Diabetes, Prediabetes. and Insulin Resistance.

Root cause diagnostics and care for diabetes, prediabetes, insulin resistance.

Our board-certified & functional medicine trained doctors specialize in diagnosing, trying to prevent, and treating menopause and diabetes, prediabetes, and insulin resistance issues using a holistic approach.

Try 30 days for $249 or $99/mo with in-network insurance.

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47%

Average lowering of LDL in first 3 months.

39%

Average improvement of Triglycerides in first 6 months.

80%

Of members see improvement after 6 months.

Diabetes, and insulin related conditions we can help with.

Type 1 Diabetes.
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Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, resulting in high blood sugar levels.

Symptoms include:
- Increased Thirst and Urination: The body tries to eliminate excess sugar through urine, requiring more fluids.
- Extreme Fatigue: Lack of energy due to the body's inability to use sugar for fuel efficiently.
- Unintended Weight Loss: Despite eating more, the body starts breaking down muscle and fat for energy.

Type 2 Diabetes.
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Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). With Type 2 Diabetes, the body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels.

Symptoms include:
- Increased Thirst and Frequent Urination: Excess sugar building up in your bloodstream causes fluid to be pulled from the tissues.
- Increased Hunger: Insufficient insulin hampers the body's ability to use glucose for energy, leading to increased hunger.
- Fatigue: When cells are deprived of sugar, you may become tired and irritable.

Prediabetes, Insulin Resitance.
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Prediabetes and insulin resistance refer to higher-than-normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Insulin resistance is a contributing factor to prediabetes.

Symptoms include:
- Increased Thirst and Urination: The body tries to get rid of excess sugar through urine, leading to dehydration and increased thirst.
- Fatigue: Energy levels can drop due to the body's inability to use glucose effectively.
- Many people with prediabetes and insulin resistance do not display noticeable symptoms until it progresses to Type 2 Diabetes. Regular blood sugar testing is crucial for early detection and management.

How our diabetes program works.

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Comprehensive analysis from a functional doctor.

We dedicate time to understanding your genetics, history, lifestyle, and goals. Combined with advanced lab tests other doctors don’t run, you get new, in-depth information about the root cause of your heart & weight-loss issues, and an integrative program to address it.

Root cause evaluation of risks and drivers.

We use advanced lab tests, data, and tools to build a detailed evaluation of your heart health, create a personalized plan targeting the root cause & risks, and aim for healthy, naturopathic weight loss.

What does your doctor screen for at the first meeting?
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Potential nutrient deficiencies. Sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies to foods. Lifestyle factors contribute to fat buildup or toxin intake (exercise, smoking, drinking). Chronic infections or exposures (occupational, environmental, etc.). Related labs and medical history. Medications or supplement use. Family history.

What our doctors test for.

Insulin resistance markers.
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Fasting insulin, C-PeptideInsulin Antibodies (when indicated), Insulin resistance score, Hemoglobin A1C, Fructosamine, SHBG, IGF-1, and IGF binding proteins.

Inflammation markers.
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hsCRP/ESR, TMAO, IL-6, Omega 3-6 ratio, Homocysteine, Oxidized LDL, Lp-PLA2 activity, Myeloperoxidase activity, ADMA/SDMA.

Cholesterol markers.
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ApoB, LDL-P, Lp(a), Advanced lipid panel, HDL function assay, Sterols, and lipid metabolites.

Kidney disease.
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eGFR, Symmetric dimethylarginine, Microalbumin: creatinine ratio, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), Cystatin C, Urine albumin: creatinine ratio, Fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio, and Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23).

Genomics.
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Based on genomics testing, a comprehensive assessment of all of the above drivers of disease and future risks.

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Get a personalized weight & heart health plan.

The labs & screenings we use show whether you're on a path to becoming a diabetic, your heart disease and stroke risk within 10-15 years, & how to proactively plan for healthy, long-term weight loss & prevent future problems.

What’s in your personalized plan?

Personalized plans target your body risks and root cause drivers using nutrition, lifestyle changes, and targeted supplements to help you achieve optimal health.

Integrative nutrition plan & diet.
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We help you learn how to eat in a way that sustains your body by equipping you and informing you of dietary factors that impact health, like sodium, fat, sugars, and more. Some of these dietary focuses may be: cardio-metabolic diet, nitric oxide boosting diet, low glycemic load, anti-inflammatory nutrition plans.

Lifestyle & movement plan.
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Enjoyable forms of movement and healthy weight loss exercise to burn fat, stress management (yoga), sleep tracking (Oura ring), mental and emotional health management.

Supplements & medication.
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We believe in a nutrition-first approach. 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.

Tools that we use.
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CGMs: Continuous glucose monitoring to understand how your body reacts to certain foods and glucose levels.

Remote EKG monitoring: Real-time EKG feedback that indicates if the heart is being strained during exercise (e.g., Apple Watch, FitBit, Fourth Frontier).

Home BP monitoring: Blood pressure trends and logs.

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Progress tracking & ongoing support.

With proactive 30-60 minute appointments & unlimited messaging, we make sure that you achieve your heart health and weight loss 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 team. We'll also track your bodyweight-loss, and heart progress using wearables and repeat advanced lab tests.

Personalized care and support.
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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.

