Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the cancellation policy at Optimized Wellness Center Functional Medicine?

As a cash-based practice with longer appointment times and limited appointment slots, we have to be very strict with the cancellation policy. We require a minimum cancellation notice of at least two (2) business days to cancel or reschedule your appointment, which allows us time to fill the opening. Notification of cancellation in less than two (2) business days will result in a charge for the full appointment fee. Canceling a Monday appointment must be done during business hours on the Thursday prior to the scheduled appointment.

Does Optimized Wellness Center offer primary care services?

At Optimized Wellness Center we can handle a majority of your primary care needs. It took a team to come into this earth; many of us played on teams growing up, and healthcare should also be a team effort. We regularly act as an advocate and central hub for our practice member’s health care needs. With that being said, we do require you to maintain a relationship with a primary care provider for routine wellness screenings such as colonoscopies, pap smears, prostate exams, etc.. As a Functional Medicine clinic, our office hours and staffing does not allow the same availability and access to care that you can receive at your primary care clinic which would be necessary during situations that are urgent or emergent.

Does Functional Medicine replace Conventional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a blend of both conventional lab analysis and complimentary healthcare and is meant to coexist with conventional treatment plans. Dr. Tim is Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic with post graduate training in Functional Medicine, Postural Neurology, Extremities Expert, etc. which provides the best of many worlds.

Does Optimized Wellness Center provide consults for children?

Dr. Tim is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic trained to assess and treat individuals of all ages. At Optimized Wellness Center we provide Functional Medicine consultations on children 4 years of age and older. As with adults, we do not serve as a primary care practice and children are still required to maintain routine well checks with a pediatrician.

Digestive Health

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Medicine services in Alameda, CA, is dedicated to helping you find the best natural treatment for digestive health issues. We work with patients suffering from IBS, gluten sensitivities, food allergies, Crohn’s disease, Candida, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), indigestion and more. We’ll work with you closely to develop the right meal plan that allows you to get the proper nutrition from the food you eat and avoid any nutritional deficiencies you may be experiencing. Functional Nutrition allows us to target the symptoms that are preventing your body from functioning like it should be. We’re looking forward to developing the holistic treatment plan that brings you back to feeling your best again.

Auto-Immune Disease and Inflammation

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

At Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Medicine Services, we’re experienced in treating patients who suffer from chronic conditions, inflammation and a wide range of autoimmune conditions. These conditions are problems of epidemic proportions that is frequently overlooked and can be the root cause of a variety of other chronic health syndromes including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and multiple autoimmune conditions.

Other common autoimmune conditions include Lyme Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Psoriasis and more. We use our patient-centered approach, a fundamental of Functional Medicine, and focus on the big picture rather than just an isolated set of symptoms. A consultation includes a full analysis of family history, current health status, lifestyle factors, and other influencers of autoimmune disorders. Our convenient office location in Alameda, CA makes it easy for us to get to the root cause of your condition, and apply natural autoimmune treatments that will get you on the road to recovery.

Thyroid & Hormone Balance Conditions

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

If you suffer from Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto, Grave’s, Thyroiditis, Menopause, Hormone Replacement, PMS, Adrenal Fatigue, Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, or other thyroid and hormone imbalance conditions, the team at Optimized Wellness Center is prepared to serve clients in the California Bay Area and beyond. We’ll spend time listening as you describe your specific condition and medical family history, and then recommend the holistic healing approach that will be the most effective in guiding your journey to optimal health. By following the practice of functional medicine, we address the whole person while developing healing plans addressing the root cause, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Our goal is to get you back on the road to recovery by getting to the source of your thyroid or hormone imbalance conditions through natural treatment methods.

Lyme Disease & Tick-Borne Illness

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

If you suffer from Lyme Disease or other tick borne illnesses, Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Medicine Services offers a wide range of holistic and conventional treatments options that can help you reach the state of wellness you deserve. We work with clients across the United States addressing Lyme Disease and co-infections comprehensively though a holistic Functional Medicine approach. We believe Lyme Disease is much more than a problem with microbe. It is a complex set circumstances that results from a faulty immune system. When treating Lyme Disease and co-infections we focus on the entire person as opposed to simply blasting the bug. We believe that supporting the immune system (through nutrition, lifestyle changes, detoxification, gastrointestinal health, etc.) along with reducing the bacterial load, is absolutely essential to achieving remission from Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses.

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

Optimized Wellness Center located in Alameda, CA strives to help you make the necessary lifestyle changes that will reverse the effects of common cardiovascular & metabolic health conditions. We often treat clients who suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, TIA, low blood pressure and POTs. Through Functional Medicine, we can isolate the symptoms that are causing these issues, and prescribe the proper holistic treatment plan that is optimal for your long-term health.

 Energy & Brain Health

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, weight gain, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, dementia, insomnia, or other related illnesses, our team at Optimized Wellness Center is here to help you develop an effective holistic treatment plan for your energy or brain health disorder. We’re experienced with natural treatments and holistic medicine, so you can seek relief from conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and you can return back to your active lifestyle. We work with patients hailing from the Bay Area and our office is conveniently located right in Alameda, CA. Contact us today so we can get started with assessing your symptoms and providing you with the functional medicine care you need.

Policies

What is the cancellation policy at Optimized Wellness Center Functional Medicine?

