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Dr. Tabatha Barber, DO, FACOOG, NCMP, IFMCP

Board-Certified OB/GYN Specializing in Functional Medicine for Women

“My specialty is Functional Medicine for Women. Through my own difficult medical issues. I realized that nutritious food, purposeful movement, stress management, and mindful living were the cure to many chronic ailments. Getting to the root cause of my patients’ issues— and truly helping them heal—is at the center of everything I do.”

Background
Dr. Tabatha is a true Spartan. She received her B.S. in Physiology with Honors from MSU and her D.O. from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology through ACOOG and is a certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society. Because Dr. Tabatha never stops searching for answers or settling for the status-quo, she is currently completing her functional medicine certification through The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Dr. Tabatha has been helping women heal themselves for 15 years because she feels that it really is her calling. Her expertise and areas of interest include hormonal imbalances, such as thyroid disease and auto-immune issues, those struggling with weight, mood, anxiety, heavy irregular periods, PCOS, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and painful intercourse
Interests
Dr. Tabatha has a lust for life. She has jumped off cliffs, gone swimming with stingrays, and has even met some of country music’s biggest stars such as Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, and Brothers Osborne. In 2019, she published her first book, an autobiographical fiction, From White Trash to White Coat. She enjoys living and playing on the lakeshore with her husband, six children and grandchild.

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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