Theresa Edmunds – New Patients

edmunds newTheresa Edmunds is a Certified Health Counselor (CHC) by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  She supports and educates our patients about nutrition and natural living principles. Working along side Dr. Boggess, Theresa reviews a comprehensive NutriQ assessment with most new patients in our clinic and she assists patients and parents with implementing Dr. Boggess recommendations, which can be a challenge for those new to functional medicine or the biomedical approach.

Health & Lifestyle Coaching: During an appointment with Theresa, she will explain how changes in our food supply and environment can affect our health and cause specific conditions. Using a back  to ­basics approach she will explain how you can minimize the toxins in your environment which could be contributing to your individual health concerns. Exploring natural alternatives to the chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis will make a significant impact on health. With Theresa’s training as a chef, she is able to answer patient questions and support them as they make dietary changes. Often she can provide recipes or suggest resources for particular types of cooking and eating. Appointments include information regarding dietary and environmental suggestion specific to genetic test results. Certain genetic profiles make us more sensitive or susceptible to specific toxins, these will be discussed and information about eliminating them will be provided. The common sense changes that Theresa recommends will give you the foundation for health that will give long­term benefits.

 Out-Of-State Patients

Many patients come to us from outside of Michigan. In such case, we customize visits based on the complexity of the patient/situation, and whether or not you are traveling from out-of-state or overseas. A paid, 30-minute, phone meeting with the doctor can be scheduled to provide the opportunity to talk with the doctor and help to solidify one’s decision to work with our clinic. Once schedule many of the initial medical and education visits can be done via Videoconference. Then, once all lab results are available, we will plan your face-to-face office-visits. Please keep in mind that all patients must be seen at least once in person at our clinic, and we highly recommend this visit be coordinated with either a Group New Patient or Group Lab Teaching Session to take full advantage of the educational process our clinic offers (see appropriate section for details). Thereafter, all future follow-up visits can be done via phone or videoconference with screen sharing. We are set up to work with out-of-state and overseas patients efficiently, and we ship all testing materials and products from our office to your home reliably.

Follow Up Visits

Theresa is available for followup consults to answer questions, provide more education or to support you as your continue on your path to wellness. Consults are available in 15, 30, 45 or 60 time slots.

To schedule an appointment with Theresa please reach out to our office manager at 734-929-2696.

General Pricing Information

New Patient Bundle Price:$ (covers all appointments in the ”New Patient Bundle”  described above)

New Patient & Lab Review appointments hourly: $, prorated to length of time spent with the doctor.

Follow up in-person/phone hourly: $, prorated to length of time spent with the doctor.

Pricing & Diagnostic Codes
Natural Balance is out of network for all insurance, and we do not bill your insurance. We will provide you with a itemized superbill for every encounter with the appropriate E&M codes to submit to your insurance for reimbursement to you directly. However, please understand that we have literally given up on trying to figure out the whims of insurance and cannot guarantee you will be reimbursed as such. For your reference, we have included the codes and pricing we use for the New Patient Bundle and additional new and existing patient visits, phone consults, et cetera to assist you with checking with your insurance company ahead of time if you wish.

New Patient Visit (Bundle with “Group Visit” $):
Code        Description                                                           Amount
99205     New Patient Visit (90 minutes)                       $
99354     Medical Office Visit -extra time                       $
97802     Nutritional Consult (60 minutes)                   $

These codes are submitted in the same superbill with the Group Teaching Session ( 3.5 hours) and complimentary health coach visit (60 minutes) which have no billable codes associated.

Medical Office Visit to review labs (example of a 1.5 hours lab review appointment)
Code       Description                                                          Amount
99215     Medical Office Visit (60 minutes)                  $
99354    Medical Office Visit -extra time                      $

Follow-up visits
Code       Description                                                         Amount
99214     Medical Office Visit (35-45 minutes)            $
99213     Medical Office Visit (25-30 minutes)            $
99212     Medical Office Visit  (15-20 minutes)           $
99211     Medical Office Visit (10 minutes)                   $

Follow-up phone visits
Code      Description                                                           Amount
99443    Medical Phone Consult (25-30 minutes)       $
99442    Medical Phone Consult (15-20 minutes)       $
99441     Medical Phone Consult (10 minutes)             $

We hope you have found this information helpful and we look forward to working with you!