We have an exceptional facility and although we like to meet each patient in person, we recognize this is not always possible. Expert teams specializing in Functional Medicine are part of a relatively new field and not many of these clinics currently exist. We specialize in a medical practice that is able to serve patients across the U.S. and around the globe. Approximately half of our Functional Medicine patients do not reside in the northern California. Distance is not an obstacle if one has taken the time to be thorough with providing assessment data about medical history, lifestyle, signs and symptoms, testing and communicating feedback during treatment. All testing results, pertinent information, and recommendations are provided in report form to you during your consultation.
Our professional approach manages care for long-distance patients by including extra staff support and technologically-advanced consultations. We offer many options for interactive consultations and ongoing communications. Wellness Alternatives’ providers, nurses, and support staff are personable and accessible. We are knowledgeable, passionate, and skilled in Functional Medicine. We strive to accommodate your time and schedule, help you to prepare for your consultation, provide realistic plans of care, nutritional support, and explain what to expect with each step of the process. We triage each case and conduct case reviews. Wellness Alternatives is clinically experienced to treat the root cause, order testing, diagnose, and develop protocols to slow the progression of disease, lessen or alleviate symptoms, and promote healing.
How to get started?
Print and fill out the New Patient Paperwork. Please entirely complete and sign each form as requested. Scan and email all registration and assessment forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 844-231-8945. We will triage each new case with Dr. Peterson and then call you back to confirm that we have received your paperwork, ask pertinent questions, and discuss recommendations and options on how to proceed to meet your health goals.
What are the Fees?
We are conscious of your health care budget when recommending labs, treatments, and supplemental protocols.
Payment is expected at the time of service and we require that fees be held with a credit/debit card.
- Nutritional Compounds
- Recommendation for supplement protocols are based upon questionnaire and lab analysis combined with information obtained during the consultation.
- Questions and emails from patients purchasing their recommended supplements through this office or online store will be answered as part of their consultation.
- A 15 minute minimum fee will be charged for questions or emails, if supplement are purchased outside of this office.
The Comprehensive Wellness Panel which is our most commonly ordered lab test. This is a 52 marker gold standard blood chemistry evaluation. Other tests are available such as Thyroid Antibodies; Vitamin D; Omega-3; C-Reactive Protein; PSA; Blood Type; Hormone Panels; Adrenal Stress Index; Food Allergy Tests; Celiac Profiles; and DNA Stool Testing.Dr. Peterson requires current and complete data in order to make the most accurate recommendations for you. Wellness Alternatives is happy to accept lab work ordered by other health care providers if the labs meet Dr. Peterson’s guidelines. Once you have submitted your paperwork and any labs you would like Dr. Peterson to consider, we will contact you and let you know if your labs are sufficient or if more current and/or complete testing is required. If your labs are acceptable, there is an associated minimum $50 fee to compensate Dr. Peterson for his time to review the lab results and develop an assessment and supplement protocol for you. (This same fee for service is included in the cost when a client purchases lab work through Wellness Alternatives.) We do not advocate pre-paid health care contracts. We feel that our policy allows us to provide you with the time you need and still be cost effective for each individual patient. You pay for what you actually authorize and need. Our staff is available for patient support under the direction of Dr. Peterson.
We do not accept insurance. We have chosen to price our services on a consistent basis for all our patients. Those who are fortunate to have insurance can be assured they are paying no more or less than any other patient receiving our same quality service. We can provide you with the necessary paperwork to enable you to work with insurance to seek reimbursement.
- Individual Consultation Cancellation or Missed Appointment Policy
As all services are provided by appointment only and this time is reserved for your exclusive use, we must request a 24 hour notice to cancel an appointment. If you do not cancel your consultation within 24 hours or if you miss an appointment, Wellness Alternatives has the right to bill you for the full amount of consultation.
To make an appointment, please call 530-615-4083 , fax 844-231-8945 or email Dr. Peterson at email@example.com.