The Insurance “Trap”Businessman trapped by work

We chose not to work within the insurance “trap” to offer patients time-intensive, well-researched, expert care at 4 Better Health.

We understand you pay a lot for your health insurance.
We also know that unless you fit into a cookie-cutter mold it’s tough to fit into the algorithm of the insurance model.
And if you are a healthy person by weight and labs, you’ll likely get no where asking your provider for deeper lab testing to prevent a condition a family member has or to bring your body to a state of optimal health.

Due to time limitations with insurance our patients experience extremely limited interactions with their other medical providers and others come to us after trying many different insurance covered treatments and specialists yet continue to suffer with symptoms.

  • When clinics bill insurance, providers must sign a contract that allows the insurance company to determine which services will be provided (or not) and the amount of time (which is often very limited) they spend with their patients.
  • Regardless of complexity, insurance establishes a fee and time allotted to see a patient. Insurance based clinics are seeing more patients in less time to keep up with low reimbursements and this is reflected in quick, suboptimal care.  For this reason, most clinics are forced to join with conglomerate companies to keep them afloat.
  • Insurance companies are typically not focused on integrative therapies, they are focused on medications and surgeries as ‘first line’ approach, we however will work with you to reduce and resolve your condition by treating the underlying ‘root’ cause.
  • Insurance often will not recognize nutrition or lifestyle counseling as a need for reversing chronic symptoms, however we know this is key to healing.
  • We spend up 30-90 minutes with our patients, we have found that we cannot stay in the insurance networks and provide the time-intensive, well-researched, expert care if we stuck with the 7-10 minute insurance model.

Why we charge for follow up lab review and phone calls

Some patients have asked why we charge for follow-up and telephone consultations when reviewing lab results. Preventative health care and resolving chronic conditions takes considerable time and expertise on the part of your provider and these services can’t be offered for free.

In between your visits, Lisa and Dr Zub spend a significant amount of time reviewing your results, researching your unique case and developing your optimal wellness plan. Whether the testing be traditional labs or functional labs, we review each lab value, explain their role, where you sit in comparison to the optimal (not ‘normal’) range, how these high or low values are interconnected to your unique symptoms and a plan for next steps.

Unlike the traditional model visit with a 10-15 min appointment and lab result letter sent in the mail that say “normal” or “your cholesterol is high, enclosed is a prescription for a statin drug, eat less cholesterol rich foods”;  In our Functional Medicine practice we review a detailed advanced lipid panel which offers information on cholesterol size and level of risk for heart attack or stroke. At the same time we offer practical lifestyle, nutritional and dietary methods (to include diet plans, food lists, recipes and/or supplements) for normalizing cholesterol. We will discuss methods to avoid untoward side effects from medications or shift to reducing them if possible.

To book your appointment, call 508-625-1807 or fill out the Health History form.

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rebecca a photo“Words cannot express how grateful I am for the individualized care I have received from Lisa at 4Better Health! If you or someone you love is suffering with an auto-immune condition, want more energy and less pain and are looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, you have found it! With their help you will be amazed at the power you have to change your path.” 

Rebecca Alferes 53 Years Old

“Frustrated with conventional medicine philosophy of just take a pill for the rest of your life? Functional Medicine is your answer. Since I first saw Lisa 2 months ago I have lost over 10 percent of my original body weight and have more energy than I can ever remember having.”

Micheal Annantuonio – 36 years old

“After suffering for over 2 years and seeing many practitioners (who often dismissed my fatigue & pain) Dr Zub adjusted my medications and supplements. As a result, my baseline functioning and health is finally better. Dr. Zub works as a partner with you the patient, is earnest, humble and actively learning She is a Gift!” 

C.G., Needham M

“I feel like I have finally found a physician who is willing to work as a partner with me with the goal of improving my health. Dr Zub is an outstanding physician both from a diagnostic and a Functional Medicine perspective. I’ve recommended her to many of my friends.”

Karen Bird – Needham MA

“In a very short amount of time, Dr. Zub has been able to identify and address underlying chronic health issues that I have been dealing with, that other doctors were unable to do. I love 4 Better Health’s approach to treat the entire person thru a therapeutic partnership and get to the root of issues, not just throw medicine at a symptom. I truly sing her praises and have already referred others to the practice. I truly wish I had found Dr. Zub a long time ago as she has been life changing!”

Diane Tamagno

Linda LaCamera(1)“Finding 4 Better Health was a blessing after many years of traditional medicinal doctors /Endocrinologists being unable to get me to feeling optimal. Dr Zub listened to me, truly heard me & devised a proactive plan for me to have a better life. My body is still healing, but I am no longer barely functioning to get through my daily life. I can exercise again without being completely depleted of energy. I have been able to successfully lose 20 pounds. I feel I can always contact Dr. Zub with any questions or concerns I may have. We continue to work together to find the right course of action for my health. I can’t say enough great things about their practice.”

Linda LaCamera

colleen adams“4 Better Health embodies the true meaning of holistic healthcare! Thank you, Dr. Zub, for taking a genuine interest in each aspect of my life affecting my health and vitality; and for taking the time to educate me on the ways in which my body functions on a metabolic level, and the things I can do to better manage my energy and well-being!”

Colleen Adams

“Prior to working with Lisa I’d have to be home-bound one day every other weekend in order to deal with my problem. Now that I don’t need to do that anymore I’m back to hiking/mountaineering, kayaking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, being with friends, and spending time in the White Mountains. I am soo thankful for all 4 Better Health has done for me. You had a MAJOR hand in getting me back into this kind of shape [and I’m looking forward to getting even stronger and more fit]. I feel in command of my life again and I am enjoying doing all the outdoorsy, active things I love to do! What a gift you have given me!”

John Curcio

jenweightloss“My weight has always been a fight. I was having trouble sleeping  and walking upstairs because of pain in my hip and knee. I have tried a million diets but in the end I never felt in control of what I ate. When I made the decision to do the cleanse/detox I had my reservations. But it changed me. What I want
to eat and what my body craves. I feel better than I have in years. I am  sleeping better than ever and taking the stairs every chance I get. In 6 months I’ve gone from 265# to 180#. It’s all planning and consistency!”

Jenn

I was exhausted and in pain- aching from my neck to toes and waking up 4 or 5 times a night. My doctors told me it was just old age. Within a week of taking a few supplements and small changes to my diet recommended by 4 Better Health; my pain was drastically reduced and I began sleeping so much better. I am doing much more than I had been able to do in a very long time, my spirits are better, my outlook is better and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I would recommend this practice to everyone.

Rose Ciampa 83years old.