Our Registered Dietitian, Dana Faris, will help connect the dots in your health history and provide a comprehensive plan to restore your health. She trained one-on-one with Dr. Amy Myers and has treated complex patients from all over the world dealing with autoimmunity, Hashimoto’s, thyroid conditions, Candida, SIBO, leaky gut, IBS, and other chronic illnesses. Please note that Dr. Myers is not currently seeing new patients.
During your initial 75-minute appointment, our Registered Dietitian will:
- Help identify the environmental root causes of your condition and symptoms based on your health history
- Order functional lab testing to identify gut infections, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, and evaluate overall nutritional status
- Provide a personalized dietary protocol based on your unique needs
- Create a supplement plan tailored specifically for you
New Patient appointments and all follow-up appointments are conducted by phone or by using our HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform. Effective 9/1/2017, we will no longer be seeing patients in the office.
Our practice does not accept any form of medical insurance or Medicare/Medicaid. However, we provide you with an itemized bill with traditional ICD-10 codes and CPT codes so that you may easily file a claim with your insurance company yourself.
To simplify the process, we recommend calling your insurance company prior to your visit to find out about what your specific plan will cover. We’re more than happy to provide insurance codes in our patient portal for registered new patients.
At Austin UltraHealth we offer a variety of lab testing from conventional labs to state of the art functional medicine testing. Please read below about the different types of lab testing we offer.
Conventional Lab Testing
Conventional labs are those that you are likely already familiar with. These are the labs such as thyroid testing, vitamin D and cholesterol, to name a few. There are two ways of paying for conventional lab testing:
Conventional Lab Testing Option 1: Submit through your Insurance
We have a partnership with Clinical Pathology Labs (CPL) located in Austin, TX. If you live in Texas and have good insurance coverage, we recommend allowing CPL to submit these tests through your insurance. This means that Austin UltraHealth will not collect payment for these tests. CPL is the largest lab in Texas and covered by most insurance companies. We recommend calling your insurance provider prior to your initial appointment.
Conventional Lab Testing Option 2: Prepay to Austin UltraHealth
Austin UltraHealth’s partnership with CPL allows us to get labs at a very discounted rate and we pass this discount on to you. If you have minimal insurance coverage, a high deductible or live out of state, we recommend this option. Austin UltraHealth will collect payment for these labs and because of the highly discounted rate you may not file for reimbursement with your insurance provider.
Functional Medicine Lab Testing
Our practice uses high-quality, cutting-edge functional lab tests in order to get the most accurate information about how your body is working and to uncover the root cause of your illness. These tests may or may not be covered by your insurance company and therefore we have you pay our office for the labs and we pay the lab company directly on your behalf. You may also use funds from a Health Savings Account (HSA) to cover the costs of these tests.