Your First Visit at The Wellness Way Columbia
Head to columbiamo.thewellnessway.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page. On the left side you'll see some instructions you will need to read, and then complete all 3 steps of paperwork. They will need to be completed 72 hours before your appointment to provide the doctor sufficient time to review your completed paperwork; otherwise, it may be neccessary to reschedule your appointment and delay getting started.
Once your paperwork has been completed, you will have a short consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems and concerns, as well as labwork and potential treatment options.
Our doctors will require you to get a lumbar x-ray to better visualize what is going on in your bowels. We refer out to Advanced Radiology, as we do not do these in-house. They accept most insurances, but also have cash pricing available.
Our doctors will give you recommendations for you to start following, such as cutting all gluten grains and dairy out of your diet, and drinking 1 liter of water the first thing every morning. This may also include supplements, but it is case by case. Pricing is available at the front desk.
We collect payment from patients after each visit. Pricing is available here. We do not participate with any insurance company. All visits, supplements, and labwork may be paid for with your Health Savings Account.
Scheduling Your Next Appointment
Your lab testing recommendations will be dependent on what the doctor found on your FAQ results. From there, it's up to you to get your tests done. Stool and urine tests should be done as quickly as possible as it can take the labs several weeks to process them; but we understand there are some biological factors that may interfere with them.
After we receive all of your labs back, we will call you to set up your next appointment to go over them, and for you to receive your plan of care.