Appointments and Costs
Here, we review the cost and frequency of office visits, insurance coverage, and the cost of the supplements.
The evaluation to begin the program requires two sessions.
- The first session involves a complete history and physical examination, and usually takes an hour and a half to two hours.
- The second session takes approximately two hours; during this session, the doctor reviews in depth her evaluation and the results of various tests. In addition, the doctor reviews the patient's individualized diet, supplement, and detoxification programs.
Out of town patients may schedule these appointments on two consecutive days, but must come to Dr. Isaacs' office to be evaluated.
The Total Fee for the initial evaluation (covering both sessions) is $4500. This also covers the time needed to design the protocol. The fee does not include the costs of any required blood tests; usually, no additional tests are needed as patients are encouraged to bring their medical records. We have worked the cost of phone consultations into the initial fee and we encourage current patients to call with questions and problems.
We find, for optimal results, patients must be periodically re-evaluated. While on the program, a patient's dietary and supplement needs may change. Therefore we require all patients to return every six months for a repeat physical exam and assessment of their nutritional status. At this appointment, the doctor will provide the patient with a new diet and program. The cost for the six-month follow-up evaluation is $950.
Routine office visits are $300. These are scheduled according to each patient's need and geographic accessibility to the office.
Due to the alternative nature of this work, many insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, will not reimburse for any part of the services. Dr. Isaacs does not participate in any insurance health plan, and has chosen to opt out of Medicare.
After their appointments, patients are given forms which they can submit to their insurance companies. For information on whether these expenses can be reimbursed via a health savings account, or deducted on tax returns, speak to the plan administrators or to a financial advisor or accountant.
Cost of Supplements
The supplements are not sold in the office, but are available to our patients from a mail order source. The supplements are not available through health food stores or from sources on the Internet. The cost per month varies from patient to patient, but will run about $950 per month for a cancer patient, considerably less for patients with other types of illnesses. Initial costs may be higher, as some supplements are sold in volumes that might last for more than one month.
Dr. Isaacs has absolutely no financial involvement with the company selling the products to her patients and receives no money either directly or indirectly from this company.
We are frequently asked for referrals to other practitioners who might offer the same nutritional program. The therapy Dr. Isaacs offers is available only in her office, and she does not endorse any other practitioner, program, or supplement line.
To Make an Appointment
Before an appointment is made, we want to know more about your condition and your medical problems, and so we ask that you relay the details of your case to the office (click here for step-by-step instructions). Dr. Isaacs will then personally review this material. There is no charge for the pre-appointment evaluation.