Our goal is to help you find and understand the causes of your health challenges and create a customized treatment plan for you. During this visit, Elaine Hardy will be performing a comprehensive medical history and physical exam in order to fully understand your condition.
Your treatment plan will likely consist of significant changes to your normal diet and supplement regimen. Please be sure that you are motivated to make these changes before you meet with us. We prescribe dietary changes, and nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids, herbs, and homeopathics. We will occasionally prescribe medication, but only when necessary.
If warranted, we may order in-depth laboratory testing of blood, urine, and/or stool. This testing is more comprehensive than traditional laboratory testing and may utilize specialty laboratories.
To save time on your first visit, please download the appropriate intake form from our website: either adult or pediatric. Please take the time to fill out the form completely prior to coming to the office to avoid delaying your appointment.
To make the most of your first appointment, please bring along copies of any recent test results. In addition, please bring a complete list of the nutritional supplements and medications you take, with exact ingredients (If in doubt, bring the supplements themselves). Also bring along a three day diet log so we can have an idea of what your typical diet is like. Our aim is to make your visit as comprehensive and informative as possible.
The initial consultation usually takes between 1 and 1 1/2 hours depending on the complexity of your situation so please budget enough time.
Many insurance companies cover Nurse Practitioner services and will reimburse you after your visit. The reimbursement would be under your out-of-network benefits coverage. Although we will gladly help you with your insurance requests, we do not accept, participate in or file insurance claims at this time.
Your INITIAL visit with Elaine will be billed at a flat rate of $250 regardless of time spent. Charges for subsequent visits are based on an hourly rate of $250/hr. (new rate as of 1/1/2017). Charges are billed in 15 minute time increments. We accept all forms of payment including cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
Any tests which are offered by Quest or Labcorp will be ordered thru them and should be covered by your insurance plan.
Specialty testing varies depending on what test we order, and payment is to be arranged directly with the lab performing the testing.