Test List and Prices for Walsh Panel
Following a review of history and lab tests for blood and urine nutrients, Dr Epstein prepares a personalized and detailed assessment report with supplements list and dosages. Explanation of each persons unique results and reading materials are included. Following that, a brief consult is scheduled to speak directly to the physician and answer any questions.
Second Opinion Physician utilizes the Walsh Protocol to identify biochemical imbalances underlying mood and behavior disorders. We test for key elements indicating functional status neurotransmitters histamine, serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. These are the key neurotransmitters associated with depression, anxiety, addictive disorders, insomnia, ADHD, dementia, psychosis, schizophrenia and etc.
We’re looking for indicators of oxidative stress, methylation status and status of nutrients such as zinc, vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin B12. The underlying status of brain nutrients gives us a clear path to improve mood and behavior function through correcting these common imbalances.
Nutritional supplement recommendations are made based on the test results. Additional labs may be ordered, in a follow-up consultation, to address more general functional health issues.
Second Opinion Physician provides the service of ordering labs, reviewing test results and client history and providing a detailed assessment and report. Dr Epstein D.O. reviews each case and makes his professional recommendation. The patient is provided with a list of supplements including target dosage and scheduling along with dietary and lifestyle considerations.
With more general health issues, following a complete consultation plus review of additional labs, it may be necessary that the patient receives a prescription from a local compounding pharmacy. Second Opinion Physician will assist in locating an integrative medicine physician in your area that is supportive of this holistic approach. If psychotropic medicine adjustments are needed, clients are encouraged to stay on their medications for six or more months of supplement therapy and follow up with their primary care provider or prescribing psychiatrist for monitoring adjustments. After this period of stabilization, patients are likely to have greater success with discontinuing one or more of their medications.
Simply follow these steps:
A. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Call for free ‘pre-consult’ – 678-400-7768
C. These forms will be emailed to you – please complete and return:
General Health History
Walsh Mood/Behaviorial Status Checklist
Walsh Test and Price List
D. Return info to our email or fax: 717-490-7121
Walsh Panel Test Pricing and Report
Pre-consultation – Free
Brief discuss to address relevant questions about tests, fees and payment, etc.
Walsh Panel – $595
The following tests are included:
Histamine, Whole Blood
CBC Complete Blood Count
Assessment of history and labs; $300
Multipage report with correlation between symptoms and individual biochemistry per the Walsh research. Includes explanation of lab results, affects and possible causes plus detailed plan for nutrient support, etc.
Total Fee for Labs, Assessment and Plan: $895
Follow up Service:
Alternate labs assessment fee: There is a $100 fee when reviewing labs ordered through another practice or lab.
General email inquiries $50 – For each follow up inquiry for initial inquiry up to 15 minutes time required to read, review and reply time. Same fee for each additional 15 minutes required.
Paypal or by photocopy of check sent by email. A requisition will be emailed for blood testing at local Lab Corp. Urine test kit will come by mail with complete instructions and return envelope. Second Opinion Physician does not bill insurance, though, upon completion of services, patients will receive a statement diagnosis code, test codes, NPI number and Tax ID for submitting for insurance reimbursement if tests and services are allowable. Following payment for services and tests.
How Testing Takes Place
Urine pyrroles: DHA Labs – Our preferred source for testing urine pyrroles. A urine kit will be mailed directly to the client.
Other testing may be performed at: Doctors Data and Genova – These labs are used for specialty testing of blood, urine and stool specimens for CDSA/digestive analysis, SAM/SAH methylation ratios, hair toxic elements analysis, urine amino acid profile, cortisol/dhea and etc.
Patients receive a customized report explaining lab results and a detailed assessment. This includes comprehensive supplements plan to stabilize neurotransmitter function to help improve well being. Supplement manufacturers are provided, though individuals may source supplements from any reputable supplier.
Other Health Questions
Dr Epstein offers complete assessments and holistic therapy strategy for issues related to digestion, inflammation, hormone status, immunity and diet, etc. This is generally addressed in a follow up consultation to the Walsh Panel.