Phase One - Initial Appointment

Before Phase One

20-minute Initial Exploratory Session

On this call, Dr. Simpson will offer her opinion regarding your next steps, which may include the Bone Health Assessment Program. You will be able to discuss your case, including your diagnosis. Reviews of lab results or bone density tests are not included in this initial assessment.

There are two phases designed to educate and support you to learn and be more proactive in your bone health, but everybody starts in the same place, with an initial 20-minute exploratory session. You meet with Dr. Simpson remotely by phone, video-conference, or in-person.

Schedule 20-minute Exploratory

 

A thorough analysis of your health history. Many factors impact bone health including: hormones, thyroid, parathyroid, digestive system, heart health and much more. In order to start with Phase One of the Bone Health Program, make sure you have already completed your 20 minute exploratory phone call with Dr. Simpson.

The cost range for Phase One is $575 - $750. The cost of Phase I is determined  by the volume of lab tests and CDs, and the complexity of the case that will require Dr. Simpson’s time to review, analyze, and produce the report. We will notify you of the cost before scheduling your appointment. Extremely complex cases will require more time for Dr. Simpson and thus a higher cost.


Step One: Gather Documentation

Download the packet information here and follow the specific instructions. Once your information packet is received by the office, we will contact you to schedule your Phase I appointment with Dr. Simpson.

Ensure our office receives everything in one, single, mailed package: 

  • Mail COPIES of all 7 items in below list (#6 is optional) in ONE packet to 1517 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703.
  • Keep originals. Single-sided copes only, please! No faxes or scans sent in email, please. We can't mail back records except CDs of imaging reports.
  • Keep records in marked sections (lab results, bone density tests, etc.). Organize by recent reports on top.
  • Please indicate on the checklist if you want the Foundations (Phase I) or Comprehensive Package (Phases I and II).
  • After we’ve received all documents (including DXAs from imaging facilities), you receive a link to schedule and pay online. Online payment is best, but if absolutely necessary you may include a check with your records.
Click to print the first 4 forms & instructions:
  1. Packet checklist
  2. Health questionnaire filled out completely (10 pages)
  3. 3-day diet diary filled out completely
  4. Instructions for getting DXA reports from the imaging facility (not your doctors' office)
  5. Last 3-5 years of blood work, and all relevant bone-related tests (obtain from your MD's Records Department) 
  6. CDs of X-rays and only bone-related MRI reports such as fractures. (Please, no film hard copies which may be requested later if necessary.)
  7. Self-addressed, stamped envelope for returning CDs (if any) 
Step 2: Review

Dr. Simpson will review, analyze, and prepare the following information before the appointment:

  • Lab review of lab tests for the past 3 years (and more years if needed)
  • Bone density analysis for the past 3 tests (and
    more if needed)
  • Other diagnostic imaging that is relevant: x-
    rays, MRI, or CT scans
  • 10-page questionnaire
  • 3-day diet diary with symptoms information
  • Prepare a preliminary Report of the
    assessment of the above history
Step 3: Phone Appointment

You will have a 45-minute phone appointment with Dr. Simpson to go over:

  • Overall bone health foundation based on bone
    density reports, bloodwork, and any other
    bone-related labs from the past 3 years
  • Strategies to discuss with healthcare providers
  • Possible suggestions for additional tests that
    may be helpful
  • Dr. Simpson will ask additional questions to
    fill out your history
Step 4: Final Report

You will be sent a final Report of the assessment of the above history – this report will include all of Dr. Simpson’s notes and suggestions regarding additional testing, if needed, to accurately assess whether you are actively losing bone.

We look forward to working with you!

 

Phase Two - Comprehensive Analysis


You will receive a comprehensive report regarding your individual’s needs for your bone health and time with Dr. Simpson to go over the report.

The cost range for Phase Two is $575 - $750. The cost of Phase II is determined  by the volume of lab tests and CDs, and the complexity of the case that will require Dr. Simpson’s time to review, analyze, and produce the report. We will notify you of the cost before scheduling your appointment. Extremely complex cases will require more time for Dr. Simpson and thus a higher cost.

Step 1: Complete Phase I

This appointment is the follow-up to the Phase I Foundations Assessment.

Step 2: Acquire Additional Lab Work

If there are additional lab work and/or DXA reports recommended, these will need to be received by Dr. Simpson before Phase II appointment is scheduled.

Step 3: Review

Dr. Simpson will review, analyze, and prepare the following information before the appointment:

  • Additional lab work and/or DXA reports
  • Phase II Lifestyle Recommendations Report, that may include any of the following:
    • Nutrition for bone health
    • Supplementation Suggestion
    • Exercise program that is safe for your situation
    • Report will be sent to you before phone appointment
Step 4: Phone Appointment

You will have a 60-minute phone or in-person appointment with Dr. Simpson to go over:

  • Phase II Lifestyle Recommendations Report
  • Strategies to implement the recommendations
  • Answer your questions
Step 5: Final Report

Dr. Simpson will provide client with a final Phase II Report that will be a reference for implementing changes that will support your bone health.

 

Will I need more appointments after the Bone Health Program?

On occasion Dr. Simpson requires considerably more time due to the complexity of an individual’s health history. We will notify you before the appointment if we think additional time will be required.

 

Before Phase One

20-minute Initial Exploratory Session

On this call, Dr. Simpson will offer her opinion regarding your next steps, which may include the Bone Health Assessment Program. You will be able to discuss your case, including your diagnosis. Reviews of lab results or bone density tests are not included in this initial assessment.

There are two phases designed to educate and support you to learn and be more proactive in your bone health, but everybody starts in the same place, with an initial 20-minute exploratory session. You meet with Dr. Simpson remotely by phone, video-conference, or in-person.

Schedule 20-minute Exploratory