Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Falcone Center different?
The majority of our nation’s medical visits involve the care of chronic medical conditions. One in three Americans suffers from a chronic medical condition. Conventional medicine, the treatment of the symptoms of the disease, has limited success with treating chronic problems. It can reduce symptoms but rarely does a conventional medical approach address the underlying cause of illness.
With a functional and integrative medical approach, we specialize in chronic medical condition treatment looking at patterns of toxins, exposures, psychosocial stressors, metabolic disorders, genetic, immunologic, and nutritional factors that can place someone at risk for illness. We treat the whole person rather than segmented areas. The goal is to get to the root cause of illness by looking at all factors in an attempt to restore balance and health.
Some patients seek functional medical treatment because they desire a more individualized approach to the treatment of their issues. They want to heal themselves in a way that is not offered by their conventional medical doctor. Others have failed to improve with conventional medicine or still don’t have a clear understanding of what led them down the path of illness to begin with.
At the Falcone Center, we begin at the dead ends or unanswered questions of conventional medicine. We listen to everything that may have contributed to your body turning to a path of illness. Then we start peeling away the layers to restore you back to a path of health and wellness.
How do I become a patient of the Falcone Center?
Call and speak to our office staff and they will direct you on the procedures to become a new patient. We request that you complete and return certain paperwork before scheduling your actual appointment time. Office procedures will be discussed when you call us at 215-586-3304.
What happens on the first visit?
Before your initial visit, you will complete and return our new patient paperwork packet so that we can review it and begin planning your visit. The paperwork can be quite involved depending on the condition for which you are requesting treatment.
If the patient is a child, we request that two adults attend the appointment with the child. One adult will focus on the appointment with the doctor and the other will attend to the needs of the child.
Initial appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.
When you leave the office, you may be given a “to do” list including action items such as necessary treatments, prescriptions, lab requisition forms, and test kits. It is advised that you complete lab tests as soon as possible. Tests can take anywhere from 2 days to two months for results. You will call to schedule your follow-up appointment after you employ the treatment protocol(s).
Will the doctor at the Falcone Center be our primary doctor or pediatrician?
At the Falcone Center, our doctors are considered specialists addressing treatment for the chronic or developmental issues that a patient may be experiencing. It is important that each patient have a primary care physician to cover acute medical issues and general medical care.
Does the Falcone Center accept insurance?
We are unable to accept insurance and are considered an “out-of-network” provider. We can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to attempt reimbursement, but it is the responsibility of the patient to call the insurance company in advance to determine requirements for “out-of-network” reimbursement. There is no guarantee that the insurance company will reimburse you for any of our treatments. Please note that telephone consults are generally not covered by insurance.