Our Functional Physical 

Optimal health through advanced diagnositics

Putting the other guys Executive Physical to shame

If you’ve had an Executive Physical in the past you’ve most likely experienced an in-depth process that tells you that you’re still alive. And while that data is pretty valuable, we’re more interested in telling you how to optimize. A functional physical is our way of finding all the little kinks in your system and mapping out a plan to correct them.

 

Feeling better than fine

Let this Functional Physical kick off (or supplement) your commitment to self-care & discovering your optimal health. Whether you’ve been curious to know if you’re on the same trajectory as your aging parents or just want to feel your best. The insight we can provide will help put your mind at ease.

In-Depth Intake

We’ll review your personal health information, family history & perform a functional physical exam

Advanced
Diagnostics

Our functional testing allows us to dig deeper and uncover data points that actually make a difference.

Personalized Protocols

After your lab review, we’ll provide targeted recommendations to address any imbalances.

Why choose the Minneapolis
Integrative Medicine team?

Unlike other providers, our team is trained in integrative and functional medicine, meaning they take the time to listen to you, take a root-cause approach to diagnosing your concerns, and utilize nutrition, herbs, lifestyle changes, and cutting-edge testing to not only reverse and prevent disease, but to help you thrive.

An option for everyone

Choose the level that best represents what answers you’re looking for.

Gold

N

Heart disease risk

N

Hormone health

N

Adrenal strength

N

Gut health

N

Bone health screen

N

All vitamin & minerals

N

Inflammation testing

N

Comprehensive Fatty Acids

N

Cellular health

N

Brain & cognition testing

N

Blood sugar testing

N

Food intolerance testing

N

General testing

N

Environmental testing

N

Cancer screening*

Silver

N

Heart disease risk

N

Hormone health

N

Adrenal strength

N

Gut health

N

Bone health screen

N

Limited vitamin & minerals

N

Inflammation testing

N

Limited Fatty Acids

N

Limited Cellular health

N

Brain & cognition testing

N

Blood sugar testing

N

Food intolerance testing

N

General testing

M

Environmental testing

M

Cancer screening*

Bronze

N

Limited heart disease risk

N

Hormone health

N

Adrenal strength

N

Gut health

N

Limited bone health screen

N

Necessary vitamin & minerals

N

Limited Inflammation testing

M

Fatty Acids

N

Limited Cellular health

N

Limited Brain & cognition testing

N

Blood sugar testing

M

Food intolerance testing

N

General testing

M

Environmental testing

M

Cancer screening*

We weren’t kidding when we said we liked data.

Here’s a list of the tests that are incorporated into our Functional Physical. Know that all body systems are interconnected and there are several ways of assessing important metrics – we did our best to sort the tests but you’ll find some tests belong to multiple categories. 

Heart disease risk

When we think of heart disease risk, we take a macroscopic view:

  • Lipid panel
  • NMR Lipid panel
  • Myeloperoxidase (MPO)
  • ApoLipo B
  • Homocysteine
  • hs-CRP
Hormone health
  • Biological sex hormone testing:
    • Female: timing & actual tests ordered are dictated by stage of life
      • LH
      • FSH
      • Estradiol
      • Estriol
      • Estrone
      • Progesterone
      • Testosterone, total
      • Testosterone, free
      • SHBG
      • DHT
      • DHEA-S
      • Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) testing ovarian health & fertility information
    • Male:
      • LH
      • Estradiol
      • Testosterone, total
      • Testosterone, free
      • SHBG
      • DHEA-S
      • DHT
      • Prostate specific antigen (total, percent & percent free)

 

Adrenal strength
  • Cortisol

 

Gut health
  • Microbiome testing including beneficial and dysbiotic bacteria, parasites, yeast species and more.
  • Digestive function markers looking at pancreas, gallbladder and stomach acid production
  • Inflammation markers
  • Blood that can’t be seen by the naked eye
  • Markers of leaky gut
  • Markers of gluten intolerance

 

Bone health screen
  • Markers that give us early detection of increasing bone turnover including NTX & Alkaline phosphatase
Vitamins & Minerals
  • Gold level physical:
    • All vitamins, minerals, and amino acids via a Genova NutrEval
      • All the ones you’ve heard of (magesium, copper, zinc, selenium +) and all the ones you haven’t (molybdenum, manganese +) 
    • Additional nutrients including iron, iodine, vitamin D3
Food intolerance testing

Optimal nutrition is a foundation of health. Food intolerances can cause many issues in the body including excess inflammation, digestive distress, worsening autoimmunity, brain fog, and more. 

We’ll help you learn more about what foods to eat through:

Environmental testing

What you come into contact with can alter your entire biochemistry. We’re testing:

  • Oxidative damage 
  • Toxic elements such as lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium
  • Glutathione & other antioxidant levels, showing us if there is a hidden burden on your system.
Inflammation testing
  • Inflammation is tested in many ways throughout the other tests available (see gut health, fatty acids testing, heart disease risk) 
  • We also assess inflammation by measuring your uric acid
Fatty Acids
  • Gold level physical:
    • Omega 3, 6, & 9 Fatty Acids
    • Additional fatty acid profiles that assess dietary intake of the right types of fats.
      • Saturated Fatty Acids
      • Trans fats
      • Omega-7 Fatty Acids
  • Silver level physical:
    • Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids
Cellular health

We can assess the health of your cells & mitochondria to get a good sense of your biological age. Having optimal mitochondria is essential to aging gracefully (longevity), cognitive function, as well as recovering from injury and illness. 

