Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take health insurance?
No, unfortunately I do not accept Conventional health insurance nor Medicare for Functional Medicine and I cannot assure you that any of my services (office visits, phone consultations or lab tests) will be reimbursed. This was a difficult decision to make, but at this time wellness based preventative care is not adequately supported by insurance.
Is Dr. Ficaro a primary care physician?
Although I am licensed as a primary care and chiropractic physician, I do not provide primary or acute care services. I will work with you closely as a health consultant, strategist, and coach in preventive, nutritional and Functional Medicine to help you address the root causes of your health problems. I will gladly confer with your primary care doctor if necessary.
How long will it take for me to see results?
While I would love to give you a definitive answer, it really depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, how long you’ve been struggling with it, how much time, energy, and attention you’re willing to devote to treatment, and how well you respond to your treatment plan.
In general, my treatment plans last between three and six months, but most patients start seeing improvement within the first month. My patients often elect to continue with a maintenance plan after their initial treatment plan is completed.
How much will my treatment cost?
The cost depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, the extent of lab testing required, the combination of supplements, herbs and other therapies needed during treatment, and how long your treatment plan lasts. A general cost can be given at your consultation.
What Credit Cards do you accept?
I accept the following credit cards: • Visa • Mastercard • Discover • American Express
What do I need for my first appointment?
All visits are virtual where you can use a phone, tablet, or computer. Once you are accepted as a patient, you will receive information to sign-up for the patient portal. With this completed, you are sent questionnaires through the portal that you complete online. Your old medical records, labs, and other diagnostic tests are also very helpful, these can be faxed from your doctor's office to 866-224-4325. This eleminates duplication of testing.
Does Dr. Ficaro prescribe medications ?
No. I focus primarily on natural remedies. If prescription medications are necessary or if you need to wean off prescription medications you are currently taking, I will work directly with your primary physician.