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.

50%

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.

01

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, we do not make any money from supplements. Supplement recommendations are targeted entirely at the key focus points from the clinical discussions and the lab results. Our physicians do utilize prescriptions; however, it is infrequent.

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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.

Advanced Primary Care and support.

Get Primary 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).

Meet Judy (40), overweight and on two blood pressure prescriptions before Index Health.

We took the time to understand her body, lifestyle, and digestive system health history. After taking lab tests, we changed her supplements. We discussed the need to support her antioxidant levels that impact her blood pressure while evaluating the possibility of excessive meat contributing to heart health issues. We also worked on lowering her toxic burden with a screening tool.

0 Meds
We helped Judy go from 2 hypertension prescriptions to 0.
50%
Reduction in symptoms over the course of 90 days.

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.

Hear from our members.

Female, 41

Gut Health / Mental Health

Results after 4 months:
-50%

Gut inflammation

+23%

Gut detox ability

Michael
Member since October 2021
“Never before have I spent so much time talking with a doctor.”
Amanda
Member since October 2021
“My experience so far with the medical team at Index has been remarkable.”
Male, 26

Heart Health

Results after 3 months:
-20%

Total Cholesterol

-24%

Cholesterol LDL

Male, 57

Hypertension & Heart Health

Results after 7 months:
-59%

Insulin

-36%

Cholesterol LDL

Alexandra
Member since August 2021
“I have no interest in returning to the traditional healthcare system.”

High-quality care for one flat fee.

$179 per month.

Specialized Care Team.

Get a board-certified doctor, a nutritionist, and a patient manager who will all work together with you to alleviate your symptoms and take preventative measures.

Online Visits.

Schedule 60-minute in-depth functional medicine appointments to ensure that each of your concerns has been adequately addressed.

Personalized Treatment Plan.

Personalized functional medicine plans include the implementation of lifestyle habits, nutrition guidelines, types of movement, and occasionally dietary supplements if needed.

Advanced Primary Care.

Patient-focused functional medicine when you need it. Focused on prevention and longevity from the comfort of your home.

Unlimited Messaging.

We offer unlimited secure messaging with prompt response times from your holistic patient team.

Ongoing Support.

Ongoing, proactive functional medicine appointments, content, videos, communication, messaging, and more address your medical conditions and maximize your wellness.

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Why Index Health is the better choice.

Index Health sees each patient as a whole person who deserves a support system and a treatment plan that now addresses the root problem and prevents further issues.

Root cause approach.

Functional medicine gets to the root cause of your condition using advanced lab tests, data, and specialist physicians, rather than just treating the symptom.

100% personalized.

Personalized functional medicine plans are 100% unique and tailored to your body and needs! Plans primarily include nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Ongoing support.

Get ongoing support from your dedicated functional medicine staff and Advanced Primary Care, retesting, follow-up appointments, therapy, and more.

Frequently
asked questions.

Where is Index Health available?

At the current time, Index Health is only available through telemedicine in the states of Florida, Virginia, and New Hampshire. 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

Can I use Index Health for Advanced Primary Care?

Yes. Advanced Primary Care at Index Health focuses on prevention and health planning using personalized health plans from genomics and lab test data. Your physician may recommend that you see a specialist for certain conditions. We're available from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday's through Thursdays, and 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Fridays.  

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

Yes. Index Health membership is considered a medically eligible expense therefore, it can be paid for via an HSA/FSA.

Does Index Health accept insurance, Medicare or Medicaid?

We can provide functional medicine help for patients eligible to receive Medicare/Medicaid benefits; however, the cost of patient treatment received from Index Health cannot be billed to Medicare/Medicaid by the member holding the insurance policy or us. In this case, we will require you to sign an ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage), which will waive your right to bill Medicare or Medicaid.

What's the cancellation policy?

At Index Health, our membership is set up as an ongoing plan with the option to pay in monthly installments or in a single upfront payment. All members have the opportunity to cancel their membership at any point in their agreement.

Option 1 - Single monthly membership - $179/month
Option 2 - Single yearly membership - $1,800/year (save $348 with the yearly membership)
Option 3 - Family monthly membership - $149/month per person, minimum two people.
Option 4 - Family yearly membership - $1,600/year per person, minimum two people.
Option 5 - Single appointments - physician $350, or $275 nutritionist

If you make monthly payments on your membership and you would like to cancel, we will invoice you for the services you have used, but not paid for yet after deducting how much you have already paid.

As an example, if you’ve paid for 3 months, or $537 ($179 + 179 + 179) and used 2 doctors visits (which we individually charge $350 per hour) we will invoice you a remaining $187.

If you paid for your membership upfront, you will not be charged a final fee to cancel. You will have access to Index Health services through your cancellation date.

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

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