Nancy Bahnsen, PA-C

Personalized Care for Optimal Health

 

Are you tired of feeling exhausted with unexplained symptoms, only to be told by your doctor that everything “looks fine”? Don’t lose hope – I understand both as a clinician and as a patient who has faced similar challenges.

I am your Functional Medicine Physician Associate, committed to your well-being. Utilizing functional medicine, a science-based, holistic approach to medical care, I am here to uncover the root cause of your illness and to address the biochemical imbalances in your body. Your unique journey requires personalized attention, and I will work to create a tailored care plan that meets your specific needs.

As we work together, I delve into the root causes of your condition and develop the most effective, least invasive solutions. Whether through supplements, dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes, or medications, I will focus on helping your body restore balance.

Start your journey towards better health with a no-charge 15-minute consultation. It’s a great opportunity to connect with me and learn more about how we can work together to optimize your well-being.

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No Charge 15-Minute Consult

Patient Services

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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Lab Testing

INSURANCE CAN BE USED FOR TRADITIONAL LAB TESTS ONLY, such as Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics.  You will present your insurance and ID to the laboratory service center at the time your test samples are taken.

In addition, 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.  Custom laboratories offer limited insurance billing as well as very reasonable, cash-based pricing.  All laboratory fees are paid directly to the lab.

Nutrigenomic Testing

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.

Supplements

I select and prescribe from supplement companies who source only the purest products with industry standard manufacturing (cGMP).  Through my E-store you get FREE shipping, and a minimum 20% discount is extended to all clients and their families.   Fullscript is an online dispensary used for specialty products.

Detox Programs

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).

What’s Included:

  • 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

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"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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"Working with Nancy has made such an impact! Inflammation has decreased, overall health better and lost 25 lbs. She provides great advice and options. Try her free consultation offer!"

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"Nancy's approach to health and wellness for me is broader than traditional medical approaches. She has been able to detect several long standing issues with my overall health, and has helped me redirect my own efforts with very positive outcomes. She receives my highest rating!"

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"I immediately felt a connection with Nancy. She is professional and knowledgeable and I highly recommend her."

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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 Associate 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

Physician Assistant Training – Duke University Medical Center

Bachelor of Science, Physiology – University of San Francisco

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.

FAQs:

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?

Complete functional medicine assessments require a 5-6 month commitment to care.  I have learned over the years that a program with regular visits in a shorter period of time is where we see the best results.  Below are the two memberships that are currently offered.

All patients start with a $550 setup fee.  Programs can be paid in monthly installments, or if paid in full there is a $250 discount on this fee.

A New Start Membership includes the following:   $497/month for 4 months

  • 75-90 minute initial meeting
    • Extensive medical history
    • Functional medicine lab orders and plan
    • Actionable steps and initial supplement prescriptions
    • Access to 1:1 messaging for any questions
    • 20% discount on all supplements
  • Five 45-50 minute follow-up appointments over five months
    • Review and discuss laboratory results (copies provided to you)
    • A personalized health and healing plan
    • Access to open office hours at no additional charge
    • Access to coaching tools and Well World App
    • Free access to all classes
    • 20% discount on all supplements

One-Year Maintenance Membership (existing clients):  $297/month for 4 months pays for the entire year (not available for new patients).

  • Two 45-50 minute follow-up appointments over one year
    • Review and discuss laboratory results (copies provided to you)
    • A personalized health and healing plan
    • Access to open office hours
    • Access to coaching tools and Well World App 
    • Access to private FB group
    • 20% discount on all supplements

 

 

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 and most insurances will cover conventional blood tests. 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.

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.

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