Become a Patient

Fees

  • Our intake process costs $854. This fee covers the entire intake process which includes the Intake appointment, two consultations with one of our clinicians and your individualized care plan. You receive your personalized written recommendations at the end of the second consultation with your doctor. 
  • We require a non-refundable deposit of $99 prior to your New Patient Intake visit.
  • Follow-up appointments are between $225-$295 depending on your practitioner.

Practical, scientifically-validated and cost effective care.

Other Information

  • We are unable to bill insurance or create superbills. 
  • We offer tele-health visits only which allows us to provide services to patients across the US and internationally.
  • All consultations are done by phone. This allows us to avoid the distractions of video or poor connections and focus all of our attention on helping you.

What is the Process?

Step 1 - Intake (With a Ruscio Institute Intake Specialist)

In your first interaction with our clinic, you connect with one of our highly trained intake specialists to review your case and individual circumstances in preparation for your doctor visits. Our team will focus in on the key pieces of information that our doctors use to make decisions: your history, symptoms, labs, and response to previous treatments. In addition, expect to have any of your questions answered about our clinic’s approach to helping you.

Intake Appointment

  • A 20 minute appointment focused on gathering the most relevant clinical data to help our doctor make the best decisions with you and to address any questions about our process or clinic 
  • At the end of this visit, you schedule your two doctor visits.

Step 2 - Doctor Visits

Prior to these visits, your doctor will have studied your case in detail. You will not need to repeat information that you’ve previously shared with our team. These visits allow your doctor to fully understand your case so that we can help you to feel better as soon as possible. 

Clinical Analysis (First Doctor Visit)

  • During this first visit, expect your doctor to focus on clinical issues that prevent many patients from healing. Your doctor will ask specific questions based on your history and intensely listen to you in order to understand what may have been missed by previous providers.
  • Following this visit, your doctor will go back through your case and come up with a step by step plan to get you better.
  • Your doctor will review their plan for you and make sure that their treatment strategy is a good fit for you, ensuring you receive treatment that is cost effective and practical.

Initial Recommendations (Second Doctor Visit)

  • During this second visit, your clinician will go over your specific treatment recommendations with you. Afterwards, detailed written recommendations will be available to you through our patient portal.

We Pledge To:

  • Listen and individualize a plan to match your needs and unique history
  • Never require testing to be done prior to being seen
  • Help you towards the goal of being on the broadest diet and the least number of supplements possible to stay healthy
  • Use the most up to date clinical evidence and science
  • Work beside and support your regular doctor
  • Inform and teach so that you can make the best decision for you

Step 3 - Follow Up Visits (as needed)

  • At each Follow Up visit, your doctor reviews your response to previous recommendations, and makes decisions based on that information. This allows us to continually modify your treatment plan to get you better as soon as possible. 
  • Follow Up visits allow us to work through our comprehensive data-driven roadmap together with you, so that we can do our very best to guide you to either full recovery or optimal health.

During Follow Up Visits, your doctor will:

  • Monitor your response to treatment
  • Review lab findings and order any follow up testing as needed as treatment progresses.
  • Adjust treatment as needed

Why work with Us?

Responsible, Cost-Effective Functional Medicine

We are proud to get results for our patients where others have failed, by using a scientific and evidence guided approach to natural medicine. Let us show you the most practical and effective tools so you can feel your best. 

Let’s Get You Back to Your Life.

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Game Changing Results

It’s just been wonderful to trust your recommendations, go forward, and then bam, they work. I’m happy.

Phyllis
Idaho

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Beating SIBO​

The best move I made was starting up with you and really getting someone who knows how to stop the SIBO relapse from going on, and I’m so happy I did…

Christine
Wyoming

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Overcoming Brain Fog & Depression

I came in with insane brain fog, and depression. I was a really happy person, so that was new for me. In 3 or 4 months it was pretty much gone.

Harman
California

You can find additional patient success stories here.

Frequently Asked Questions are here.

We offer a free 15 minute Discovery Call to prospective patients to make sure we are the right fit for you. Book a call here.