PACKAGES & PROGRAMS:

The Functional Ayurveda™ Fundamentals Start Up with MD + Health Coach Package is recommended to introduce yourself to our unique, root cause, whole person focused approach to integrative health and wellness.

75 minutes of physician time are dedicated exclusively to you and your health, which is so uncommon in today's hamster wheel world of medicine. Our Functional Ayurveda™ MD conducts a detailed review of medical history/records, along with a deep dive into the timeline of your health concerns. Often, the majority of the detective work / connecting the dots relies on a thorough history. A functional medicine physical exam and ayurvedic assessments will be done as needed, and tips combining the best of both worlds of cutting edge modern functional medicine and the ancient wisdom of ayurvedic medicine will be reviewed. Dr. Vazirani uses a combination of Medical, Functional, and Ayurvedic Assessment to determine if any comprehensive functional medicine lab testing is warranted, and in this program would order any custom test panels she deems necessary (cost of testing is between the patient and the lab testing company, and is the patient's responsibility).

Once we get functional data back from your testing, you meet with Dr. V for a results review follow up visit. At this point we can help you further customize what supplements, vitamins, or functional foods/nutraceuticals you would benefit from (or which ones may be harmful). While the focus in Functional Medicine and Ayurveda is always lifestyle, food/spices, meditation over medication first, some patients would benefit from temporary or long term supplements or lifestyle practices based on their unique health issues (such as digestive imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies, detoxification or genetic inefficiencies, for example) to help optimize their health. If any of these are determined to play a role in your health issues, you will be provided specific recommendations.

The 30-minute health coaching sessions will help you benefit from your protocols under the supervision of Dr. Vazirani. In these appointments, the board certified functional medicine health coach reviews your dietary history, discusses your goals, builds a personalized plan tailored to your needs, addresses your concerns and challenges, and supports your mindset and progress towards achieving your mind-body health goals.

These start-up sessions with the MD and Health Coach will focus on introducing you to the benefits of our unique Root Cause approach to your unique health situation using the best of Functional Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine as an adjunct to standard of care medicine, and emphasizes lifestyle, nutrition, detoxification, movement, meditation, and other integrative modalities to begin your Functional Ayurveda™ journey to help optimize your health.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

This package includes:

  • One (1) 75-minute Initial Consultation with Dr. Vazirani (In Person at the Warren office or via Telehealth - for NJ residents only)
  • Two (2) 30-minute session with our board certified functional medicine health coach (via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office)
  • One (1) 60-minute follow up visit with Dr. Vazirani (via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ or Livingston, NJ office)

As a triple board certified medical doctor in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Integrative Medicine who has extensive training in Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, Reiki, and other holistic approaches, Dr. V can assist you in piecing together the timeline and contributing factors to your health issues from a root cause perspective. She can interpret labs and test results and consultations you've already acquired from your standard allopathic physicians in detail from a functional perspective. Further, if it is determined that you need specialty functional medicine testing to help gain more insight into your condition and help you achieve your health goals, we are able to order unique and in-depth testing if needed such as:

  • Comprehensive Analysis of Blood Panel : Micronutrient Panel, Inflammatory Markers, Insulin Resistance and Metabolic markers, Thyroid, Adrenal, Food Sensitivity, Leaky Gut/Intestinal Permeability Testing, etc.
  • Comprehensive Analysis of Microbiome (Stool Testing)
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Testing (SIBO Breath Testing)
  • Comprehensive Salivary Testing
  • Comprehensive Urine Testing
  • Genetic Markers
  • Additional personalized specialty testing may be recommended by Dr. V during visit if indicated.

These are just a few examples. Standard labs and functional specialty blood work can conveniently be done by a mobile functional phlebotomist, who can come to your home or place of work, or you can go to their lab. Many of the other tests can be done in the comfort of your own home, which you send back via the shipping labels provided in the lab kits.

Once we get functional data back, we can help you clarify what supplements, vitamins, or functional foods/nutraceuticals from which you would benefit. While the focus is always lifestyle and nutrition first, sometimes patients would benefit from temporary or long term supplements based on their unique health issues (such as digestive imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies, or genetic inefficiencies).

