Patient Consulting

What are the fees & flow?

STEP ONE

At this appointment, Dr. Emily will go over the initial form that you’ve already electronically submitted, review your health problems, discuss lab testing and determine your nutrition plan.

COST: $300/60 minutes

STEP TWO

2 weeks

At this appointment the lab test ordered and food journaling will be reviewed and you will get your personalized recommendations from Dr. Emily.

COST: $300/60 minutes

STEP THREE

4 weeks

Continued follow-up appointments vary with each patient depending on the complexity of your case. Follow up appointments can be anywhere between 30-60 minutes at $100-$300 to continue to track progress, adjust supplements & discuss or review additional testing.

Functional Medicine Includes

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Food Recommendation

We have some favorites and have coached thousands using the below methods.

  • AI Keto*
  • 21-Day Histamine Detox*
  • Shape ReClaimed™
  • Paleo
  • AIP
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Dr. Emily’s food recommendation is based in biochemistry and human physiology and what foods have been scientifically proven to help heal the gut and immune system.

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Supplement Recommendation

We recommend pharmaceutical grade supplements that are customized for you based on lab work and clinical history. We keep an inventory of our main products at our clinic in Ballwin.

We also use Doctors Supplement Store in case we suggest a product that we do not have, but feel would be beneficial for you.  We can ship supplements, or you can drop by our office to replenish when needed.

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Labwork Analysis

Data collection is key especially when you aren’t getting results with just dietary changes. We start with basic but comprehensive bloodwork and then go from there.

Other lab work we run:

  • DNA Stool Panel (GIMAP)
  • DUTCH Hormone Panel (Precision Analytical)
  • Organic Acid Testing (GPL)
  • Mycotoxin Testing (GPL)
  • Nasal Swab Testing
  • Environmental Toxin Testing (GPL)
  • Food antigen testing (Cyrex)

and more…

Can I use my labs my PCP orders annually? Possibly…if they include all the markers listed HERE. AND if it’s less than 2 months old.

 

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Raving Support

Have you ever wanted your healthcare team to cheer for you? Well, you found the right place.

We are invested in your SUCCESS! We offer email support, phone support and a video library for you to constantly be learning.

Our goal is to impress the socks off of you with our top-notch service.

What is the best way to get a hold of the office? Email

 

 

 

FAQs

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Q: DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
A:  We are a self-pay office, and do not file for insurance or Medicare. After your appointment, we will give diagnosis and CPT codes for you to file with your insurance if needed.
Q: HOW MUCH ARE THE APPOINTMENTS
A: The first case review appointment is $300 for 60min, the second appointment is $300 for 60min, follow up care will range from $100 to $300 depending on the type of appointment.
Q: HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR THE FIRST MONTH OF CARE?
A: We like to be over prepared than under, so budget around $1000 for the first month of care.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR TESTING FEES?
A: Testing fees can range between $200 and $2000 depending on your personalized plan of action.
Q: CAN I USE MY HSA OR FSA ACCOUNT?
A: Yes, please check with your HR department to confirm.
Q: DO YOU WORK WITH PATIENTS OUT OF STATE?
A: Dr. Emily expects to see you physically in the office at your first or second appointment, and after that you can continue care with telemedicine video appointments. 
Q: DO I STILL NEED A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN?
A: Yes, we do not provide acute care services and we do not replace the services that your primary care provides.
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Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
A: At your initial consultation Dr. Emily will take a genuine interest in you as a whole person, respecting that you are unique in your history as well as your genetic makeup. Expect her to treat you with patience and attention during your visit, because getting to know you and your history is crucial to developing an effective treatment plan. We review your health problems and discuss testing options.

Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY SECOND APPOINTMENT?
A: Dr. Emily will explain your diagnostic test with you and you will receive your personalized plan of action.
Q: WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP AND HOW LONG DO I NEED TO BE IN CARE?
A: Dr. Emily likes to have a follow up consult every 4-6 weeks. Expect to commit to three to six months+ of care depending on the complexity of your case.
Q: WHAT DOES DR. EMILY HECKER SPECIALIZE IN?
A: She has a passion for working with patients with MTHFR, preconception and pregnancy care, digestive & autoimmune diseases. These and many other diagnoses can be supported nutritionally.
Q: WHAT ARE DR. EMILY'S CREDENTIALS?
A: She is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Nutritional Consultant. She has over 11 years of clinical experience using Functional Medicine to support her patients. Her updated Bio-data sheet and CV are coming soon.

BioData Sheet
CV PDF

Q: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
A: Dr. Emily likes to have a follow up consult every 4-6weeks including required attendance at educational workshops which will make you successful with your results. Expect to commit to three to six months+ of care depending on the complexity of your case.
Q: WHAT LABS DOES SHE USE?
A: Specialty labs tests can include stool testing, saliva testing, urine testing, bloodwork, food allergy, hormone, organic acid, and more. We use many specialty lab companies and they vary.

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