biggest factors affecting how much and how fast a person will lose weight on Semaglutide are their eating and exercise habits. This medication works best for weight loss when combined with a low calorie and low carbohydrate diet with regular exercise, that is why we require all patients receiving Semaglutide to be on our medically supervised weight loss program. Our certified weight loss coaches guide you every step of the way, to not only reach your weight loss goals, but also to provide education and tips to help you create healthy habits and lifestyle changes to maintain that goal weight long after you stop Semaglutide and our program.
In 2021 the STEP 1 study on Semaglutide for weight loss was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This 68 week clinical trial involved 1,961 participants split into two groups, Semaglutide plus lifestyle intervention and placebo with lifestyle intervention only. The results of this study showed that the Semaglutide group lost an average of 14.9% from their starting weight, whereas the placebo group lost an average of 2.4% from their starting weight. Some of the participants in the Semaglutide group even lost upwards of 20% from their starting weight!
We have seen huge success with Semaglutide in patients on our weight loss program. We have had patients lose anywhere between 30lbs and 60lbs in 12-16 weeks with this medication. It’s important to note that although this medication played a role in these patients’ amazing weight loss results, it was not the sole reason for it. These incredible weight loss results are proof of the commitment and hard work that these patients put into changing their lives. Just like any other weight loss medication, Semaglutide is used as an aid to a weight loss program, not as an alternative to healthy eating and exercise habits. Patients who commit to the lifestyle change are the ones losing the most weight on Semaglutide.
There is no definitive answer to the question of how much weight can be lost with Semaglutide. Everyone’s bodies are different and lose weight at different rates, individual amount of weight lost will depend on that person’s level of commitment to the program, but clinical research and our patients’ experiences are evidence of Semaglutide’s impressive ability to enhance weight loss results that could be otherwise unachievable with diet and exercise alone.
So now that you’ve got the skinny on this powerful new weight loss medication, are you ready to get started? Call us at 352-512-9996 or click here to schedule your free consultation with a weight loss coach to get started!
Written by: Bailey
Since the Affordable Cares Act, casually referred to as Obamacare, passed in 2010 it seems that the topics of medical care and health insurance have become more popular in day-to-day conversation. With the rise of health care prices in the United States in the past decade, more and more people are suffering from inadequate medical treatment or avoiding seeking medical treatment at all. In 2017 The Commonwealth Fund released a research report on health care costs from 11 different countries. According to their data analysis the United States had the most expensive health care system in the world and ranked the lowest of the 11 countries for quality of care, access to care, and health outcomes. Part of this study involved a survey given to American citizens in regards to their health care and to no surprise ⅓ responded saying that they either didn’t take a prescribed medication, seek medical attention when sick or injured, or receive recommended care because it was too expensive.
So who is to blame for this? Most people’s first response is typically to blame doctors and medical providers for charging too much, but that is not the case. The hidden reality is that private and government insurance companies run the show, not medical providers, and certainly not patients in need of help. Commercial insurance companies have been turning health care into a profitable business since the 1950s by controlling both sides, selling insurance to patients to help pay for their medical care, while at the same time offering medical providers more money in reimbursement if they follow certain regulations.
Insurance companies are masters at marketing their financial assistance to potential patients. They offer these enticing benefits and financial assistance to patients and then set requirements about where these benefits can be used. At the same time they are marketing to different hospitals and private practices, showing how they will receive financial reimbursements and be able to treat more patients if they sign a contract with them to become an “in-network provider”.
So far this sounds great for everyone, so why is the quality of care for patients declining and the cost of insurance rising? Insurance companies create a fee schedule that outlines reimbursement rates and treatment requirements for in-network providers and as they alter the providers’ reimbursement rates and treatment requirements, the providers must adjust their treatments accordingly.
Some of the most common complaints about doctors or medical providers are that patients wait for an excessive amount of time to see their provider and when they finally enter the patient’s room they don’t appear to be truly listening to the patient or make eye contact with them while they are talking. Then they speed through explaining their treatment plan to the patient and then leave the room, not to be seen again by the patient. It feels as if they just waited hours for 15 minutes with their provider. This is not always the provider’s fault!
At this point you may be thinking to yourself “but what about the Affordable Cares Act? I thought that was supposed to fix the problems of our health care system!” Since it was signed into action in 2010 it has absolutely helped people receive health insurance who wouldn’t normally qualify for coverage by commercial insurance companies due to medical conditions or predispositions for illnesses or diseases. Insurance companies have been forced to accept “high risk” patients, often referred to as “expensive” patients by insurance companies. To supplement these extra expenses that they have to pay for these “high risk” patients, insurance companies raise the price of other clients’ plan deductibles and copay rates.
