Have questions about Omnia’s services? We have answers.
“What is functional medicine? And what’s the difference between functional medicine and conventional medicine?”
The traditional, conventional standard of care practiced by most physicians today is oriented toward acute care: diagnosing and treating trauma or illness that’s typically of short duration and requires urgent care. (Good examples are appendicitis and a broken leg.) Physicians apply specific treatments such as prescription medications or surgery to treat the immediate problem or symptom. On the other hand, functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented approach that engages the patient and doctor in a therapeutic partnership. This 21st-century approach is an evolution in the practice of medicine, which better addresses today’s healthcare needs. Click to learn more.
“Why should I choose Omnia Health in metro Denver? What sets you apart?”
Omnia’s unique approach provides the best of both worlds: a traditional medicine background with a functional medicine approach. This is what makes us different, and this is why our patients get results. We apply a deep-dive process to look at your whole health picture, pinpoint the root cause of your concern, and create an individualized health plan to resolve the issue. (Many people come to us with chronic illness, frustrated by lack of results from traditional, conventional medicine.) What else sets us apart? Our patient relationships! We’re very accessible and involved. For example, we get to know our patients better during hour-long appointments versus the standard 15-minute visit. We start by listening to you, then using a team approach to meet your health goals. Heads-up: We expect our patients to own their health and make the lifestyle changes we recommend. We’re proud that so many of our patients see improvement and get results. We’re here to deliver the best medicine – and the best solution – for your unique health challenges.
“How do I know if I’m a fit? What should I expect when I become an Omnia patient?”
- You can expect that we are your partner in health.
- You can expect to complete a detailed, comprehensive health history intake form. This form must be completed prior to your initial appointment, or the appointment will be rescheduled.
- You can expect to undergo the laboratory tests we recommend. (We test; we don’t guess.) You pay for lab tests directly, and we’ll discuss pricing with you. If you don’t undergo these tests, we cannot do our job. We need this data to identify the root cause of your issue and create your health plan. (Read more about lab testing in the FAQ below.) Developer, create a jump link to the “lab test” FAQ below.
- You can expect that we’ll look at various areas of your life. Please be open and honest about your health, relationships, and other lifestyle factors.
- You can expect to actively make improvements to various aspects of your lifestyle such as nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, and stress management.
- You can expect to pay for the program you join (Essentials Program or The Omnia Consultation) as well as the first round of lab tests, medical-grade nutritional supplements and, often, a second round of certain lab tests.
- You can expect us to be here for you. We recognize that we ask our patients to implement new health habits, follow specific nutritional plans, commit to an exercise regimen, take steps to manage their stress, and find ways to create better sleep habits. We know that implementing these lifestyle changes can be overwhelming. That’s where our health coaching comes in. Our certified health coaches provide motivation, accountability, and resources. Yes, making changes to your lifestyle and your health can be difficult, but we’re here for you. We’re your health team.
“Can Jacqui Pariset, MD be my primary care doctor?”
Dr. Pariset works as a functional medicine consultant in conjunction with your current health care team and is not considered a replacement for your primary care physician. She requires all new patients to have a primary care physician to cover emergencies and routine care and screening. Click to read “Dr. Jacqui’s Journey” and “About Omnia Health.”
“What types of health concerns do you address? Can you help me?”
At Omnia Health, we don’t treat diseases, we treat people. That said, our patients come to us with a variety of health challenges. To pinpoint the root cause, we start with a comprehensive health history, listen to your concerns, take a close look at lifestyle factors, and ask you to undergo laboratory testing. This insight enables us to create your personalized health plan – and help us guide you to improved health.
Examples of the types of health issues we treat include:
- Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
- Chronic reflux
- Coronary artery disease
- Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
- Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Headaches and migraines
- Heavy-metals toxicity
- Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
- Weight management challenges
“If I become an Omnia patient, what kind of results can I expect?”
Assuming you are motivated and committed to follow your health plan and adjust lifestyle factors, you should achieve optimal higher functioning. Our patients report having more energy, more clarity of thought, better mood stability, and optimized weight management.
“What services does Omnia Health offer?”
Omnia Health offers the following programs to address your health concerns and create your personalized health plan. Each plan includes a consultation with Jacqui Pariset, MD, and/or our nurse practitioner, and our certified health coaches. Click on a program to learn more:
A great place to start is by taking advantage of our Complimentary 15-minute Consultation.
“What is the Launch? Why should I attend?”
After signing up for the Essential Program, plan to join Omnia’s group-based Launch to kickstart your health journey. These gatherings are offered twice a month and are led by Omnia’s nurse practitioner and/or health coaches. The Launch ensures you walk away feeling confident about your pregame plan. You’ll receive your Patient Education & Resource Binder, lifestyle tips, and personalized nutrition plan. The Launch focuses on three significant lifestyle intervention tips: nutrition, sleep, and stress management.
“Do the programs include resource materials?”
