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Is Alma Vida right for you?

No matter what is going on in your life, if you are looking to improve or optimize your health, you are in the right place. 

And let us ask you a few more questions about this:

  • Are you interested in preventing a health crisis?
  • Do you feel something is wrong but don't know what to do about it?
  • Are you on one too many pills and want to stop them?
  • Do you feel traditional medical practices have failed you?
  • Do you want to make sure you age as gracefully as possible?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are in the right place.

Can we help everyone?

We wish. We accept new practice members on a case-by-case basis. We make this decision during the Complete Wellness Evaluation. Our practice is extremely busy, and we limit the number of new members we can accept to ensure high-quality services. 

Can you reach optimal health on your own? 

Of course! We live in an era of easily accessible information, and you can certainly find a lot of the information you need to achieve your best health online. The problem is that the available information can be incorrect, lacking, and contradictory. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for many to learn or decide what’s good for their health. We have all that figured out for you. Our recommendations are based on science and personalized for you.   

Do we take insurance?

The short answer is no. But not because we do not want to. 

Like home, car, and life insurance, health insurance in the United States is designed to help you when you have a crisis. The traditional medical model will help you with medications and procedures and may even save your life during a crisis. Health insurance is a privilege for many these days.  But, to date, it has failed to significantly improve, prevent, or resolve chronic illnesses. 

Health insurance does cover so-called “preventative screenings” such as pap smears, mammograms, and colonoscopies. But these are guided to the early diagnosis of cancer and not on preventing the development of cancer. Insurance companies do not cover proactive measures to optimize a person’s health status.

What is the difference between traditional medicine and functional medicine?

Traditional Medicine focuses on organs and their dysfunction. It is based on the diagnosis of a condition and then offers pills or procedures as fixes. It is typical for people to end up with multiple pills, which may cause additional problems. It has a one-size-fits-all approach. Functional medicine looks for the underlying cause of health problems, with some testing that is typically not used in traditional medicine. So we look for the root cause even when traditional medicine has said, “everything looks fine.”