Functional Medicine

Andrea Telfer-Karbo, FNP


Do you want a very personal, drug-free approach to health? 
Work with Andrea to heal from the inside out.

Feeling sick and not sure why?

Are you struggling with chronic inflammation or digestive disorders?

Are you ready to banish your brain fog and reclaim your vitality?

 

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 Andrea can help you with:

Arthritis
Allergies
Fatigue and Brain Fog
Anxiety and Depression
Insomnia
Digestive Disorders: IBS & IBD
Autoimmune Disorders
Chronic Inflammation
Hormonal Imbalances
Leaky Gut
Hypertension
Cholesterol
Diabetes and Blood Sugar Balance
Achieving Vibrance & Vitality


What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease and disharmony in the body, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Every individual is unique - both genetically and chemically, as well as in beliefs, values and environmental inputs. Functional Medicine utilizes evidence-based, alternative approaches to whole-person health via lab testing, nutritional guidelines, supplementation, and lifestyle modifications. Following a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet and establishing a healthy gastrointestinal environment are the primary paths to full body health.

Who is Functional Medicine For?

Functional medicine is for anyone who would like to actively participate in their own healing process and work with the root cause of their imbalance.

It is for those with IBS, autoimmunity, diabetes, fatigue, hormonal fluctuations, insomnia, chronic pain, allergies, asthma and more - anyone who is ready for their healthcare to be centered around their lifestyle, and who is interested in learning cutting-edge concepts in healing.

Why work with Andrea?

Through the utilization of Functional Medicine, Andrea has helped hundreds of people come off of excessive medication prescriptions and restore natural balance to their bodies.

Andrea helps others identify the root cause of their disease, through thorough assessment of patient history, scientific research and clinical experience. Using a unique and individualized approach, she helps her patients reconnect with their natural human rhythms to prevent and treat chronic disease, so they may feel vibrant enough to seek their joy.

Andrea has helped heal chronic digestive issues in all ages, restore optimal heart function after heart attacks, reverse diabetes and eliminate her patients' needs for insulin. Andrea's balanced combination of conventional, functional and integrative training makes her a very well-rounded and informed health care practitioner.

In walking this path to health you can expect more energy, better sleep, enhanced clarity of thought, happiness, and a reduced need for conventional medication. This all leads to a better quality of life. Partner with Andrea to sculpt a beautifully healthy future.

 

Andrea's Services

Adult New Patient : $325  

  • (1) 75 minute Intake
    • Extensive history review and physical exam, including Nutrition Response Testing
  • (1) 45 minute health coaching session with Lauren Gauthier, Holistic Nutritionist
    • scheduled at a separate time
  • Initial Plan of Care determined
    • Expect initial recommendations for diet supplementation (if needed), herbs (if needed), nutrition and lifestyle plan, follow up care plan, possible labs ordered
  • Super Bill provided for reimbursement, at patient request.
  • Initial trajectory of care plan determined
  • Direct access to Andrea for questions via Patient Portal
  • Comprehensive functional blood analysis covered by insurance.* 

Pediatric New Patient : $275

  • (1) 60 minute Intake
    • Extensive history review and physical exam, including Nutrition Response Testing
  • (1) 25 minute health coaching session with Lauren Gauthier, Holistic Nutritionist
    • scheduled at a separate time
  • Initial Plan of Care determined
    • Expect initial recommendations for diet supplementation (if needed), herbs (if needed), nutrition and lifestyle plan, follow up care plan, possible labs ordered
  • Super Bill provided for reimbursement, at patient request.
  • Initial trajectory of care plan determined
  • Direct access to Andrea for questions via Patient Portal
  • Comprehensive functional blood analysis covered by insurance.* 
     

The comprehensive blood work* offers and analyzes:

  • an expanded cholesterol panel
  • four inflammatory markers
  • levels of Vitamins D, B12, Folate, and CoQ10
  • hormone levels
  • a full thyroid panel
  • complete blood count
  • auto-immune activity
  • health of the kidneys and liver
  • electrolyte levels

    *This comprehensive blood work will be covered by your insurance provider (including Kaiser, Medical and Medicare), provided that your medical insurance is active, and your deductible has been met.
    Be sure to contact your insurance provider to verify your coverage.

 


Continued Care

A La Carte: Pay per visit

For the person who does not want to purchase a package, but would like to utilize services as needed.

- Lab Review (60 min) – $275 

- Follow Up (30 min) – $138 

*add AAT package (3 treatments for $299 to any package)

*Extra time in office billed at $275/hour 

*Distance consults available, but not reimbursable.  For out of state clients, labs will need to be ordered by qualified practitioner in your area or state.  We can help you with this.

Return to Health Package: $695 

For the person with chronic health conditions who has not been able to obtain answers via conventional or even alternative routes.  This is for the person who want to solve the underlying issue associated with disease instead of treating symptoms.

  • (1) 60 minute Case Review
  • (3) 30 min Follow Up appointments
  • (1) 45 minute Follow Up with Lauren Gauthier, Holistic Nutritionist OR AAT

> Approximately 8-12 weeks of care

Health Optimizer Package: $425 

For the person who wants to use all the tools in Andrea’s tool kit, but is not chronically ill or diagnosed with any disease process.  This person wants to achieve optimal wellness through a functional model and is focused on prevention.

  • (1) 60 minute lab review
  • (1) 30 minute follow up
  • (1) 45 min Health Coaching Consult OR AAT

> Approximately 6 weeks of care

Nutrition Response Testing (NRT):  $399 

For patients using NRT as part of their treatment, as suggested by our Practitioner. We now offer 3 packs of NRT testing.  This saves patients using this service $15!

- (3) 30 minute Follow Ups

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT):  $299 

For patients using AAT as part of their treatment, as suggested by our Practitioner. We now offer 3 packs of NRT testing.  This saves patients using this service $46!

- (3) 20 minute Follow Ups 

 
 
Andrea’s goal is to help people heal and feel the best they can. I have started working with her and so appreciate her kindness, caring, and knowledge. I highly recommend her services.
— J.G. / Berkeley, CA
 
Thank you for your information and support. It can be feel daunting to be faced with health challenges, but I feel very positive on my endeavor with your expert guidance and support. I am so grateful to have this knowledge, especially with such amazing tools.
— J.W. / Martinez, CA

 
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Andrea has a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance.  As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she holds a Masters of Science and is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 

She is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (2012). She currently studies with the Kresser Institute and Functional Medicine University, staying abreast of current research through conferences and continuing education series.

Andrea is also an Illuminating Souls trained intuitive and uses her intuition freely in her practice.