Repeat testing, follow-ups, and risk calculators.
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Geared toward lowering 10 years and lifetime risk of heart attack and stroke, we use standardized risk calculators to track and give you news of your risk and improvement over time (American College of Cardiology and Mayo Clinic).

Care that changes lives.

Meet Sam, patient since February 2022.

Sam needed help with her cholesterol management, increased glucose, hypothyroidism, and health risk mitigation for breast CA, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.

Results after 8 months:
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30% decrease in 10-year cardiovascular risk calculator (i.e. heart disease and stroke risk).
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Renewed energy and better sleep.
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60% reduction in symptom scores (MSQ).

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.

Monthly

Annually

Save $289+

With Insurance.

In-Network (PPO & HMO)
$899/yr
$1,188/yr

You will be responsible for paying your copay, co-insurance, deductible, and other related payments agreed with your plan

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What’s covered by insurance:
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Unlimited doctor visits (60 min).
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Unlimited nutritionist visits (60 min).
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Lab testing from LabCorp & Quest (typically).
What’s covered by the membership:
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Unlimited health coach visits.
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100% personalized treatment plan.
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Unlimited messaging.
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Access to advanced lab testing.
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Premium support.
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Visits available within 7 days.
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Cancel anytime after the first 30 days.

Without Insurance.

Out-Of-Pocket
$3,200/yr
$3,538/yr
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What’s included for 12 months:
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6 doctor visits (60 min each).
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3 nutritionist visits.
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Unlimited health coach visits.
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100% personalized treatment plan.
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Unlimited messaging.
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Access to advanced lab testing.
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Premium support.
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Visits available within 7 days.
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Use your HSA/FSA.
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Cancel anytime after the first 30 days.

With Insurance.

In-Network (PPO & HMO)
$99/mo

You will be responsible for paying your copay, co-insurance, deductible, and other related payments agreed with your plan

Accepting following insurances:
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What’s covered by insurance:
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Unlimited doctor visits (60 min).
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Unlimited nutritionist visits (60 min).
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Lab testing from LabCorp & Quest (typically).
What’s covered by the membership:
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Unlimited health coach visits.
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100% personalized treatment plan.
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Unlimited messaging.
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Access to advanced lab testing.
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Premium support.
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Visits available within 7 days.
start membership

Cancel anytime after the first 30 days.

Without Insurance.

Out-Of-Pocket
$249
For the first 30 days. Afterwards $299/mo.
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What’s included for 12 months:
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6 doctor visits (60 min each).
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3 nutritionist visits.
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Unlimited health coach visits.
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100% personalized treatment plan.
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Unlimited messaging.
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Access to advanced lab testing.
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Premium support.
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Visits available within 7 days.
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Use your HSA/FSA.
try first 30 days for $249

Cancel anytime after the first 30 days.

Don't just take our word for it.

Other conditions we treat.

FAQ

Where is Index Health available?
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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:

What are the benefits of virtual care?
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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:

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Accessibility and Convenience: Overcomes geographical barriers, allowing care from anywhere (you will need to be in the state that you live for your consultations). Eliminates travel time and costs.
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Flexible Scheduling: Appointments available to suit busy schedules. Reduces and even eliminates appointment wait times.
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Continuity of Care: Simplifies follow-up appointments. Supports ongoing monitoring for chronic conditions.
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Time and Cost Savings: Saves travel time & expenses. Eliminates waiting room time.
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Privacy and Confidentiality: Offers a secure environment for sensitive discussions. Enhances patient comfort.

Remember, the suitability of virtual care versus traditional care depends on the medical situation, patient preferences, and healthcare provider recommendations.

What's included when I become a member?
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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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Unlimited health coach visits.
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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.

Do I need to physically visit a lab even though it is fully online-based?
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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.

Does Index Health accept insurance, Medicare or Medicaid?
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Yes, Index Health is now an In-Network provider for Elevance (Anthem) in Virginia, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia. For these plans, you can utilize your insurance benefits for medical appointments. Please note that we do not accept Medicare Advantage or Blue Supplemental Plans at this time.

For other services, we accept Out-Of-Network insurance. During your free call with an Index Health Care Manager, you can inquire about your Out-Of-Network deductible and how it applies to our services.

Lab work, which is a key part of the Index Health experience, is typically covered by your insurance and is not included in the Index Health membership fee. We collaborate with Labcorp and Quest, which are in-network labs, ensuring a smoother process for your lab service needs.

What is Out-Of-Network?
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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.

Can I use my HSA/FSA to pay for Index Health?
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For our $299/month membership plan, you can use your HSA/FSA, as Index Health is considered a medically eligible expense.

However, for the $99/month insurance plan, HSA/FSA cannot be used. This is due to the fact that we bill your insurance directly for appointments under this plan, and there are no medical codes associated with the $99 fee that would qualify for HSA/FSA claims. For other eligible expenses outside the insurance plan, you may use your HSA/FSA.

Do I have unlimited messaging with providers between appointments?
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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?
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For our $299/month membership plan, you are free to choose your doctor based on availability. Please discuss your preferences with your care manager during the signup process, and we will make every effort to accommodate your choice.

For those on the $99/month insurance plan, options are currently limited. Our care manager will discuss the available options with you and help schedule your first appointment.

What's the cancellation policy?
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You may cancel anytime after your first 30 days. The initial setup fee of $249 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:

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