Getting Started with Dr. Rand
Though I am a board-certified internal medicine physician, I am serving as a consultative functional medicine physician only. I will be happy to communicate with your primary care or other doctors if needed to coordinate your care. I do need all of my patients to have an active primary care physician on file.
Call or email me to schedule your appointments by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 914-819-8583.
I do require you fill out your new patient forms 1 week prior to seeing me. I also review other labs/documents you send me that up to 2 years old. Prior to that you can bring those documents to your first patient appointment to see if I need to review them.
Initial visit is 1.5-2 hours/follow ups are generally one hour. Please contact me for pricing.
After your first visit I usually order a battery of tests that I ask get completed as soon as possible. I recommend a follow up appointment 6 weeks after initial visit to give time to get all of your results back. If there is something urgent in your lab results I will contact you directly and will decide at that point if you need to come back in sooner or we can handle the issue over the phone.
My practice focuses on many concerns including fatigue, mood issues such as depression and anxiety, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalance issues such as perimenopause and menopause, weight issues, and many more. I also focus on optimizing your health by evaluating your nutritional status and when needed offering targeted genetic testing to support your health goals. You don’t need to have a “problem” to see me. I am here to maximize your health…instead of waiting for diseases to emerge and then treat.
Prior to your first visit:
I will send you a link to my patient portal where you will register to get on that site. There will be a patient intake form that includes multiple questionnaires. Be prepared to spend up to an hour filling this out. Please make sure to fill out completely 1 week prior to your first appointment with me. This will allow me to review all of your information thoroughly prior to your initial appointment.
Either at your house or your office we will be spending up to 2 hours together. We will be reviewing the issues that are bothering you most. You will also have a routine exam conducted as well. Prior to the end of the visit we will start then discuss initial recommendations to follow. Once your lab tests are complete and you have a follow up with me, you may be asked to see nutrition specialist.
Nutrition services can be provided in the form of wholistic nutrition coaches, certified nutritionist orMasters level nutritionists. Dr. Rand will decide on the kind of nutrition expert you need based on the complexity of your case.
Follow up visits with Dr. Rand:
The first follow up visit will be to review all of your labs tests and see how you are feeling with any of the lifestyle changes we discussed were needed after your initial visit. You will be able to purchase supplements through my online stores at Fullscripts and other vendors such as Xymogen, Biotics and others. I recommend follow up testing usually 4-6 months after you have implemented a new program of diet/lifestyle/and supplements to see how these changes have affected your laboratory work.