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OUR PRACTICE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN MOST MEDICAL OR NUTRITION PRACTICES

HERE ARE A FEW HOUSEKEEPING TIPS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS


Step 1: Before your initial appointment, our health coach will schedule a free 30-minute consultation to acquaint you with our NGI package options and to set up your patient portal.

After this, there are a few options. 


Option 1: Most patients begin with a 3-appointment assessment process. 

This process begins with a 1-hour appointment with our health coach who will assess environmental and emotional triggers. The health coach may offer first line of defense strategies that assist in the reduction of environmental exposures and guidance on mind-body techniques to help manage stress.


A second 1-hour appointment with our nutritionist will assess current dietary intake and gastrointestinal symptoms. This appointment will allow for an analysis of total caloric intake, vitamin and mineral status, possible dietary triggers, bowel function and overall wellness. These appointments are designed to obtain accurate health information to be relayed to the primary provider and are not designed to execute a complete health care plan.


The final, two-hour intake appointment will be with your primary provider (either Dr. Christy Williamson, MS, CNS, DCN or Dr. Jessica Pizano, MS, CNS, DCN) and will synthesize findings from the first two appointments, explore possible root causes of the illness, review laboratory findings and begin the framework for a plan of action. The total cost of this service is $700 divided over 2 equal monthly payments of $350/month.


Effective November 1, 2019:

Dr. Christy is moving to a 4-appointment intake package. After the 3rd appointment with Dr. Christy, there will be a follow up appointment to discuss testing and execute on abnormal findings. Depending on the nature of the testing, this appointment will either be with the CNS or with Dr. Christy.  The cost of this package will be  3 equal payments of $375. 


Option 2: Initial Consultation with the primary practitioner of your choice ($450)

In this scenario, you will meet with your primary provider first, then she will decide after your initial consultation if you need to spend time with the health coach or nutritionist or if a package may be the best choice for you. These appointments are all at the billable hours rate. 

For pricing per specialist, please see below. 


Effective November 1, 2019: Option 2 for Dr. Christy will be $550

Latest News

NGI is in process of expanding our business deck! Dr. Pizano is forming Mast Cell Advanced Diagnostics (MCAD), a clinic designed specifically for immune related conditions and Dr. Chrissie is advancing OmicsDX with a series of condition specific advanced diagnostic genome panels. Look for announcements in the fall of 2019!  

Team

Our team is growing! Please see the About page to learn more about us!

Patients

Don't worry! We still offer the same outstanding services; we are only simplifying the process. Please see below for details. 

NGI Projects

OmicsDx and SNPed are under re-construction for 2019! SNPed's new site will launch in February of 2019 and OmicsDx continues to develop! Please check back for more exciting updates! 

SNPed Update! We now have individual lectures for sale - please visit SNPed for more information. 

Partnership Projects

We are working on many exciting external projects to help advance nutritional genomics, change the paradigm of medicine and bring precision nutrition to everyday care. Please ask a managing partner about specific projects. 

All communication is subject to billable hours.

Additional Services


Simplified Billing

Effective November 1, 2019

Each Level of practice has an hourly rate. 


Dr. Christy's Hourly rates: 

Dr. Christy Williamson $275

CNS/Nutritionists: $175

Health Coaching: $125

Neural Retraining: $150


Dr. Jessica Pizano's Hourly Rates and Dr. Christy's rate through October 31, 2019:

Dr. Jessica Pizano: $225/hour

CNS/Nutritionists: $150

Health Coaching: $100

Neural Retraining: $125/hour


Billable Hours:

Email communication that is longer than 15 minutes and reflects medical or nutrition care is subject to billable hours and is billed at the end of each calendar month. All other services are billed at the time of service. 

Effective November 1, 2019 for Dr. Christy: 

Dr. Christy is committed to providing concierge service while also remaining accessible. To accommodate all levels of service, NGI has billable hours for patients who require more intensive care. Please keep in mind that 1 contact generally=15 minutes worth of time, thus multiple quick portal messages or a few very long messages may count for varying numbers of contacts. 

For all non-scheduling emails and contacts the following schedule will apply per month: 

0-2 contacts=free

3-5 contacts=$150

5-7 contacts=$225

7-10 contacts=$300

10-15 contacts=$450

15+ determined on an individual basis. 

OmicsDX Genome Panels

 Written Documents Only: Note - Many gene panels require additional testing, please contact us for more information or visit www.omicsdna.com 

Optimal Diet Panel: $500

CardioDx: $500

PharmaDx: $450

GastroDx: $400

MethylDx: $400

Estro and TestroDNA: $375 (each)

CannaDNA: $375

MemoryDNA: $375

SportDNA: $375

MoodDNA: $375

Mini Panels: $150 each (Diet, Cardio, Weight loss, Sport, Pharma, Gastro)


Dr. Christy's team services all OmicsDx Panels at the practitioner rate. 


Packages are available for the Optimal Diet and Mini Panel series. 


CNS Level Package: 5 appointments covering intake, testing review, Optimal Diet written document and review, meal plan, follow up and execution. 5 payments of $400


CNS level Mini Panel Series: Select 5 mini panels; 5 appointments; 5 payments of $360


Dr. Christy is available by appointment and referral only. 




Nutritional Genomics Concierge Package

 Analysis of genomic material through registered companies in the U.S. Processing time of 6-8 weeks. Previous lab work is required. Nutrigenomics is the process of identifying certain SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) that are associated with increased risk of certain conditions and outcomes and actively intervening by altering ones’ diet and possibly adding very specific supplements. Detoxification profiles (pharmacogenomics) are included which help identify impaired SNPs that can lead to adverse drug reactions and build-up of environmental toxins. Methylation panels indicate a wide variety of conditions including impaired metabolism, depression, anxiety, cancer, autism spectrum disorders and cardiovascular disease. This service includes a handbook to be presented to your physician with laboratory recommendations and 2, 1-hour follow up appointments. Initial consultation, biochemical evaluation with family history, processing of genetic material and 30-day access to the practitioner for questions including a 3-hour retainer are included. Cost of this package is $3000.


• Additional targeted disease panel investigations are $75 per panel.


• Billable hours outside of the retainer and any additional lab work is an additional fee. A $500 down payment is required to secure service. 


NOTE: New OmicsDx panel bound booklet is $6000 and includes Optimal DietDx, MethylDx, CardioDx and PharmaDx as well as a basic nutrigenetic screening.  

Patient Advocacy: DCN Level

Introduction the Practice Package is required. This service includes a detailed explanation and overview of medical records, followed by recommendations and follow up questions for medical service providers. $275/hour.  Clients will be given detailed notes and resources. (DCN level)


  • Attendance to 1 hour physician appointments is $500/ visit in the Richmond metro area only. 
  • If you are not part of any other option, all hours are billable hours. 
  • Billable hours includes any and all medical or nutrition related correspondence including but not limited to phone calls, emails and appointments. 

Nutrition Focused: Family Consultation and Pantry Analysis: CNS Level

A detailed scientific explanation of exactly what is in the food you are eating! Includes cooking techniques, recipe ideas and continued education about changing landscape of health. CNS level: $275

Grocery Shopping Assistant: Health Coach Level

This service includes 1 hour of assistance navigating through the aisles, discussing what you would normally buy and giving direction to healthier alternatives. 48- hour notice is needed for stores that are not “home” stores (Grocery stores local to Richmond such as Ellwood Thompson’s). Health Coaching level: $175

24-Hour Cancellation Fee

 $100. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24-hours prior to your scheduled appointment.