Membership FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Membership?

  • For flat annual fee, membership medicine provides prioritized access to your doctor, highly personalized care, and enhanced services for wellness and education that are not available through insurance.
  • The recommended point of entry to Membership is the Comprehensive Wellness Assessment and Review by an MD-ND team.
  • Dr. Guarneri oversees the care of all VIP members with your personal Naturopathic and Internal Medicine Doctors.
  • As a VIP member of Pacific Pearl La Jolla you get prioritized access to Dr. Guarneri and her integrative care team of medical and holistic experts. Your MD-ND team will help you to understand all of your options – natural and conventional – and to navigate the complex medical system. Membership connects you to comprehensive care from natural and integrative health experts who serve as your guide along the path to your health goals, including our network of regional and international specialists. Members also have access to educational programs and lectures, online resources and special group visit programs. Membership benefits include discounted wellness services, discounts on supplements and health products, priority access to retreats and appointments, and after hours contact with a doctor. Membership begins with a Comprehensive Wellness Assessment and personalized Care Plan and includes an annual Comprehensive Wellness Review to evaluate success on your program.

What is included in a Membership?

  • Healthcare navigation locally and nationally
  • Expedited & priority scheduling
  • Valet parking for office appointments
  • In-house phlebotomy
  • Options for appointments in person or remotely
  • Coordination of care with specialists
  • Assistance scheduling imaging and radiology
  • Invitation to special lectures on topics from neuroscience to nutrition
  • Extensive health education materials including nutrition, physical activity, and mind-body practices for managing stress
  • Free Patient Portal, providing personal access to your medical records, ability to update your health profile, view your appointment history and financial transactions
  • 10% discount on wellness services: massage, acupuncture, healing touch, hypnosis, holistic mental health, craniosacral therapy, sauna, hydrotherapy, therapeutic baths, and non-surgical esthetics
  • 10% discount on Wellness Shop purchases including supplement

What is the difference between a VIP Membership and a Natural Health and Medicine Membership?

  • VIP Membership is a Three-Doctor Team. This is the most comprehensive Natural Health and Medicine care.  The VIP Membership provides you with a team consisting of Mimi Guarneri, MD; Mark Kalina, MD and one of our Naturopathic Doctors (ND), Moira Fitzpatrick, ND, PhD or Erica Oberg, ND, MPH for $6,200 per year.
  • Natural Health and Medicine Membership offers a choice of two memberships at $4,500 per year.  These memberships provide care with two doctors.
    • MD Membership with Mimi Guarneri, MD, Integrative Cardiology and Mark Kalina, MD, Internal Medicine.
    • MD/ND Membership with Mark Kalina, MD and one of our Naturopathic Doctors, Moira Fitzpatrick, ND, PhD or Erica Oberg, ND, MPH.

What is the financial policy at Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc.?

  • Fees for appointments are due at the time of service. We do not handle insurance for patients.
  • As a courtesy, we can provide the necessary information (Superbills) for you to submit to your insurance company for services.
  • When possible, lab testing and procedures are billed to insurance (including in-house diagnostics).

Can I see other providers for individual appointments?

  • Yes.  Dr. Guarneri’s annual members may schedule directly with the other doctors outside of their membership, and with the acupuncturist, massage therapist, healing touch practitioner and any other provider at Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc.  for a discounted additional cost.

Can I see Dr. Guarneri without a VIP Membership?

  • For ongoing care, Dr. Guarneri is only available to members through a VIP Membership or an MD Membership on the Natural Health and Medicine Membership level.
  • Dr. Guarneri is also available for Comprehensive Integrative Assessments and second opinion consultations as an Integrative Cardiologist.

What will my Comprehensive Assessment include?

Is there a limit to the number of patients that Dr. Guarneri will accept into VIP Membership?

Yes, to ensure that she can provide the quality of care for which she is renowned and to ensure that she has the time.

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