Frequently Asked Questions

Functional Medicine Membership & Pricing

The new membership is $2800 and includes three functional medicine office visits with both doctors, two nutritional counseling sessions with Dr. Yedor and/or a nutrition specialist, and two functional medicine blood tests – a thorough baseline blood panel and a comprehensive wheat/gluten sensitivity and leaky gut panel.
After your new membership, packages of 2 office visits with both doctors are $1300
After a year, packages of 4 office visits with both doctors are $1300.
We do not see functional medicine patients on a single office visit basis. We feel that our patients experience more significant health outcomes when they partner with us on a more consistent basis.
Prior to sitting down at your initial consult, both doctors will review your electronic medical history questionnaire. The answers you provide will be displayed as a matrix pinpointing illness/symptoms, when they started, and the connections that exist within your health. They will also review any medical history, laboratory results, and imaging studies that have been transferred over from other offices. Once you sit down with the doctors, they will ask you to share your story and include details about your life from early childhood to present. The doctors will use all of the information they gather through your medical records, health and life story, and physical examination to build a complete picture of your health and the factors that influence it. They will explain their findings and will discuss your initial protocol which will include elements such as a nutrition plan, recommended laboratory testing, and supplements. Along the way, the doctors will answer any and all questions you may have about the process.
Schedule a complimentary phone meeting with our patient care coordinator to discuss your health goals and ask questions about our office and services. We want to make sure that it’s a good fit for both of us and that our offerings are going to best support you on your journey to optimal health.

Lab Testing & Pricing

Two tests are included in the New Membership – a thorough baseline blood panel and a comprehensive wheat/gluten sensitivity and leaky gut panel. These tests provide information about nutrient status, cardiac markers, inflammation, autoimmunity, hormones, organ function, immune reactivity to gluten and wheat proteins, intestinal permeability, and more. Additional testing will likely be recommended and is not included in the membership fee.
Recommended lab testing will depend on individual circumstances and symptoms. These tests are optional and not included in the new membership fee, however, it is important to keep in mind that the more information the doctors have, the sooner they will be able to identify and address the root of your imbalances. For more information, see our Advanced Lab Testing page.
Each recommended test can range in price from around $50 to over $1,500 each. Lab tests will be recommended in order of importance. The total cost of all recommended laboratory testing from your initial consult typically ranges from $400 – $2,700.
Lab results take anywhere from five business days to three weeks. The doctors will contact your immediately with any urgent findings, otherwise the results will be reviewed with you in detail at your follow-up appointment.
Although you may feel healthy, optimizing blood levels of certain markers can help you feel better, perform stronger, and stay healthy longer. Identifying certain changes in blood markers can also help us prevent disease onset. These changes can be identified up to five to ten years before the onset of symptoms. By discovering early markers of future disease and addressing the underlying cause, manifestation of the illness can be prevented and vibrant health can be maintained.
The type of functional and predictive testing we utilize is not generally offered within the conventional medical community. These tests seek out the root cause of imbalances within all the body systems. Analysis of these test results from a functional medicine perspective leads to the most significant health transformations.

Neuromuscular Medicine & Pain Management (PM) Appointments & Pricing

Your initial appointment is approximately 90 minutes with Dr. Yedor. After completing a detailed assessment of your problem area(s) and a comprehensive orthopedic/neurologic physical examination, Dr. Yedor will discuss your presentation and work with you to develop a plan.This appointment can include procedures such as trigger point therapy/dry needling (with or without electrical stimulation), manual therapies such as cupping, gua sha, or sports massage, and therapeutic exercise instruction. Dr. Yedor may also recommend other techniques utilizing injections which may be performed during your initial visit for an additional fee.
Follow-ups are typically 60-minutes with Dr. Yedor. Each visit will begin with an intake and physical exam to assess your current condition and evaluate any changes. These appointments can include procedures such as trigger point therapy/dry needling (with or without electrical stimulation), manual therapies such as cupping, gua sha, or sports massage, and therapeutic exercise instruction. Dr. Yedor may also recommend other techniques utilizing injections which may be performed during your visit for an additional fee.
Wear or bring comfortable loose fitting clothing to your appointment. Pants should roll comfortably above the knee, and shirts should roll comfortably above the elbow. Medical gowns and/or drapes may be provided when necessary.
Not really. Some points feel different than others, depending on where the needles are placed. Different styles of acupuncture result in different physiological responses and therefore different sensations. This is similar across various styles of massage therapy. Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture can be similar in sensation to a swedish massage – it is quite comfortable and relaxing. Trigger Point Dry Needling is a form of deep tissue work and can leave you feeling temporarily achy and sore like deep tissue massage or Rolfing.
Yes, when practiced according to Clean Needle Technique (CNT) Guidelines by a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.). Proper education of the acupuncturist is an essential key to safety.