Since your health concerns did not develop overnight, similarly, immediate results and disease reversal cannot be magically achieved overnight. There is no magic pill. Typically, it can take 3-6 months or more to begin to see progress and results. This requires dedication, collaboration, hard work, and accountability. This is why it is beneficial to stay the course, play the long game, and enroll in the Functional Ayurveda™ Fundamentals Follow Up Package with both the MD and the Health Coach or one of the Customized Health Coach Only Programs to help you follow through and achieve the goals you are seeking.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

This package includes:

  • One (1) 75-minute Initial Consultation with Dr. Vazirani (In Person at the Warren office or via Telehealth - for NJ residents only)
  • One (1) 60-minute Follow Up Lab Review Consultation with Dr. Vazirani (In Person at the Warren or Livingston office, or if In Person was previously done for initial visit, then via Telehealth or Telephone is permitted)

* It is recommended that BOTH appointments are scheduled at the time of booking to ensure you get the date/time of your preference, as the doctor's schedule often books out months in advance.

Your health concerns did not develop overnight; similarly, immediate results and disease reversal cannot be magically achieved overnight. There is no magic pill. Typically, it can take 3-6 months or more to begin to see progress and results. This requires dedication, collaboration, hard work, and accountability. This is why it is beneficial to stay the course, play the long game, and enroll in the Functional Ayurveda™ Fundamentals Follow Up Package with both the MD and the Health Coach or one of the Customized Health Coach Only Programs to help you follow through and achieve the goals you are seeking.

You qualify for the Functional Ayurveda™ Fundamentals Follow Up Package with MD + Health Coach once you complete one of the two Functional Ayurveda™ Fundamentals Start Up Packages.

MD Follow Up Visits

Dr. V uses a combination of Medical, Functional, and Ayurvedic Assessment to determine if any comprehensive functional medicine lab testing is warranted, and in this program would order any custom test panels she deems necessary (cost of testing is between the patient and the lab testing company, and is the patient's responsibility). Once we get functional data back from your testing, you meet with Dr. V for a results review follow up visit. At this point we can help you further customize what supplements, vitamins, or functional foods/nutraceuticals you would benefit from (or which ones may be harmful). While the focus in Functional Medicine and Ayurveda is always lifestyle, food/spices, meditation over medication first, some patients would benefit from temporary or long term supplements or lifestyle practices based on their unique health issues (such as digestive imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies, detoxification or genetic inefficiencies, for example) to help optimize their health. If any of these are determined to play a role in your health issues, you will be provided specific recommendations.

The functional data is often very helpful in customizing your Functional Ayurveda™ wellness plan even further, but after the results review visit, the deeper work really begins.

Your follow up program will be targeted to support your progress towards improved mind and body health utilizing Dr. V's unique approach. Utilizing the best aspects of what Integrative Functional, and Ayurvedic medicine have to offer, Dr. V and her team strive to help you address the root cause of your 'dis-ease' and and help educate and empower you to reestablish homeostasis and harmony by eliminating or minimizing physical, chemical, and emotional stressors and regain control of your life.

As you progress through the program, we will support you through your challenges and struggles and celebrate your successes, and help you with modifying your plan as needed at each follow up visit to help you work towards your goals.

Health Coach Sessions

The Health Coach will help you benefit from your protocols under the supervision of Dr. Vazirani. In these appointments, the board certified functional medicine health coach reviews your dietary history, discusses your goals, and builds a personalized plan tailored to your needs.

Coaching areas include the Core 5 Pillars of Health:
  • Nutrition
  • Detoxification
  • Weight Management
  • Stress Management
  • Movement
Deep dive into customized approaches with nutrition programs, healthy food shopping and cooking, customized functional recipes, mind/body therapies and a variety of other topics. The Health Coach will help you with any trials of nutraceuticals or botanicals and any food elimination or challenges that may be recommended based on the results of your testing.

The visits and sessions can be provided in the office, and/or via video or phone appointment.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in nine (9) months.

This package includes:

  • Two (2) 60-minute follow up visits with Dr. Vazirani
  • Three (3) 30-minute sessions with our board certified functional medicine health coach

Additional Functional Medicine Health Coaching sessions may be scheduled at our retainer rate after the program if needed until health goals are achieved.

Additional 60-minute follow up visits with Dr. Vazirani may be scheduled after the program if needed at the à la carte rate seasonally, biannually, or annually, as needed depending on your health condition/goals, or until you "graduate" from our practice!

