Health, Hope, and Healing.
Our Membership Program gives you full control over your health. Unlike some conventional medicine providers, we don’t take your concerns lightly, tell you we can’t help, or write you a prescription without hearing your full story. We don’t triple-book appointments, leaving you sitting in the waiting room for an hour (who has time for that?).
Our Membership Program provides many benefits including:
Your first visit
A full 75-minute intake visit where we review your complete history, previous testing, and discuss initial recommendations and functional workup.
Your second visit
We review your labs with you in detail answering questions and explaining optimal ranges. We also devise a personalized, functional medicine plan including items such as nutrition guidance, stress management techniques, movement prescriptions, supplement recommendations and future roadmap recommendations.
Your care doesn’t stop at the end of your visit. We are here to support you on this journey and you are free to reach out with any questions.
Including extended visit times (that are not covered by traditional insurance plans), discounts on supplements, invitations to members-only wellness events, and more. See a full list of membership benefits.
What can you expect when working with SHIFT?
Throw all of your fears and anxieties about coming to the doctor out the window. We’re your partners in health, not just an “expert” who tells you what to do.
We Get Back to You
You can schedule appointments through our Membership portal – no more waiting on hold. If you need an immediate appointment, you can message us and we’ll fit you in as soon as we can. We are committed to accommodating your needs.
We Listen to You
We’re not going to dismiss you. It’s your body, and you know it best – so if something feels wrong, tell us. Ask us questions. We promise to ask you questions, too. We learn from our patients every day!
We’re open and honest with you about financials, since this is an important aspect of most patient’s lives. We don’t have hidden costs. We don’t have surprise fees. You’ll know exactly what you’re paying for.
We’re Online and We’re Available
We have a safe, secure online portal where you can access your records and schedule appointments 24/7. We respond to your questions, and if you need a last-minute appointment, you can message us directly. We’ll do our best to see you as soon as we can.
What is the purpose of membership?
We value providing holistic care which requires longer visit times and additional work outside of office visits. The monthly membership fee covers these essentials that are not reimbursed by insurance companies.
What is the process to become a member?
We want to be sure we are the right fit for you! We will chat with you and our office manager will answer questions about the membership, our providers and our practice. Once a mutual decision is made to proceed, we will schedule your first appointment and send you a link to register for membership and our patient portal. Once you are in our online secure patient portal you will complete New Patient Questionnaires. We will review this in detail so that we can hit the ground running together at our first appointment!
What is a micro-practice?
A micro-practice is a practice that operates with minimal or reduced overhead expenses.
Since functional medicine practices do not see the quantity of patients seen in a conventional medicine clinic (5-7 vs. 25-30 per day), it is essential to keep business operating expenses down.
Does my membership fee cover services or office visits?
Do I have to become a member?
Who is membership for?
What will my membership cover?
Will my insurance cover my monthly membership fee?
Why a membership fee in addition to my insurance responsibility and premium?
How are the visits with us billed?
• Collect your “patient responsibility” at the time of service. This includes co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance and past due account balances.
• Submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have an insurance plan we are not contracted with, we require an “at the time of service” payment. You will receive a discounted office visit charge with a receipt to submit to your insurance.
How do I register for membership?
How do I pay for monthly membership?
What if I live out of town and cannot make it to the office?
What if I am a member and need an urgent appointment and cannot find a time on the portal schedule?
Please send a portal message to our office manager indicating your medical concerns and urgency. We will do her best to see you as these types of needs arise.