Seema Patel, MD, MPH, IFMCP offers group visits for individuals as well as for the whole family! Call the Pepper Pike, Ohio, office to learn more about our current programs, detailed pricing, or to book an appointment today!

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What are group visits?

Group visits at Healing Family Functional Medicine aim to empower patients with knowledge, provide community support from other like-minded people, and minimize the cost of health care for individuals and families. Research has shown that shared medical visits often lead to better health outcomes and increased support for the individual and the family, while also lowering the cost of care. Furthermore, group visits are virtual, which decreases the stress of planning your day around the appointment. Note: Group visits are aimed at healthy to moderately ill patients. If severely ill, Dr. Patel recommends an individual visit.

What should I expect?

Most groups meet for one hour per week (via Zoom) for three months. Prior to the start of the group, you will be asked to complete forms that detail your health journey, family history, nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental exposures. Our group health visits are led by a multi-disciplinary team of experts including Dr. Patel, a Functional Medicine Health Coach, and a functional medicine Dietician who meet with the group virtually once weekly for three months. Some groups also include sessions with a holistic psychotherapist or mold remediation specialist. Our team takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to introduce the key concepts of Functional Medicine, including nutrition counseling, lifestyle education and strategies to reduce inflammation to optimize your health.

Can my family join a group with me?

Absolutely! We encourage families to join group health visits together, as this strengthens your support system. Ask us about special family pricing for group health visits!

What conditions do you treat?

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Chronic gut issues: IBS, reflux, bloating
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Allergies: seasonal, environmental and food allergies
  • Food sensitivities
  • Fatigue, brain fog
  • Joint pain
  • Rashes including eczema, psoriasis
  • And more…

What group health programs do you offer?

What topics will be covered?

In addition to the core focuses for each group (as listed above), each program provides comprehensive education on the foundational aspects of functional medicine, which include:

  • Gut Health:

    How our gut affects our overall health, and how to improve the microbiome through nutrition, lifestyle and key supplements.

  • Immune and inflammation:

    How the immune system functions and what causes low grade inflammation (which is the root cause of all diseases). How chronic inflammation improves with dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, replacing critical nutrients and better gut health.

  • Energy production:

    How the body creates energy, factors that decrease energy production, and how energy production may improve with nutrition and lifestyle.

  • Lab review:

    Dr. Patel reviews labs and discusses optimal (not just normal!) values that may prevent diseases or slow the progression of a disease process.

What advanced functional medicine tests are offered?

During the group visits, Dr. Patel assesses the health and history of each patient/family and offers comprehensive functional medicine tests to better understand the needs and health challenges of each individual. Testing can include:

  • Gut microbiome
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Cardiovascular testing for adults and at-risk children
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormones
  • Environmental toxins
  • Mold toxicity
  • Heavy metals
  • And more…

How do I get started?

Call Healing Family Functional Medicine to schedule an appointment for a group visit for yourself or your family, or book a consultation online today!