Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance. All payments are due in full at the time of service.
Insurance neither covers the time needed to spend with patients nor the conditions we treat in a way that is comprehensive and effective. CIRS is complex and intake appointments take 2-3 hours. Many patients have seen over a dozen doctors before they see a physician with an understanding of CIRS. Frequently, CIRS patients are treated dismissively and given medication for symptoms while failing to address the root cause. This illness cannot be managed in standard 10 minute appointments. Doctors will often limit patient complaints to 1 or 2 per visit and CIRS patients often have over 20. The lifestyle modifications are complex and adequate time must be allotted to deal with the scope of this condition.
What do you treat?
We treat Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). The most common causes stem from mold exposure in water-damaged buildings and Lyme disease.
Dr. Vukelic has been certified in Dr. Bredesen's Reversal of Cognitive Decline. This methodology can be used for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Vukelic is certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine. She applies functional medicine principles to treat complex and chronic medical conditions with lifestyle interventions.
She is also certified by Dr. Terry Wahls in The Wahls Protocol. The Wahls Protocol optimizes diet and nutrition for individuals looking to improve health. It is of particular value for those with autoimmune disease. No claims are made in the prevention, treatment, or cure of these diseases.
Dr. Vukelic also treats a range of physical ailments with Osteopathy. This is commonly used for musculoskeletal issues such as low-back pain and headaches. Additionally, she treats orthodontic, dental and airway issues.
What is the cost to book an appointment?
Please call (412) 386-3658 for pricing.
Where is the practice located?
Please call for office address. Patients are seen in Pittsburgh's North Shore. The office has been tested for mold using HERTSMI-2 testing and has an extremely low score of 4 on a scale of 50.