Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you accept insurance?
I am currently in-network with Cigna and United Health Care. Please understand that insurance coverage has limitations based upon your specific plan.
If you live in Colorado, you may be able to have some of your visits covered by insurance. Typically, insurance only covers some visits (average is 3 per year) while other aspects of my nutrition therapy programs such as functional lab testing, additional progress visits, ability to contact me 24/7 between visits, etc. are not covered by insurance.
Many plans also have limitations on the conditions that are covered. For the majority of plans, most require that you have cardiovascular disease risk factors in order to use your benefits. This means that you would need to be overweight and have either high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes/pre-diabetes. If your plan requires these conditions and you don't have them, then I will not be able to bill insurance for you.
2. What forms of payment do you accept? Do you offer payment plans?
I accept all major credit cards as well as HSA/FSA as long as they have a debit/credit card linked to the account.
I do offer payment plans and I can bill though PayPal if you would like to use PayPal credit which is similar to Care Credit and is a 6 month, no interest payment plan.
3. Where is your office located?
My practice is a fully virtual (online) practice based in Colorado. Being virtual allows me to work with clients across the country and everything we do is done over the internet and/or by phone. I use a HIPAA compliant platform called Practice Better where clients receive their own client portal (access), to easily fill out and submit intake forms, receive handouts and where video consults take place.
While this may be a new way for you of working with a practitioner, I have found that most clients grow to love the ease and convenience of having one less appointment to travel to (especially in inclement weather or if they are not feeling well) and is especially helpful for those living in a more remote area, being able to have access to a digestive health dietitian, if their area doesn't have one.
5. What do you charge? What is the process to working with you?
The first step is to schedule a $47 initial visit/Discovery session. During this session we will discuss your current health concerns as well as review your health history. Since your nutrition therapy needs are unique to you, your program and the associated financial investment will vary however, you will be provided with a program recommendation along with associated fees at the end of the Discovery Session.
Should you decide you would like to move forward after the Discovery Session, a client account account will be created for you in Practice Better (a HIPAA compliant platform) where you will be able to complete intake forms and pay for your program. Once complete, functional labs will be ordered (if needed) and we will set your first visit.