New Patient Process And Fee Schedule
Each patient that desires a functional medicine evaluation must submit a 3-part Living Matrix functional medicine history prior to being scheduled for their initial appointment. A link to the Living Matrix history will be sent to you through email when you call the office requesting to become a functional medicine patient. The form will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. The Falcone Center will not schedule your first appointment until the forms are completed and all prior relevant tests and specialist reports are submitted for evaluation. Dr. Falcone will review all history submitted and then the first appointment can be scheduled.
Once the forms are completed, you should notify the office that they are ready for review and pay the initial $250 fee. You do not have to pay $250 to fill out the form. If you decide not to complete the history, there will be no charge. You will not be permitted to schedule your first appointment until the Living Matrix forms are completed and the $250 deposit paid. This fee covers the initial history review, analysis of all prior tests submitted and initial treatment planning.
Initial appointments are typically 30-60 minutes in length depending on the complexity of the medical conditions being evaluated. The cost of the initial appointment is typically $125 to $250.
The Falcone Center will order and help coordinate all initial testing as part of the first appointment fee. We suggest you submit all relevant prior testing for review before your first appointment so that it can be considered in initial treatment planning.
The Falcone Center does not charge for ordering tests and does not profit from the tests being ordered. Patients and/or their insurance companies pay for the actual cost of the tests directly to the testing company. In other words, if Dr. Falcone recommends a particular test, she is not profiting for ordering the tests. She is recommending the test because she feels the patient would benefit from the knowledge that can be acquired from the tests. If a patient decides not to do a test, it is their choice. Dr. Falcone is only paid for interpretation of any tests ordered and treatment planning. Testing is often very helpful in treatment planning but it is the patient’s choice of what testing to complete.
Follow-up phone or office visit fees are as follows:
- 0-15 minutes: $125
- 15-30 minutes: $250
- 30-45 minutes: $375
- 45-60 minutes: $500