To become a patient under Dr. Kharrazian’s care, you must undertake a two-step process. The first step is an initial case review appointment and the second step is a new patient exam.
Below is a summary of the process.
Step one: Case review
Send your contact information in the form below. Once we receive your contact information, we will send you information about the office and the process of conducting a case review.
For the case review, we will ask you to provide us with a detailed medical history, fill out several health questionnaire forms, and send us your recent laboratory and medical test results.
Dr. Kharrazian will review this information and follow up with a 30-minute phone call, in-person office meeting, or online conference meeting to discuss your case.
The case review serves several purposes:
- It allows Dr. Kharrazian to interpret your lab tests and provide his expert opinion on his first impressions about your case.
- It gives you an opportunity to meet him and have your questions answered.
- It determines whether he is your best choice in a health care provider.
- It gives you a clear sense of the costs involved in managing your case.
After the case review, both you and Dr. Kharrazian can decide if he is your best choice in a health care provider. If so, the next step is to schedule a new patient exam. If not, he may suggest a referral to another health care provider who may be more appropriate for your medical needs.
Dr. Kharrazian developed this case review process in response to a large number of international and national patients flying into San Diego for consultations. The case review process determines whether Dr. Kharrazian is the right person to support your health care goals and helps avoid unnecessary travel expenses.
Due to the extremely time-demanding process of preparing for and conducting a case review, the fee is $500. Once you have submitted all your paperwork and we contact you to schedule the case review appointment, we will collect your payment information. We will only charge you once you have completed the appointment. We do not take any form of health insurance.
Step two: New patient exam
Once you complete the case review process, Dr. Kharrazian requires an in-person exam for you to become a new patient. During your in-person visit to San Diego, he may also refer you to local labs or medical offices for laboratory or medical tests.
Follow-up appointments can be conducted by phone or online video conferencing after the initial exam.
The new patient evaluation is an exhaustive procedure and requires 3 to 3.5 hours of your time in the office and approximately 6 to 10 hours of Dr. Kharrazian’s time after the appointment to develop a treatment plan after reviewing your exam findings, history, past labs, new labs, etc. The cost of the initial comprehensive evaluation is $3,000.
After your comprehensive evaluation, follow-up appointments with Dr. Kharrazian are scheduled for in-office or online teleconference visits. Consulting appointments are: 30 minutes at a cost of $250, 45 minutes at $375, and 60 minutes at $500. Most patient typically need two to six follow-up appointments in one year.
Lab tests could run between $1,000 to $3,000 during the course of the first year.
Nutritional supplements cost could run between $1,000 to $3,000 during the course of the first year.
The overall costs for the first year of his care usually run between $5,000 to $10,000. The next year is much less expensive since less effort is required to evaluate your progress. Case management and costs are different for each patient depending on that person’s unique needs.
To initiate the new patient and case review process with Dr. Kharrazian, please select the button below and we will send you the appropriate paperwork.