Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterized by symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and altered bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation, or both.
Diarrhea is a common condition characterized by frequent, loose, or watery bowel movements. It can be acute or chronic and may be caused by various factors, including infections, food intolerances, and certain diseases.
- Frequent Bowel Movements: Needing to go to the bathroom more often than usual.
- Loose or Watery Stools: Lack of firmness in bowel movements, ranging from soft to liquid
- Abdominal Discomfort: Cramps, pain, or a feeling of urgency related to bowel movements.
Constipation is a common digestive condition where an individual experiences difficulty in bowel movements, often characterized by infrequent and hard stools.
- Infrequent Bowel Movements: Fewer than three times per week.
- Hard, Dry Stools: Difficult and painful to pass.
- Abdominal Discomfort: Including bloating, pain, or a feeling of incomplete evacuation.
Pain, cramps, and gassiness in the gut are symptoms often associated with various digestive issues.
- Abdominal Pain and Cramps: Discomfort ranging from sharp pains to dull aches, often accompanied by muscle spasms.
- Bloating and Distention: A feeling of fullness, with visible enlargement of the abdomen.
- Excessive Gas: Accumulation of gas leading to belching, flatulence, and general discomfort.
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.
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.
Pancreatic elastase, Fat or protein malabsorption, short-chain fatty acids / n-butyrate levels.
Elevated methane dysbiosis score, overgrowth of “bad” bacteria, deficient beneficial gut bacteria, SIBO breath testing.
Level of growth of Akkermansia mucinophila, IgE food or environmental testing, Lactulose/mannitol testing, Zonulin testing.
Isoniazid, Hydralazine, Procainamide, Tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) alpha inhibitors (such as etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab), Minocycline, Sulfasalazine, Chlorpromazine, Quinidine, Methyldopa.
Parasite screening, Fungal or Yeast screening, Helicobacter pylori testing.
Inflammation-associated dysbiosis score, Calprotectin, Fecal secretory IgA level, Beta-glucuronidase level.
Based on your genomics, specific omega fatty acids, vitamins, and the mineral amount that your body needs.
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.
Personalized plans target your body risks and root cause drivers using nutrition, lifestyle changes, and targeted supplements to help you achieve optimal health.
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.
Mindful eating, with breath-work before meals, stress management, enjoyable movement plan.
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.
With proactive 30-60 minute appointments & unlimited messaging, we make sure that you achieve your gut health goals. Our holistic functional medicine approach puts you at the center of the treatment process.
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 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 when you need it.
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).
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Bacterial Overgrowth, Leaky Gut, GERD, Acid Reflux, and more.
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At the current time, Index Health is only available through telemedicine in the states of Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. All from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for updates on new availabilities across the USA. Follow us on social media for updates:
Virtual care, also known as telehealth or telemedicine, offers several benefits when compared to traditional in-person healthcare. Here are some of the key advantages of virtual care:
Remember, the suitability of virtual care versus traditional care depends on the medical situation, patient preferences, and healthcare provider recommendations.
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:
You can schedule a free call with an Index Health Care Manager to learn more.
Yes, while Index Health operates primarily through telemedicine, certain advanced lab tests require physical sample collection. We can provide the convenience of home draw labs and home tests, ensuring a seamless experience. Our partnerships with trusted labs allow you to schedule at-home sample collections, making it easier for you to undergo the necessary advanced tests without visiting a medical facility. This approach combines the benefits of telemedicine with the accuracy of specialized lab analyses, ensuring you receive comprehensive care from the comfort of your own space.
Yes, we accept Out-Of-Network insurance for our services. During your free call with an Index Health Care Manager, 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.
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 be 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.
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.
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.
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.