The main drivers of gut health change are shifts in stomach acid, gut immunity and gastrointestinal flora—the complex ecosystem of bacteria in your digestive system. When gut health is good, you’re less likely to experience damaging inflammation and lapses in immunity. The right type and amount of probiotic bacteria supports your body in several ways – from promoting a healthy immune system and successful weight management, to minimizing occasional diarrhea, uncomfortable bloating, and constipation. In this program, you will work with our Board-Certified Health Coach on Gut Wellness. You will explore many ways to help optimize Gut Health including nutrition support, sleep, managing stress and exercise.

This program includes various combinations of 30-minute and 60-minute sessions totaling to 240 minutes of personalized coaching with our board certified functional medicine health coach. These sessions can be done from the convenience of your own home, via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

Our Board-Certified Health Coach will help you create a well-balanced diet and custom lifestyle to meet your needs. When you have multiple food sensitivities, health coaching can help you to eat a balanced diet rather than only eating the 10 foods you know are safe and enjoy eating. Our coach is culinary trained and has extensive knowledge in assisting how to manage a life with food allergies & sensitivities. Gut Optimization Protocols are also reviewed at length during these appointments.

This program includes various combinations of 30-minute and 60-minute sessions totaling to 240 minutes of personalized coaching with our board certified functional medicine health coach. These sessions can be done from the convenience of your own home, via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

Nutritional therapy to reduce inflammation, improve digestion and intestinal permeability (leaky gut), and address autoimmune disease. Patients with Hashimoto's, Grave's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and other autoimmune diseases often experience improved quality of life from this approach. This plan follows the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol free from foods with the potential to stimulate the immune system, increase inflammation, and cause irritation to the digestive tract. Our Autoimmune Paleo Program excludes all refined sugars and oils, grains, legumes, dairy, eggs, nightshades, nuts, seeds, food additives, spices and ingredients that contain extracts of these foods. This plan is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients that support digestion like turmeric, bone broth, and bitter greens. It truly makes following the Auto-Immune protocol more simple and delicious than ever. Each Food Plan is customized for those with other dietary restrictions such as vegetarians, vegans, or other food restrictions/sensitivities.

This program includes various combinations of 30-minute and 60-minute sessions totaling to 240 minutes of personalized coaching with our board certified functional medicine health coach. These sessions can be done from the convenience of your own home, via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

Work with our board-certified health coach on your weight loss journey. This program focuses on whole, minimally processed foods like meats, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Carbohydrates are provided by whole, high-fiber, plant-based foods to keep blood sugar balanced and reduce inflammation. Focus on Core Pillars of Health for weight loss journey: Nutrition, Detoxification, Stress Management & Movement. Each Food Plan is customized for those with other dietary restrictions such as vegetarians, vegans, or other food restrictions/sensitivities. Accountability, Shopping Lists, Recipes, Mindset Coaching, and much, much, more are provided!

This program includes various combinations of 30-minute and 60-minute sessions totaling to 240 minutes of personalized coaching with our board certified functional medicine health coach. These sessions can be done from the convenience of your own home, via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

This is a customized program designed to support and improve brain health. Our Board certified health coach is trained to share nutritional and mind-body modalities to improve cognitive thinking and benefit patients with cognitive health optimization. Patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease often experience improved quality of life from this approach. This program emphasizes foods shown to support a healthy brain.

This program includes various combinations of 30-minute and 60-minute sessions totaling to 240 minutes of personalized coaching with our board certified functional medicine health coach. These sessions can be done from the convenience of your own home, via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

Work with our board-certified health coach on stress management. Learn many limbic retraining modalities to relieve and manage stress. Learn more about how a high fiber, sugar-free meal plan packed with nutrients can support the body during times of stress, along with other functional foods to help with stress management. Nutrition plays an important role in regulating neurotransmitters and blood sugar. This program is high in magnesium, vitamin B6, iron and fiber to offer extra support during times of stress, and can be customized for those with other dietary restrictions such as vegetarians, vegans, or other food restrictions/sensitivities.

This program includes various combinations of 30-minute and 60-minute sessions totaling to 240 minutes of personalized coaching with our board certified functional medicine health coach. These sessions can be done from the convenience of your own home, via telehealth, telephone, or in person at our Warren, NJ office.

To optimize the impact of this program, it is recommended that you complete this program in four (4) months.

