Your First Visit at Ageless Forever - how we are different
The first office visit includes an hour and a half with Dr. Pierce, and an hour and a half with a nutrition consultant. In that time we develop a unique treatment and nutrition plan based on each patient's individual needs, their symptoms and lab results, as well as personal preferences.. We emphasize a more holistic approach and use dietary modification, nutritional supplementation and hormone balancing when indicated, as opposed to going straight to patented pharmaceutical drugs.
We do not take medical health care insurance. We are a fee-for-service medical wellness clinic. You may however use your health care insurance for your lab work. Remember, you have a contract between yourself and your insurance provider. We are not a part of that contract. Your insurance provider also has a contract between itself and their preferred laboratory. Our staff will help you figure out what is your insurance's preferred laboratory and submit your requisition and/or blood work to that laboratory. We will also provide you with the proper CPT codes and submit them to your insurance carrier to give you the best chance of having your tests covered.
There are some tests, such as a cortisol saliva test, that are not covered by any insurance to our knowledge. This is because the performing laboratory is not contracted by any insurance provider to perform the test and they are a fee-for-service company as well.
You may take your lab requisition directly to the lab and have your blood drawn there, or we can provide the blood draw service for you at our clinic at a scheduled convenient time for you. This avoids waiting in line at the laboratory for an unknown amount of time, while fasting, to get your blood drawn.
Is important to know that when you submit a request for your insurance company to cover your lab work, they will have access to you labresults. They can use this information to increase your insurance premiums in the future.
However, if you pay out-of-pocket directly to Ageless Forever for your lab work the information stays between Ageless Forever and you, the patient. Your insurance company does not have the right to obtain your lab and health information at that juncture.
IV Nutrient Therapy - Myers' Cocktail
Myers Cocktail is an intravenous nutrient therapy containing vitamins and minerals. Intravenous administration of nutrients can achieve blood serum concentrations not obtainable with oral, or even intramuscular (IM), administration, which has shown beneficial effects in people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.