Will Scott Smith be my primary care physician?
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 require 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. If testing is completed in office, we use Bio-Reference Laboratory and Tru Health Laboratory. These labs participate with several insurances and may receive 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, we currently serve patients who reside in and travel from almost every state in the country. Additionally, we also have several established patients located in foreign countries. By offering phone and telemedicine consults for follow up consultations we can best accommodate our patient population regardless of geographical location. However, all new patients must be seen in office to initiate care.
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).