COVID-19 RELATED QUESTIONS:

  • For new patients, we offer Telehealth (Video Call) or In-Person consultations.
  • For follow-up patients, we offer Telehealth (Video Call), Telephone, or In-Person consultations.
  • We are screening all patients via a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to their appointment.
  • Once in the parking lot, patients are instructed to call / e-mail and wait in the car until a staff member calls them in.
  • All patients (and permitted guardians) are required to have a mask on at all times in the building. Anyone refusing to wear a mask will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Temperature is checked upon entering the building. Anyone refusing a temperature check will be asked to leave the facility.
  • All patients (and permitted guardians) are escorted directly to the room in which they are seeing the doctor.
  • The office is disinfected before and after each patient visit.
  • We are processing payments over the phone/online prior to the appointment.
  • Supplements can be ordered via email, payment can be made over the phone, and we can schedule a contactless curbside pick-up.
  • For the safety and wellbeing of patients and staff members, only pediatric patients (under 18 years old) or adult patients with a cognitive impairment/disability requiring assistance can be accompanied by one parent/guardian.

NEW PATIENTS:

Dr. V’s approach is quite unique from other physicians. As a triple board-certified MD, Dr. V is well-rooted with the best of what Allopathic medicine has to offer, and incorporates the best aspects of evidence-based medicine with Integrative, Functional, and Ayurvedic medicine to create a personalized Functional Ayurveda™ wellness plan for each patient. (As a pediatrician and internist, she loves seeing the full range of patients from young babies to senior citizens equally!)

Our customized approach to optimizing wellness goes far beyond simply naming a condition and prescribing a pharmaceutical pill for every ill to cover up the symptoms. Instead, Dr. V and her team strives to address the root cause of our patients’ ‘dis’-ease and create root cause holistic programs of care that educate and empower our patients how to re-establish homeostasis and harmony by eliminating physical, chemical and emotional stressors and regain control of their life. Dr. Vazirani uses a combination of Medical, Functional, and Ayurvedic Assessment; comprehensive functional medicine lab testing (if warranted); researched supplements; and Functional/Ayurvedic food and lifestyle recommendations to customize each of her patients’ Functional Ayurveda™ Wellness Plans and properly modify the plans as needed with each Follow-up Visit.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. V’s unique Functional Ayurveda™ approach to optimize wellness, please click here to sign up for more information and click here to set up a complimentary 10 minute discovery call with our Board Certified Health Coach, Liliana Bussin, NBC-HWC, to discuss your health goals and explore which Functional Ayurveda™ program / package best fits your needs!
As a triple board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Vazirani serves as a consultant specialist for your holistic health care and concerns. As such, she does not function as a primary care provider. IHWA requires you to maintain a primary care provider for annual physicals, emergencies, acute medical problems, chronic health maintenance issues, medications that you get refills for month after month, etc. Dr. V will collaborate with other members of your health care team including other physicians, nutritionists, therapists, and other practitioners as necessary.
If you have a medical emergency or need to be seen for an acute condition such as a cold, an injury, shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, dizziness, or stomach ache, please call your primary care provider, call 911, or visit your nearest Emergency Room / Urgent Care Center. Dr. Vazirani does not function as a primary care provider.
The best way to schedule an appointment is to register on our portal and submit an appointment request for a New Patient Visit: Click Here

Kindly note, that to schedule any appointments online, you will be required to have a credit card on file. Your credit card will not be charged until your appointment has been confirmed.

If you have difficulty with the registration process, e-mail us at info@ihwa-nj.com and we will do our best to assist you!

To view our fee structure and availability, please register on our portal. Kindly note, that to view and schedule any appointments online, you will be required to have a credit card on file. Your credit card will not be charged until your appointment has been confirmed.

There is a non-refundable fee which is due at the time a package is chosen or an à la carte appointment is scheduled. If there is a balance due, that non-refundable amount will be automatically charged to you / your credit card as per the package/program/appointment schedule via automatic payment plan.

This policy was created to protect the allotment of valuable time that IHWA has reserved exclusively for you. This includes not only your appointment time, but the substantial amount of time spent by Dr.V and the IHWA team to review your intake form, your records, do research in preparation for a deep dive into the root cause of your health concerns, and help coordinate care when necessary. Patients often wait two or more months to be seen. A missed appointment or late cancellation takes time away from someone else who is seeking this unique approach to optimize their health. Eleven (11) days is the minimum amount of time needed for our team to contact other patients who may be on our waiting list for a sooner appointment, for them to gather the necessary records, and for our team to prepare for their appointment.

