Direct Care is enhanced and personalized healthcare without the interference of insurance companies. Using a membership model, you get unrestricted access to your health care provider and most services for just a monthly fee. All patients are welcome. No insurance is taken or ever billed.
As a family nurse practitioner (FNP), Dr. Erin Lucie, can be the primary health care provider for patients from childhood through adulthood. A Family Nurse Practitioner provides primary and specialty care to patients of all ages, much like a family practice doctor. They can handle 80-90% of your primary care needs.
Traditional medicine has taken a disease-centered focus where the practitioner prescribes and treats the symptoms of the patient’s illness. Functional medicine shifts to a patient-centered approach, addressing the whole person and not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners look to uncover the root cause of the illness by spending time with their patients, listening to their histories and studying the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex chronic disease.
Hypothyroidism means you do not have enough thyroid hormone to effectively regulate your cell’s use of oxygen and energy. EVERY CELL in the body depends on the thyroid hormone to function properly. It is essential for survival. AT LUMINATE DAAC WE DELVE DEEPER TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSE HYPOTHYROIDISM.
Bioidentical hormones are compounds with the exact chemical and molecular structure as hormones produced in our body. It is our experience that patients encounter very few side effects and health risks when taking low dose, customized forms of bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone versus a synthetic form of these hormones. We recognize the personal needs of every patient and individualize each patient’s program specifically for them. Dr. Lucie strives to provide the most comprehensive hormone replacement program available today.
Your body is designed to effectively respond to short bursts of stress when followed by many days of rest and relaxation. Sadly, for most of our patients, this is not their reality. Many have been dealing with the effects of long term stress for months or years.
Too much stress can wreak havoc with your stress response system, called the Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal (HPA) Axis. Chronic stress and most likely reflect HPA axis down-regulatio occurs to protect the body from excess cortisol, thereby lowering the production of cortisol and DHEA. Maintaining cortisol to DHEA ratios is vital to keeping a positive mental outlook.
During your first appointments you will spend over an hour with Dr. Erin Lucie, DNP APRN FNP-C
Discuss any symptoms you are experiencing, your medical, family and personal history. Lab will be drawn or ordered today at whole sale pricing of an additional $315-$450 panels depending on patients needs.
Results of your lab work reviewed and a personalized treatment plan exploring all medical options including, additonal testing, weigh-loss, medication and hormone therapy including oral, topicals, injections or pellets. After this appointment, a joint decision would be made to continue as a member or seek help else where.
Your monthly membership includes: Ongoing monitoring of your progress, All appointments with your health care provider, Phone calls and texts as necessary during your treatment. It does not cover the cost of labs, medication, pellet insertion or cosmetic injectables.
Family of up to 4 people.
1 person. Benefits of membership plus includes all lab testing. Ideal for new patients needing frequent testing to get on the right tract.