Frequently Asked Questions

Does Central Florida Functional Medicine accept insurance?

 

Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance for our services. When a provider bills to an insurance carrier directly, they must become a participating provider with that insurance company. In doing so, the insurance company determines what services can be provided, how that service is provided and what can be charged for that service. By working outside of this traditional system, we are able to spend more time with our patients which allows for a better understanding of each patient’s individual needs and development of an optimal treatment plan.

Will my medical insurance reimburse me for my consultations at Central Florida Functional Medicine?

Patients who have out of network benefits with their insurance provider can petition for possible reimbursement. We provide an invoice with ICD 10 and CPT code that can be submitted for possible coverage.

What can I expect during my first visit?

During your initial consult, you will meet with Mr. Smith to discuss your current issues, your medical history (including prior treatments), and your health and lifestyle goals.  A physical exam will be performed.  A plan will be formulated that may include dietary adjustments, exercise recommendations, laboratory testing, dietary supplements, and traditional medications (if necessary).

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not the disease.

Will Scott Smith be my primary care provider?

Scott Smith will not be your primary care physician. Our practice is not equipped to handle and manage acute illnesses and needs as would a primary care practice nor do we have hospital privileges.  Central Florida Functional Medicine provides care to optimize overall health and wellness.  Being so, we recommend that our patients maintain a regular primary care provider as a patient of the practice.

What type of laboratory testing is done and is it covered by my insurance?

Testing can be done for a wide variety of things.  This includes but is not limited to toxicity evaluations, adrenal functions, microbiologies, and mitochondria evaluations.  Once your specific lab testing needs have been determined a lab order will be provided to you which can be taken to a laboratory such as Lab Quest or Quest Diagnostics; these labs participate with several insurance companies and may allow you to utilize insurance coverage.  However, there are several specialized laboratories which may be recommended that do not accept insurance.  

 

What is the cancellation policy?

We at CFFM are committed to providing exceptional care.  Unfortunately, when one patient cancels without giving enough notice they prevent another patient from being seen. To ensure that each patient is given the proper amount of time for their visit and the highest quality care it is very important that each scheduled patient attend their visit. We maintain a full schedule and subsequently when time requested by patients is scheduled and not utilized, we miss the opportunity to treat another patient.  

 

Cancellation for a new patient consult must be made at least 3 business days prior to the consultation.  

Cancellation for established patients must be made at least 1 business day prior to the consultation.  

Can I become a patient if I live outside the Central Florida area?

Yes!  By offering telemedicine consultations we can best accommodate our patient population regardless of geographical location.  However, all new patients must be seen in office to initiate care and established patients are required to be seen in office at least once per year to maintain an active patient status.