The Metabolic Code (MC) is aiming to disrupt the old model of healthcare where the practitioner sits atop of the pyramid structure while the disengaged patient awaits doctor’s orders. Jim LaValle, the creator of the Metabolic Code and Dr. Andrew Heyman, a significant contributor to the Metabolic Code, have successfully applied this integrative health approach to over 10,000 patients since 2001. Additionally, the Metabolic Code has been taught by Jim and Andrew to thousands of healthcare practitioners through reputable universities and organizations including the American Academy of Anti‐Aging Medicine (A4M), Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI), Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at George Washington University (GWU),
MC delivers evidence-based tools, delivered via the web, that support practitioners’ abilities to assess, interpret, and recommend proven integrative protocols to their patients while dramatically increasing their patients’ adherence and engagement levels. The net effect is a symbiotic relationship between practitioners and patients resulting in patient centered care and higher levels of wellness.
Metabolic Code® expands and improves its platform through a new partnership with Physicians Lab, NutraLogics and Quest Diagnostics
Physicians Lab delivers accurate and reliable results, while providing the tools necessary to complete convenient, affordable, error-free and timely lab testing. Urine testing from Physicians Lab offers the most accurate results for free hormones and metabolites in the body. Physicians Lab’s unique method of collecting urine five times a day is a simple way to normalize the fluctuations that most patients experience in hormone levels throughout the day (known as circadian rhythm).
NutraLogics provides a turn-key supplement fulfillment solution for clinical practices to sell supplements seamlessly to their patients online, in office and recurrently through advanced “auto fulfillment” programs. Including comprehensive marketing with shipments that are totally branded as the physician’s practice.
Quest Diagnostics offers national clinical testing services designed to facilitate healthcare and diagnostic testing for patients, employers and healthcare providers. Quest provides convenient access for patients to provide diagnostic samples at approximately 2,000 patient locations in the US. Quest is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions.
Jim LaValle, the creator of the Metabolic Code® and Dr. Andrew Heyman, a significant contributor to the Metabolic Code®, have successfully applied this integrative health approach to over 10,000 patients since 2001. Additionally, the Metabolic Code® has been taught by Jim and Andrew to thousands of healthcare practitioners through reputable universities and organizations including the American Academy of Anti‐Aging Medicine (A4M), Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI), and Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at George Washington University (GWU).
Metabolic Code® delivers evidence-based tools, delivered via the web, that support practitioners’ abilities to assess, interpret, and recommend proven integrative protocols to their patients while dramatically increasing their patients’ adherence and engagement levels. The net effect is a symbiotic relationship between practitioners and patients resulting in patient centered care and higher levels of wellness.
In this new partnership, Physicians Lab, NutraLogics and Quest Diagnostics are integrated with the Metabolic Code® Platform. Physicians Lab provides urinary testing and Quest Diagnostics provides serum testing for metabolic tests which are combined with the interpretation and teachings from Metabolic Code® to provide a seamless approach for the provider.
Physicians Lab and Quest for Physicians Utilizing the Metabolic Code® Platform
Streamlined Ordering and Special Pricing:
For physicians utilizing the Metabolic Code® platform, Physicians Lab and Quest offers special pricing on suggested test panels that are integrated into the system. Lab panels can now be purchased through your Metabolic Code® portal.
Direct Ordering and Auto-ship Options for Supplements:
NutraLogics will manage you’re in-office supplement supply by tracking and automatically restocking products. NutraLogics advanced technology helps to reduce expired and lost revenue for your practice.
The NutraLogics Auto Order fulfillment solution is the greatest benefit for you to improve patient compliance while seamlessly generating more revenue to your bottom line.
- Increased patient compliance.
- Customer service follow-up on credit card declines.
- Reoccurring patient auto-reorders = Reoccurring physician revenue.
New Urinary Hormonal Profile:
Physicians Lab’s 24-hour Urinary Hormone Testing provides the most consistent, reproducible hormone values to establish and monitor hormone dosing. Urinary hormone testing normalizes fluctuations in hormone levels throughout the day (unlike salivary/blood testing) and is a direct measurement of FREE and BIOAVAILABLE hormones. Urinary hormone testing delivers a much more comprehensive and accurate picture of the patient’s overall hormone balance and is the only testing known to accurately quantitate primary estrogen levels with secondary estrogen metabolites (used to assess risk of certain cancers, inflammatory responses and tissue damage in both men and women) when monitoring hormone therapy. Additional metabolism pathways are also monitored in urine making urinary hormone testing with Physicians Lab the next gold standard in integrative medicine.
How To Start:
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Billing Options and Insurance Information:
Once you are registered with the Metabolic Code® platform, you will have several options for billing:
- Option 1: Bill the patient’s credit card at time of service.
- Option 2: Collect cash from the patient at time of service.
- Option 3: Direct pay from practitioner (you can enter your practice credit card info into our secure portal).
- Diagnosis codes from an MD or DO.
- Any medical notes needed to provide to the insurance company.
Blood Draws, Test Supplies and Logistics:
- Walk-in Blood Draws: Go to a Quest Diagnostics lab. Find a location near you.
- Test Supplies and Kits: Physicians Lab will mail a kit to your home.
- Test Results: Metabolic Code® provides a physician’s portal to login and access test results. Results are viewable as they are completed. Your username and password will be emailed to you for portal access upon activation of your account. Turnaround time for results to post to Metabolic Code® portal will vary based on lab and patient performing testing.
Metabolic Code® Integrated Panels
Metabolic Code’s Silver testing profile is a comprehensive profile combining urinary testing with blood testing, to assist in the identification and clinical management of hormone imbalances and common metabolic conditions. This testing compliments the Metabolic Code symptom engine to create a full wellness approach. Metabolic Code assesses symptoms of Adrenal, Thyroid, Pancreas, Gut, Immune, Brain, Cardio-Pulmonary, Neuro-Vascular, Liver, Lymph, Kidney and Sex Hormones and combines the symptom assessment with important testing markers in these areas to round out a full body approach to wellness.
The Silver Profile is comprehensive base of hormones along with other critical wellness and disease-state markers. The Silver Profile may be enhanced by adding a RBC Magnesium (Gold Profile), and Growth Hormone Assessment test (Platinum Profile).