e-consults (*new service!*)
Do You NEED SOME QUICK HELP OR GUIDANCE?
An E-Consult may be what you need. Functional Medicine is an amazing model for digging deep and looking for root causes of chronic health issues. BUT, sometimes it would be nice to be able to get some quick guidance from a natural minded practitioner to address issues when the time is not right for deep dive with labs and an extended history. Enter...the E-consult. Whether it's a sore throat, ear ache, asthma, or recent round of antibiotic related diarrhea and you need some quick advice, we have you covered. Here is how it works. Fill out the quick form below with your contact info and a detailed explanation of your main concern. Pay the $100 fee. Get a personalized protocol within 1 business day specific for your concern. If you are unsure what concerns would be a good fit for an E-Consult, please see the list of examples below the form.
Not-approved for E-consults
acute chest pain
sudden shortness of breath
any significant trauma
sudden severe abdominal pain
acute onset of bloody stools
sudden change in vision
coughing or vomiting blood
Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
Multi-symptom complaints (this is what a full Functional Medicine consult exists for)
Elevated blood pressure (medicated or not)
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Minor infections (ear, eye, sinus, throat, skin, chest)
Headaches (chronic or recurrent)
Tinnitus (ear ringing)
Vertigo (room spinning)
Attention Deficit/Trouble focusing
Gas/bloating after meals
And many others - if you aren't sure if your complaint is a good fit, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be able to guide you to the right type of consult.
Does this constitute a medical consult?
No. This does not replace the need for a face-to-face medical consultation. Seek Emergency care if your symptoms are severe or life threatening to you or someone else. Call 911 if you are unable to get to an Emergency Department on your own. Nor does the replace the need in many complicated cases for an in-depth evaluation and a more complete history, labs and possibly imaging studies. This type of consult does not constitute a "Patient-Provider Relationship" and therefore no pharmaceutical prescriptions, lab/imaging orders or diagnosis will be given nor can be given in this setting. Stewarding Life Wellness does offer full Functional Medicine consults that do include all of this and provide a deeper dive into your health if needed.
WHAT Type of protocol can I expect?
This will vary greatly depending on the chief concern. It may be as simple as telling you to go to your nearest natural grocery store and purchase supplement X, Y, or Z and dosing it in a specific way and a reasonable expectation of when to expect improvement. It may include some dietary considerations alongside a supplement or homeopathic protocol. It may also include a recommendation to seek ER evaluation if a particular symptom worsens. If your symptoms are not improving with an expected amount of time and still not severe or urgent, you may wish to complete another E-consult for a next step or go ahead and schedule a full Functional Medicine Consult at that time by calling the office at 682-593-7223.
I am ready for help!
Step 1: Complete and submit the form below
Step 2: Pay the $100 fee.
To get the most out of this E-consult be concise, specific and to the point. Submit one chief health concern with specific details regarding that concern. If a list of symptoms is submitted your first symptom listed will be addressed. Of course a small amount of context is helpful but highlight your single concern clearly.
As mentioned above this may be a good avenue for acute but non-emergent issues such as a headache, back pain, sore throat, insomnia. Emergencies such as acute chest pain, shortness of breath, altered mental status, weakness, slurred speech, severe acute back pain or headache, vision loss...these type of issues need immediate ER evaluation. Call 911 immediately. If ANY request is submitted that is deemed by the provider as not appropriate for this setting, he reserves the right to reimburse your fee and point you to the proper setting whether that be a full Functional Medicine consult, Primary Care, Urgent Care, or Emergency Department visit.