Frequently Asked Questions

What is a functional medicine doctor?

Functional medicine doctors work with the patient to address the underlying causes of disease, not just treat the symptoms.

Can Dr. Wei be my gynecologist or primary care physician?

No. Although Dr. Wei continues to be board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she has chosen to devote her time fully to delivering functional medicine care. She no longer provides gynecologic or obstetric office care. She does require that you continue your annual visits with your gynecologist and primary care physician. She can provide referrals to gynecologists in the area.

How can I schedule my first appointment to see Dr. Wei?

In January 2017, Dr. Wei’s office will begin scheduling appointments for March 2017. Please go to the CONTACT page and provide your information, and our office will call you to schedule an initial consultation appointment.

What can I expect when I come to see Dr. Wei for my care?
Does Women’s Holistic Health, LLC accept insurance for payment?

No. Women’s Holistic Health, LLC is a fee for service practice and payment is due at the time of service.

Dr. Wei does not participate as an in-network provider with any insurance plans. Although Dr. Wei attempted to incorporate functional and integrative care into her previous gynecology practice, she found that she did not have the time or resources to explore fully the stories and issues that her patients came to her with while providing routine gynecologic care. In order to provide the best in-depth and expert care that functional medicine can offer, Dr. Wei chooses to work outside of the model of insurance-based care.

While our office does not accept insurance, we will provide the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for out of network coverage for consultative services and lab-testing. You may contact your insurance company to understand what services they will cover.

 

Will my insurance pay for functional medicine testing?

Coverage is variable, and some companies will process your bill through your insurance company.  However, many of these tests require an out-of-pocket cost.  Keep in mind that having these functional medicine tests performed can provide a much more clear picture of the underlying causes for your symptoms, and therefore, allow resolution of previously difficult to address and treat problems. 

I have been very pleased with how functional medicine testing has greatly increased my insight and ability to care for women in all phases of life, with widely ranging issues and symptoms.  Your financial investment toward your present and long-term health will be worth it!

This area of the website will be expanded soon to include office policies and other frequently asked questions.

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