FAQs

Is Dr. Anderson a Primary Care Doctor?

Dr. Anderson is trained and board-certified in family medicine, a primary care specialty.  She does not, however, provide any acute care or traditional routine preventative services at Olive Tree Functional Medicine Clinic. 

She will work with you as a consultant in functional medicine and address the root causes of your chronic, complex conditions.  She will also help you design a therapeutic plan which will promote optimal health and therefore prevent chronic conditions.  Dr Anderson can confer with your primary care provider as needed.

 

Do You Accept Health Insurance?

At Olive Tree Functional Medicine Clinic, we are committed to spending the time needed to see the whole picture and uncover the root cause of your condition and so we have chosen to remain an out-of-network provider for insurance.  We do not contract with insurance companies and cannot bill insurance. 

 

We will provide you with a receipt for your visit that you may submit to your insurance provider.  The receipt will include the appropriate diagnosis and billing codes required by your insurance.  Your plan will need to have out-of-network benefits for you to potentially get reimbursement.  We cannot assure you that you will receive any reimbursement.

 

Medicare does not allow patients to submit out-of-network claims for reimbursement and so those patients with only Medicare coverage or primary Medicare coverage will not be eligible for insurance reimbursement.

 

For more general background on functional medicine and insurance you may click on the document provided here from the Institute for Functional Medicine.  This is a general policy form taken from the Institute for Functional Medicine and is not specifically the financial policy of Olive Tree Functional Medicine Clinic but it does give some additional background information as to our choice to remain out of network from insurance.

 

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) for services rendered.  Fees are due at the time of service.

 

How much does it cost?

Pricing effective June 1, 2017:

New Patient Consult - $375.  Oct 2017 - We are no longer taking new patients.

Follow Up Visit - $175 due at the time of visit.

No Show Fee/Late Cancelation Fee.  If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice you will be sent an invoice for $50

How many visits will it take?

At a minimum expect to have at least an initial visit and one follow up.  From there it is quite varied depending on the individual case and treatment plan.  Some patients will need to be followed more closely with appointments every 6-12 weeks until resolution and others will need much less follow up.

 

Are labs drawn at the visit?

No.  We do not have any on-site lab services available at Olive Tree Functional Medicine Clinic.  You may be provided with lab kits to collect at home and/or orders for lab work to be drawn elsewhere.

 

Are labs covered by insurance?

For the most accurate answer please contact your insurance provider about your specific plan.  Many conventional labs will be covered by insurance depending on your plan.  The specialized, functional labs often are not covered at all. 

 

What is your cancelation policy?

An administrative fee will be charged for any appointment that is canceled or broken without 24 hours notice.

 

Does Dr. Anderson prescribe medications?

Yes.  Dr. Anderson will prescribe medications as they are necessary.  She is a board-certified family medicine physician and is licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.


Do you need my medical records?

Please DO NOT have any of your medical records faxed to the office.  If you would like us to review old records, please hand carry them in with you.  No records are required for your consultation.  Labs within the last 6-12 months are most helpful and you can bring those in to your first visit.  If we determine that we need any other specific records we can request them at a later date.  Thank you.