Physician Consultation Options for Walsh Protocol
Dr David Epstein, D.O. is a licensed osteopathic physician, with an extensive 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 options below, Dr Dave will personally review all labs and prepare your report and discuss your questions and lab findings. A Biotype Report is an assessment of one’s unique biochemistry based on the teachings of Dr Walsh and the Five Biotypes of Depression.
Other functional medicine Assessments are available through this consultation page per the explanation below including Bredesen’s Cognoscopy, Hashimoto’s Thyroid, Adrenal/DHEA, Comprehensive Stool and TBI Endocrine Assessment. Dr Dave is available for an initial, no-charge, pre-consultation to discuss any general questions and for a follow-up to any Assessment or Report for an extended phone call or video-conference to discuss the specifics of the Assessment provided.
1. Consultation and Biotype Report ($299)
Select this option if you plan to order a Walsh Panel on this website, which includes a Biotype Report with detailed supplement plan and follow up Consultation. The test options for this price includes the Comprehensive Biotype Panel. If you have completed some of the tests or simply wish to start with fewer labs initially, this option also also applies to the modified Comprehensive these panels including Modified, Standard and Full Biotype Panels. Select this option for other non-Walsh related lab panels including any one or more of the Bredesen Cognoscopy Panels, when ordered simultaneously (if ordered separately, the price for updated report is $199). For any of these labs with Consultation you will also receive an Assessment with Report and detailed supplement plan.
2. Consultation and Biotype Report or any other detailed Report with labs ordered by your primary doctor ($399)
If you have had labs completed by your primary doctor or an outside lab and would like a Second Opinion Physician Assessment, you may submit those labs via our secured email for review. Please discuss this with Dr Epstein first to be sure the proper tests are included – Reports are not provided for all varieties of labs. When seeking a Walsh Panel assessment with your prior labs, please go to the Comprhensive Panel page to see which tests you will want to submit for review. Other test panels may be reviewed and evaluated on a case by case basis when applicable.
In all cases, patients will be asked to complete a Telemedicine Consent Form and Questionnaire. Links will also be sent by email once the test has been ordered. All emails and links to questionnaire are HIPAA compliant and encrypted.
The options for consultations are based on the number of tests ordered and whether or not they are ordered on this website or provided by patient through their own doctors. Please note, we cannot use zinc or histamine from non Lab Corp facilities. DHA is one of a few facilities that does proper urine pyrrole testing. Please check with us if you have ordered from a different lab.
3. Consultation for follow-up panels following prior Biotype Report or Assessment Report ($199)
Following an initial Comprehensive Biotype Panel and Assessment patients are advised to take various supplements and make lifestyle changes per the detailed Report. As a follow up to that, when a retest and chart update is requested, this option will include an update to the prior Report and a supplements modification. In all cases, clients will be able to speak with Dr David directly via telephone or video conference following the test.
4. Consultation and verbal update for a single Bioptype Panel retest (1-3 individual labs) ($149)
Following an initial Comprehensive Biotype Panel and Assessment patients are advised to take various supplements and make lifestyle changes per the detailed Report. Dr Epstein will discuss these findings and make recommendations by phone or video-conference.
5. Consultation for single lab test ($75)
For individual tests and without a Report or updated Report, clients may discuss the labs in a brief email or phone call for up to 10 minutes. While no Questionnaire is completed or Report provide, a general discussion of supplements or suggestions may be discussed.