Frequently Asked Questions

What does Dr. Todd Stone do?

I‘ve been to a dozen doctors, all of which say I’m fine! How do I know this visit will be different?

What you have experienced is naming and categorizing. If the doctors could not find a clear disease to label, they will likely prescribe a medication to help your symptoms. Unfortunately, if you don’t find the cause, not only does your problem still exist in your body, but now you may have some side effects from your medication!

We test for the root cause. If you have a symptom, there is a root cause, and there is a need that must be met.  As a result, we have never found someone with a symptom to be “fine.” We search for clues within your complete system to find your answer. Then we treat toward healing while monitoring results.

What can I expect as a True Health Patient?

After we receive your intake forms, we contact you to schedule an initial exam and consultation. At your appointment, we will discuss the onset and history of your condition along with current circumstances.  

Our examination is focused on muscle function and the connections to the brain and central nervous system. We locate weak muscles via applied kinesiology and search to find what types of therapy will strengthen your body. Our treatment resources are touch and nourishment. Touch includes massage, acupressure, gentle mobilization/stretching, and spinal manipulation. Nourishment includes vitamins and minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, glandulars, and plant medicines. Many patients are surprised with the amount of insight we gain in this first appointment.

Based on our exam findings, Dr. Todd Stone will recommend any labs needed to determine the root cause of your problem with certainty. We give you any necessary kits and requisitions for collecting. Lab blood draws are done at Quest Diagnostics while some other tests are collected by you and mailed to a lab. We will cover the details depending on which tests apply to you.

We schedule a follow up visit for the next week, where we will discuss all the findings including lab results and treatment plans.

Root cause diagnosis is very different than simply naming diseases. Our goal is to improve your function and enjoyment of life instead of stick you with the label of an “incurable” condition.  

When you meet your body’s needs using healing touch and nourishment, over time our expectation is you will feel your “best ever.” The timeline is different for every patient. You have likely had imbalances for some time contributing to louder and more problematic symptoms. It takes time for the body to heal, but we will track progress and fine tune your treatment to optimize your healing.

Do you file insurance?

We file all insurance except Medicaid. Reimbursement is determined by your policy coverage, which will be your out of network coverage. Doctors do not determine what will be covered, insurance companies do, and you have an agreement with your carrier to provide coverage for certain services. If you are dissatisfied with your coverage or results, please contact your insurance agent and voice your concerns.

Dr. Todd Stone is a chiropractor and so any services billed to insurance will be under that scope of practice.

Do you accept payment plans?

We offer all forms of payment plans.  Pay per visit/product.  Monthly payments.  One time payments on a care package, which gives a 10{ab951f3f3b52da6e4e8698c9cb56cb8252bdd18ddffa253e50cbf99ffb10fd15} discount.  Carecredit extended payments plans, interest free for 12 months, and reasonable interest (ask for current rates) on 3-4 year payment options.  

Is Functional Medicine safe?

Our healing resources include physical care and plant medicines. Both of which have such an extraordinary safety record, the risk of serious side effects is essentially zero. The New England Journal of Medicine reported in 2015 that all non-pharmaceutical medicines resulted in 23,000 doctor visits per year, and the majority were from overdosing on stimulant weight loss products and unsupervised child consumption. They note that this accounts for less than 5{ab951f3f3b52da6e4e8698c9cb56cb8252bdd18ddffa253e50cbf99ffb10fd15} of doctor visits and hospitalizations from adverse effects of pharmaceuticals. While pharmaceuticals account for 7,000 deaths per year from prescribing errors, and 106,000 deaths per year from fatal adverse effects from the correct drug and dose.

How does the cost compare to medical care?

Since Functional Medicine is not yet the medical standard of care used to determine health insurance benefits, our coverage is typically considered out of network and reimbursed at a lower rate.  The value of this circumstance is that we must have a fair and reasonable exchange rate (no $50 bandaids!), and we are not restricted to the medical standard of care.  You are probably here because the medical standard of care has failed you, so clearly you need something different.

Another value is resourcefulness.  Natural minded doctors have organized to form lab co-ops where we can purchase labs in bulk and at a huge discount.  For example, our initial blood work retails for nearly $1000, but by buying through our co-op, we can offer it to our patients for $150! Our goal is getting your body to feel and function well so you can live life to its fullest. (Visit our New Patient page for all our fees/pricing)

We keep our focus on results. That means no unnecessary testing or visits. Dr. Todd Stone is a skilled clinician who quickly assesses and reads the feedback from your body to address your needs. We also offer the highest quality pharmaceutical grade supplements and plant medicines. These are a fraction of the cost of most pharmaceutical medications and are definitely more nourishing. What we hear from our patients is that over time, the care in our office is often less than what they would have spent (or have already spent) with their medical doctor.