What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a unique approach to health care that seeks to answer the question “why?”  By looking for the “why” behind a patient’s symptoms, we can address and treat the roots of illness – instead of masking symptoms by prescribing medicine. Finding the root cause of a patient’s symptoms requires a deep dive into the patient’s history, environment, lifestyle, genetics, and more. A thorough physical exam also provides key data regarding a patient’s nutritional status and possible toxin exposures. The interplay between all of these aspects guides a practitioner to create a personalized care plan for YOU. At MEND, we don’t create care plans based off of generic protocols – we base our care plans off of your unique needs. Get answers and get on the MEND!

Common Conditions We Work With:


Initial Functional Medicine Visit

90-minute appointment. Individuals 18 years and older.
Includes comprehensive health review, medical record review (if any), physical exam, and labwork recommendations, if needed.

Initial Functional Medicine Visit

75-minute appointment.
For individuals under 18 years of age. Includes comprehensive health review, medical record review (if any), physical exam, and labwork recommendations, if needed.

Follow-up Functional Medicine Visit -
All Ages

30 minutes: $150
45 minutes: $225
60 minutes: $300

We only allow bookings for 60 minute follow-ups; though price is prorated based on time used (we won't charge you for time you don't use)!

Initial & Follow-ups

AVAILABLE FOR IOWA RESIDENTS ONLY at this time. Telehealth is ideal for those who live far from our office or for those who prefer to stay at home. While there may be times we request to see you in the office for a physical exam, telehealth is sufficient in most cases.

We do not accept or bill insurance. All payments must be made at the time of service. If desired, we will provide you a superbill that can be used to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, health share, flex account, or HSA. 

It is important to remember that personalized healthcare is an investment in yourself.  Traditional insurance often does not cover the testing or treatments that are needed to get to the roots of your health concerns or to restore wellness.  Insurance also greatly dictates how practitioners can go about treating you and influence how long (or short!) appointments must be.  For these reasons, our office does not participate with any insurance contracts. 

What it's like to work with a Functional Medicine Practitioner:

Choosing between Functional Mental Health vs Functional Medicine

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