If you are interested in scheduling a phone consultation to discuss your medical concerns, please send us a brief summary of your health history (if you haven’t already). We don’t need to see any lab work at this time. Dr. Nathan reviews all emails to be sure your needs are in his scope of practice.
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At this point, we are asking that your treating physician be involved in all discussions. Why? We have found that involving your treating physician (optimally a MD, DO or ND) from the beginning is the most productive and successful approach. This person can follow through on Dr. Nathan’s suggestions and observations, order labs, and most important, prescribe your medications. We can schedule follow-up appointments (usually in 4 month intervals) if necessary. Please contact your doctor to see if he/she is willing and able to play this role. Your treating physician needs to be well versed in treating environmentally acquired illnesses i.e. mold toxicity, Lyme disease, CFS, MCAS, etc. We have found that optimal treatment requires regular adjustments to your program. Dr. Nathan, as a consultant, cannot do that for you and you need a physician who is knowledgeable enough to be able to provide this level of care. Merely being trained or certified in functional medicine is not sufficient to provide the kind of guidance that complicated patients with mold toxicity and Lyme disease need.
Dr. Nathan can sort through your laboratory work and review your symptoms and health history to help you and your treating physician to understand what may have been missed in terms of diagnoses or treatments and to provide direction as how to move forward and to understand the bigger picture of your illness. The majority of patients who use this service have had a lot of testing and seen many health care professionals but do not feel that they are progressing and are missing something or going in the wrong direction for treatment.
Before we schedule, you will need current lab results from Realtime and/or Great Plains mycotoxins tests and, if applicable, for Lyme Disease (Dr. Nathan prefers the Igenix IgG and IgM Western Blot).
If you first want to learn more about Dr. Nathan and his work, we have updated the website, www.neilnathanmd.com, to include many of the blogs that he has written along with professional and personal information. There are also podcasts featuring Dr. Nathan also on the site. Dr. Nathan has written an ebook on mold toxicity, Mold and Mycotoxins. And addressing a broader range of medical topics, Dr. Nathan’s bestselling book, Toxic…Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness, is available. We also highly suggest the podcast series, BetterHealthGuy.com. This is a wonderful source for cutting edge medical information. You can find the interviews with Dr. Nathan in the library.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of scheduling a phone consultation, please let us know. To adequately address your medical questions and concerns, we suggest at least 45 minutes for the initial consultation. We can easily set up a conference call and all can dial in from different locations. Cost of the phone consultations: 45 minutes – $375; 60 minutes – $500; and follow-up 30 minute consultations – $250.
We hope this is helpful. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
With kind regards,
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER from Dr. Nathan:
It is important for all those who are interested in a phone consultation with me to know that medico-legally I cannot diagnose or treat anyone unless we have a face-to-face, in person office visit which will include a complete history and physical examination. I cannot prescribe any medications or supplements unless you are an established patient. The phone consultations offered here are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Many of the illnesses and symptoms with which my patients struggle are highly controversial; information provided in these consultations represent only my most current clinical experience and knowledge.
What I can do is to review your current medical experiences, symptoms, laboratory results and treatments and suggest areas that may not have been adequately explored or investigated completely, but know that a specific diagnosis or treatment cannot be provided. Always seek the advice of your physician before making any treatment decisions.