Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.

As the graphic* illustrates, a diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different diagnoses, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.

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*graphic and definition above originate from https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine

What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy, one of the oldest and most common forms of treating illness around the world, (except in the United States), was founded by Dr Samuel Hahnemann, (1755-1843). Now in the US, the most common forms of treatment are drugs followed by surgery. Homeopathy uses the idea that like attracts like. If a person has trouble with a specific irritant, if you administer that same irritant in microscopic doses, the result will have a drawing effect and a lessening of the original irritant. The results are safe with no side effects.
What Are Your Hours of Operation?

Hours vary based on seasons, typically Monday-Thursdays, 8am-4pm. IV therapies are also done Fridays from 8am-12pm.

Please be aware that our office is not designed to handle acute emergency situations. In emergencies, refer to your pediatrician, family practitioner, or local emergency department for acute care. Please keep your primary care provider, as Cornerstone Progressive Health practitioners are not primary care providers.

What Makes Your Clinic Different from Others?
Our clinic focuses on treating the entire person. This includes not only the physical aspect, but also the emotional, mental and spiritual elements. We know that what affects one part of the body ends up affecting another part and that by treating only the symptoms, you often miss the true essence of the source of the problem.
Are Family Members Welcome To Join Me In My Visit?

Yes, we encourage spouses or a family member to come and be part of visits if that is what is desired – except for the infusion room, which is for “patients only.”

When Can I Be Seen As A New Patient?

Currently, individuals interested in being new patients at Cornerstone are being placed on a waiting/cancellation list because the demand has been so high. We are trying to solve this challenge by actively seeking to hire a nurse practitioner or doctor interested in providing natural solutions for people’s health challenges.

Is There a Cancellation Charge for Missing an Appointment??

We have a twenty-four hour cancellation policy. If your appointment is missed without 24 hours prior notice, you will be charged a missed appointment fee of either $100 (for a new patient appointment), or $50 (for a missed follow-up office visit). You will be charged only if your appointment is missed without proper cancellation. We have a list of people waiting for appointments; if you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so as soon as possible to avoid any misunderstandings or missed appointment charges.

How Can I Obtain Refills for What Your Practitioner/s Prescribe?

Request refills from your pharmacy of choice minimum 1 week (ideally 2 weeks) prior to running out. Tell the pharmacy that Cornerstone Progressive Health does not have an electronic medical record system (the pharmacy must manually fax refill requests to our office). The staff will present the refill request to the practitioner with your chart. The practitioner will review the request ASAP and decide whether or not to refill depending on your situation. Lastly, the completed refill request is sent back to the pharmacy who will contact you.

Does Cornerstone Progressive Health File Insurance for their Patient?
No, we are strictly a cash basis office in that you can pay for your services via cash, credit card, or check. We do not file your insurance; however we will supply you with an invoice which has all of the necessary CPT and ICD.9 codes to enable the insurance company to process your claim. The best route for you to take is to get a list of frequently used codes from us prior to your first visit and present them to your insurance claims handlers to see if they will cover the charges. Please ask for this list at the time you make your appointment.
Have You Found That Insurance Covers Your Services?
Each policy is different. It would be best to get in touch with your claims representative or to familiarize your self with your policy booklet. Most insurance companies have an “in network” and “out of network” plan. Inform them that we are an “out of network provider.” Many companies will consider the doctor’s charges but not the supplements so it is advantageous for you to be informed ahead of time. Our supplements are described as “prescriptive supplementation” (CPT code 99070). These products can only be obtained by Practitioners of the Healing Arts and therefore, are not available to the general public. It is up to your insurance plan as to what will be covered.
Do You Offer Payment Plans?

Currently, we do not offer payment plans.

Can I Chelate if I Have Undergone Bypass Surgery?
The general public is not fully aware that many people who have had one bypass surgery, may later need a second bypass. Chelation is equally as effective in patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass operations or balloon procedures. With proper diet, exercise, a nutritional supplement program and periodic maintenance Chelation treatments, patients can usually go many years without suffering further heart attacks and circulatory problems.
Do I Need to See a Licensed Practitioner Before I Can Start IV Chelation Therapy?

Patients need to have a new patient appointment before any therapies can be ordered or started at our clinic. Chelation and high dose Vitamin C IV’s are a prescribed medication and can only be ordered by the medical staff.

Will Your Practitioner Be My Primary Care Provider?

No, we ask that all patients have a primary care provider (PCP) since the office is not equipped for urgent or emergency type care or able to provide 24/7 access to the practitioners or non-emergent office services. All urgent medical situations should be addressed at the emergency room or urgent care.

Will I Get a Copy of My Test Results?

Yes, a copy of everything is given to you at the time of your visit. The practitioner who will be reviewing them with you in person or in the group setting will be discussing more specific treatment options to consider based on the new or additional information obtained.

 
Our 5 year old son had 4 large painful warts, three on his feet and one on his finger. Cornerstone Progressive Health offered to try the new LED technique to see if it would help eliminate the warts. After 2 ½ weeks taking the drops orally and applying it to his warts they have completely gone.
~ M.C.

Conditions We Treat

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We Believe In…

  • Using nutrient dense, life-giving, food as a mode of prevention and treatment.
  • Placing a priority on patient education and fostering independence from chronic reliance on health practitioners.
  • Providing avenues for emotional and spiritual healing.
  • Providing a community where patients can educate patients.
  • Providing a community for local farmers to share their products with people.

What We Stand For

Our Mission

...is to provide a center where people experience physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.

Our Vision

...is to provide the most advanced treatments that supply the body's own ability to heal.

Our Values

...include using remedies and treatments that are compatible with your body to correct nutrient deficiencies and remove toxic hindrances.

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8031 West Center Road, #221
Omaha, NE 68124

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Ph: (402) 343-7963
Fax: (402) 343-1330

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