As a cash-based practice with longer appointment times and limited appointment slots, we have to be very strict with the cancellation policy. We require a minimum cancellation notice of at least two (2) business days to cancel or reschedule your appointment, which allows us time to fill the opening. Notification of cancellation in less than two (2) business days will result in a charge for the full appointment fee. Canceling a Monday appointment must be done during business hours on the Thursday prior to the scheduled appointment.

Services

Does Optimized Wellness Center offer primary care services?

At Optimized Wellness Center we can handle a majority of your primary care needs. It took a team to come into this earth; many of us played on teams growing up, and healthcare should also be a team effort. We regularly act as an advocate and central hub for our practice member’s health care needs. With that being said, we do require you to maintain a relationship with a primary care provider for routine wellness screenings such as colonoscopies, pap smears, prostate exams, etc.. As a Functional Medicine clinic, our office hours and staffing does not allow the same availability and access to care that you can receive at your primary care clinic which would be necessary during situations that are urgent or emergent.

Does Functional Medicine replace Conventional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a blend of both conventional lab analysis and complimentary healthcare and is meant to coexist with conventional treatment plans. Dr. Tim is Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic with post graduate training in Functional Medicine, Postural Neurology, Extremities Expert, etc. which provides the best of many worlds.

Does Optimized Wellness Center provide consults for children?

Dr. Tim is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic trained to assess and treat individuals of all ages. At Optimized Wellness Center we provide Functional Medicine consultations on children 4 years of age and older. As with adults, we do not serve as a primary care practice and children are still required to maintain routine well checks with a pediatrician.

Natural and Holistic Treatments

Digestive Health

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Medicine services in Alameda, CA, is dedicated to helping you find the best natural treatment for digestive health issues. We work with patients suffering from IBS, gluten sensitivities, food allergies, Crohn’s disease, Candida, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), indigestion and more. We’ll work with you closely to develop the right meal plan that allows you to get the proper nutrition from the food you eat and avoid any nutritional deficiencies you may be experiencing. Functional Nutrition allows us to target the symptoms that are preventing your body from functioning like it should be. We’re looking forward to developing the holistic treatment plan that brings you back to feeling your best again.

Auto-Immune Disease and Inflammation

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

At Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Medicine Services, we’re experienced in treating patients who suffer from chronic conditions, inflammation and a wide range of autoimmune conditions. These conditions are problems of epidemic proportions that is frequently overlooked and can be the root cause of a variety of other chronic health syndromes including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and multiple autoimmune conditions.

Other common autoimmune conditions include Lyme Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Psoriasis and more. We use our patient-centered approach, a fundamental of Functional Medicine, and focus on the big picture rather than just an isolated set of symptoms. A consultation includes a full analysis of family history, current health status, lifestyle factors, and other influencers of autoimmune disorders. Our convenient office location in Alameda, CA makes it easy for us to get to the root cause of your condition, and apply natural autoimmune treatments that will get you on the road to recovery.

Thyroid & Hormone Balance Conditions

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

If you suffer from Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto, Grave’s, Thyroiditis, Menopause, Hormone Replacement, PMS, Adrenal Fatigue, Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, or other thyroid and hormone imbalance conditions, the team at Optimized Wellness Center is prepared to serve clients in the California Bay Area and beyond. We’ll spend time listening as you describe your specific condition and medical family history, and then recommend the holistic healing approach that will be the most effective in guiding your journey to optimal health. By following the practice of functional medicine, we address the whole person while developing healing plans addressing the root cause, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Our goal is to get you back on the road to recovery by getting to the source of your thyroid or hormone imbalance conditions through natural treatment methods.

Lyme Disease & Tick-Borne Illness

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

If you suffer from Lyme Disease or other tick borne illnesses, Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Medicine Services offers a wide range of holistic and conventional treatments options that can help you reach the state of wellness you deserve. We work with clients across the United States addressing Lyme Disease and co-infections comprehensively though a holistic Functional Medicine approach. We believe Lyme Disease is much more than a problem with microbe. It is a complex set circumstances that results from a faulty immune system. When treating Lyme Disease and co-infections we focus on the entire person as opposed to simply blasting the bug. We believe that supporting the immune system (through nutrition, lifestyle changes, detoxification, gastrointestinal health, etc.) along with reducing the bacterial load, is absolutely essential to achieving remission from Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses.

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

Optimized Wellness Center located in Alameda, CA strives to help you make the necessary lifestyle changes that will reverse the effects of common cardiovascular & metabolic health conditions. We often treat clients who suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, TIA, low blood pressure and POTs. Through Functional Medicine, we can isolate the symptoms that are causing these issues, and prescribe the proper holistic treatment plan that is optimal for your long-term health.

 Energy & Brain Health

Optimized Wellness Center’s Functional Nutrition – Serving the Bay Area

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, weight gain, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, dementia, insomnia, or other related illnesses, our team at Optimized Wellness Center is here to help you develop an effective holistic treatment plan for your energy or brain health disorder. We’re experienced with natural treatments and holistic medicine, so you can seek relief from conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and you can return back to your active lifestyle. We work with patients hailing from the Bay Area and our office is conveniently located right in Alameda, CA. Contact us today so we can get started with assessing your symptoms and providing you with the functional medicine care you need.

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