Nancy Bahnsen, MHS, PA-C, ABAAHP
Personalized Care for Optimal Health
Welcome to our holistic healthcare journey! I am both your Functional Medicine Physician Associate and a patient who understands the challenges of living with a serious disease. I use functional medicine, a science-based approach to holistic medical care, to help you find the answers to your illness and to address the biochemical imbalances in your body. I search for the root cause of your disease and will create a personalized care plan based on YOUR specific needs as an individual. I may use supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, or medications to treat your illness, but I will always seek the least invasive way to help your body restore balance.
A no-charge, 15-minute consult is a great way to connect with me to find out more.
No Charge 15-Minute Consult
Let me help you navigate the complex world of functional medicine and to optimize your health to live life to your fullest.
Through an online video call similar to Zoom, you will meet with me face-to-face electronically from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere you choose to be on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. I value your time and do not want you to waste any of it in traffic or a waiting room. When safe to do so, we will meet in person at the office for the initial visit. Prior to our meeting, you will complete a detailed questionnaire so that I can know more about your history. After our initial meeting, I will create your personalized care plan based on a combination of diagnostic tests, your personal health history, and the information learned from our visit. You will leave with actionable steps that you can start immediately.
We will have follow-up meetings to assess your progress and to monitor any lab changes over the course of your health plan. Once you have started your plan, most follow-ups take place at the 4-week mark, the 12-week mark, then 6-12 months after that as needed.
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INSURANCE CAN BE USED FOR TRADITIONAL LAB TESTS such as Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics. You will present your insurance and ID to the laboratory service center at the time your test samples are taken.
Customized lab testing is used to assess your current level of health and your long-term health trends. Blood, urine, or saliva tests may be recommended for you based on your individual needs. Functional medicine laboratories offer PPO and Medicare insurance billing, as well as very reasonable cash-based pricing. All laboratory fees are paid directly to the lab.
What is nutrigenomic testing? A nutrigenomic test maps your DNA to nutrition. Your DNA is your nutritional blueprint and you are 100% unique. As your DNA determines how your body metabolizes food, just one genetic variant can impact the way your body absorbs essential nutrients and how you process food. A nutrigenomic test extracts your genotype from a single blood sample and maps your DNA to specific foods that are best for your health and longevity.
I select and prescribe from supplement companies who source only the purest products and who use cerfified Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP), the highest industry standard. Through my E-store you have access to discounted shipping, and a minimum 20% discount is extended to all clients and their families. Fullscript is another online dispensary often used for specialty products.
Detoxing is a great way to clear your body of toxins, speed up your metabolism, and to reboot your overall health. Toxins are simply unavoidable in our environment and food sources. Only purely manufactured supplements and protein powders should be used when supporting the detox process.
You can choose a 14-Day Group Detox or an Online Anytime 14-Day Detox program. And if you are more ambitious, a 21-Day Detox program is available. All of the supplements and protein powders are pure organic, non-GMO products made by companies with ONLY the highest manufacturing standards (cGMP).
- Initial 15-minute coaching call to review the 14-Day Detox Plan.
- Your 14-Day Detox Kit with 28 protein powder packets, 28 capsule supplement packets, and a guide book including delicious menus for your daily meals and snacks. Great for using on-the-go!
- A convenient, portable blender bottle.
- A convenient, secure, private App for you to track your progress and have access to the Detox Plan at your fingertips…anytime, anywhere. Tracking your progress is EXTREMELY helpful and motivating!
14-Day Individual Detox
14-Day Group Detox
"Nancy is a lifesaver. I hadn't been feeling well for quite some time but all of my exams and blood tests with my physician came back "normal." Fortunately I found Nancy who was able to examine me and order appropriate tests that were able to uncover some early health risks. She prescribed supplements and medications that got me feeling like "me" again....She cares about the whole person: mind, body and soul. I don't know where I would be today without her expertise and loving care. Thank you Nancy!"
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Nancy Bahnsen, MHS, PA-C, ABAAHP
I am a board-certified Physician Associate with over 20 years of healthcare experience. I completed my Physician Assistant training at Duke university, where received my Master of Health Sciences degree. I received my B. S. degree in physiology at San Francisco State University. I am licensed in California and board-certified with the NCCPA, and with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (A4M).
I have studied under several leaders in the industry including Dr. Andrew Heyman, Dr. Pam Smith, Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Dr. Dan Kalish, and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine.
Master of Health Sciences – Duke University, 2004
Physician Assistant Training – Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Bachelor of Science, Physiology – University of San Francisco, 2000
Board Certified – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Board Certified – American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
Nancy Bahnsen, PA-C, works as a functional medicine consultant in conjunction with your current healthcare 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.
