Arizona Integrative Medicine FAQs
Do you accept insurance?
Our practice does not accept insurance. Alternatively, Dr. Horzempa utilizes a membership program to see his patients. The membership fee is not covered by insurance. However, insurance will cover many of the labs, diagnostics and imaging that Dr. Horzempa may order. If you’d like to learn more about our membership plans, then click here.
What labs do you do?
This will vary somewhat based on the person and their medical problems. However, everyone will need at least basic lab work to determine their baseline. Dr. Horzempa also recommends certain lab tests that are associated with longevity and disease prevention. Based on these initial results, further lab testing will be ordered. This may include most advanced biomedical testing. However, Dr. Horzempa works directly with many lab companies to make sure that any advanced testing remains high quality and affordable.
Can Dr. Horzempa be my Primary Care Doctor?
Yes. Dr. Horzempa is a specialist in Arizona integrative medicine and also completed a residency in Family Medicine. So, he can help you with all of your primary care needs. Therefore, he can provide minor procedures, specialist referrals, medication management, preventative medicine services, and coordinating diagnostic testing like labs or imaging.
Can I see Dr. Horzempa once or twice for a consultation?
Dr. Horzempa is no longer doing single visit consults. He instead sees all of his patients under a membership program to allow the most time and best results with each patient. To become a patient of Dr. Horzempa’s, you will need to subscribe to one of our Arizona integrative medicine concierge plans.
Does Dr. Horzempa prescribe medications?
Yes. Dr. Horzempa is trained in using multiple modalities to improve the health of his patients, including pharmacotherapy, nutrition, exercise, stress management techniques, herbals and supplements. Therefore, he may prescribe medication as part of your treatment plan.
What is concierge medicine?
Concierge medicine is a unique care model that forgoes the traditional schedule of annual doctor’s visits. While not covered by insurance, this model is favorable for patients seeking more hands-on care with added doctor-patient face time. With concierge medicine at Arizona Institute of Integrative Medicine, patients will subscribe to a concierge plan that covers unlimited monthly visits to the office as well as a direct line to Dr. Horzempa for quick questions and updates. This can be particularly beneficial for patients managing chronic illnesses or seeking help with specific health goals, such as anti-aging care.
Is integrative medicine the same as functional medicine?
Functional medicine and integrative medicine are terms often used interchangeably. They do describe similar treatment modalities in which the patient is treated as a whole rather than a set of symptoms. Integrative medicine utilizes a holistic approach to address health problems as they exist in the body. Symptoms don’t exist in isolation, so they should be diagnosed with consideration to a patient’s health history. Functional medicine goes a step further by seeking to identify the root cause of symptoms.