This option may be selected by new or follow up patients for a brief phone call only.
For new clients who are considering whether or not their condition warrants lab testing or a full Biotype Report choose this option. Dr Epstein is a functional medicine physician and can address matters related to the Walsh Panel or most other health issues, to provide guidance and recommendations.
Individuals who might use this option:
- Existing patients that have more than just a few basic questions not covered in typical email follow up
- Existing patients who are having challenges with the Walsh Protocol that may lead to a delayed or incomplete resolution of symptoms.
- Existing patients that need guidance for follow up testing on non-Walsh related matters including Thyroid, GI, Female Hormone, Alzheimer's, Ozone Therapy etc.
- New Patients who have various questions about specific health issues or concerns that might ought to be addressed before ordering labs.
Physician Consultation Options for Walsh Protocol
Dr David Epstein, D.O. is a licensed osteopathic physician, with an background in functional medicine. He has attended numerous Walsh Institute workshops and studied the Walsh Approach to treating mood and behavior disorders by applying the principals of oxidative stress, epigenetics and nutrients status and the role they plan in neurotransmitter activity. Based on the findings of the lab results and questionnaire, a “Biotype Report” will be provided What is my Depression Biotype?
(Second Opinion Physician does not provide diagnosis or codes for insurance billing prior to lab testing. So, if your primary doctor or insurance company will reimburse the diagnosing doctor or lab directly this may be a best option. Please keep in mind that for most accurate reporting, the labs listed on the panel should be provided. For most accurate reporting, histamine must be “whole blood” and zinc must be “plasma.” Our preferred lab is Lab Corp.)