FAQs About Functional Medicine | The Thrive Clinic


What should I expect at the initial consultation?

At your initial consultation, you will be given an opportunity to discuss your personal health goals with a functional medicine provider. This will be an opportunity for you and our staff to identify if you are a good candidate for our services.

Should I bring anything with me to the consultation?

We ask that you bring any pertinent medical records, supplements, medication and lab test results with you. If you are not the financial decision maker, we ask that you bring your significant other with you to the consultation.

Does your office offer single lab tests or a-la-carte testing?

We do not offer a-la-carte testing since this goes against the paradigm of functional medicine. If we are going to address the root cause of your health issues, we will need to take a more comprehensive approach. We only work with patients on a case management basis in one of our programs.

What are your office hours?

Our office hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9 AM – 4:30 PM PST
Friday 9 AM – noon
Telemedicine: Friday 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Note: We close mid-day for lunch, typically between 12-1:30. Feel free to call ahead to ensure we will be open when you want to stop in.

Can I use my HSA or FSA account?

Yes. Please check with your HR department to be sure

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  • Monitor muscle, fat, and visceral fat to provide an accurate measure of health risk
  • Assess muscle distribution to determine patient-specific health risks related to disease and frailty
  • Identify fluid imbalances related to specific diseases
  • Track changes for more effective long-term risk identification and reduction

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