Appointment Updates

Dr. Simpson is not taking new patients at this time.

However, there are appointments available for the following two options:

 

1. Bone Density Testing second opinion - an audio report.

2. Follow-up appointments for existing clients. If you want to schedule a follow-up appointment please do so by email:DoctorLaniOffice@gmail.com

For clients that have been accepted for the Bone Health Program:

If your case was accepted in the past few months you can read about Phase 1 and Phase 2 below and schedule your appointment.

The cost range for Phase One is $595 - $850. The cost of Phase 1 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.

If your case is accepted follow continue with gathering your documentation

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 30-minute phone appointment with Dr. Simpson to go over:

  • Overall bone health foundation based on bone density reports, blood work, 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 $595 - $850. 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.