Begin Your Journey
At Elevate Personalized Medicine, we believe that the road less traveled is the path to wellness. This less-traveled road is the very basis of our methods in practice, as it is one that seeks out and treats the root cause of a condition rather than simply treating the symptoms. For example, with mold illness, you may have a variety of debilitating symptoms, and if you treat only the symptoms, you will not see real improvement. Until you identify that mold is the culprit, you will continue to suffer effects. Identifying the root cause of your ailments is critical to improving your health and wellbeing. Because health is a personal journey that takes dedication and commitment, we take a personalized approach to create a plan that will make that journey a successful one.
1. Pre-Appointment Preparation
When you come to Elevate Personalized Medicine, we want you to have the best possible experience and receive the best care. Information gathering is an important part of our process as we want to ensure that your time with us is productive and that you can be given the highest degree of attention right away. We have all new patients complete a thorough medical history form online via our HIPPA compliant patient portal. The form generally takes an hour to complete.
Ideally, your medical history will be completed and submitted 48 hours prior to your appointment. This allows the information to be fully reviewed so that we are familiar with your case and know your situation before you walk into our facility.
2. The Introductory Appointment
A patient’s first visit consists of a one-hour comprehensive appointment, during which your history is reviewed and your goals for treatment are identified and discussed. Using this information, we will then develop a plan for treatment. Any lab results or other pertinent information you present will also be reviewed. From there, we may determine that more labs are necessary, utilize lab kits from more innovative functional lab companies or order genetic testing.
Our nurse, Kara Hyman, RN, BSN, will conclude the appointment by answering any questions you might have, provide instructions for testing and reinforce discharge instructions.
3. Continued Contact
Kara, our nurse is available daily to answer all questions and provide coaching for patients. In addition, our Functional Medicine provider can be contacted directly by email through the patient portal.
In order to make our treatment plans more effective, we at Elevate have formed a partnership with a wellness chef to provide our patients with access to free monthly classes designed to help you in your quest toward adopting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. We continually build strong relationships with like-minded ancillary providers in the community who can assist our patients in achieving optimal levels of health. We believe this is a necessary to help our patients reinforce and apply what they have learned during their visits.
4. Follow-up Care
After the initial consultation appointment, we will follow up with you in 3 to 4 weeks, upon which time we should have all results for labs and diagnostic exams. At this time, we will further develop a personalized treatment plan designed to address the root cause of your particular condition.
For out-of-town patients, we require that the first visit be conducted in person. Follow-up care, however, can be given over the phone or via telemedicine.
The Elevate Difference
Elevate Personalized Medicine sets itself apart because of the methods that we use in treating our patients and providing you with the tools you need to empower yourself. We believe that maintaining health over the course of a lifetime requires knowledge and commitment, and so we offer solutions to treat our patients as well as giving you a greater understanding of how the choices you make affect your health.
Strong relationships between patient and provider are an important facet of effective Functional Medicine. Because we are getting to know you on a more personalized level, we are better able to understand the underlying cause of your condition. We are also better able to determine which treatment methods will be most effective for you personally, as each patient has needs that cannot be simplified by a one-size-fits-all model. Establishing trust helps the process of care take greater root, as it also fosters a greater commitment from our patients in continuing their journey on a healthier path once they leave our care.
Built on a foundation of strong relationships with our patients, medical expertise and a holistic approach, Elevate Personalized Medicine incorporates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine. This enables us to help our patients achieve optimal health for a lifetime. We welcome you to experience a cutting-edge approach toward wellness.
Call the team of health experts at Elevate Personalized Medicine to learn more about our practice and begin the process of becoming a patient today!