FAQ

In the beginning, 1-4 lab tests will be ordered. The lab tests ordered depend on your individual situation, including a number of symptoms you have and how long you’ve had them.
In the beginning, 1-4 lab tests will be ordered. The lab tests ordered depend on your individual situation, including the number of symptoms you have and how long you’ve had them. All lab tests use either saliva, urine, or stool samples. They are shipped to your home, self-administered, and easy to use from the comfort of your own home.
Fees depend on the type of consultation and the amount of time needed. The hourly rate for consultations is $375. Consultations must be prepaid.
It depends on the number of tests ordered initially. We typically order 1-4 tests, but if there are any budgetary concerns we recommend just starting with the first test.
The initial consultation is an assessment of your health condition with recommendations for lab tests. The initial consultation fee does not cover test kits, follow-up appointments, or supplements.
The initial acupuncture session is $150. Follow-up visits are $100.

Functional medicine consultations can be refunded if cancelling more than 48 hours before the appointment is scheduled. There is a $15 processing fee for refunds.

New patient forms can be filled out through our HIPAA-compliant patient portal. When you schedule your first appointment, you will be sent a link to fill out your new patient forms.
We recommend supplements from high-quality and reputable manufacturers that can only be purchased with a practitioner’s recommendation. The functional wellness program created for you has specific dosages based on the exact ingredients in that specific supplement. You are welcome to do your own research on different supplements, but we do not provide any other recommendations or advice on other specific blends or brands. If you purchase other supplements from other manufacturers, please research carefully. Not all ingredients are equal, and there is not a guaranteed quality when you purchase supplements elsewhere.
While retesting isn’t required, it is recommended to retest after being on a program for 6 months to measure improvement and adjust protocols if needed. Once a patient has achieved their desired health results, we recommend annual testing to ensure your body systems continue functioning at their best.
Daniel currently sees patients for acupuncture treatments in his San Francisco office. All functional medicine consultations are done online or over the telephone.
Currently, Daniel is only taking California residents as patients.

Appointments can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the appointment time without incurring a late cancellation fee. If cancelling within 48 hours of the appointment, a cancellation fee equal to the cost of the session will be charged.

We accept insurance for acupuncture and are in-network with a number of insurance companies including Cigna, Sutter Select, Oscar, and most Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Functional medicine office visits are paid through credit card, debit card, or HSA/FSA accounts before your visit. We do not accept insurance for functional medicine services but can provide a superbill for you to receive reimbursement from your insurance company. Most PPO plans will cover all or some of your visits. We encourage you to check with your insurance provider if you can be reimbursed based on the CPT code.
CPT codes for office visits include 99205 for initial visits, and 99214/99215 for follow-up visits, depending on the length of the visit.
We do not offer any discounts at this time.
Daniel is happy to answer brief questions you have about your protocol or symptoms via email. If it is a complex question that requires further back and forth communication or more than 10 minutes, we will recommend scheduling a consult.
Daniel is not a medical doctor. He does not service medical emergencies, diagnose or treat specific diseases. If you have a medical emergency, you must contact your primary care physician or dial 911.
The fastest and easiest way to order supplements is via our online store.
Test kits are ordered with the lab testing company. Most lab testing companies ship within a couple of business days. Fullscript similarly will ship your supplements within 24 to 48 hours.
The results of your lab test(s) will be sent to our office 2 to 4 weeks after mailing your specimens to the lab. After evaluation, if you are not already scheduled for a follow-up appointment, we will contact you to schedule an appointment so Daniel can review your results and go over your corresponding wellness program.
Our authorized laboratories are only able to sell test kits to licensed practitioners. We use specific lab tests from small lab companies that exclusively offer functional medicine tests. Larger national labs and local hospital-based labs are not helpful for these types of highly specialized tests.
The accuracy of your lab findings and the quality of the clinicians performing the lab tests is the key to uncovering what you truly need to find true health. Quality is not equal across all lab companies. The lab companies we use have the highest testing standards and the most consistent lab results year after year.
If labs are older than 6 months, we will need to order current labs to effectively design a therapeutic program.