When you sign up for the Essentials Program, you will receive a comprehensive Patient Education & Resource Binder. Brimming with useful information on nutrition, detoxification, hormones, exercise, mindfulness and more, this is your go-to resource on your health journey. In addition, you’ll receive a free cookbook!
“What is NOT included in the programs?”
Lab tests and blood work (Omnia patients get direct lab pricing; refer to the FAQs below)
- Nutritional supplements (based on your test results, we may recommend medical-grade supplements)
- Prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) medications
- Specialist care (e.g., cardiology, pulmonary, rheumatology)
- Emergency care/after-hours care (emergency care needs should be addressed by an urgent care facility or hospital emergency room)
“Can you tell me more about functional lab tests and blood work?”
A favorite motto: We test; we don’t guess. Based on your health concerns and health history, Dr. Jacqui Pariset will decide which types of laboratory tests are necessary. You can expect to pay for an initial round of lab tests and, often, a second round of specific tests to check progress or confirm changes. You pay for lab tests directly, and we’ll discuss pricing with you. Most functional medicine/advanced diagnostic labs are NOT covered by insurance. We will do our best to make sure you understand the cost of all lab tests prior to ordering them. Functional lab testing is different from traditional testing, because it helps us identify the root cause of your health challenges instead of simply making a diagnosis. This testing is done through urine, stool, saliva and/or blood samples.
“Regarding lab tests, what does ‘direct lab pricing’ mean?”
To provide the most affordable care possible, Omnia Health has made special arrangements with our lab testing providers to give you direct lab pricing. In other words, you pay the provider directly, with no markup whatsoever from Omnia Health. This arrangement helps to ensure the lowest price possible on all lab tests.
“Do you accept health insurance?”
We do not bill health insurance. Patients pay fees to Omnia Health directly for programs, one-time office visits, other services, and nutritional supplements. We always provide receipts, which you may choose to submit to your insurance company. As a reminder, you pay for lab testing directly; you may choose to submit those receipts to your health insurance company. Check with your insurance company to clarify which lab tests are covered.
“What is the Living Matrix Health History intake form?”
We’ll ask you to begin completing this comprehensive health history intake form immediately after signing up for the Essentials Program or The Omnia Consultation. This highly detailed, online intake form must be completed in full, prior to any consultations or lab tests. The form takes about 60-90 minutes to complete. (You can answer a few questions at a time; just save it as you go!) When you sign up for one of Omnia’s programs, you’ll receive instructions to create an online Living Matrix account and, if you wish, watch an instructional video. Most likely, the Living Matrix Health History is the most comprehensive intake form you’ve ever filled out. Yet it’s critical that we receive a complete, detailed picture of your medical, social, nutritional, and lifestyle history. We ask that you complete the Living Matrix at least 3 days prior to your initial consultation. If it is not completed, we will reschedule your appointment.
“What is the Patient Portal?”
As a patient of Omnia Health, you have access to all of your lab test results, appointment information, and health plan via our online Patient Portal. When you sign up for the Essentials Program or The Omnia Consultation, you will receive a link to the Patient Portal with instructions to access your confidential information.
“Why does Omnia Health stress the importance of lifestyle and nutrition?”
We believe as much as 80% of your clinical outcome is based on your nutrition along with other lifestyle factors. Because we realize the value of this and the impact it has on you and your family, we emphasize lifestyle and nutrition throughout our process. By taking better care of yourself, you can lead your family to better health.
“Do you offer supplements?”
After reviewing your lab results and evaluating your mineral and nutrient demands, we may recommend a personalized supplement program. Our recommendations will include only the highest quality products – medical-grade nutritional supplements – to create more predictable outcomes.
“What should I bring to my first appointment?”
Please bring recent and pertinent medical records to your initial consultation.
“How much do additional visits cost?”
After completing the Essentials Program, you may wish to schedule follow-up visits with Omnia’s health practitioners: additional visits with Dr. Jacqui and Gia are $300/hour, and visits with our health coaches are $119/hour. Note that The Omnia Consultation is a highly focused assessment to optimize your health; geared for “optimizers” this includes a one-time consultation with no follow-up visits.
“As a patient, do I have email access to Omnia practitioners?”
We’ve found that having access to our health team – Dr. Jacqui Pariset, Gia (our nurse practitioner), and our health coaches – helps to keep an open dialogue and helps our patients maintain momentum throughout their program. We encourage our patients to email Omnia team members with any questions they may have throughout the duration of their program.
“I don’t live in metro Denver or Colorado. Can I participate in Omnia’s programs?”
Yes, by all means! We have a large number of patients who live throughout Colorado, along with a surprising number of patients who live in other states. We request that your initial visit is in-person. All follow-up consultations can be virtual via our Telemedicine technology.
“What is your appointment cancellation policy?”
Life happens. We ask that you respect our time, and we will respect yours. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel or change an appointment. We will do the same.