Functional Medicine

The Future of Medicine is Here

Functional medicine is a combination of the best elements of conventional medicine and alternative medicine and represents the future of health care.  Functional medicine is focused on getting to the root cause of your health problem, not just treating the symptoms, so you can get healthy and stay healthy without drugs and surgery.

Functional medicine consultations are provided in-office for those living in the Salt Lake City area or via "telemedicine" for those not within reasonable travel distance.  With technology distance is no longer an excuse to prevent you from seeing the doctor of your choice!  

The process of beginning functional medicine care is simple.  Fill out the request for a free 10-minute phone consultation and we will contact you. On that call, you will have the time to share your health challenge with us and we'll determine if we feel like we can help. We can then explain the simple process of getting your health information to us, setting up your initial phone consultation with Dr. Duggar as well as any other questions you may have. New patient forms and Frequently asked questions are posted below. We look forward to helping you find the root cause of your challenges. 

Functional Medicine FAQs

Q - Can Dr. Duggar help me? +

A- While it's impossible to make a guarantee in health care, we believe that the care Dr. Duggar provides address the primary systems of the body in a nurturing way that gives your body an excellent chance to recover from a variety of conditions. The goal of functional medicine is to uncover the root causes of dysfunction and allow the patient’s body to return to homeostasis. Because our treatments are natural and conservative, this approach is very safe and has little risk of negative side effects.

Q - How much will my first visit cost? +

The initial functional medicine consultation with Dr. Duggar is $195.  As you discuss your health history and your goals for treatment, Dr. Duggar will most likely suggest diagnostic tests that will help pin-point the cause of your condition. The cost of all tests will be discussed with you prior to incurring any charges. If there is a need for tests, you will pay for those at the conclusion of this visit as well.

Q - What is the process of becoming a new patient? +

A – All new patients are scheduled for a FREE 10-minute phone call with our Patient Service Coordinator. Her primary focus is to make sure that we tailor our care to your needs and circumstances.  You can download a detailed description of our intake process above.

Q - How much does functional medicine care cost? +

Overall costs of care are significantly different from patient to patient. Some averages are presented only for illustrative purposes. A personalized functional medicine treatment work-up involves an Initial Consultation ($195), laboratory testing ($300 - $1500), and a Case Review Consultation ($250). Based on your lab results and goals, Dr. Duggar will recommend targeted supplements and other lifestyle tools for you. These may range from $150 to $300/month.

Ongoing consultations are provided within the framework of wellness membership programs. Details of available programs will be discussed at your consultation appointment.

Q - What if I can't afford it? +

If personalized functional medicine is beyond a patient’s budget, there are several programs that we offer that leverage online technology to help larger numbers of people in a group setting. You can discuss these with our Patient Service Coordinator on your initial FREE phone call. We believe that there is always a way to take a step forward in your health.

Q - Do you accept insurance? +

Unfortunately the current model of health insurance doesn't reward patients or doctors who are dedicated to preventing and reversing chronic disease through a functional medicine model. We do not bill insurance companies. It is up to each individual to determine whether their insurance plan provides coverage for consultations, supplements and lab tests. In most circumstances we have seen that all costs for care in our office are eligible expenses for HSA and Flex spending benefits. Medicare eligible patients are required to sign an Advanced Beneficiary Notice that specifically notes that functional medicine services are not covered by Medicare

Real People. Real Results.

  • I have been visiting Dr. Duggar for a few months now and I love the holistic approach to my health. Dr. Duggar's treatments have helped me feel better and manage my stress better. I love how he used functional medicine testing to accurately diagnose the specific issues I was experiencing and then created a health plan that included diet, adjustments and energy work. I am grateful for the help of everyone at I Am Wellness to improve my life
    Joni B. Joni B.
  • I have been coming to Dr. Duggar for the past 10 years. Honestly, I can't express how grateful I am for all that he has been able to do for me. I am a dental hygienist. I was experiencing intense pain in my wrist and thumb. I had surgery to try to help the problem but it only made it worse. I came to Dr. Duggar as a last resort (I should have seen him first!) Within 1 month of care and I had complete relief! I am a true believer in Dr. Duggar's approach to complete and total wellness.
    Sissy I. Sissy I.
  • Our family has been blessed ever since my sister-in-law referred us to Dr. Duggar. He has helped us deal with many issues ranging from gluten intolerance, frequent headaches, recurring colds, hearing problems and ulcerative colitis. His method of correcting spinal misalignments is more gentle than other adjustments I've had in the past. Whenever I develop a new condition, I always want to go to Dr. Duggar first because I believe he treats the whole person and I will receive healing that is more lasting and effective.
    Loretta S. Loretta S.