Beyond Insurance….Investing In Your Health
Insurance is more complicated than ever. Coverage is confusing. There’s a lot of red tape. And, in most cases, patient benefits don’t kick in until an insanely high deductible has been met. With the way that plans are structured today, medical insurance seems like it’s best looked at as a safeguard. Something to protect you in the case of a major event such as: childbirth, a broken bone, or for a necessary surgery.
As for day-to-day care? That’s where you’re empowered to manage your own health! If you rely on the insurance companies to dictate your well-being, the truth is, you’ll never achieve optimal health. Instead you’ll end up down a long road of chasing symptoms. It’s what we call reactive medicine.
At Trinity Health and Wellness and Trinity Aesthetics, we’ve adopted a “whole body” approach. We believe that allopathic care should be supplemented with functional medicine concepts as well as aesthetic treatments to help patients feel better, look better, and live better. It’s proactive, it’s patient-focused, and in our experience, it can produce long term results.
Allopathic Medicine: Allopathic medicine is an approach where medical providers treat symptoms or diseases through the use of drugs, radiation, and surgery. It works for treating isolated medical events (i.e. UTI, gallstones, etc.), but fails to identify the source of disorders affecting the whole body (fatigue, depression, etc). Because of this, it has limitations. This form of medicine is often referred to as modern medicine, Western medicine, or conventional medicine.
Functional Medicine: Functional medicine is a biology-based approach focused on identifying the root cause of the disease. Rather than focusing on individual symptoms or diseases functional medicine providers treat the body as one integrated system. Instead of using prescription drugs as a Band-Aid it considers other factors such as gut health, lifestyle choices, and hormone imbalances. You may also hear this referred to as alternative medicine.
Aesthetic Medicine: Aesthetic medicine includes all medical procedures aimed at altering the cosmetic appearance of a patient.
As a practice focused on integrated medicine we’re proud to offer our patients the best of both worlds. Along with allopathic services we may suggest hormone therapy, wellness coaching, cosmetic treatments, and more. We may also recommend functional medicine tests such as a GI stool sample or a food sensitivity test to help identify the root cause of your symptoms.
Unlike many other functional medicine practices, Trinity Health and Wellness gladly accepts insurance reimbursement for those services that your plan will cover. Typically, this includes anything under the umbrella of traditional, allopathic care. The rest is an investment in your health. And, based on our experience we can tell you the dividends are quite high.
Given how the current healthcare system is structured it’s time we stop asking “what will my insurance cover?” Instead jump on the opportunity to take control of your own well-being. If you ask us, you all deserve to feel better, look better, and live better.
*Please note all insurance plans are different, please confirm coverage with your insurance provider before booking an appointment. Even for covered services, deductibles and copays will apply.
Yours in Health,
Valerie Lybarger, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Carrie Nussmeyer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Angela Casolari, MSN, APRN, FNP-C