We offer membership medicine which means you pay on a monthly basis for our services. The initial comprehensive annual exam is $400 and that includes a one-hour visit and then a 1 hour follow up visit to review the labs that are ordered at the initial visit. It is then a monthly fee of $85 beginning three months from the initial visit. This fee covers all of Teresa Mealy’s office visits, the ordering of labs, interpretation of labs, phone calls, texts, nutrition advice, and prescribing hormones. This fee does not include lab fees or the cost of hormones and supplements. We are fully HSA and FSA compliant.
Yes. Many insurance companies will cover the hormone testing. You would need to check with your plan regarding deductibles and co-pays. We do offer self-pay prices through Quest Diagnostics if you do not have insurance. We are also fully HSA and FSA compliant so make sure to check with those types of tax advantaged savings accounts to see if your expenses are eligible.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a part of functional medicine where we look to restore the naturally occurring hormones that decline with age or, depending on disease, has been genetically deficient as in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). BHRT are hormones that are made by a special compounding pharmacy and they are made to be molecularly exact to what is made by your body. Hormones are quite protective against many diseases and when you start to decline in them we see more illness such as cancer, diabetes, mood disturbances, weight gain, decreased sex drive, decreased muscle mass, increased blood pressure, increased cholesterol, decreased motivation, bone loss, chronic urinary tract infections, dementia and much, much more.
Yes. We draw levels for thyroid testing that include TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies. We also prefer to use natural desiccated thyroid such as Armour, Nature Throid, or West Throid.
We do not do primary care services per se. We can help you manage your diabetes, insulin resistance, blood pressure, cholesterol and depression issues with hormones, nutrition, and lifestyle changes but we do not specifically follow you for primary care issues or regulate your prescription medications. It is our goal to get you off as many synthetic medications as possible.
We use MedQuest pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is a specialty compounding pharmacy. Medquest has a PCAB certification, which sets them apart. MedQuest mails your hormones straight to your door. They are also available to answer any of your questions. Their phone number is 888-222-2956.
We use Bio-identical hormones which are safe. The Bio-identical hormones are made to be molecularly identical to the hormones you were making, in plenty, when you were younger. The synthetic hormones are the ones that can be harmful and should not be taken.
Everyone is different in their response. Most people will see a difference within the first 6-8 weeks. We ask that patients who are new to the program give it a full six months. We find that in most people we can facilitate improvement around that timeframe.
My mission is to support people’s efforts to gain responsibility for their health and wellness. To facilitate a transformation that is within us all. To take care of ourselves, not in fear of illness, but out of respect for our bodies. My goal is to help empower people to move to optimal health. I am not into normal, I am into optimal. The body has an innate resilience when properly supported. I want to help people achieve their ability to be well spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
For those of you who are located outside of Missouri but are interested in becoming a patient, in order to provide you with our services you would need to visit our practice in Springfield, Missouri at least once per year (see travel information in the drop down below). For those of you who are not able to make it to the Ozarks we are able to provide you with phone consults and hormone recommendations that can be given to your provider. We are also able to provide nutrition support, drop shipping of our supplements and genetic testing services. Please call our office at 417-771-5277 for more information.
Teresa Mealy Total Health and Wellness is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Springfield, Missouri. Springfield/ Branson Regional Airport (SGF) is supported by Allegiant Airlines, United, American and Delta. There are numerous hotels and restaurants nearby for convenience. If you plan on traveling to the area be sure to make time to visit the Bass Pro Shops flagship store and Wonders of Wildlife museums in Springfield. Branson and all of its attractions are also located nearby along with numerous lakes, rivers, streams, parks and wildlife viewing areas.