What to expect
Your First Visit
Your first visit will be much longer than any medical appointment you've had in recent years. Expect it to last up to an hour.
During this time, your Functional Medicine Clinician will take a VERY detailed history. This timeline organizes your history chronologically in a graphic chart. This helps us to identify factors that may predispose, provoke, and contribute to your overall health. For further clarification and diagnostics, we may recommend specific testing. We'll look at the connection between the your whole lifespan and your current health. This insight is so beneficial – not only to the clinician, but to you as well.
Once your timeline has been completed, we have a specific matrix we use to give us a comprehensive perspective of your health. This is essential when we are trying to solve complex chronic conditions.
What to expect
Your Second Visit & Beyond
During your second visit, we'll review lab findings and begin suggesting modifications that you can implement. We'll discuss specialty testing and make arrangements as necessary. This is the appointment where our patients often have a lot of questions.
During subsequent visits, we'll work with you to follow your care plan and monitor your progress. We can make adjustments as needed so you can continue on a journey of healing and health.
Our Functional And Integrative Medicine Leaders
CNP and IFM Certified Practitioner
With Andrea's extensive experience as a nurse practitioner, great listening skills, and calm demeanor, she has been an important part of many women's health journeys. Andrea has now completed additional education and testing to become a certified functional medicine practitioner.
Functional Medicine Physician
We're pleased to welcome Dr. Deppe to Minnesota Women's Care. She has extensive experience working with a wide range of people as a functional medicine physician.