The path to greater health starts with functional medicine
Our practice’s foundation is based on a functional medicine – science-based, patient-driven, whole-self – approach to addressing the underlying causes of disease and illness. Through this approach, we’ve been helping people for over 20 years with conditions ranging from simple to complex.
Getting started on the correct path, is extremely important.
Discovering this is something we pride ourselves on. Our new patient discovery process covers 2 appointments equaling 3-4 hours one-on-one with your provider. Initial lab work will be done during this process and thoroughly reviewed and discussed with your provider during the 2nd appointment, where we’ll walk through our recommendations for your individualized treatment protocol.
You’ll likely get started on some new supplements after your 1st appointment. But your full treatment protocol won’t be finalized until after we get your initial lab work back and analyzed. The type of labs we’ll look at will be unique to your situation and needs.
You will quickly notice we are looking at much more than other practices do; especially conventional medicine practices. That’s because we are digging deeper to identify the root cause of your condition so we can be more specific with our approach and be able to more quickly move into restoring your health.
I started seeing Dr. Corey Priest for Functional Medicine under a year ago right after a devastating diagnosis of Chron’s Disease. Not only did he run advanced tests to get to the root of the issue – something the other doctor didn’t believe was necessary much less have access too – he also convinced me of the appropriate diet change, and prescribe supplements that protected and repaired my GI tract. After only 4 months of his treatment I was symptom free – from a diagnosis that’s supposed to be incurable. I almost couldn’t believe it.
Being well supported during treatment, is just as important.
Unlike a lot of other practices, we’re able to fully support your treatment protocol with ongoing functional medicine appointments, lab work and analysis, supplements, integrative therapies, and additional supportive services.
At this stage in your journey with us, memberships are available for more support, tailored treatment scheduling, and consistent focus on your health goals. Plus, these help you save money! If memberships aren’t your thing, you can choose to pay as you go.
Our foundations of functional medicine
Discovering the root
Through a more thorough process than most, your first few appointments are focused on identifying the root cause of your health issue(s), taking a journey through your life to understand all that contributed to your current state of health and wellness. There are no shortcuts with this process. That’s what makes it so successful in reversing chronic disease. We are looking for your unique path to greater health. And this involves treating your whole self. By understanding why your health issue is occurring, there is a clearer path towards how to heal.
We’re not just telling you what to do, like conventional medicine often does. Partnering with us is a more intimate and collaborative process. There’s more ongoing engagement, longer appointments to answer questions and address concerns, and a more supportive community and network to assist you and rely on. For you to gain true ownership of your health, we have to first make it possible for you to take control of your health and wellness. That can only be done by us working together.
Personalizing your care
It starts by understanding no two people are the same. There may be similarities and patterns, but the sum of the parts, their whole self, is 100% unique to them. So why would any other practice do the exact same thing for the continuum of one’s health journey – starting with discovery, to testing, interpretation, implementation, and management. It makes absolutely no sense! That’s why your care with us is truly individualized. Not just one part, everything.
Supporting you in your journey
Once you’ve moved onto implementing your personal treatment or true health optimization plan, we’re still 100% invested in helping you reach your goals, continuing to provide direction and guidance whenever needed, and adjusting your plan as your health changes. Plus you have access to the most-effective therapies, purest supplements, and more comprehensive lab analysis. Achieving great health is a continuum. It’s something we all constantly need to work on. So wherever you are in your journey, we’ll be here to support you along the way.
What to expect
Get ready for a more supportive, empowering, and positive healthcare experience!
Step 1: Onboard
1st appointment: You’ll sit down 1-on-1 with Dr. Corey Priest, DC or Eli Priest, FNTP, RWP for about 2 hours to create your unique, in-depth health profile. This includes an extremely thorough review of your:
Lifestyle + exercise
Diet + nutrition
Environmental + social + stress factors
Health + wellness goals
Lab work: You’ll have lab work done before your 2nd appointment.
Individualized supplement plan: At the end of the 1st appointment, you’ll get recommendations for an initial supplement plan to get you started on the path to restoring your health.
2nd appointment: You’ll sit down 1-on-1 with Dr. Priest and Eli for about 2 hours to walk through your lab results, answer any questions you may have, and by the end of the appointment, you will discuss what your individualized treatment plan looks like, one that’s 100% unique to your needs – with supplements, appointments, therapies, and wellness changes.
Onboarding appointments cost: To become a new patient, which includes everything above (excluding lab test costs), it costs $2,500 $1,897 through end of Sept (It’s our Back to School Special!). With a $150 initial deposit when scheduling 1st appointment.
Lab work estimated costs: Functional lab testing needs are unique to each patient, but can cost on average between $1,000-$3,500.
Step 2: Implement & Support Your Individualized Plan
Our practice has everything you’ll need for continued support!
Implementation of your personal care plan is supported through a personalized 6-month membership program or pay-as-you-go.
After the 2nd appointment, unlike a lot of other practices, we’re able to fully support your treatment with ongoing appointments, lab work, supplements, therapies, and more. Memberships are available to get more support, tailored treatment scheduling, and consistent focus on your health goals. Plus, save money! These are $575/mo or $325/mo. Or you can choose to pay as you go.
Functional medicine’s foundation is based on addressing the root cause of disease, while being patient-centered and individualized. This approach is perfectly suited for solving the epidemic of chronic disease plaguing our world. It’s also the best approach to prevent disease and maintain optimal health throughout your life. To read more about functional medicine and how it’s different from conventional medicine, click on the button below.