Your First Visit
Prior to your initial visit, you will forward any pertinent information (labs, diagnostic tests, and genetic testing if applicable) so that Dr. Hansell can review that along with your detailed health questionnaire completed in our electronic health system portal. You will have your labs drawn prior to your first visit, based on your medical history, questionnaire, and medical records reviewed.
Your first office visit is a minimum of 2 hours. Upon arrival, vitals and a BIA (Body Impedance Analysis) test are performed. This gives us information about your basal metabolic rate, and body mass index. Your health concerns will be discussed at length, giving you the opportunity to voice your concerns and questions. The results of the recent blood work along with your prior medical records will be reviewed. By the end of your visit, Dr. Hansell will give you a detailed written protocol of her recommendations and treatment plan.
Within two weeks from your initial visit, you are scheduled for a health coaching session via phone. Together you and our integrative health coach will collaborate to achieve your health goals outlined by the treatment plan.
Dr. Hansell and our integrative health coach will regularly monitor your progress and track the effectiveness of your individualized plan with follow-up appointments, making adjustments based on your lab results, specialized testing and your symptoms. Before each visit, you fill out an interim health questionnaire. This gives us an update on your status in order to ensure any labs or testing needed is done prior to the follow-up, saving you both time and money. Our goal is to support you and advise you every step of the way. We work in conjunction with your existing doctors and may refer you to trusted specialists if needed to make sure you receive the best possible care in all areas of concern.
By the time patients experience symptoms related to their inflammation, it is a long standing process that has taken years to produce. Therefore, please understand that all the modalities targeted towards optimizing your health will still take time to treat your current symptoms while also preventing further diseases from developing.