In recent years, more and more private practices are opting out of signing contracts with insurance companies. These Cash Only practices, also known as Cash-Pay practices, are maintaining their freedom to treat patients their way. Cash Only is a blanket term, simply meaning that patients pay out of pocket at the time of service. Most Cash Only providers accept multiple forms of payment, including cash, credit, debit, and HSA or FSA. Some even accept healthcare credit cards like CareCredit.
The key benefit here is that there is no third-party payer (insurance companies) involved to complicate a patient’s quality of care or a provider’s ability to treat their patient. Cash Only providers have complete freedom in: how much time they spend with their patients, the number of patients they see each day, how they want to treat their patients, and the rate they charge for their services. They have the freedom to do what they went to years of medical school for and are truly passionate about: caring for people and improving every patient’s life.
Just because Cash Only providers don’t accept insurance as a form of payment doesn’t mean you can’t use your insurance at all. There is a document called a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company to potentially be partially or fully reimbursed for services you received at a Cash Only practice. If you are tech savvy there are online softwares that can be used to create a Superbill to send in to your insurance. Some Cash Only providers even offer the service to create the Superbill for you, so you can skip the hassle of doing it yourself.
Recharge Clinic offers this service to our patients, collecting all required information to create a detailed invoice, including information regarding the date and type of service provided, procedure and diagnostic codes, and the price of each service paid for by the patient. Once submitted, the amount of money reimbursed to the patient solely depends on the type of coverage they have through their insurance. Since Recharge Clinic has opted out of Medicare to avoid government regulations for treatment options and patient care, patients will receive no reimbursement for any services received if they try to submit a Superbill to their Medicare insurance payer.
If you’re willing to take the time to submit a Superbill, then you can receive all of the benefits that a Cash Only provider has to offer and still have the potential to put that price insurance premium that you pay each month to good use; including fast and convenient blood draws and lab work, appointments with a provider that has the time and freedom to care for you and your health goals, and the power to take care of your medical care.
Make the switch today to a Cash Only practice like Recharge Clinic for better health care! Regardless of your health insurance coverage status, seeing a Cash Only provider is the best decision you can make if you want to: build a trusting relationship with your medical care provider, address and treat the root causes of your concerns, and receive innovative and impactful treatments to achieve your lifelong health and wellness goals.
In the U.S., new innovations in the medical field are opening the door for new forms of treatment for patients. Doctors are opting for more holistic medicines and patients are taking charge of their health, being more involved than ever before. One of the new approaches to treating patients is Functional Medicine. It is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of a disease or condition rather than focusing on solely treating the symptoms a patient may be experiencing.
The goal is to treat the root cause of a medical condition to have lasting health benefits beyond the scope of symptom suppression. Functional medicine practitioners focus on individualized treatment approaches that are patient-specific rather than disease-specific. Using low risk treatments rooted in nutritional science, cellular functions, and biology, functional medicine works to modify molecular and cellular body functions to reverse and prevent the development of medical conditions.
Imagine going to your doctor and presenting them with the symptoms you are experiencing. They gather the information you give them then make a treatment plan to reduce those symptoms. They may request certain blood tests to ensure all your levels fall within the “normal” range and prescribe medications accordingly. Great, you will hopefully experience reduced symptoms and be able to return to normal life. But wouldn’t it feel even better to receive a diagnosis and a treatment plan that will focus on resolving the condition, reducing the need to take multiple medications for the rest of your life, and ultimately improving your health and wellbeing.
Functional medicine also allows for more personal patient-clinician relationships, offers patients education on their condition and how the human body functions, and empowers patients by giving them the tools to improve their health.
Optimizing the body’s normal functions can treat complex and multifaceted health issues, including:
Every individual is different genetically and biochemically. All of our bodies have different requirements and needs in order to function optimally. By focusing on each patient’s individual characteristics, practitioners are able to find ways for the body’s normal healing mechanisms to resolve the problem.
Practitioners have extensive evaluations with their patients, gathering information about:
They also review in-depth lab results to look for correlations between the physical symptoms and possible concerns on the lab results. Practitioners avoid looking at certain lab results and seeing the “normal” range because they know that every body has different requirements and being in the “normal” range doesn’t mean it’s enough to fuel their body optimally.
Practitioners encourage patients to take an active role in their health and their treatment. The body is capable of healing itself and preventing many diseases of aging when it is properly cared for and fueled to function optimally. Practitioners use a multifaceted approach to treat conditions and educate patients on their body and its different functions, explaining the importance of the different parts of their treatment, so their chances of successful treatment, as well as a healthy life, are improved.
The functional medicine model is a patient-specific treatment approach that uses proven scientific methods to empower patients to take part in their health care, while working closely with their practitioner to resolve the underlying causes of their symptoms to work towards the goal of optimal health and wellness. If this sounds like something you are interested in, schedule your free consultation here or call 352-512-9996 to learn more about how we can help you look and feel your best.
Created by: Bailey