Unfortunately, insurance does not value functional and prevention medicine. Dr. Eads has opted out of Medicare, and is not a contracted provider with any insurances. This means she is not allowed to accept payment from Medicare, and the costs for her services can not be submitted to Medicare for reimbursement. Some labs might be covered by Medicare, but there is no guarantee. If you have private insurance, you may seek out of network reimbursement from them on your own.
Most of the advanced testing utilized by Dr. Eads is not covered by Medicare or other insurance, especially for prevention. Keeping your information private is important to us. If your insurance pays for your testing, they have access to the results, which may be used against you. Testing in Explore or Phase I may reveal some reasons that some insurances agree justify covering testing. Dr. Eads helps guide you in determining if using your insurance or her practitioner discount is most advantageous for each test, if desired.
The depth of testing you desire determines the price of the program. The least expensive option meets the minimum criteria by Apollo for PreCODE/ReCODE. The most expensive includes an additional $8,000 worth of functional lab testing above and beyond Apollo's requirements, and demands 20 hours of Dr. Eads' time.
Credit card, debit card, and check are all accepted forms of payment. Prices listed with each program are the cost for paying in installments using a credit card. There is an approximately 10% discount when paying for your program in full in advance by credit card, and a further $100 discount for paying in advance by check.
The cost of supplements is not included (~$100-300/month). You will likely also need to purchase a BioSense breath ketone meter (~$180).
Certainly! Dr. Eads will gladly meet with you virtually over live videoconference on your computer. This 25 minute Discovery Interview is for you to ask your remaining questions (after going through this website) and to find out if you and Dr. Eads are a good match, and if this program is well-suited for you. It costs $50, and your spouse or adult child may join you, if desired. The next step to determine if this program is suitable for you is a 20 minute cognitive assessment done with Dr. Eads over videoconference that costs $150.
No. As a telemedicine practice, all of your consultations happen in the comfort of your own home, on your own computer or iPad/tablet with a camera and microphone. It's similar to FaceTime, but over a secure website. Many of Dr. Eads' patients reside outside of Colorado. If you are local to Colorado Springs, Dr. Eads is happy to meet with you in person to get acquainted, if you desire.
Congratulations on taking action with strong behavioral shifts! With the information obtained from testing done in the Explore program, Dr. Eads can advise you how to customize your nutrition and other lifestyle practices, in addition to supplements, to further optimize your brain health and decrease your risk of many chronic diseases.
Our compliments to you for already embarking on this healthy lifestyle journey! Dr. Eads has worked with numerous individuals who have previously seen other ReCODE practitioners. If you have been doing well on the basic ReCODE program and want Dr. Eads to take the reins, then we are happy to discuss your options. If, however, you have not reached the cognitive improvement you desire with your current ReCODE practitioner, then you would likely benefit most from a precision medicine approach. This includes additional testing beyond what ReCODE requires. Whether you need to uncover more of the causes of your cognitive decline so you can improve, need retesting to see where you are, or desire help in maintaining your advancements, Dr. Eads can partner with you to achieve your goals. Contact us for a Discovery Interview to learn how which program option may benefit you most.
Dr. Bredesen's group has shared that over 1400 practitioners have been trained in the original ReCODE, globally. Likewise, less than 1000 practitioners globally have completed or are working towards certification in ReCODE 2.0. Dr. Eads is honored to be one of the few functional medicine trained MDs in this group.