Please understand all payment is due at the time of service. Nizhoni Functional Medicine does not contract with any insurance company. We accept all major credit cards, HSA, personal check, debt cards, and cash. Nizhoni Functional Medicine is not responsible for any charges incurred by diagnostic testing, radiographic imaging, supplementation, or medications provided by third party companies. Superbills will be provided upon request.
Our providers offer prospective patient consultations to determine if our clinic would be a good fit for your health concerns, needs, and goals. The consultation may include a review of your medical history, labwork, imaging, and previous treatments. The consultation can be done in-person or over the phone.
This is a new patient establishing care appointment with your provider that will begin with introductions to our staff, and a 1-2 hour comprehensive evaluation that includes obtaining a thorough medical history, reviewing prior medical records and test results, and performing a physical exam. Additional laboratory and diagnostic tests and/or consultations with specialists may be needed. On occasion your provider need to gather lab work and research your case before providing your treatment plan, so they can give you the best recommendations possible. An additional $75 may be charged for every additional 30 minutes past 2 hours.
This is a new patient establishing care appointment specifically with our medical director Dr. Kenneth Mitchell. It beings with introductions to our staff, and a 2-3 hour comprehensive evaluation that includes obtaining a thorough medical history, reviewing prior medical records and test results, and performing a physical exam. Additional laboratory and diagnostic tests and/or consultations with specialists may be needed. On occasion your provider need to gather lab work and research your case before providing your treatment plan, so they can give you the best recommendations possible. An additional $75 may be charged for every additional 30 minutes past 2 hours.
After your initial new patient intake, follow-up appointments will be scheduled to check-in on the progress of a treatment, go over any lab work or imaging ordered, and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Depending on the patient’s preference, this can also be done over the phone. This is a great resource for out-of-town patients. Typically, a follow-up appointment costs between $125-250 depending on time which is billed in 30 minute increments.
This is an acute visit for children 15 years of age and older, and adults. An acute visit is typically for an acute complaint like an upper respiratory infection, gastrointestinal illness, sudden rash, and so forth.
This is an acute appointment for children under 15 years of age. An acute visit is typically for an acute complaint like an upper respiratory infection, cold, flu, gastrointestinal illness, sudden rash, and so forth.
Established patients have access to their provider for immediate concerns during normal business hours over the phone, depending on their providers availability. Any time period spent greater than ten minutes is considered a phone consult and will be billed accordingly. Total time billed will encompass the time spent on the phone, provider’s time spent before and after the call (office time such as reviewing labs, editing the treatment plan, calling in prescriptions, etc. which would otherwise be done while the patient is in office). The cost of phone consults varies by time spent:
Our providers allow direct and convenient communication with them through your patient portal. Any correspondence that requires a complex answer and takes more than 10 minutes of the provider’s time may carry a fee similar to a “established patient phone consult.” Total time billed will encompass the time spent on the messages, provider’s time spent before and after the message (office time such as reviewing labs, editing the treatment plan, calling in prescriptions, etc. which would otherwise be done while the patient is in office). The cost of correspondence varies by time spent:
$35 – 10-20 minutes
$75 – 20-30 minutes
$125 – 30-40 minutes
$175 – 40-50 minutes
$250 – 50-60 minutes
Our providers have extensive training in diet and nutrient therapy including specialized meal plans, food sensitivity testing, gut microbiome testing, and so forth to determine the right macro and micronutrients for your body. This service is especially useful for people with leaky gut, food sensitivities, and diabetes, but also important for those looking to optimize their diet to meet work, life, and exercise goals.
A physical exam appointment is focused on doing a full comprehensive physical examination of all your bodily systems. It will include examination of vitals, skin/hair/nails, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, neurological system, endocrine system, reproductive system, and musculoskeletal system.
Our providers can perform state required sports physicals, aka preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) to clear them to play sports. Please bring in necessary paperwork for the provider to fill out. The visit typically includes gathering medical history and a full physical exam of height and weight, vitals, visual acuity, heart, lung, muscle, and joint examination.
