Gut Health Program.

Holistic Gut Health: Root cause, doctor-led care for improving gut health.

Tired of stomach issues, digestive symptoms, and persistent stomach aches? Get the best medical care possible with Index Health from the comfort of your own home. Our board-certified and functional medicine trained doctors specialize in holistic gut health.

Identify and address key drivers of poor gut health.

Advanced lab tests uncover the source of poor gut health.
100% personalized nutrition and lifestyle-first approach.
Comprehensive testing (blood, urine, stool).
Hands-on physician and nutritionist support, testing, and progress tracking.

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Decreased gut inflammation, on average.

23%

Average increase in intestinal fuel markers.

Gut health conditions we successfully treat.

Irritable bowel syndrome.

This is defined as a group of symptoms that occur together, most commonly including some abdominal discomfort with associated stool changes.

We find that the actual cause is often missed, and common contributors include poor digestion, food triggers, disruption of the microbiome, and overlooked fungal/bacterial/parasite infections.

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

This condition occurs when the bacterial population in the small intestine is increased, often with bacteria usually found in the colon.  It is a commonly overlooked condition that leads to stool changes, abdominal bloating and discomfort, as well as nausea.

Unless the diagnosis is properly considered, it can't be adequately treated, and our team makes sure to consider this diagnosis, properly diagnose it (hydrogen dominant, methane dominant, hydrogen sulfide), and create a personalized plan for progress to treat it.

"Leaky gut" / Intestinal permeability.

Our intestines have a lining that maintains a barrier for what is able to enter into our bloodstream.  If that lining is missing pieces or layers, it can't do it's job, so a variety of things can enter the bloodstream.  This is a common cause of what so many people think about as "food sensitivities or IgG (+) foods".  There are many causes for this loss of gut lining, so our team helps you identify your unique causes, so we can make a plan to fix the damage and restore optimal gut health.

GERD / Acid reflux.

This is commonly diagnosed (and misdiagnosed) condition, characterized by acid containing contents leaking back up to your esophagus, with the most common symptom being a burning sensation in the middle of the chest area that worsens after eating.  

The most common treatment is suppressing the acid and that is appropriate for some people, but not everyone. We find that assessing for food triggers, considering the microbiome and any motility or gut lining issues, and also aiming for weight optimization, are valuable tools in a personalized GERD plan.

How our holistic gut health program works.

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Comprehensive analysis from a physician.

We dedicate time to understanding your genetics, history, lifestyle, and goals. Combined with advanced microbiome lab tests other doctors don’t run, we identify key drivers of poor gut health, including any nutrient deficiencies.

Lab companies our doctors would typically use.

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Identify gut health risks & drivers.

What does your physician screen for at the first meeting?

Poor digestion, abnormal stool changes or microbiome abnormalities, leaky gut or food allergies or sensitivities, prior antibiotic or infection exposures, bowel inflammation or detox problems, previous microbiome labs or analyses (including GI workups/endoscopies/colonoscopies), previous gut health diagnoses, family history, lifestyle factors like healthy exercise, stress, diet, drinking, and smoking habits.

What our doctors test for.

Poor digestion markers.

Pancreatic elastase, Fat or protein malabsorption, short-chain fatty acids / n-butyrate levels.

Abnormal microbiome or stool changes.

Elevated methane dysbiosis score, overgrowth of “bad” bacteria, deficient beneficial gut bacteria, SIBO breath testing.

Leaky gut, food allergies, or sensitivities.

Level of growth of Akkermansia mucinophila, IgE food or environmental testing, Lactulose/mannitol testing, Zonulin testing.

Medications/supplements that may induce autoimmunity.

Isoniazid, Hydralazine, Procainamide, Tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) alpha inhibitors (such as etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab), Minocycline, Sulfasalazine, Chlorpromazine, Quinidine, Methyldopa.

Prior antibiotic or infection exposures.

Parasite screening, Fungal or Yeast screening, Helicobacter pylori testing.

Bowel inflammation or detox problems.

Inflammation-associated dysbiosis score, Calprotectin, Fecal secretory IgA level, Beta-glucuronidase level.

Nutrigenomics.

Based on your genomics, specific omega fatty acids, vitamins, and the mineral amount that your body needs.

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Root cause personalization and food plans for healthy living.

Personalization to your body is our policy—these tests & screenings tell us the current status of your microbiome, digestive health, inflammation, bacterial imbalances and which areas to focus on to optimize gut health.

What’s in your personalized functional medicine plan?

Personalized nutrition plan may include.

Whole, unprocessed foods with high nutrient diversity and known gut health benefits such as probiotic bacteria, foods to assist with leaky gut, low FODMAP, low nickel food plan, probiotic intake, elimination diet with food reintroduction and tracking.

Lifestyle and movement plan.

Mindful eating, with breath-work before meals, stress management, enjoyable movement plan.

Supplements and medication.

We believe in a natural, nutrition-first approach with targeted supplements. As a policy, supplement recommendations are targeted entirely at the risk factors identified in the tests. Our doctors can prescribe medication and will do so on an as needed basis.

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Progress tracking & ongoing digestive support.

With proactive 30-60 minute appointments, Advanced Primary Care, unlimited messaging, and mini-visits when you need them, we make sure that you achieve your gut health goals. Our holistic functional medicine approach puts you at the center of the treatment process.

