The Essential Health Evaluation
How much does it cost?
The cost for the 4-hour Essential Health Evaluation, which includes all of the extensive Laboratory Assessments, Diagnostic Testing, Nutrition and Exercise Consultations and 2-hour Physician consultation is $2,495.00.
The monthly program fee is $350.00 and includes availability of your Age Management Team (your Physician, Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist), all follow-up office visits, unlimited consultations and all repeat laboratory evaluations (at 6-month intervals). There is no long term contract required.
Added to this are the costs of Prescriptions, Hormone Supplementation and Pharmaceutical-Grade Nutritional Supplementation. The costs of any Prescriptions for Hormone Supplementation and Pharmaceutical-Grade Nutritional Supplementation will depend on what customized therapy you will need.
Lasts approximately 4 hours and includes:
- Extensive labs done at least 2 weeks prior to the evaluation
- Completion of 25-page history form by the patient at least 1 week prior to the evaluation
- Evaluation Day: Postural/alignment
- Dexa diagnostics
- Physical exam
- Nutrition consultation
- Physician consultation
At the end of the day, each patient has the option of signing for a monthly program that will insure you achieve your goals:
- The Elite Program
- or the Essential Program
- Access (M-F) to your Cenegenics Physician
- Access (M-F) to your exercise/nutrition counselor
- 4 labs/year for the Elite Program, or
- 2 lab/year for the Essential Program
- Administrative fees
*The pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are additional to this fee and vary, depending on each patient’s program.
**There is no long term contract, but we ask for a 30-day notice.
Components of the Essential Health Evaluation:
Metabolic and Hormonal Assessment:
An extensive panel of blood work assesses your hormonal and metabolic profile, from standard tests such as blood sugar and cholesterol, to an in depth evaluation of your hormonal status along with important cardiac and inflammatory markers. Studies show that as we age, there is a reduction in various hormonal and metabolic markers (thyroid, DHEA, testosterone, Vitamin D, etc.). These declines are risk factors for a variety of diseases of aging, and are associated with premature death and disability. Keeping hormones at optimal levels is vital for optimal health, helping to reduce body fat, improve muscle tone, energy levels, cognitive ability and sexual function.
Your body composition is accurately determined using state of the art GE Lunar Prodigy. Other methods such as measuring fat folds, bio-impedance scales or hand held devices are very inaccurate. Tracking your progress is easy. Total and regional body fat, as well as muscle distribution are accurately determined. Increased body fat, especially abdominal fat, is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even many cancers. Sarcopenia, or low muscle mass, is associated with an increased risk of physical disability including falls. Many people don’t look particularly overweight and may even have a normal BMI, but actually have an increased body fat and low muscle mass, often accompanied by osteopenia or osteoporosis. These “skinny fat” people are at particularly high risk for fractures.
Osteopenia (low bone density) and osteoporosis (very low bone density) increase the risk of fractures. Low bone density is not just a woman’s problem. Many men have low bone density as well. While hip fractures are not as common in men, the mortality after a hip fracture is roughly 20% compared to 7.5% in women.
Nutrition and Exercise Counseling:
Most people are convinced they know how to eat right and they “just need to do it.” Patients often feel that as long as they aren’t eating “junk,” there is not much to change. This is usually far from reality. Your personal exercise and nutrition counselor will review your current eating habits, identify opportunities for improvement and develop a workable diet plan that can be incorporated into your busy lifestyle. The results of the fitness assessment are used to design an exercise program that will give you the best results while making efficient use of your valuable time.
Your Cenegenics Arizona physician will spend approximately 2 hours with you to review your medical history, perform a physical examination, followed by a detailed review of all of your in-house tests and lab work. The importance of the various results and rationale for proposed interventions is discussed in depth. Together, you and your physician will develop an ongoing plan that makes sense for you.
You have access to your physician, exercise/nutrition counselor and service coordinator Monday – Friday. Follow up blood work is done and reviewed with you in detail to keep close tabs on your progress. Patients are encouraged to come in for follow up scanning and review of their lab testing if it is convenient for them. If distance is an issue, follow ups can be done via phone. Your exercise/nutrition counselor maintains frequent contact with you to help keep you on the beam. An annual evaluation is performed to assess your progress and help you refocus so you can take your program to the next level.