Frequently Asked Questions
A Functional Oncology treatment platform is based on The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) standards of practice which are aimed at targeting the root cause of disease. The same is true for functional oncology. We are not just interested in treating symptoms or cancer as a diagnosis with a drug or radiation treatment. The whole person is considered in addressing imbalances in the body. There are very few practices in the country focusing on functional medicine and using it as a platform to treat cancer. The “functional oncology” platform Jennifer Bouchard developed for the Hyperion Functional Medicine Functional Oncology Program evolved out of her clinical experience as a certified functional medicine provider at the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and the hands-on experience she had with my daughter during her cancer journey with Stage 4 nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. We take the proactive steps identified by the IFM to diagnose and treat the root cause(s), then further dive into the research-based causes, contributors and roots of cancer. Central to the program is understanding the cancer hallmarks which drive cancer occurrence and cancer cell production, then applying the roots of chronic disease to cancer manifestation. Functional oncology is being shown to impact cancer treatment outcomes and recovery when we look at our functional oncology treatment plans.
If you’re tired of shuffling from doctor to doctor without ever getting to the root of your chronic health issues, and if you want to optimize your health holistically through sound lifestyle modifications, advanced lab testing, and mind-body techniques without unnecessary medications, then our program may just be what you’ve been looking for all along. Just know that it takes a serious commitment to make the lifestyle changes necessary to transform your health once and for all.
Functional Oncology follows the path of functional medicine with a specialized focus on a "person centered health care plan" that revolves around the cancer diagnosis and current stage of treatment or recovery.
The plan focus is described in full on the front page.
Scheduling & Visits
During your initial consultation, Jennifer Bouchard will carefully review your medical history obtained via questionnaires sent to your portal for you to fill out prior to the initial visit, then discuss potential diagnostic and treatment avenues to address your health concerns. Jennifer Bouchard will discuss the necessary lab tests and provide information and options for scheduling your follow-up appointments.
Billing & Insurance
Because we do not provide primary care services, it is important to note the following:
- We are not in-network with any insurance plan and therefore do not fulfill an insurance company’s requirement for an in-network primary care physician.
- We are not available for same-day acute emergency appointments; please call your primary care physician, your specialist or 911 for acute illnesses.
- We do not have a 24-hour answering service and do not take calls on weekends. If you need to be seen urgently or have a medical emergency you will need to visit an urgent care center or an emergency room.
Hyperion Functional Medicine strives to provide you with the most effective and medically advanced techniques available. We are here for you…to help you finally reach your desired health goals.
When we speak over the phone during the Inspiration Encounter , we’ll assess whether this program is right for you…and answer any questions you may have. Simply pick a time and date that works best for you!