Frequently Asked Questions - Merritt Wellness Method

Frequently Asked Questions

We’d love to be your mentors throughout your journey to achieving your best health! Please review frequently asked questions listed below and feel free to contact our staff for any other questions via email.

Our team at Merritt Wellness Method strives to provide you with the most effective and medically advanced techniques available. We are here for you and to help you finally reach your desired health goals!

The best way to have most of your questions/concerns answered is to complete the health survey so that we may assess your results and see exactly how we can help you best! However, we understand you may have other questions throughout your health journey, so we have included some of the most common we receive below:

Merritt Wellness Method compiles 40+ years of functional and conventional medicine expertise to offer guidance and mentorship through commonly overlooked health challenges that cause the body to age rapidly and prematurely.

We specialize in holistically optimizing health for women 18+ and enhance their longevity using our Triangle of Health approach applied throughout our virtual health courses and professional online support team. 

BOTH! We are located in North Carolina, USA but are fully capable and qualified to treat clients online, nationally and internationally.

We can help with most health complications affecting the aging process, but our focus areas are metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances, cognitive decline. chronic stress and pain, adrenal dysfunction, detoxification/digestive issues, weight/fat loss, thyroid dysfunctions.

Our Triangle of Health approach addresses the three main components of health by sorting conditions and treatments into structural, chemical, and emotional categories. By treating the body as a whole, we are able to narrow in on root causes of a person’s symptoms with support and guidance through specialized diet, exercise, mindset coaching, and more! For more information on our approach, please see our About page and take our health survey to schedule your discovery call!

Our programs include the following:

  • Online courses divided into Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels of virtual guidance and features included
  • 1:1 consultations for undivided attention on topics of your choice
  • Free mini courses covering highlighted health topics we commonly help our clients with
  • Metabolic detoxification and wellness program. 

Please see our Programs and Pricing options to learn more about each of these programs and the many ways you can get started on your MWM health journey!

During the free discovery call, we’ll review your health survey results and determine whether partnering with our team is the best next step for you. We’ll go over any questions you may have about our approach and how it differs from what you’ve tried before so that you feel comfortable about the journey ahead with Merritt Wellness Method!

Upon completion of your courses, you will be prompted for the next steps of how to continue with your treatment and progress. After/during the Bronze and Silver level courses, you may upgrade to the Gold level course at any time. But only with the Gold course are you eligible to graduate to opting into the yearly VIP Platinum membership course that will continue and maintain your progress for true health!

Patients’ results can occur ranging from the first day to the first year, but this varies for each individual since each person is unique! 

One of Dr. Merritt’s favorite quotes is, “Never underestimate the body’s ability to heal” because she encourages an optimistic mindset about even the most chronic conditions. However, there are never any guarantees due to each particular scenario and condition, but we will always do our best for you!

This depends on which programs you determine are best for you. However, we are committed to enhancing your access to the services, laboratory testing, and medicines you need through transparent and affordable pricing. 

The programs can range from $99 to $4000+, but the level of investment is your choice.

On average, you should budget between $500-$1000 for functional lab tests.

Please see our Programs and Pricing options for a full list and info on how to get started.

As a prospective patient, you may wonder about additional costs not included in our program fee. We know that you’ve likely been to other providers before that may have already run lab tests. That’s why during our comprehensive intake consultation, we will review any existing lab results – so that we can determine if additional, more advanced lab testing is needed to confirm a diagnosis. 

In terms of supplements, we may recommend certain pharmaceutical-grade supplements to support your body’s innate healing process. But long-term, we believe that supplements can’t make up for a poor lifestyle – so our intent is to focus on optimizing your nutrition and getting you off unneeded prescription meds as soon as possible.

  • The specific tests ordered will be personalized to you based on your initial evaluation with Dr. Merritt and may include blood,  saliva, urine, or stool testing.
  • We will make every effort to make you fully aware of any additional lab fees that may be incurred and to give you the opportunity to choose which lab tests you feel comfortable paying for.
  • You are under no obligation to purchase any specialty testing.
  • Should any lab results indicate you may need further testing you will be directed to continue your care with your primary care physician or a relevant specialist, or should you choose you may continue to work with Merritt Wellness Method.
  • At home test kits: If a lab test kit is mailed to you by Merritt Wellness Method, fees will be determined after your initial assessments. 

We do not fulfill an insurance company’s requirement for an in network primary care physician as we are not in-network with any insurance plan.

The cost of any services provided by Merritt Wellness Method which are not included in the episode of care fee will be billed to you directly. Non-Merritt Wellness Method medical expenses such as lab tests and prescription medications may be covered by a member’s health insurance plan per that plan’s rules.

Merritt Wellness Method will not submit a medical claim to insurance on your behalf. We cannot assist you with claim resolution for our services. We will provide you with a detailed billing summary that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. There may be procedures or lab tests that are not covered depending on your plan’s rules.

Please see our Programs and Pricing options for a full list and info on how to get started.

The Merritt Wellness Method is the perfect fit for those who are looking to get to the root of their chronic health issues, optimize their health and mindset holistically, all without unnecessary medications. Just know that it takes a serious commitment to make the lifestyle changes necessary to transform your health.

Merritt Wellness Method applies an integrative approach, blending functional medicine with conventional medicine. Functional Medicine is very different from conventional medicine, however, combining the two allows us to utilize the best proactive treatments and information to prevent pathology and diseases.

For more information on functional medicine and our approach, read our blog article here.

We do not treat for acute or urgent care, nor can we replace your current primary care physician’s treatments. We collaborate with primary care physicians, but Merritt Wellness Method provides a stand-alone service focused on eliminating root causes for creating and optimizing health.

We ask that you provide the information that we give you to your local primary care doctor as a network and complete your medical needs.
 

It is important to note the following however:

  1. We do not fulfill an insurance company’s requirement for an in network primary care physician as we are not in-network with any insurance plan.
  2. We are not a physical office.
  3. We do not have a 24-hour answering service.
  4. If you need to be seen urgently or have a medical emergency you would need to visit an ER or urgent care center.

This depends on your condition and the decision is entirely between you and your prescribing doctor.

We do not prescribe medications, nor do we suggest you stop taking your medications. We will educate and help you determine which medications you and your prescribing doctor decide to eliminate. Our goal is to inform you of the side effects of your medications and encourage a healthy lifestyle using alternative nutraceuticals for supplementation.

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