with lab testing
with lab testing
with lab testing
Through a detailed analysis of your current lifestyle, health concerns, and using comprehensive lab testing, I create a wellness program specific to YOUR body and goals.
My clients who do best with me are:
This is the first step for all new RSN clients looking for the most detailed and comprehensive approach to their health and well-being. The Case Review process is designed to SAVE money and time in the long-term by performing the appropriate functional lab testing before we devise a plan. A cornerstone of our approach is “test, don’t guess.” Identifying underlying patterns that will be key to a successful and long-lasting outcome.
• An initial consult to determine which labs to order (in person or virtually)
• A thorough review of your medical history and relevant previous lab work (10-page limit)
• Comprehensive lab testing (see what’s included below)
• A review of your current diet and nutritional supplements
• A 60-minute consult (in person or virtually) to review your results and present your plan
• A treatment plan including diet, supplement, and lifestyle therapies
• Recommendations for further testing (if necessary).
The Case Review process includes TWO steps, which are described in more detail below.
During this 45-minute consult, Rachel will interview you to determine which lab tests to order for your Case Review, based on your chief complaints, history, and goals.
This appointment has two purposes: to make sure that we have all of the information needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of your health status and to give you a head start on working towards your goals.
The exact lab testing ordered:
Single most efficient and effective tool for evaluating your overall health status. It screens for cardiac health, hidden inflammation, insulin resistance and hypoglycemia, and thyroid problems.
MTHFR–Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase is very critical in the function of methylation, a complex biochemical process that regulates gene expression (turns genes on & off) and governs intracellular detoxification. MTHFR is needed for the metabolism of folate (folic acid) and is a cofactor needed to convert homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine. MTHFR has been linked by many types of research to conditions such as Blood Clots, Heart Disease, Fibromyalgia, Migraine Headaches, Infertility, Autism, Birth Defects, Miscarriages, IBS, Mental Illness, and many more.
Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids essential for proper metabolism, growth, and wellbeing.
This panel measures an individual’s IgG and IgA sensitivity to food antigens of 96 different foods. Food Sensitivity testing can be very useful to help prioritize an elimination or rotation diet. Usually removing foods that the body has produced antibodies to will alleviate symptoms, because the source of inflammation is removed.
The most comprehensive gut microbiome test available on the market to clinicians, including over 170 species and genus-level measurements, as well as phylum assessments and two diversity indexes. We also provide recommendations for 35 commonly used probiotic products that may be appropriate based on risks determined by lab test results. Vibrant’s proprietary microchip technology allows for simultaneous detection of DNA from almost 200 species and genera of microorganisms from a one-time collection of a stool sample.
Heavy metals may be the root cause of common neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune diseases, and disorders associated with increased oxidative stress and cellular dysfunction
*All of these labs are included in the Case Review; however, additional labs may need to be ordered based on specific health concerns or goals at an additional cost.
Once we’ve received your lab results and completed paperwork (will be emailed to you upon booking the initial appointment), you will move on to Step 2: The Case Review consultation. This typically occurs 4 weeks after the Initial Consult.
The Case Review consultation is a 60-minute virtual or in-person appointment.
Prior to the consultation, Rachel will review the results from the labs that were ordered along with the paperwork going over your health history, goal, diet and supplement information, lifestyle habits, and relevant prior lab work. She will use all of this information to provide the following:
• A summary of the underlying patterns that are contributing to your symptoms
• An outline of the suggested treatment plan, including dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations
• Recommendations for further testing (this will typically be minimal, if necessary at all, because of the completeness of the Case Review process)
• During your consultation, Rachel will present you with a recommended treatment plan for monthly coaching and answer any questions you have.
If you live in the DFW area, nutrition counseling can be done in the office. Many clients enjoy and prefer the relationship we establish through our face-to-face consults as well as the equipment available at the office. However, I have clients from all over, and the counseling is just as effective through a virtual consult using Zoom.
Nutrition counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday. My office is located on the second floor of the Valliance Bank Office Building at 5900 S. Lake Forest Dr., Suite 200, McKinney, TX 75070. If you live in the DFW area, nutrition counseling can be done in office.
Prior to the initial consult, you will receive detailed paperwork going over your health history, goal, diet and supplement information, and lifestyle habits and relevant prior lab work.
Most of my clients work with me on a monthly basis until they get to “maintenance,” where they then just check-in as needed.
Accepted payment forms are credit, debit, check, PayPal, or cash.
Working with insurance is nearly a full-time job in itself, which takes time away from working with my patients. I would rather focus my time, attention, and energy on you. If you have insurance, I will gladly provide you with an invoice you can submit for reimbursement with your carrier. You’ll just need to check with your insurance company to find out if nutrition services are covered.
Conventional insurance-based medicine is built around the concept of labeling you with a reimbursable diagnostic code (diagnosis) and then finding the medications or a procedure to match.
Afunctional medicine model of care works to address the root cause of imbalances/disease (DIS-EASE), considering the connection of all the various body systems, as well as the mind, lifestyle, and diet. The core of functional medicine is finding the what and the why, therefore simply operating in a diagnosis to medication model doesn’t fit with insurance-based practices.
In addition, if your doctor is spending enough time with you (both in person and afterwards researching your unique case) to get to the root of your issue, using advanced testing that takes more time and knowledge to interpret, and then personalizing your treatment plan to include natural therapies and a customized diet plan, then it’s not covered by insurance.
This can be a good thing because this offers advanced testing and personalized care, 1-1 relationships with our coaches and clients, and more accountability through coaching.
Yes, functional lab testing is an investment, but not an expense. Working to transform your lifestyle and health will continue to reward you over your lifetime and give you back more time and energy (and often money) in the long run.
Forms of payment we accept: HSA, credit, debit, check, PayPal, and cash. If you do have insurance, we can also give you a receipt for an attempt for reimbursement with your insurance provider.