As of April 1, 2021, the following types of consultations are available:
In person - in my office
In person - in your home (house call)
What to expect from your first visit
After reviewing your pre-visit questionnaire and any prior medical records, I take a comprehensive history and perform a detailed physical examination. For telehealth visits, I am not able to examine you, but I make every effort to review recent records documenting an exam by your local physician.
Establish an initial, multi-faceted plan of action to address your specific health concerns. This plan is highly personalized, but always includes counseling and education on dietary and lifestyle modifications, as well as approaches to minimize toxic environmental exposures (i.e. from food, water, personal care products and electrical pollution).
Order lab tests as needed (I use conventional labs such as Quest/Labcorp for standard testing, and when indicated, specialized functional lab testing such as comprehensive stool, toxin, food sensitivity and genetic testing).
Identify and focus on the root cause(s) of your health challenges/concerns with the goal of improving your health and vitality.
Scheduling a Visit
To schedule you can either email the practice: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 877.435.5392
Please submit 48 hours prior to your first visit:
Initial visit questionnaire packet
fax to HIPAA compliant e-fax at 888.980.5965
List of all medications and supplements
Any recent labwork, imaging, or other records
Visits are billed at an hourly rate of $300 per hour
Initial visits are generally 60 minutes if telehealth and 90 minutes if done in person (house call).
Follow up visits range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on complexity.
A detailed insurance superbill is provided upon request with diagnosis/visit codes for you to submit to your insurance company if you are eligible for reimbursement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dr. Goldberg accept insurance?
Unfortunately, she does not. Commercial insurance companies do not reimburse adequately for the long visits required for an integrative/functional evaluation. This would make for an unsustainable practice.
Instead, Dr. Goldberg provides every patient with a detailed superbill, which includes all the codes needed by insurance companies. Patients then submit this superbill to their insurance for reimbursement.
Can Dr. Goldberg be my primary care physician?
Dr. Goldberg acts as a consulting physician focused on functional and integrative approaches to health. She sees the full scope of "internal medicine" conditions but the management approach is different from a conventional medical approach, as it focuses on finding and reversing root causes of illness.
Although she functions like a primary care physician for may of her patients, any time spent discussing conventional "routine health maintenance" (i.e. pap smears, mammograms, colonoscopy and the like) would reduce the time available to spend on integrative approaches and counseling. Dr. Goldberg therefore suggests that all patients establish a relationship with a primary care doctor. It is also more cost effective for the patient to discuss these issues within the insurance model, as they are covered services.
Is Dr. Goldberg Board-Certified?
Yes. Dr. Goldberg is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2000, and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).
Does Dr. Goldberg prescribe conventional medications?
When necessary, yes.
Is Dr. Goldberg comfortable with medically complex patients with multiple diagnoses?
Yes, Dr. Goldberg has nearly 20 years of experience managing complex medical conditions, including cancer, heart/lung/kidney disease, and autoimmunity. She also has specialty training in tropical medicine.
What languages are spoken in the office?
English, Spanish and Hebrew.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Credit card, cash and personal checks.
Does Dr. Goldberg do functional lab testing?
Yes, she does functional testing such as comprehensive stool analysis, urine porphyrins (for environmental toxicity/heavy metals), organic acid testing, antibody panels, food sensitivity testing when it will change management. The test price is the laboratory direct payment price - Dr. Goldberg does not bill for these tests or charge any lab associated fees.
How does Dr. Goldberg handle international/out-of-town patients?
Prior to COVID, all initial visits were done in person, but now given the current state of practice and expansion of telehealth, initial visits can be done via HIPAA compliant telehealth system.