FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions:
Dr. Knight is a medical doctor that is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Medicine. Additionally, she is certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine and she has completed all the coursework in the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine fellowship, the Human Longevity Institute, and the Quantum Biology Collective.
Dana is a clinical nutritional specialist and a functional medicine health coach. She received her Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and her health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition followed by a specialty certification from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (an affiliate of IFM).
Functional Medicine is an evidence-based field of health care that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, rather than simply treating symptoms. Integrative medicine combines conventional treatments with complementary therapies to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness. Anti-Aging Medicine involves utilizing advancements in biotechnology, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications to decelerate or even invert the aging process. Longevity Medicine is a health approach that considers aging biology and aims to enhance lifespan and health through preventive medicine techniques. Its goal is to slow down aging and reduce biological age. Quantum Medicine emphasizes the benefits of linking with nature to enhance our bodily processes. Its teachings revolve around optimal hydration, sunlight, and the earth's magnetism as sources of energy for our cells' essential functions and reserves. With these principles, Quantum Medicine develops lifestyles that prioritize humans' bond with nature.
Dr. Knight offers a variety of consultation and clinical services including customized treatment plans for patients. However, we believe the accountability received in a long-term relationship with us is key to receiving long-term positive outcomes. For a detailed list please please click here to Get Started or visit the "What We Do" page of our website.
At Knight Wellness, we are unable to accept insurance or provide superbills due to limitations in the current insurance system. This system does not allow our physicians to accurately identify all factors that contribute to a patient's concerns and provide effective treatment. Our practice follows a non-conventional model for care. We can provide more time and support for anyone who is committed to focusing on healing instead of disease maintenance. If applicable, you can use Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for your care. We offer affordable all-inclusive programs that include a variety of services such as telehealth visits, physician visits, nutrition counseling, health coaching, labs/diagnostics, supplementation guidance, and prescription medications as needed.
The standard health care model, driven by pharmaceutical and insurance industry profits instead of patient outcomes, forces physicians to limit time with a patient to less than 15 minutes and name the patient’s symptoms in the form of ICD coding. These symptoms dictate covered medication-only treatments and/or surgeries that suppress or maintain the disease without really providing a solution for restoring health.
Yes, Dr. Knight accepts both HSA/FSA cards for our programs, supplements, and clinical services.
Yes, we have options for financing. We are happy to discuss these and answer your questions about financing in our discovery call conversation.
Dr. Knight offers remote consultations for patients regardless of their location. We do ask that you make arrangements to visit our clinic for your diagnostic days in order to receive the full-benefit of the in-house diagnostics we have in addition to your labs that can be performed in -house or ordered from anywhere. Nonetheless, we must comply with state regulations concerning medication prescription. This matter can be addressed on an individual basis, according to your specific needs.
We work alongside your primary care physician to help you make lifestyle changes that enhance your general well-being. In addition to lifestyle, we specialize in supporting longevity through hormones, peptides, supplements, and prescription medications that promote health and life extension. Please continue to take your PCP - prescribed drugs and seek urgent care if required by seeing your PCP. Our goal is to assist your body in healing itself, which may reduce your reliance on drugs and invasive treatments. We will make recommendations to your medication regimen for you to discuss with your PCP. We are an extension of your healthcare team, dedicated to assisting you in achieving your wellness objectives.
During your visits with Dr. Knight, you can discuss any previous labs you want to bring up. However, our labs and diagnostics programs have been designed based on years of experience to provide her with the information she needs to serve her goals and help you function at you best. Therefore, these labs are included in all of our programs and cannot be removed from our set packages. Please send us any previous work-ups you wish to go over before meeting with her. This will give us enough time to review and make the most of your visit together. If discussing these work-ups takes away from the time needed for your Knight Wellness workup, an additional fee may be required to extend your program visit.
We believe our approach to wellness is unique and special in many ways. Instead of relying solely on the latest advancements and science to provide quick fixes, we strive to use the power of nature to maximize your human potential with minimal trauma to your system. Our providers are trained in a broad array of disciplines including traditional, functional, integrative, longevity and quantum medicine which allows us to consider many different options for treatment when designing our custom plans. We prioritize a physiology-first approach before layering in any exogenous treatments, while also providing accountability and support for long-term positive outcomes. Because of their extensive training, our staff is equipped to guide you through the traditional healthcare system while keeping your overall well-being as the top priority. This will help you feel more comfortable and supported while making medical decisions. Our goal is to simplify the overwhelming amount of information available and provide personalized, reliable information tailored to your specific needs and physiology. This will assist you in aging better by making it easier to understand and apply while factoring in what makes you the unique, special, and amazing person that you are! Dr. Knight is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel loved and listened to, instead of feeling rushed and uncared for like in regular healthcare settings.