Appointments and Costs
This page reviews such issues as the cost and frequency of office visits, the costs of the supplements, and how to contact the office.
Initial Evaluation: The evaluation to begin the program requires two sessions.
- The first session involves a complete history and physical examination, and usually takes an hour and a half to two hours.
- The second session takes approximately two hours; during this session, the doctor reviews in depth his/her evaluation and the results of various tests. In addition, the doctor reviews the patient's individualized diet, supplement, and detoxification programs.
Out of town patients may schedule these appointments on two consecutive days, but must come to our office in New York to be evaluated.
The Total Fee for the initial evaluation (covering both sessions) is $4000. This also covers the time needed to design the protocol. The fee does not include the costs of any required blood tests. We have worked the cost of phone consultations into the initial fee and we encourage current patients to call with questions and problems.
Cost of Supplements: The supplements are not sold in the office, but are available to our patients from a mail order source. The supplements are not available through health food stores or from sources on the Internet. The cost per month varies from patient to patient, but will run about $850 per month for a cancer patient, considerably less for patients with other types of illnesses.
Though Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Isaacs have designed many of the supplements they prescribe, they have absolutely no financial involvement with the company selling the products to their patients and receive no money either directly or indirectly from this company.
Insurance: Insurance coverage varies, but due to the alternative nature of the work, many insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, will not reimburse for any part of the services.
Follow-up Appointments: We find, for optimal results, patients must be periodically re-evaluated. While on the program, a patient's dietary and supplement needs may change radically. Therefore we require all patients to return every six months for a repeat physical exam and assessment of their nutritional status. At this appointment, the doctor will provide the patient with a new diet and program. The cost for the six-month follow-up evaluation is $850.00.
Routine office visits are $250. These are scheduled according to each patient's need and geographic accessibility to the office.
Referrals: We are frequently asked for referrals to other practitioners who might offer the same nutritional program. The therapy we offer is available only in our office, and we do not endorse any other program or supplement line.
To Make an Appointment: Before an appointment is made, we want to know more about your condition and your medical problems, and so we ask that you relay the details of your case to the office as described on our Website page Submit Your Information. Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Isaacs will then personally review this material. There is no charge for the pre-appointment evaluation.
To contact us: you may call, write or fax. We do not use e-mail to communicate with prospective or current patients (e-mail policy). Because of building security regulations, please do not stop by the office without an appointment. Our office hours are 10 AM - 5 PM, Eastern time.