 

Blood sugar testing
  • Fasting glucose
  • Fasting insulin
  • Hemoglobin A1c %
Advanced metabolism screen

Difficulty losing weight can be a multi-factoral issue. We’re assessing all the factors involved throughout the entire physical (including blood sugar, inflammation, microbiome, mitochondria +) however, these additional labs allow us a well rounded look at  your metabolism.

  • Leptin
  • Prolactin
  • Full thyroid panel including:
    • TSH
    • Free T4
    • Free T3
    • Total T4
    • Total T3
    • Thyroid autoimmunity testing (TPO & TG)
    • Reverse T3
Cancer screening

Preventing cancer is a multifactorial strategy. You need both prevention and early detection. As it stands, unless you have a significant family history or are of a certain age you can’t get early detection testing covered by insurance. Through this first-of-its-kind test, we’re able to screen for 50+ cancers

Note: we are testing you for active cancers that may not have been detected by other means. With any early detection, there is a risk for false positive. Galleri has a false positive of 0.5%. If you do not wish to be tested for cancer, please either opt out of the test or choose a Functional Physical that does not offer it. 

General tests

While you may have had these tests before, you’ve probably never had a provider analyze them under a microscope. Meaning, our providers look at each line item and compare your value against an optimal reference range.

General tests include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Complete metabolic panel (CMP)
  • Ferritin
  • ANA (autoimmunity screening)
  • GGT (liver function test)
  • Amylase & lipase (pancreatic function)
  • RHO Blood typing
  • Cystatin C
Brain & cognition testing

In our Functional Physical, we want to test how your brain is functioning today but also assess risk for future issues. As you can imagine, other body systems have an impact on brain and cognition as well so we’re assessing this from multiple different vantage points in our physical. Some other tests that are included that are more specific to brain wellness are: 

All levels of the physical:

  • Brain neurotransmitters such as serotonin & dopamine. 

Gold & Silver levels of the physical:

  • ApoE genetic testing assessing for Alzheimer’s risk.

Common questions about our Functional Physical

What’s included in the Functional Physical?

We’re getting a deep dive into your health! With the Functional you’ll receive:

    • An introduction intake + physical exam
    • All lab testing included in the level of physical you choose. 
    • A pre-recorded video of your lab interpretation
    • A lab review & plan summary appointment

First, we’ll start with a 45 minute intake to get a better idea of your health history as well as do the physical exam portion of our physical.

Then, our administrative team will coordiate with you to get all your tests completed.

After all your tests have returned, your provider will review them and create a recorded video for you interpreting all your labs & giving you key information about your body. We find the lab review can be overwhelming so we want to provide you with this video you can pause, rewind, or watch on 0.5x speed! 

Finally, we’ll schedule you for a 90 minute visit to review the high points of your labs, answer your questions and discuss your personalized treatment plan. 

How do I go about getting these test completed?

Our team is well versed in how to complete these tests. We offer in-house blood draws which comprise the majority of testing however some tests will need to be completed at home. 

We’ll coordinate with you on how to perform the samples, when it’s best to do the at-home kit, and how to ship them off. All tests come with a pre-paid return label for you to just drop off. 

While it may seem daunting to complete the testing, we’re confident that by staying organized and following our instructions you’ll be rewarded with a wealth of information at the other end.

 

Can I get ongoing prescription management from my functional physical?

The intention of the Functional Physical is to give you a one-time deep dive into your health. If you require ongoing medical care, prescriptions or testing we’ll ask that you continue to follow up with our providers either through our membership model or a la carte. 

Will you give me specific recommendations on how to correct any imbalances that come up?

Absoultely! Your Functional Physical comes with a detailed lab interpretation as well as a customized plan on how to correct the imbalances. These recommendations may include supplements, diet recommendations, and/or foundational medicine recommendations (sleep, stress, water, detoxification, etc).

Note, that if we find something that requires ongoing follow up care we’ll suggest a lab follow up timeline to make sure our plan is working the way it should. You’re welcome to take us up on it or not. Any additional testing or appointments will be billed at our a la carte rate (or membership if you choose to join!)

Can I use my insurance?

No, we do not bill insurance for any visits or labs. The cost of the Functional Physical is a one-time fee, upfront.

I'm a business owner, can my business pay for this?

We’re not lawyers or CPAs, however we’ve consulted some really good ones to help develop this program. Please always check with yours to confirm before purchasing the Functional Physical (as there is no refunds). 

Yes, if you’re:

    • One of the 5 highest-paid officers (Officers are people that hold key roles in a business)
    • An owner that owns 10% or more of the business
    • Someone whose compensation lands in the top 25% of all the employee,
    Your business may be able to offer you the Functional Physical as a medical benefit.

 

Can I do my Functional Physical virtually?

If you’d like, yes!

If you do not wish to join the intial 45 minute visit in-person, you will forfeit the in-person physical exam. We can collaborate with draw stations near you to collect samples we need for lab testing & do our lab review visit either in-person to virutally.

Currently we can see patients who live in MN, WI & NC.

Will you also interpret the tests you order?

Yes! While we know there are direct-to-consumer lab testing companies out that you may be able to purchase some of these test from but unless you’re a qualified health professional, the numbers probably mean absolutely nothing. 

We created our Functional Physical to not only get the key metrics you need to optimize your health but also give you context around their meaning, provide insights about how it is affecting your health (today and in the future), and use the data to create a customized plan. 

An investment into your health

We’re looking for Beta Testers to help us iron out kinks in this new service offering! We’re offering 15% off for the first 10 people to purchase.

  As part of our beta program, we’d ask for you to complete a short survery after your experience (online and a short phone conversation). 

Gold

$8,000

$6,800

Use code BETAGOLD2024

Silver

$5,500

$4,675

Use code BETASILVER2024

Bronze

$3,000

$2,550

Use code BETABRONZE2024

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