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Dr. Anthony Crifase DC, LDN, CNS, DACBN, CPT, CISSN

Functional Medicine Consultant

Background
Dr. Anthony graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. He has extensive post-doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition and is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist® practitioner, Board Certified Diplomat with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Board Certified Sports Nutritionist and also a Certified Personal Trainer. Dr. Crifase seeks to identify and address the root cause of health concerns, and through a collaborative relationship with patients, works to restore health and optimize wellness. This work of empowered health is Dr. Crifase’s calling in life. Dr. Crifase has also graduated with a Bachelors of Biomedical Science from National University of Health Sciences as well as a Culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu Chicago, and prior to entering the field of Functional Medicine, established himself as an expert in the food industry who has worked under multiple Michelin star executive chefs.

In addition to his passion for using food as medicine and promoting fitness, Dr. Anthony specializes in using Functional Medicine to help consult patients with musculoskeletal issues as well as thyroid and digestive disorders. He currently resides in Colorado and is available to serve both men and women via telehealth services in Michigan, Colorado, Texas, California, Florida and Arizona. He will also be supporting clients on-site intermittently at the PrivaMD | Center for Functional Medicine in Grand Haven, MI.

PrivaMD|Physicians FAQs

What is Functional Medicine and what does it Treat?
The use of Functional Medicine is a systematic approach to understand the cause of chronic illness. Functional Medicine practitioners look at the interaction between nutrition and genes, hormones, your gut microbiome, social influences, biochemistry, and pathophysiology to get to the root cause. In addition to diagnosing and treating many chronic illnesses, we specialize in hormone in-balance, brain health, heavy metals and detoxification, and anti-aging.
Do the providers with TCFM accept insurance?
We do not bill insurance for the providers with TCFM. However, we will provide you a superbill/receipt if you would like to submit to your insurance for reimbursement
Why don’t you accept insurance?
While we understand the importance of having insurance coverage for catastrophic needs or hospital stays, insurance reimbursements limit the time we can feasibly spend with patients to provide the individual assessments we need. Furthermore, insurance typically does not pay for or limits our ability to conduct the detailed lab testing and other diagnostic work that provides the answers we need to get to the root cause.
Are the providers with TCFM Primary Care Providers?
While many of our providers can meet some of your primary care needs, the providers with TCFM are more specialized in their approach. Our goal is to help you get to the root cause of disease and symptoms and improve overall health. However, we will work with your Primary Care Provider to ensure collaboration. In particular, although it is not required, we encourage you to select a Primary Care Provider with PrivaMD Physicians. These physicians are selectively contracted with because we know they value a holistic approach to medicine, think outside the box, and consider eastern medicine therapies. Furthermore, our EMR (Electronic Medical Record) is shared with them allowing for easier collaboration. You may select one of them to manage your insured, primary care, and acute care needs.
I am concerned about cost. I pay for insurance, why would I pay cash for my health care?
Our payment system for health care is designed to pay when you are sick but not keep you well. As in automobile insurance, regular maintenance (oil changes, tires etc) are not covered by insurance. You receive reimbursement when you have an accident and that typically is after a deductible. At PrivaMD Center for Functional Medicine we view our roles as key to helping your body treat itself. Not only fix the root cause but MAINTAIN wellness. Too often people do not love themselves enough to invest in their own health and wellness. We do offer packages that help you save money on the diagnostic services, as well as credit plans like Denefits and (hopefully soon) Care Credit.
Are there different specialists at The PrivaMD | Center For Functional Medicine?
Yes, the Physicians and Providers at The PrivaMD | Center For Functional Medicine have different areas of specialties.
Does the PrivaMD | Center For Functional Medicine offer a package solution?
Yes, various packages are available to ensure our patients get the to the state of optimal health. These packages are tailored to meet the needs of all individuals and offer a wide range of benefits.

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