Consultation: On your first appointment please bring a filled out healthcare questionnaire and do not wear perfumes and nail polish because Dr. Stec will be looking at your nail beds as part of physical examination. When you arrive at the appointment Dr. Stec will conduct a health interview and a comprehensive physical examination. Based on your presentation Dr. Stec will determine whether traditional laboratory tests, advanced specialized laboratory tests, or both are appropriate for you. The powerful functional medicine management will help to restore the natural balance that your body needs.
Communication: At Vitae Health Care , our primary means of communication are e-mail and telephone. You can expect a response within 48 hours.
Please note our hours Tue, Wed., and Th. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Insurance: The Vitae Health Care Clinic is focused on nutritionally supporting those with painful chronic degenerative and autoimmune conditions. Dr. Stec does not accept , bill, or file insurance claims, and is not a Medicare accepting provider.
Testing: Dr. Stec uses various functional medicine laboratory testing to evaluate your current health status. These type of testing is extremely specific compared to traditional laboratory tests, and some customized panels are not available elsewhere. Dr. Stec is very discriminating in her choice of labs and tests and has developed a strong relationship with chosen providers. As a strategic part of your patient care, all lab kits are provided through Vitae Health Care.
Follow Up Appointments: Upon receipt of your laboratory tests results Dr. Stec will call you to schedule follow up appointments. You can expect to have a minimum of two follow up appointments to discuss your results, it may be 8-10 weeks. Each appointment is 40 minutes long. You will be sufficiently educated to follow your nutritional and lifestyle plan. Dr Stec will be in touch with you periodically for the next 3-6 months.
To monitor your improvements additional laboratory tests may be necessary.
How Soon Will I Feel Better? The answer will be different for different people. Most patients may begin to feel a little better quickly. Most people who were very sick prior to the life style and nutritional modification may take months to feel completely ,,normal” again. Dr. Stec will empower you with education, but it will be up to you to implement the recommendations or not. Please understand that much of what I do depends on you. If you do not implement recommendations, no doctor may guarantee results, including Dr. Stec.