What is Functional Medicine?
Through personalized, precision testing and evaluation of your complete health history we focus on the root cause of your illness, and help your body restore balance with the least invasive treatment possible. Functional Medicine, rather than targeting individual symptoms, focuses on correcting the biochemical and nutritional imbalances of the body and its organs.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a science-based approach to holistic medical care and is effective for a wide variety of conditions and concerns. Through personalized, precision testing and evaluation of your complete health history we focus on the root cause of your illness, and help your body restore balance with the least invasive treatment possible. Functional Medicine, rather than targeting individual symptoms, focuses on correcting the biochemical and nutritional imbalances of the body and its organs.
How is Nancy’s method different from other medical providers?
Nancy addresses most chronic symptoms of weight gain, fatigue, depression, hormone imbalances and digestive problems that are sometimes overlooked by the conventional medical, symptom-based treatment model. Nancy’s approach is a lab-based, natural health protocol that tests and identifies the dysfunction of the core body systems. Often these systems become compromised long BEFORE the symptoms appear. Lab tests are used to determine the support needed to rebalance your body back to its normal state.
What should I expect at my initial appointment?
Once your first appointment is scheduled (after your initial free consult) you will need to complete all history forms online at least 5 days prior to the scheduled appointment. Your appointment will last 90-105 minutes to allow for in-depth conversation, analysis, and ordering of lab tests. You will leave with actionable health steps to take while awaiting your lab results and follow up visit.
How long are the programs that Nancy Bahnsen recommends?
Initial programs range from 4-9 months, depending on the degree of your health condition. Typically, patients follow up after that at least annually for maintenance care and testing.
What is the cost?
A complete functional medicine consultation is bundled and discounted at $700 and includes the following:
- 90 minute initial meeting
- Extensive medical history
- Functional medicine lab orders and plan
- Actionable steps for client with a Wellness Plan.
- Initial supplement and/or medication prescriptions
- Access to open office hours
- One 60 minute follow-up appointment
- Functional medicine lab interpretation.
- Review and discuss laboratory results (copies provided to patient)
- A personalized Wellness Plan with actionable steps to guide you on a pathway to wellness.
There are several visit bundles available for ongoing care, including maintenance programs.
Hourly only services are priced at $385/hour and billed in 15 minute increments after the first 30 minutes.
Do you accept insurance?
Nancy Bahnsen, PA-C and FxWW are out of network and do not bill insurances. However, our services are covered under FSA/HSA health plans. Payment is expected at the time of service. We can provide you with a receipt for services (or “superbill”) which you may submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement. We have opted-out of Medicare and cannot submit your appointment fees for any coverage.
However, most insurances, including Medicare, will cover conventional lab tests. Medicare also covers several of the common functional medicine lab tests.
How does FxWW and Nancy Bahnsen bill her clients?
Payment is due at the time of consultation. If paying by credit or debit card, the card number is required to be on file with our office prior to the consultation. Checks are also accepted if received prior to the consultation.
Is laboratory testing included in the cost of your services?
Laboratory testing is billed separately from your healthcare visit services. Conventional blood testing may be billed to your covered insurance at any Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics. Many of the specialty labs provide competitive cash prices for lab tests.
Can you be my primary care provider?
Nancy Bahnsen, PA-C and Fx Wellness Works serve as a functional medicine consultant in conjunction with your current healthcare team, and are not considered a replacement for your primary care provider. We require all patients to have a primary care physician to cover emergencies and routine care and screenings.
Do you provide supplements?
Nancy Bahnsen selects and prescribes personalized supplement plans only from supplement companies who source the purest products with industry standard manufacturing (cGMP). Most commonly this is through an online dispensary (Designs for Health or Fullscript), and a 20-25% discount is extended to all clients and their families.
What if I am struggling to stick to my protocol?
We completely understand that many times prioritizing a wellness plan requires major life changes. Our preference is to start small and make changes or additions your health progresses. Often keeping a health journal allows one to stay on track, and shows the progression that we often forget when we need a little inspiration. Nancy can provide you with a convenient app that will help you to long and track your progress.
Where are you located?
We are based in San Rafael, California. Visits are conducted on a secure, HIPAA compliant video platform, where you will meet with me face-to-face electronically from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere you choose to be on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. When necessary and safe to do so, we will meet in person at my Napa or Novato, California offices.
What is your cancellation policy?
Nancy Bahnsen and FxWW require a 48-hour notice of cancellation. Any cancellations received after that time will be charged a $200 fee due to the time and effort already put in to prepare for your appointment.