Appointments must be confirmed at least 11 business days prior to your scheduled appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we must be notified at least 11 business days before your scheduled appointment. The 11 business days excludes weekends and holidays. You will receive email and SMS text reminders at set intervals to remind you of your appointment. It is your responsibility to reply on time. We reserve the right to charge your credit card the full amount of the visit if you fail to confirm, cancel, or reschedule your appointment prior to the 11 business day deadline.
Intake forms should be completed as soon as possible after receiving your appointment date and intake form (no later than 10 days prior to your appointment), along with any growth curves (for pediatric patients only), relevant lab tests, biopsies, imaging studies, scans, or consultations from other specialists you would like the doctor to review prior to your visit. This will give us time to better utilize the time of your initial visit, rather than Dr. V spending valuable appointment time reviewing your records. We do not accept hard copies; please upload your records to the patient portal. If you are unable to do that you may fax it to us. Please bring all medications and supplements to your in person consultation, or have them handy for your Telehealth/Phone consultation.
At IHWA, we do not accept insurance for any of our services. We believe in offering time-intensive, in-depth integrative consultations that get to the root cause of your health issues and help educate and empower you to take control of your health, and we do not want to compromise on that quality and depth of care. Unfortunately, the current insurance model does not support this kind of time commitment to the patient. We have chosen to no longer have a relationship with insurance companies. We have also opted out of Medicare. Some standard labs we order may be covered by insurance; many functional labs are likely not covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider directly.
We can provide a superbill that can be submitted by you to your insurance provider for direct reimbursement to you. It is your responsibility to determine their reimbursement eligibility with their insurance company and to contact the lab companies directly regarding their participation with specific insurance companies. Please note that IHWA does not handle any financial / administrative transactions or communications with patients’ insurance companies.
Your initial consultation with Dr. Vazirani is an in-depth visit where she will review your current health concerns and symptoms, your medical, family, and personal history, your medications, allergies, sensitivities, toxic exposures, your lifestyle, your nutrition and food plan, your exercise and sleep and stress history, as well as any other information that will help her to understand the factors contributing to your health concerns and how she can help you to optimize your health. She will also review any prior lab testing or medical records from your primary care physician or consultation reports from your specialists/nutritionists/etc., so please send these in ahead of time of your visit as they help us with getting a complete picture of your current situation. You will also have a functional medicine and ayurvedic medicine exam (please make sure to remove all nail polish prior to your visit!), and relevant portions of an allopathic exam as indicated by your chief complaint/clinical presentation.

At the end of the visit, Dr. V will recommend any conventional or functional medicine lab testing, if indicated, and suggest an initial Functional Ayurveda™ wellness plan that will help guide you on your journey towards your health goals.

If you continue under one of our Functional Ayurveda™ wellness packages which includes a Follow Up MD appointment, your second appointment, which is typically 6-8 weeks after your initial visit, usually lasts up to 60 minutes. At that visit, we will review the results of any functional medicine laboratory testing as well as reviewing your successes and challenges since your last appointment, after which Dr. V will further personalize your treatment program.

After the second visit, you can typically expect to follow up in 3, 6, 9, or 12 months with Dr. V to review your progress on the program and make any adjustments to your wellness plan. This and future visits are usually up to 60 minutes long, based on your needs and the complexity of your conditions. Oftentimes, if you have achieved your goals after 2-3 visits, you “graduate” from our practice!

Once a person has become an established patient, the IHWA Admin Team is happy to answer brief yes/no type clarification questions related to your visit via email at no additional charge. A Team Member will usually be able to respond within a week or so, depending on when you send a message via the portal.

If it has been more than a month since your visit, or if you have new issues or more complex questions that require the physician's involvement, clinical coordination of care, further research, or communications which require multiple back and forth communications, the IHWA Team may recommend scheduling a Phone, Telehealth, or In Person visit. Most patients find it helpful to take notes during their visit due to the vast amount of knowledge shared, and prior to their follow up visits, make a list of questions in a notebook and simply ask Dr. V or her team at their next visit.

SPEAKING EVENTS:

Yes, absolutely! Dr. Vazirani has been participating in speaking events locally and nationally for over 15 years. Dr. Vazirani enjoys connecting with, teaching, empowering, and inspiring the community as well as educating and empowering other health care providers! She enjoys connecting with the local and national community for community events, as well as participating in both local and national educational events for physicians, the media, and for podcasts.

Typically, Dr. V’s speaking calendar fills up approximately 4-6 months ahead of time. Kindly email us a detailed message at info@ihwa-nj.com and Dr. V or a team member will get in touch with you as soon as possible!