What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners or NPs are master’s or doctoral prepared advanced practice registered nurses who partner with patients through utilizing the nursing model. This blend of medicine focuses on the whole person and uses education to help patients make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices and healthcare needs.
NPs counsel, diagnose and manage acute and chronic illness with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. They practice independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals based on their patients’ health needs.
Some of the many services NPs offer include:
- Diagnosing and treating illnesses
- Performing physical examinations
- Prescribing medications
- Ordering/interpreting radiology, laboratory, and other diagnostic tests
- Counseling and Education
- Performing various procedures such as suturing of wounds
- Coordinating your health care needs with other specialties and services
Studies show, patients with NPs as their primary care providers have lower medication costs, less emergency room visits, and shorter hospital stays.
Where do I start?
Simply click “Book” to schedule an appointment or fill out contact form to request a 15 minute Discovery Call to see if we are the right fit.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Email or click the book a virtual visit button to schedule a free 15 minute discovery call. If you decide to become a patient of the practice you will receive access to a portal to schedule appointments directly.
You will receive a video link and several online forms including a comprehensive health history to be completed prior to our appointment. You can also upload any pertinent documents or prior test results to be reviewed before meeting each other to make the most out of your visit.
How Can We Work Together?
Initial Video Health Consults are approximately 90 minutes to give us time to discuss your story and get to know you. I will review your health history, current concerns, and goals. You will receive a detailed plan with recommendations for next steps which may include comprehensive blood work (metabolic testing, hormone panels, expanded cholesterol panels, nutrients, vitamins, etc.) and specialty functional medicine testing to thoroughly assess your health and any symptoms you may be experiencing.
Follow Up Appointments are typically 60 minutes to review your results, discuss your progress, address any new issues, answer any questions, and continue to customize your treatment plan.
Customize your care by meeting weekly, every other week, or monthly for 30-60 minutes for the first two to three months to closely monitor your progress, make adjustments in real time, provide coaching and guidance with making small sustainable lifestyle changes to meet your desired goals.
How can I get a medical marijuana card?
- You must have proof you are a New York state resident.
- You must have documentation of a qualifying condition that includes a health care provider’s note or referral OR schedule an appointment for an evaluation.
- You can receive your printable temporary Medical Marijuana Card the same day of your consult by creating an account through the NYS Patient Medical Marijuana Program.
What happens during a Reiki session?
Reiki is an energetic healing methodology, which can be performed virtually from a distance or in person. Currently all Reiki sessions are performed virtually only. Reiki doesn’t require you to do anything except show up to receive the benefits.
You can book directly from the web link or call or text the office line. Sessions are typically 45 minutes. It is recommended to schedule your session when you can be in a comfortable, quiet, uninterrupted environment for at least an hour. At the beginning of your session, we will talk on the phone or video to discuss the intention of the session, then you will be asked to get comfortable. Most people like to lay down and listen to their favorite peaceful music or a playlist will be provided to you upon request. Some people fall asleep and that’s ok.
Reiki is a non-manipulative, non-invasive, and non-diagnostic practice, with no contraindications.
Do you accept my insurance, FSA or HSA dollars?
The Mend Wellness is a fee-for-service practice and does not accept insurance. We accept cash, credit, debit, FSA and HSA dollars as payment.
Current Fees Are:
Initial Consults: $550
Initial Consults with Physical Exam: $650
Annual Physical Appointments For Established Patients: $350
Follow Up 90 Minute Appointment: $375
Follow Up 45-60 Minute Appointment: $250
30 Minute Follow Up Appointment: $125
We’ve partnered with Reimbursify for fast and easy out of network claim submission your insurance company by uploading your superbill to the Reimbursify App. Your reimbursement will be sent directly to you depending on your plan’s out of network benefits.
Insurance can be used for comprehensive blood work through commercial labs. Specialty testing for hormones, toxins, food sensitivities, genetic profiling, and gut microbiome, etc are available to be ordered through third party labs for an additional out of pocket fee.
What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule the appointment, you must do so 24 hours in advance; otherwise, you will be charged a $75 cancellation fee for your visit. Extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.