Other Services

You will spend 60 minutes with one of our doctors and/or a nutrition specialist to develop a personalized nutrition plan, discuss the details of your plan, and collect resources to help understand and implement your plan.
Nutrition counseling appointments are available to anyone and are a great way to get started on your journey toward optimal health.
All services at InSpero are for established patients. It is important that we have a detailed history on all our patients to tailor individualized treatments and ensure safety.

Appointments & Office Policies

The frequency and number of appointments depends on the condition for which the patient is seeking care, how long the issue has been present, and how much on-going support is needed. Functional medicine patients are often seen for an initial visit, a follow-up after receiving laboratory results, and additional monthly follow ups. Over time, follow-ups become spaced out to every 3-6 months. Neuromuscular medicine and pain management patients may find relief following the initial appointment, but a typical course of care is 3-12 treatments depending on the severity of the condition.
We encourage our patients to bring a spouse, significant other, or close friend to their appointments. Our treatment protocols are most successful when patients have a strong support system at home.
We save multiple new patient appointments every week so that new patients are not waiting months to see the doctor.
We require 48 hours notice if you are unable to make your appointment for all appointment types. You will receive an email reminder 48 hours before your scheduled appointment, so please call our office immediately after receiving this reminder if you must reschedule. Late cancellations or missed appointments will incur a fee.
Yes. We require all patients to have a primary care physician to cover emergencies and routine care and screening. We are a specialty office and work in conjunction with your current health team and are not a replacement for your primary care physician.
Telehealth is an important part of our practice as so many of our patients travel and maintain residences in other states. We are required by law to see all patients in person at least once every 12 months to obtain vitals and perform physical exams.
Once you are an established patient, you will have access to message the doctors directly through our patient portal. If the information requested requires more than a few minutes, you may be asked to schedule an appointment.
Per our office communication policy, all emails and calls will be returned within 48 business hours.

Cost / Insurance

The basic membership at InSpero Medical is $2800. Most new patients can expect their new membership with testing to cost between $2800 and $5500. In addition, supplements and medications typically range from $170 – $2,300 for 1-4 months of treatment.
Between $575 and $1500 depending on the complexity of the case and the recommended interventions.
The doctors at InSpero Medical are not contracted with any insurance company, including Medicare. They are out of network and we do not bill insurance. It is each patient’s responsibility to determine whether their insurance plan provides reimbursement for office visits and testing. Health savings accounts (HSA) may be used.
Upon your request, we will provide you with a superbill that includes all appropriate coding for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Most insurance companies will not reimburse for supplements. We cannot guarantee reimbursement for any service, test or supplement. It is dependent on your insurance plan.
Payment is due at time of service with no exceptions. We do not offer payment plans. Methods of payment are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, debit card, check or cash.

General

Results vary from person to person. Remember, your body did not come to this place overnight. Years of stress, imbalance and illness take a toll on your body and it takes time to restore and repair it. Some people feel better after a month, while others may take longer.
Making major life changes is never easy. Whether you have given up grains or dairy or alcohol there will be difficult days, especially in the beginning. We understand and we are here to support you. Know that it will get easier. Focus on what you are gaining – vibrant health. Keeping a journal may be helpful to track your progress. Change is always easier with a buddy so invite a family member or friend to join you on your journey.
Of course. We offer patients many different ways to obtain their supplements. They can be bought from our office, online direct from the manufacturers, or from other local providers. The supplements we carry have been specifically chosen for their quality, purity, and efficacy. They are free of all fillers, binders and allergens. The companies we buy from have a guaranteed supply chain that ensures proper storage and handling requirements are met. We do not recommend using third party resellers such as Amazon due to issues with storage and counterfeit products.
We do not sell supplements directly from our website, however, you can use the provided links at the top of the page to access your Wellevate or Wholescript accounts.

Our Providers

Dr. Lan is a Doctor of Osteopathy which requires the same schooling and training as a MD. She is a fully licensed physician with additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Dr. Lan is exceptionally kind and has wonderful energy. She is very caring and passionate about helping people find balance and creating vibrant health for themselves. Dr. Lan embarked on this path towards functional medicine through her own health challenges and knows firsthand what it means to have a chronic condition that the conventional medicine paradigm has failed.
Dr. Yedor is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Licensed Acupuncturist. Her residency training includes both western allopathic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. She completed an Integrative Medicine residency through Highland Hospital’s UCSF affiliated Western Medicine Residency program in Oakland, CA and a Traditional Chinese Medicine residency program through the Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China.
Dr. Yedor is incredibly curious and loves to explain how and why things work. Her journey into medicine began with a desire to help her mom regain her quality of life post cancer. Now she approaches each patient as if they are her family with the same goal of helping them reach their ever growing health potential.