Ongoing support, tracking, & proactive visits.

Maximize your progress with continuous functional medicine support and check-ins with your doctor and nutritionist. We'll also track your progress using wearables, repeat advanced lab tests, and educational content geared toward your condition.

Personalized Care and support.

Personalized Care from the comfort of your home, targeted at prevention, planning, and personalization rather than just sick treatment. Our functional medicine team also offers unlimited messaging and mini-visits with your healthcare team when you need support.

Repeat testing, follow-ups, and risk calculators.

Geared toward lowering 10 years and lifetime risk of heart attack and stroke, we use standardized risk calculators to track your risk and improvement over time (American College of Cardiology and Mayo Clinic).

Care that changes lives.

Meet Jenna, joined Index Health June 2022.
She needed help with her heartburn, bloating, constipation, mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, hives, and sinusitis.

Results after 4 months:
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Resolution of constipation and minimal heartburn.
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Stable mood and concentration.
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Reduced “allergic” symptoms.
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Improved energy.

Why is Index Health more effective than everything else you’ve tried?

What we do.

Advanced lab tests and root cause analysis.

We use advanced lab tests that analyze the root cause of your condition, allowing us to make a therapy plan and treat you with precision.

100% personalized plans.

Get a personalized plan that's used for your condition.

Nutrition and lifestyle first.

Food and lifestyle are medicine. We put nutritional help and a schedule of healthy habits at the forefront of our approach to optimal health.

Data tracking and results.

With ongoing support, tracking, and testing, you'll be able to feel and see real results.

What we don’t do.

One size fits all.

Healthcare today can be summarized as a 15-minute appointment that inevitably ends in prescription medication—we know we can do better.

Band-aid approach.

A conventional protocol would prescribe a pill or supplement to solve your problems and symptoms, but that kind of quick treatment doesn't target the condition's root cause. Index Health won't mask your symptoms--we help you figure out exactly what is driving them to find relief.

No ongoing support.

The average clinic is barely there for you when you're sick. We're here for you when you need us--to prevent disease and plan for longevity.

Quick fixes.


We know that a healthy body doesn't happen overnight, and our approach to hormonal health will take effort, time, and willingness to change. If you are not ready to put in the time and effort to get lasting results, then Index Health is unlikely to be a good fit.

12 month membership.

Here’s what’s included in a year:

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5 clinician visits (60 min each)
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3 nutritionist visits
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Access to advanced lab testing
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100% personalized treatment plan
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Unlimited messaging
$199
per month

Just $6 per day.
That’s a take-away coffee.

Try first 30 days for $149
Cancel anytime after the first 30 days

Clear costs. Great care.

Become an Index Health member today and get a long-term partner dedicated to preventing disease and getting you to optimal health.

Frequently
asked questions.

Where is Index Health available?

At the current time, Index Health is only available through telemedicine in the states of Florida, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. All from the comfort of your home.

Stay tuned for updates on new availabilities across the USA and abroad. Follow us on social media for updates: @IndexHealthUSA

What's included when I become a patient?

We recommend following our highly rated health program that includes 5 physician visits, and 3 nutritionist visits, which has shown to deliver the best outcomes for our patients.

In addition to the above, as an Index Health patient, you'll receive the following:

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A personalized plan (nutrition, lifestyle, supplements, targeted medication if need be, and a plan to get off of medication).
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Access to advanced lab tests with advanced diagnostic capabilities.
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Unlimited messaging.
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Discounted rates for supplements.
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Curated content for your health goals.

You can schedule a free call with an Index Health Care Manager to learn more.

Does Index Health accept insurance, Medicare or Medicaid?

Yes, we accept out-of-network insurance for our services. Schedule a call here - You can check what your Out-Of-Network deductible is.

Labs are typically covered by your insurance and are not included in the Index Health membership.

What is Out-Of-Network?

Think of Out-Of-Network as the opposite of In-Network, for your insurance company.

An Out-Of-Network provider is a provider that is not directly contracted with your insurance company. As an Out-Of-Network provider, we are able to submit a claim with your insurance company so that you can reimbursed a certain amount of money for the fees paid to Index Health.

The amount reimbursable depends on your insurance plan's deductible, whether your plan will reimburse you for Out-Of-Network services, and other factors. Index Health cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance company.

Not sure about the details of your plan? No problem! We can help for free.
You can schedule a free call with an Index Health advisor so that you can find out more information about your insurance plan's coverage, and how much you’ll potentially be reimbursed.
Schedule a call here.

Can I use my HSA/FSA to pay for Index Health?

Yes. Index Health is considered a medically eligible expense therefore, it can be paid for via an HSA/FSA.
Please note, claims may not be submitted to insurance when HSA/FSA is being used.

Do I have unlimited messaging with providers between appointments?

Yes, you do have unlimited messaging! Think of unlimited messaging as an easy and quick way to chat with your doctor and nutritionist. We typically get back to our patients within 48 hours for most inquiries.

Can I choose my doctor/nutritionist?

Yes, based on availability you are free to choose your doctor. Just make sure to ask your care manager when signing up and we'll make it possible.

What's the cancellation policy?

You may cancel anytime after your first 30 days.
The initial setup fee of $149 for the first 30 days is non-refundable.

If you have any questions or are looking to cancel your membership, please get in touch at hello@indexclinic.com.

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