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Group Visits

What is a group visit?  

A group visit occurs when multiple clients are seen as a group (typically 10-15) for follow-up care or management of chronic conditions. These visits are voluntary for clients and provide a secure but interactive setting in which patients have improved access to their medical providers, the benefit of counseling with additional members of a healthcare team (for example a behaviorist, nutritionist, or health educator), and can share experiences and advice with one another.  The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes that group visits are a proven, effective method for enhancing a patient’s self-care of chronic conditions, increasing patient satisfaction, and improving outcomes.

Why should I really participate in a group visit?

Our group visit health providers are amazing, talented, and caring individuals.  Learning, sharing, and growing together in community is a basic human need, which is why group visit outcomes are actually more effective in the long run (Cleveland Clinic Study on Group Visits: https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2021/04/13/cleveland-clinic-study-finds-functional-medicines-shared-medical-appointments-deliver-improved-patient-outcomes-at-less-cost/).  Typical medical office visits are 10-15 minutes long while these group visits are typically 60-90 minutes in duration and much more affordable too. These are all done with our Oasis integrative and functional medicine approach to health.

How much do the group visits cost?

With Traditional Medicare they may be covered. If you do not have Traditional Medicare then fees are on a sliding scale based on income and are quite affordable, ranging from just $25-$65 per session.  This is an amazing deal for 60-90 minutes of functional medicine in our community!  These are powerful group visits.  The goal of this program for Oasis is to simply give back to and serve our community.

When do each of the group visit modules occur?

Please inquire with the office as the starting date is subject to change.

 

Group Visit Module Descriptions

Blood Sugar/Inflammation:

Curious about how unregulated blood sugar causes inflammation in the body? In this module, we’ll take a deep dive into the importance of inflammatory markers in determining health outcomes and what to do to support your blood sugar regulation. We’ll go over recommended supplements and lifestyle choices to optimize outcomes. Lab work includes a full blood panel workup including all markers of inflammation and nutrient deficiencies. 

Digestion:

Curious about what microbes live in your gut and how they are influencing your health? In this module, we’ll take a deep dive into the human microbiome and how it affects overall health in the body. We’ll discuss strategies on how to support your ecosystem through diet, lifestyle and supplements. Lab work includes a cutting edge stool test that shows ways to improve the diversification and vitality of your microbiome.

Brain:

Curious about how to optimize your brain function and improve your overall health? In this module, we’ll take a deep dive into the brain and ways to optimize performance. We’ll discuss current concerns regarding the brain and aging and go over recommended supplements and lifestyle choices to optimize outcomes. Lab work includes a brain map showing overall brain performance. 

Hormones:

Curious about the role of hormones in creating health in the body? In this module, we’ll take a deep dive into optimal hormone levels and how they affect overall vitality in the body. We’ll go over the critical hormone systems and how they work in conjunction with each other. We’ll also go over recommended supplements and lifestyle choices to optimize outcomes. Lab work includes a comprehensive dried urine test highlighting hormone adequacy and pathways.

Detoxification:

Curious about the best ways to detoxify the body and support overall health and vitality? In this module, we’ll do a deep dive into different detox options and support you during the detox of your choice. We’ll go over the detox pathways in the body and lifestyle choices to minimize toxins in your daily life. We’ll also cover recommended supplements to optimize outcomes.