1. How do you work with patients?
D-Signed Nutrition is an inclusive patient centered practice. We partner with our patients and their physicians, and work hard to access the underlying causes of complex chronic diseases. We apply individualized strategies such as nutrition, diet and health coaching to treat and prevent these illnesses in our patients. We do this by integrating traditional western medicine with science based alternative and integrative medical modalities.
2. What makes you different?
We excel in 4 areas:
We spend considerable time and discipline analyzing the patients’ condition utilizing a variety of methodologies and diagnostic tools to identify and resolve the root cause issues.
We meet and exceed complex patient needs through our unique partnership emphasis designed to establish a foundation of trust, confidence and patient empowerment, and satisfaction.
We view wellness and vitality in a manner that emphasizes a long-term perspective. Feeling better and staying healthy requires continuous focus, discipline, vigiligence and support. Through Health Coaching we’re committed to providing necessary support and “fine-tuning” to maintain success and your satisfaction with our services.
We’ve been successful in many instances, though not all, in helping patients resolve complex, chronic wellness issues they’ve heretofore been unable to achieve elsewhere.
3. What is Functional Medicine and how is it incorporated into your practice?
Functional Medicine (sometimes called Integrative Medicine) uses science-based methodologies to identify the underlying root causes of disease through patient centered care. Functional Medicine closely studies and examines the maze of interactions in a patient’s history by integrating all aspects and tools available from both traditional Western medicine as well as alternative methodologies. Functional Medicine focuses on prevention by addressing all aspects of patient lifestyle, including nutrition, exercise, detoxification and stress management. This process emphasizes balance and harmonization of body, mind and spirit. Our practice philosophy considers the whole patient and range of needs. Functional Medicine and conventional Western Medicine practices are not mutually exclusive. Our ultimate goal is to help patients feel better which may result in a necessary blending of the methodologies. Whenever possible, our preference is to focus patient Wellness Plan’s through a Functional Medicine approach when evaluating the patient’s range of options.
4. What must I bring to my appointment?
Prior to your appointment we’ll send you a Patient Packet with forms that need to be completed and sent back to us prior to your first visit. Also, please bring all Supplements and Medications in their bottles as well as any Lab Results you may have from other health practitioners.
5. Can you order lab tests?
Yes, we can order specialty lab tests and will work with your primary care physician to coordinate lab testing.
6. Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance. However, we’re happy to prepare and provide an itemized super-bill which you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. We are not Medicare providers.
7. Do you accept credit/debit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards/ debit cards and personal checks.
8. May I bring my Spouse or Primary Care Giver to my appointment?
Yes, we encourage you to bring your spouse, family members or those who will be directly supporting you on your Wellness Path. Support from those we love and care for is very important!
9. If I’m not local or return to my offseason residence how do I continue working with you?
We strongly recommend staying in close contact to assure continuity and ongoing communication. Fortunately, thanks to technology, we’re capable of providing services, support and monitoring to keep you on track! Videoconferencing Technology is a simple and efficient way to communicate, whether through Apple’s Facetime App, Skype etc, or, Conference Call’s. We’ve successfully helped patients incorporate these communication strategies into our relationship together making it seamless to maintain necessary support while out of town.
10. Do you provide Concierge Programs?
Yes, we have considerable experience working with clients who require Concierge level services. Our Concierge programs are structured on an individualized/ family basis to address a unique set of needs and expectations. Services are customized, comprehensive in scope and targeted in a manner to meet patient requirements. We’d be pleased to discuss our approach to a Concierge Program in order to help you understand program benefits and expectations in greater detail.
11. What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a comfortable, safe and non-invasive way to detect and read patterns of comfort, stress, dis-ease and imbalances in your body. Since all dis-ease and disorder root cause stems from some sort of stress pattern in the body, biofeedback presents an approved method for clients to learn to manage their stress and pain while moving the client toward a more balanced internal state.
12. How does biofeedback work?
Biofeedback promotes relaxation, which can help in the relief of an ever-lengthening list of conditions as well as help detect and balance patterns of stress, nutritional deficiencies, sensitivities and imbalances. The theory behind biofeedback is that, by harnessing the power of your mind and becoming aware of what is happening inside your body, you can gain more control and balance over your health and well-being.
13. What is Nutritional Biofeedback?
This is a specialized approach and is used as a screening tool for nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities and imbalances. Recommendations on individual nutritional plan, supplement plan and lifestyle changes are given by Dee Harris RDN, LDN, CDE. This combination has been created to enhance your healing experience.These sessions can assist the client in reaching their personal goals by overcoming the struggles often time associated with them. Nutritional biofeedback has been known to assist those with cravings or mood swings do to dietary changes made for health or weight loss reasons. Helping individuals succeed by assisting them in staying focused, less challenged and more on track.
14. What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24-hour notice if an appointment must be cancelled.