The Most Frequently Asked Questions
I am a doctor of chiropractic who utilizes functional medicine methods. I received my doctorate of chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2010, where I also received my bachelor’s in Human Biology. I have received complete training in the biological sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, histology, blood chemistry, neurology and pharmacology. In addition, I have received extensive training in clinical nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
No, I am a Doctor of Chiropractic who utilizes functional medicine methods. I received my doctorate and bachelor’s in Human Biology from Logan College of Chiropractic. My post doctorate education and training is in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Therefore, I do not practice medicine and do not diagnose or treat diseases or medical conditions. I focus my practice on supporting health and optimal function. My services are not meant to substitute or replace those of a medical doctor but my programs are meant to work in conjunction with them.
Dr. Jones’ method addresses the 5 most common and chronic conditions of weight gain, digestive issues, fatigue, depression and hormone imbalances that are typically not properly supported by conventional practitioners who attempt to cover up the symptoms and not get to the root cause. Dr. Jones’ method is a lab-based, natural health protocol that tests and identifies the presence and quantitative evidence of imbalances in the various systems in the body. Individual lab results help determine the required natural support needed to rebalance your body back to its normal state.
No. I do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. Your prescribing medical doctor will manage all medications. I use natural, noninvasive methods such as nutritional therapy, herbs, supplements, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes to address the underlying root problems. My goal is to support and promote optimal function and health.
This program, in general, is considered above the standard of care and therefore ‘elective’ as far as the insurance industry is concerned. We do not bill insurance companies; it is up to each individual to determine whether their insurance plan provides reimbursement for consultations, supplements and lab tests. We do everything we can to make sure our Wellness Programs are affordable, and available to everyone! The majority of our patients are working class, normal people who want to get healthy.
Yes, I offer long-distance consultations (national and international) via telephone or webcam (Zoom or Google Chat) for those who live farther away. I’ve worked with clients all over the U.S. and even as far away as Spain.
Functional Medicine is not just for the wealthy. Most of our patients are working class people who want to get healthy and feel great. Our top patient bases are nurses and blue collar people who want to get healthy. We do not accept every patient. We only want to take on patients we believe we can improve their overall health. The application process would start with setting up an initial free webcam or phone evaluation. If you are accepted into the program, price depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, the extent of lab testing required, the combination of nutritional supplements and other therapies needed during treatment, and the number of consultations you receive. We do everything we can to make Functional Medicine affordable to the average person. Again, most if not all of our patients are normal, working class people who want to improve their health.
Depending on the lab test, the cost is $250-600 per lab kit and you can always start a program just by ordering a single test. Dr. Jones will recommend between 1-4 labs at the new patient consult depending on your health issues and goals. All patients programs can be customized so all obstacles for starting care can be reduced.
The best way to determine whether you would be a good fit is to schedule an initial free webcam or phone evaluation. This gives us an opportunity to learn more about your health concerns and goals, and gives you the chance to ask us any questions you might have. There’s no obligation. During this initial evaluation with me we would go over your health history in detail. I would also review a very detailed symptom questionnaire that you would fill out and get back to me before we speak. We would also find out if Functional Medicine is right for you, and if it is, in what capacity. We love our job and take Functional Medicine very seriously and care for our patients deeply. Working with them over the months they are with us, they become our friends and like family to us. We are humbled and honored to be a part of their journey into health.
Functional Medicine, rather than targeting individual symptoms, focuses on supporting optimal functioning of the entire body and its organs. It addresses the underlying root problems, using a systems-oriented approach in partnership with understanding the conditions and history in which the symptoms manifested. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all have a direct influence of long-term health and chronic health.
While retesting isn’t required, depending on the case it is sometimes recommended that a patient retest at the 6 month mark to measure improvement and adjust protocols if needed. Once a patient has achieved their desired health results, we recommend annual testing to ensure your body systems continue functioning at their best.
Initial programs range anywhere from 3-12 months depending on the complexity of your case.