Frequently asked questions

Do you accept insurance?


Some of our clients have received a portion of their care from GHT covered by their insurance. We will provide you with a superbill at the end of appointments upon request so that you may contact your insurance company for possible reimbursement. We do not submit paperwork to your insurance company on your behalf. In our prior experience with insurance based functional medicine practices, we have found that in order to stay viable, it requires a high volume of patients and unnecessary use of labs, procedures and frequent appointments. This often leaves the patient receiving far less attention and care than they deseve, as well as many hidden fees the practice may not have made clear to you from the start. While cheaper based on list price, it is our opinion that that the underlying costs of this type of care cancels out those savings. We also feel this keeps the patients in a mentality of "I am sick" versus "I am healing" to have to see your health care providers this often. At GHT, you will be our main priority and deserve the attention and care that you need and deserve. We only make recommendations for testing and supplements based on what we feel is in your best interest.




Can I use my HSA/FSA card?


Yes, many of our patients have successfully used their HSA and FSA funds to purchase their consultations at GHT, as well as lab kits.




Do you charge an annual fee?


No, we do not have an annual membership fee or any hidden fees associated with GHT.




Do you offer in person appointments?


We are a 100% virutal functional medicine group. We offer both phone and telehealth video appointments. You can schedule your appointment here.




What kind of health conditions do you work with?


GHT is well-known for specializing in gut health, however, Katie is a certified functional medicine practitioner as well as a Registered Dietitian. This means she has advanced and extensive training in: -> Hormone health issues such as thyroid, sex hormones and adrenal dysfunction -> Cardiometabolic issues such as Diabetes, hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity etc. -> Detoxification and optimizing elimination of heavy metals, pesticides and more. -> Immune support, we see a wide variety of autoimmune conditions -> Healthy weight and nutrition -> Histamine intolerance, environmental allergies and much more If you have speciifc questions about your particular condition, please use our contact form to reach out and see if working with us is the right fit!




What can I expect outside of nutrition counseling?


Katie is one of about 30 nutritionists world-wide that are certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). This training is the identical training to all medical professionals that attended IFM. This means she has extensive training and experience with both traditional and functional lab work, supplement protocols and lifestyle protocols. The largest difference in working with GHT versus a physician is that we do not prescribe medication or treat emergency or acute medical conditions. We recommend you continue working with your primary care physician alongside our care.
At GHT we work with you in-depth to order and review your lab work that is appropriate for your case. You will gain access to pharmaceutical grade, top quality supplements at an affordable price. You will work through individualized diet and lifestyle plans which will all be accessible to you in your own private patient portal. All with one goal in mind, to get you feeling healthy and providing you with the tools to be able to maintain that health on your own.




Why should I pick GHT for my gut health care?


Katie has worked with thousands of patients on their gut health goals. She has reviewed hundreds and hundreds of lab results and patient care plans. Over years of clinical experience she has formulated tried and true base protocols that she uses with her patients. Each protocol is then tailored to that individuals needs and case. Katie has been seen as the expert in gut healing in her field and has trained every medical provider and nutritionist she has worked with and for in the past.




What makes GHT different than other practices?


GHT is not a one-sized fits all practice. We provide tailored care that yields results for our patients. We provide tried and true, evidenced-based approaches to support you on your healing path. Our only focus as a business is provide you with the best care possible and meet you where you are. We will partner with you every step of the way, listening to you and providing with acheivable strategies to help get you there.




What is functional medicine?


"The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual. Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual." - The Institue for Functional Medicine




Can you prescribe medications?


As a registered dietitian I do not prescribe medication to my clients. We recommend that you continue with your primary care for a minimum of your yearly check ups and sick visits. If we feel you may benefit from medication, we will refer you to a practitioner appropriate for the condition or recommend that you speak to your primary care or specialist. We have great success without prescribing medication at our practice and often find that supplements, lifestyle and diet alone are more successful for many of the conditions we treat than medications may be.




Can you order me labs prior to a new patient consultation?


At this time we do not order labs for anyone who is not already an established patient of Gut Honest Truth providers. We use your initial intake appointment to learn more about you, your health and what may be the most appropriate labs to order for you going forward. You can see a list of the most commonly ordered labs at our practice on our website. Prices are subject to change as lab companies change their fees. If you have previous labs from other providers or that you have done on your own, you will be able to upload them into your patient portal for our review once you become a patient with us.