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Functional Medicine

This likely isn’t your first rodeo with Natural & Alternative Medicine

For you, “eating the rainbow” or “stick to the outside of the grocery store,” or “just eat more fiber” probably didn’t work. You need a more thorough, strategic, and tailored approach. We achieve that by incorporating your unique needs, our experience, and the latest research.  If you are tired of protocols, expensive testing, and too many supplements, click the video and learn what makes The HIVE approach unique.

Dr. Nick believes having a healthy gut should be at the center of any health journey, and in many instances, digestive dysfunction can be the root cause of many other conditions. These include the more traditional gut issues such as:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 

  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)


Additionally, digestive dysfunction can contribute to autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Celiac Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and even systemic symptoms including fatigue, brain fog, dry skin, anxiety, and depression.

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We know you’ve been through a lot, so you deserve to be heard. In a discovery call with Dr. Nick, you will be heard. If you’re ready for care that’s individualized to use, evidence-informed, and cost-effective, click the “WORK WITH US” button at the top and schedule your FREE discovery call. 

How do I start Functional Medicine?

Step 1: Discovery Call with Dr. Nick

What is a Discovery Call? 

  • FREE 15-minute phone conversation with Dr. Nick 

  • Opportunity for you to discover if The HIVE is the right fit for you

  • Discussion of your health goals, and your top questions for us, all without the obligation of booking an appointment 

Note: We understand decisions can take time and input from multiple sources. There is never any pressure or rush to make a choice on the spot and we want to make sure that if we're the right fit for you that you feel comfortable at all times.

What should I expect from my Initial Evaluation?

Dr. Nick will thoroughly examine and discuss your medical history during your initial evaluation. That includes examining any recent labs or testing, dietary and supplement habits you've tried, and when/how your symptoms started. Following this visit, Dr. Nick will determine which package he believes is best for you. 


What's included with the packages

An individualized nutritional & behavioral plan meant to:
  1. Optimize Gut Health
  2. Increase Resiliency
  3. Improve Recovery
That could include the following:
  • ​Nutritional templates
  • Sleep hygiene behaviors
  • Stress management tactics
  • Movement practices
  • Specific supplementation
  • Practical & cost-effective lab testing


What happens after my Discovery Call?

Discovery Call → The Next Right Move For You
  • Once the discovery call is complete, Dr. Nick will help guide you to your "next right step" along your health journey. That could include scheduling your Initial Evaluation with Dr. Nick, referral to another practitioner, or helpful resources to check out based on your health goals.   ​

Functional Medicine Packages

We offer two packages for all new Functional Medicine patients.  Following your Initial Evaluation with Dr. Nick, he will recommend whichever package he believes is best for you and your current health goals. 

  • For patients who want to actively work on improving or maintaining their current health status

  • For patients with more complex cases (mold or heavy metal toxicity, chronic gut issues, or debilitating autoimmune conditions)

Should I come in person or virutally?

Dr. Nick prefers to see his new practice members in person
However, we understand that for some people location and comfort levels may vary when it comes to in-person versus virtual healthcare.
Fortunately, we offer Virtual Functional Medicine Visits via our HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software for individuals who qualify.
If you are an Arizona resident you automatically qualify for virtual functional medicine visits. If you are out of state and want to know if you qualify, schedule a complementary Consultative Call with Dr. Nick to find out.


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