What is the background of Dr. Darrell Kilcup as a functional medicine practitioner?
Dr. Darrell Kilcup has a background as a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, and has also completed advanced training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Kilcup integrates chiropractic care, functional medicine, and nutrition counseling to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness.
How does Dr. Darrell Kilcup approach patient care differently from traditional medical doctors?
Dr. Darrell Kilcup takes a holistic approach to patient care, which differs from the traditional medical model. He focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of health problems, rather than just treating symptoms. Dr. Kilcup also emphasizes the importance of nutrition and lifestyle factors in promoting overall health and wellness, and works with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.
What types of conditions does Dr. Darrell Kilcup treat with functional medicine?
Dr. Darrell Kilcup uses functional medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, and fatigue. He also works with patients to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, and to prevent disease through nutrition counseling and lifestyle modifications. Additionally, Dr. Kilcup provides chiropractic care to address musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
How long does it typically take to see results with functional medicine treatment?
Patients undergoing functional medicine treatment typically start to see results during their initial round of treatment, but it’s important to note that several rounds of testing and treatment may be necessary to fully address all underlying health issues. Achieving optimal health and wellness is a process that takes time, patience, and commitment, and results can vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and circumstances.
Is functional medicine covered by insurance?
Functional medicine is generally not covered by insurance, as it is considered a form of alternative or complementary medicine. However, some aspects of functional medicine, such as Blood Work, may be covered by certain insurance plans. Patients are advised to check with their insurance provider – our office can assist you in this! We also accept HSAs.
Can patients still see their primary care physician while working with Dr. Darrell Kilcup?
Yes, patients can still see their primary care physician while working with Dr. Darrell Kilcup. However, it’s important to note that Dr. Kilcup’s approach to patient care differs from traditional medical care, and patients may find that their primary care physician is less familiar with functional medicine practices. Patients are encouraged to communicate openly with both Dr. Kilcup and their primary care physician to ensure that all aspects of their care are coordinated and in line with their overall health goals.
What is the process like for becoming a patient of Dr. Darrell Kilcup?
To become a patient of Dr. Darrell Kilcup, interested individuals can fill out the new patient form located under the ‘Get Started with Functional Medicine’ button on the website. Once the form is submitted, you will get a link schedule for an initial consultation after Dr. Kilcup looks over your history. During the consultation, Dr. Kilcup will review the patient’s medical history and recommend the necessary testing.
Are there any age restrictions for patients seeking functional medicine treatment from Dr. Darrell Kilcup?
There are no age restrictions for patients seeking functional medicine treatment from Dr. Darrell Kilcup. In fact, babies and children can benefit greatly from functional medicine, as it can help identify and address underlying issues that may be affecting their health and development. Dr. Kilcup works with patients of all ages to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs.
How often do patients typically need to visit Dr. Darrell Kilcup for treatment?
After the initial testing and evaluation, patients typically need to visit Dr. Darrell Kilcup every 3-4 months. During these appointments, Dr. Kilcup will review their progress and re-evaluate their treatment plan as needed. Patients will also undergo re-testing to track their improvement and adjust their treatment plan accordingly. This personalized approach allows for ongoing support and monitoring to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Can patients who do not live in the Phoenix area still work with Dr. Darrell Kilcup remotely?
Yes, patients who do not live in the Phoenix area can still work with Dr. Darrell Kilcup remotely. Dr. Kilcup offers virtual consultations and telemedicine services, allowing patients to receive functional medicine treatment from anywhere in the world. Remote patients can expect the same high level of personalized care and attention as in-person patients, with the added convenience of being able to participate from the comfort of their own home.