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Frequently Asked Questions about Human Health Specialists, Complementary Medicine, and Alternative Medicine Treatments:

Who are you and what do you do?

We are a medical office in Scottsdale, AZ that combines principles from complementary, alternative, homeopathic, alopathic, and other types of medicine to create the best possible treatments. We utilize comprehensive testing procedures to determine the sources of disease, not just the symptoms, and we pinpoint biochemical and physiological barriers in your body that are the cause of disease, poor health and poor performance.

Our clientele ranges from terminally ill patients to seemingly healthy individuals, from kids and teens to baby boomers, and from weekend warriors to elite level athletes. We expose our patients to a level of care that does not exist anywhere else in the world. With their input, we develop an optimal wellness package that fits their needs, solves their problems and optimizes their health. Over the past 20 years, we have successfully helped hundreds of people with a variety of health conditions including ALS, cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, overweight and obesity, depression, and more.

What does your testing include?

By aligning ourselves with the top diagnostic labs in the world, we are able to test your body for any molecule that can affect your health. Based on your symptoms and health history, we will collect a blood, urine, or stool sample, have it analyzed for specific substances or organisms, and then determine the best course of treatment based on your results and your goals.

What types of treatments do you use?

The treatments we utilize include:

  • Allopathic/Western medicine treatments like therapeutic ultrasound and occasionally prescription drugs
  • Complementary and alternative medicine treatments like acupuncture, customized dietary supplement strategies, and customized diets
  • Naturopathic treatments like prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma therapy
  • Homeopathic preparations

Learn more about the different types of alternative medicine.

Health care is expensive; how can I afford testing and treatment?

We are always willing to work with people based on their budget and needs. We offer payment plans, discounts if you pay up front, and we will try to file a courtesy claim for you with your insurance carrier. Not all carriers may accept this. Also, insurance does not cover phone consultations. In order to file a claim, you must meet with the physician in person. We will notify you in advance of the costs associated with your treatment, so in case your carrier decides they will not cover any services you will know your financial responsibility up front. Our invoices list your CPT Codes so you can pay up front, receive a discount, and file the claim with your insurance carrier on your own.

I feel fine; why should I worry about my health?

We have never had a patient who was in perfect health. Everyone has at least some minor deficiency, and things like disease risk factors are usually asymptomatic until it’s too late. We will work with you and educate you on the most appropriate strategies for your optimal well being.

How can I get started?

You can get started by filling out the New Client Forms and promptly returning the completed documents.

What can I expect on the first visit?

We operate differently than other facilities. We don’t wait to see you and then drag things out longer in order to figure everything out. We try to get all your information before you walk through the door so by the time you come in we have a basic customized strategy ready for you. That strategy can always be changed based on your initial consultation.

How much does it cost to make an appointment?

The initial fee for an office visit is $350 for the office visit. Additional charges may apply depending on the type of services provided. Follow up office visits may be $175 or $350.

What is the consultation fee for?

The consultation fee pays for the time it takes to set you up in our proprietary databases, review the relevant research to your case, review your health history questionnaire, and discuss the findings with you. Many times this process involves twenty to forty hours of work.

Do I have to come to Arizona to do testing?

No. We can arrange to test you anywhere in the United States. We will send you the test kits and directions to the nearest lab to have your blood drawn.

Do you treat men/women/children/seniors?

Yes. Human Health Specialists can help anyone of any age or gender.

Do I have to do follow up testing?

You don’t have to, but it is very highly recommended. Follow up tests are necessary to make sure that our therapeutic approaches are helping you.

When can I expect my test results?

Results can take anywhere from 24 hours to three weeks. We will tell you in advance how long they will take.

Why are your supplements so expensive?

Most supplement companies will never bring up the acronyms GMP or COA. GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. COA stands for Certificate of Analysis. Supplement companies can significantly reduce production costs by lowering their standards and skipping on sample analysis, but this means inferior products that don’t contain enough of the active ingredients to be effective. Basically, you’re paying for low quality junk that does nothing for your health. At HHS, we use natural supplements from companies that exceed the minimum standards for Good Manufacturing Practices and regularly analyze their product batches for potency and consistency. While these supplements cost a little more, they actually do what they claim to do, which for you means they’ll actually help you feel better.

What if I’m already taking supplements?

Not a problem. We can help you with your supplement strategy and recommend higher quality products.

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