Dr. Brown offers various types of consultations both in person and via the telephone or Skype. For telephone consultations in the U.S., Dr. Brown will initiate the call. International clients are asked to initiate the telephone call for their appointment.
Comprehensive new client appointment
This is the initial evaluation and program development appointment for new clients.
In this consultation, Dr. Brown will review your health records, including bone density measurements, blood chemistries, hormone tests, bone resorption studies, etc. She will discuss your general health history and specific bone health history. She will also ask about your family’s general and bone health history. Dr. Brown will review your past and current diet, food preferences, supplement and medication use, exercise patterns, lifestyle, and current situation. After this, she will develop a personalized bone-building program suited to your individual needs and preferences.
In preparation for this initial appointment, you are asked to fill out a series of new client intake forms. These include a three-day diet record, two symptom survey forms, including an osteoporosis risk assessment, and a nutrition detective questionnaire. You are also asked to make a comprehensive list of nutrients, herbs, and medications that you currently use, and to list your primary health concerns and health goals.
Clients are asked to fax or mail the intake forms along with all bone density tests, any tests for bone resorption they might have, and any relevant blood tests and/or laboratory tests.
Length of appointment: 60 minutes Fee: $325.00
Established client follow-up appointment
Once you have your individualized Better Bones, Better Body® Program, you have the option of scheduling follow-up appointments with Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, to help you fully develop, implement, assess, and adjust your bone-strengthening program.
The follow-up appointments can either be of a comprehensive or an abbreviated nature, depending on your needs and desires. The comprehensive appointment is 55 minutes long and the abbreviated appointment is 25 minutes long.
Comprehensive follow-up appointment: 55 minutes Fee: $168.00
Half-hour follow-up appointment: 25-30 minutes Fee: $95.00
Most insurance companies do NOT reimburse for nutritional consultations, so insurance is not accepted. Do ask your insurance company what their policy is on this matter. Some companies will pay if you have a request from a physician. You would then need to pay for the consultation at the time of service, send the invoice to your insurance company, and be reimbursed by them directly.
- Payment is due at the time of service. Payment may be in the form of check, credit or debit card (MC or Visa), or cash for in-office clients. For telephone consultations, the new client’s credit card information is collected at the time the appointment is made. Charges to the credit card are made only after the consultation has been completed.
- Dr. Brown’s staff can answer any questions you might have about appointments and services. Feel free to call with any questions at 1-888-206-7119 (toll-free in the US) or 1-315-437-9384.