Acupuncture is with Dr. Sydney Sharaf. Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of energetic medicine. It focuses on the patient as a whole, re-establishing homeostasis by re-balancing energy distribution and unblocking energy flow throughout the body. Needles are placed along meridians throughout the body to restore qi (our vital energy source) and correct imbalances that present with a variety of different symptoms.
Acupuncture can act as a standalone or integrative therapy for numerous concerns and diagnoses such as:
Dr. Paul Despres practiced as a licensed massage therapist for 3 years before becoming a naturopathic physician. His knowledge of anatomy and physiology amplifies his techniques to provide an enriching therapeutic massage to alleviate pain, stress, and help your body feel better.
Dr. Sydney Sharaf and Dr. Paul Despres frequently use traditional Chinese cupping to alleviate pain, improve circulation, loosen muscles, and reduce inflammation. It is a great complement to deep-tissue and acupuncture, or as a stand-alone treatment. The providers use a small flame to create a suction within a glass cup and place it on your skin. The heat creates a suction that draws blood to the surface and promotes healing.
Dr. Paul Despres specializes in joint and spinal manipulations to resolve misalignment of joints and vertebrae. His techniques are comparable to a chiropractor, but he frequently adds in soft-tissue manipulation to provide more comprehensive relief.
Dr. Paul Despres specializes in the use of Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), aka cold laser therapy, which is an FDA therapy. A session is typically 15-30 minutes and it consists of the application of low-level red or near-infrared light to the skin’s surface which causes numerous beneficial reactions at the cellular level. The absorption of photons stimulates many of the body’s natural healing mechanisms to restore cellular and tissue function. Dr. Despres frequently uses it for:
A classic “Nature Cure” naturopathic modality that involves a series of hot and cold towels applied to the chest, abdomen and back in conjunction with mild electrical stimulation to the back and abdomen. Procedure lasts roughly 60 minutes and a series of at least 6 sessions is recommended. Stimulates the largest parasympathetic nerve known as the vagus nerve, which connects your gut (enteric nervous system) to the brain. Increases the movement of lymph and the elimination of metabolic wastes through the skin, liver, lungs, kidneys, and colon. Beneficial effects include:
– Reduces inflammation and chronic pain.
– Tonifies organs of digestion, absorption, and elimination.
– Modulates & strengthens the immune system (increases immune cell levels).
– Stimulates the detoxification of endogenous and exogenous toxins.
– Restores nervous system equilibrium by shifting an individual from sympathetic (fight, flight, freeze) to parasympathetic (rest, digest, restore) => reducing stress and enhancing sleep.
The “Metabolic Shred Program” is the next evolution of body transformation pioneered by Dr. David Owers, MD CCFP AB (HM) who is partnering with Nizhoni Functional Medicine. The program consists of 4 online modules done in succession to reverse cellular inflammation, correct mitochondrial dysfunction, give your body optimal fuel to transform, and detoxify your body. The benefits are wide-ranging from weight loss, increase in energy, renewed life purpose, improved sleep, reversing insulin resistance, anti-aging, and beyond.
IV & IM Therapies
|Viral Enhanced Myers||$315|
|NAD (per 250mg)||$300|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||$289|
|Phosphatidyl Choline (PlaqueX)||$289|
|Major Ozone with Hemalumen||$275|
|Homeopathic Add In||$55|
|Vitamin IM Injection (B12)||$35|
|Homeopathic IM Injection||$55|
|Solumedrol or Rocephin IM||$99|
Purchase any therapy in a package of 10 paid in full to get 10% off.
Other Therapy Offerings
|Mind Body and Energy Work||$125|
|Nebulizer Treatment per||$65|
|In House Homeopathy||FREE|
|Herbal and Medicinal Tea||FREE|
|Aroma and Herbal Steam||FREE|
Medical Equipment Rental
|Soft Shell HBOT
45 day rental