How "Thriving" Works
"The whole point is lots of engagement, monitoring and care. Getting to the level of thriving and not merely surviving is a process, a very invested one."
Here are a few bullet points to help you understand what starting out as a member of The Thrive Clinic looks like:
Enrolling- This can be done over the phone or in our office with my assistant Shawna in a matter of just minutes.
Payment - At the time of enrollment we will take your payment information and your decision of which membership package you chose. A $100 appointment deposit will be charged immediately.
This is not an extra charge, it will be applied towards your monthly, semi-annual or annual payment. Your payment plan will officially start 3 days before your first scheduled appointment .
First New Patient Appointment - We generally schedule to stay booked 8-12 weeks out, so be aware that when you enroll, there may be a bit of a wait to get you in for your first appointment.
Think Annual- You are not paying for monthly appointments, but a full array of care that includes in-office appointments, remote care, in-house diagnostics, discounts on supplements and more.
Meet and Greet- We often get this request: "Can I meet with Dr. Sievert before I make such a commitment ?"
It is a very understandable request. We do not do this, however, as we stay booked out a good way with new patient enrollments. What we do offer is this:
If after your first appointment you do not wish to continue, you may stop immediately. We base our fees on $400 per hour for Dr. Sievert. If you paid for an annual or semi-annual package we will reimburse all but $300, which means you will have received an hour of Dr. Sievert's time at a 25% discount.
Laboratory Testing- A very extensive lab panel is paramount to your care. These labs are not included in your fees to The Thrive Clinic and they will include functional testing to evaluate your health at a cellular level. This testing is different from traditional testing as it helps to investigate the root cause(s) of your health challenges instead of just diagnosing you. It is done through urine, stool, saliva and/or blood.
Customized Supplement Program- After reviewing your lab results and evaluating your mineral and nutrient demands, we will recommend a personalized regimen of only the highest quality products to create more predictable outcomes.
Dr. Sievert is very sensitive to supplements being taken unnecessarily and will try to minimize intake as much as possible without compromising the outcome. This is why your personal regimen will be reviewed and modified at every appointment with him.
Your Foundational Start:
Comprehensive Functional Wellness Consultation & Evaluation
This is where it starts off. A full hour session to understand the entire context of you, with Dr. Sievert.
We take the time to learn what your history is, your present condition and where you want to be in the near and long term future.
Following this visit, you will receive access to begin your Functional Medicine Analysis. This Analysis will allow for Dr. Sievert to map out your Life Events and Disease Triggers and Identify your Core Imbalances. You will also be recommended to have an extensive lab panel drawn to help identify your root cause of disease.
Follow Up Strategy Session
This Dr. Sievert's paramount session.
He has the context of you and now also has hard data from lab tests and advanced diagnostics.
This is where the strategy is set for walking out your path to recovery/wellness based on your goals.
**30 or 60 days out depending on package chosen**
Diet, Nutrition and Exercise Consultation
Initially this will be offered as a virtual visit only but soon you'll have a choice between virtual and in house coaching from our Health Coach.
With the context, diagnosis and prescribed strategy from Dr. Sievert, the Health Coach now joins to help plan out the day to day walking out of your path in regards to daily diet, nutrition and exercise.
Follow Up Implementation Sessions
Evaluation with Dr. Sievert in predetermined intervals to monitor your progress towards your goals and to adjust your trajectory if necessary .
**60 versus 150 days out and in regular intervals thereafter**
Multiple Touch Points
with as often as daily contact if desired
Going forward you will for ensuing appointments and/or other touch points with your providers depending on the program you chose.
When you have a question, concern or idea, contacting your team of providers at The Thrive Clinic is as easy as a quick text from your smart-phone or message from your computer, right when you think of it.
While this is not a "Doctor on call", your team will respond during normal business hours.