Nearly all health problems can be significantly improved through the application of lifestyle and nutritional medicine. Whether your goal is to support your body in healing a chronic disease, or simply to optimize your current health, Dr. Youngberg can help.
Individual appointments are available at our office, by phone, or video conferencing using Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Over half of Dr. Youngberg’s patients work with him by phone or video conferencing. He can help you get labs done near your home and then go over them with you by phone or video conference. This allows any one in North America or internationally to benefit from consultations with Dr. Youngberg.
Preparing to Become a Patient
Download the Registration Form here. Please fill out and sign the form and either email or fax it back to us.
Clinic Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinic Fax Number: 951-271-4455
Medical Symptoms Questionnaire
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Summary of Health History
All patients are encouraged to put together a 1-2 page summary that includes the following information [this is not mandatory but encouraged]:
Family medical history including: Relatives name, relationship, health conditions, age of diagnosis and/or age of death from specific condition. List should include specific types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, GI problems, depression, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, etc…Family Medical History
Personal medical history with age of diagnosis, procedure, or initiation of medications used for each medical concern.Personal Medical History
Complete list of all medications used in the past as above.
Complete list of all medications used currently. Include dose, medical reason for use and age when started.
Complete list of all supplements presently used. Include dose, medical reason for use, and age when started.
In addition, write out your main goals for the visit or program. What do you want to accomplish in the next 3 months? Be specific with measurable goals. Download worksheet handout 12 Weeks to Wellness Goals & Strategies.
Know that healing first requires a desire to be healed followed by an understanding of what the body needs for healing to begin. Finally it requires a willingness to follow the path of healing.
Success in all walks of life come to people who are willing to set limits in their private and public lives.
There is an old Jewish proverb, “Meaning is found in limits”. Ultimate success if found in limits that are carefully and thoughtfully set.
Download this handout that can motivate and guide you in setting limits now! Click on this link → Success through Setting Limits
Join us, we can show you the way!
Overview of Services
Dr. Youngberg provides individual consultations as well as lifestyle medicine seminars soon to be available to rent “On Demand” through the internet. “Friend” our clinic on Facebook and sign up for our Newsletter for health news and updates regarding all new programs and services.
Because Dr. Youngberg’s schedule typically fills up 3 or more months in advance, new patients are encouraged to schedule three (3) separate one-hour appointments. The first appointment will include a thorough medical history, initial treatment plan and review of past laboratory tests. Additional labs will be ordered and then reviewed at the second visit two to three weeks later. A 3rd visit is recommend after 2 months to review progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan. Patients who have multiple health concerns often benefit from more frequent clinical office visits.
Bredesen Protocol patients are encouraged to schedule four appointments – each two-weeks apart – during the first 2 months. If the schedule does not allow this, we recommend scheduling four appointments into the future and then request to be placed on the “standby/appointment cancellation list” for the weeks or months you would like to be seen. After the first two months, schedule 1-hour consults monthly for the next 4 months. Any of these scheduled consultations can be canceled without penalty, if not needed for any reason. All Bredesen Protocol patients interested in preventing or seeking to reverse cognitive decline are encouraged to either participate in-person at Dr. Youngberg’s 4-day Bredesen Protocol Intensive in San Diego at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort, or rent the program as a six-month video course at Vimeo On Demand. This 15-part series of presentations will provide the guidance necessary to properly apply the Bredesen Protocol.
Currently, all new patients, regardless of their goals, are encouraged to purchase the “12 Weeks to Wellness” DVD series. This series includes 18 hours of professionally filmed video presentations by Dr. Youngberg and is designed to provide comprehensive direction in the 12 foundational principles needed to optimize your health and healing potential. Watching and applying the information on the DVDs also deceases the number of individual consultation that would typically be needed to accomplish your goals. The seminars are especially helpful for individuals who have known health concerns, have been diagnosed with acute or chronic medical conditions, and those seeking a better understanding of how support the body’s ability to heal itself.
The sessions focus on natural, lifestyle and nutritional approaches to improve health and decrease medical risk factors. The goal is to improve health to the point that your prescribing physician will be able to decrease or discontinue specific medications that are no longer needed.
We are happy to work closely with the primary care physician of your choice.
When tests are reviewed, each patient is given copies of all the appropriate laboratory tests that are covered in the clinical consults and seminar series.
Patients under the care of primary care physicians or other specialists are encouraged to bring in copies of all lab work done in the past few years as well as any labs, notes or consultation reports from medical specialists. If locating old labs and reports are not available we can still move forward and order labs according to a complete health history done during the first hour long consultation. All consultations can be done in office or by phone. International consultations may be done via Skype.
The Youngberg clinic is a fee-for-service provider. Individual consultations are paid at the time of scheduling the appointment and may subsequently be submitted by the patient to their insurance company for reimbursement. Note that reimbursement for lifestyle and nutritional medicine services is dependent on the policies and benefits associated with each insurance plan and is usually not covered. For questions on reimbursement, please contact your insurance company directly. The Youngberg Clinic accepts most debit and credit cards. Dr. Youngberg spends an hour with each patient and only takes 4-6 patients per day. For this reason please provide 3 business days notice if changing your scheduled appointment.
Dr. Youngberg is committed to helping you find the underlying causes of your health concerns. To accomplish this it is critical to take enough time to carefully listen to your concerns and ask appropriate questions. This is why every patient is scheduled for one hour. Even if the appointment starts late, your consult will last a minimum of 50 minutes. A few minutes are required to print and email reports and transition between patients. If additional time is required during your visit, the consultation fee will be prorated according to 15 minute increments. If you request Dr. Youngberg to write up individualized clinical protocols on your behalf, or to do some preparatory work supporting your clinical goals, the time spent on your behalf will also be invoiced to your account (in 15 minute increments and prorated to the current discounted hourly consultation rate).
All nutritional products available at the Youngberg Clinic are pharmaceutical and clinical grade nutritionals. These are typically only available through nutritionally oriented physicians and health practitioners. The Youngberg Clinic generally makes all products available at less than the suggested retail price. Clients may continue to use their preferred nutritional brands and we are happy to help guide their choices for optimal individualization of nutritional services. There is no obligation or requirement to purchase any product or service when having consultations or participating in a clinical seminar with Dr. Youngberg.
Dr. Youngberg’s goal is to help you get the actual cause or causes of your health concerns. This requires a willingness to address the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health risk.
The typical 15-20 minute doctor’s visit cannot address the underlying or root cause of your problem.
For this reason, Dr. Youngberg spends an hour with each patient for both initial and follow up consultations. The consultation fee is normally $190 per hour. Good news! For the first part of 2019 there is a special price for consultations at $175/hour. This discount rate is currently available for in-office, phone or Skype consultations. Please understand that specialists like Dr. Youngberg, on average, charge $250 to $300 per hour. The current discount rate is temporary but will not change for any already scheduled consult or without at least 30 days notice.