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FAQ : Does Table Health take the place of my Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

While Table Health provides comprehensive physician-guided care, at this time we are not serving a conventional Primary Care role. We recommend maintaining a relationship with your PCP, especially for annual wellness/screening/well child exams, allowing our physicians to work as a consultant alongside them, optimizing your health through collaboration and professionally guided use of medical and community resources.  If you do not have a PCP, we welcome you to start with us for comprehensive evaluation, initiation of any necessary work-up and we will help you establish the relationship with a local PCP who will serve as an integral part of your care along with the team at Table Health.

FAQ: What services are provided at Table Health?

At Table Health, we value relationship above all else – we want to hear your story, ask good questions, know you as a person as well as a patient and work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will optimize your health and empower you in the process. We utilize osteopathic and functional medicine, have on-site lab-draw for your convenience, and we also have a movement studio, teaching kitchen, and multiple educational events to support comprehensive wellness. We recognize the tremendous resources in our community and will work to connect you with those that will serve you well on your journey to best health.

FAQ: Can I come to Table Health for a “sick visit?”

We welcome you to communicate with us first for any issue that might arise – our physicians will guide you on use of our clinic, your Primary Care Physician, or the ER depending on severity. For many conditions, treatment with Osteopathic Manipulation (OMT), a gentle hands-on technique focused on removal of restrictions in the body that interfere with optimal health, can be applied to help shorten the course of illness, utilized as first-line or along-side additional treatment or work-up as indicated by exam.

FAQ: Will you prescribe medication?

Our physicians are dedicated to optimizing health through use of OMT, functional medicine, lifestyle change including nutrition, movement, stress management and behavioral health but also recognize that there are appropriate uses of prescription medication and can initiate and manage these, collaborate with your PCP, or refer you to a specialist as needed.

At this time, Table Medicine does not prescribe opiods – we are dedicated to determining the root cause of your pain and treating comprehensively. If these medications are deemed necessary, you will be referred to a pain management specialist.

FAQ: What is a Comprehensive Functional Assessment?  

A comprehensive functional assessment is a deep look at your personal health history, current symptoms, and nutritional biomarkers in a way that seeks to identify the root cause of symptoms and chronic or repetitive illness.  The assessment includes a 75-minute initial appointment with our functional medicine specialist; extensive specialized laboratory evaluation; and a 30-minute follow-up appointment to review all the data and formulate a plan for optimal health.  

FAQ: What does a health coach do?

Sometimes, making changes in your health habits can be overwhelming.  A health coach is someone who can help you understand and implement the plan you and your physician have designed for your optimal health.  Recognizing that individuals and families often need encouragement, support, accountability, and guidance after the doctor’s appointment in order to truly achieve their goals, Table has its own health coaches, who work along with your physician, to help you navigate the details and stay on course.

We take a non-judgmental, collaborative, and evidence informed approach.


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