What is FDN?
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® is a modality that utilizes cutting-edge lab testing, coupled with naturopathic protocols to help uncover the root cause of chronic conditions while treating the entire body systemically.
What is functional wellness?
Functional wellness coaching is a more advanced form of health coaching. Functional wellness uses a combination of proven coaching methods, with in-depth lab testing to create a unique, (not a one-size-fits-all approach) to your wellness. The plan constantly evolves with each client as they progress into health and wellness.
What kind of tests can you order?
Whatever kind is needed for the client. These range from hormone tests, food allergy, parasite infections, GI pathogens, and so on. Some test specimens are collected in the convenience and privacy of your home, and some you will need to visit a nearby lab to have the specimen drawn.
I recently had labs done, will you review these?
Absolutely! It’s important to bring in all of your recent tests (even ones ran a year or more ago) to better understand a trend of your health. Some labs you have had done recently may be able to replace the ones I would order, however, there are certain tests that you will need to have re-run with me regardless of how recently you had them. This will be discussed in your free consultation.
Do you diagnose disease?
Absolutely not! Consider me your health detective. With my education and experience in health and wellness, I help you discover the root cause and hidden stressors through extensive testing, to help identify what could be causing you to chase symptoms. I have helped many clients uncover a lot of conditions and helped them overcome their symptoms.
Do you offer payment plans?
We sure do! I understand that the fees associated with functional wellness and lab testing can be pricey, but it’s important to know this is an investment in your health. A nominal investment now could prevent a very costly one when a condition has progressed down the road.
Consider it an opt-in healthcare model. You can opt into healthcare now, rather than be forced into disease-care down the road.
I offer 3 payment plans:
Option 1: Divide the program cost into 2 even payments. Half down upfront, the remaining due in 30 days.
Option 2: Divide the program into 3 payments, due within 90 days. There is a 5% per payment fee.
Option 3: 6-month interest-free financing through PayPal which will also cover the cost of lab tests and the program.
If you are on an installment payment plan with me, that month’s payment must be received before the next portion of the protocol is released.
How much do labs cost?
There is no way to predict what your labs will cost since everyone is unique. During our discovery call, I will determine the most suitable labs for you. Initially, you can expect to spend around $500-$1,000 on lab tests. Keep in mind that some labs (depending on the results) may need to be re-tested in 90-120 days. While the cost may sound steep, note that I am sharing with you my negotiated rates which is much lower than your doctor will order them for, plus there is no insurance run-around.
What is your refund policy?
Everyone is entitled to their free discovery call/ wellness consult. This is not only an opportunity for me to determine whether or not I can help you, but also for you to gain a better understanding of how I work, how the program works, and what to expect during the program. This ensures that you fully understand what to expect during our time working together.
If you decide to cancel the program, you are entitled to a 75% refund if you cancel within 30 days as long as you have not received your test results or any protocol. Lab test fees are non-refundable.
Stradtman Family Wellness reserves the right to terminate an individual program without a refund at any time for abusive, threatening, illegal, or coercive acts, requests, or language.
Do I need a primary care doctor?
I do not require you to have a referral or a primary care doctor. However, it is always advisable to keep your medical doctor in the loop of what you are doing with your health. Since I do not diagnose or treat any condition or disease specifically, all of your protocols and lab results will be shared with you and you are encouraged to share them with your physician. I will never ask you to stop/stop any prescription or other medications or supplements prescribed or recommended by your doctor.
How long does the program take?
Everyone is different and your program length will be determined during our discovery call. Most people spend between 90 days to 6 months. Everyone heals at different rates.
What insurance do you accept?
None! That’s really what makes functional wellness so amazing. A lot of insurance companies will limit the amount of care you can receive, or greatly increase the cost of lab tests to remain profitable. The type of services I offer (nutrition, coaching, lab testings, etc.) is usually not covered by insurance anyway. There have been times clients have been able to be reimbursed by their insurance for my services, and health care savings cards will sometimes cover the cost of some labs ordered. Speak with your insurance provider for more information.
Have lab fees been included in the program?
The lab fees are not included in the program. Everyone is different and not everyone receives the same lab tests. This is why my functional wellness programs are so individualized.
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