Thank you for your interest in becoming a patient at the Kharrazian Clinic.
Due to increased new patient demands and limitations imposed by the pandemic, no new applications are being taken until mid-2021 at the earliest. Please check back then.
Under normal circumstances, after an application is approved the normal wait time to get on the schedule is between 1 and 3 years. Due to the current pause in applications, this means there may be no room on the calendar until after 2021.
The Kharrazian Institute Practitioner Locator is available to help patients locate licensed health care professionals with post-graduate training from the Kharrazian Institute.
Dr. Kharrazian has a private practice near San Diego, California and sees patients regularly.
To become a patient under Dr. Kharrazian’s care, you must undertake the two-step process outlined below.
STEP ONE: CASE REVIEW
Dr. Kharrazian has a limited clinical practice and is under high demand domestically and internationally. In response to the large number of patients requesting consultations, he developed the case review process to determine whether he is the right person to support your health care goals. This helps you avoid unnecessary travel time and expenses.
To be scheduled for a case review you must complete a comprehensive application. To begin, send your contact information by clicking the button below. Once we receive your contact information we will send you two emails:
- An auto-generated email containing information about the clinic and download links for the application materials. This email will arrive in your inbox immediately (check spam if you don’t see it). The same information should also pop up in a new web tab on your device.
- A personal email from Dr. Kharrazian’s clinic staff containing important instructions for the case review application. Typically this email will be sent within three business days. Do not start filling out your application until you have received this second email.
For the case review, we will ask you to fill out several health questionnaire forms, provide us with a detailed medical history, and send us your recent laboratory results. Once you submit the completed application, our clinic staff will review the materials and let you know if additions or revisions are required. Once your application is approved we contact you to schedule the case review consult.
In preparation for the case review, Dr. Kharrazian will review this information and prepare comprehensive notes.
The case review consult is a 30-minute appointment that can be done by phone, video teleconference, or in-person office meeting.
The case review serves several purposes:
- It allows Dr. Kharrazian to interpret your health history and lab results to provide his expert opinion on his first impressions about your case.
- It gives you an opportunity to meet him and have your questions answered regarding becoming his patient.
- It determines whether he is your best choice as a health care provider.
- It gives you a clear sense of the costs involved in managing your case.
The case review is not a guarantee of becoming a patient at the clinic. During the case review consult, you and Dr. Kharrazian will decide if he is your best choice as 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 needs. Treatment protocols are not discussed at the case review consult.
Due to the extremely time-demanding process of reviewing a patient’s application materials, and preparing for and conducting the case review, the fee is $500. We will collect your payment information when you are scheduled for the consult, however we only bill once you have completed the appointment.
STEP TWO: NEW PATIENT EXAM
After the case review consult, to become his patient Dr. Kharrazian requires that you come to the clinic near San Diego for an in-person exam. The exam is the point at which the formal practitioner-patient relationship begins.
The new patient exam is a comprehensive evaluation that requires 3 to 4 hours of your time in the clinic. Dr. Kharrazian will also spend approximately 6 to 10 hours before and after the appointment to develop a treatment plan, after he has reviewed your health history, past labs, exam findings, and any new labs. The cost of the exam is a flat fee of $3,000.
After your exam, he may refer you to local labs or medical offices for necessary laboratory or medical tests. For domestic patients, some tests can be done once you return home. We ask international patients to schedule in a few extra days to take advantage of specialty lab tests that are more accessible in the US.
After your exam, follow-up appointments with Dr. Kharrazian are scheduled for in-office, phone, or video teleconference, depending on your location and needs. After the initial exam, a patient is not required to come back to the clinic for an appointment, but those who are local or who want to travel back to the clinic do have that option. Follow-up consulting fees are: 30 minutes at a cost of $250, 45 minutes at $375, and 60 minutes at $500. Most patients 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 supplement costs could run between $1,000 to $3,000 during the course of the first year. The clinic does not sell supplements, but Dr. Kharrazian will make recommendations for where you can find them.
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 their unique needs.
INSURANCE: The clinic does not take any form of health insurance and does not provide special letters or invoices for insurance purposes.
To initiate the case review process with Dr. Kharrazian, please select the red button below (disabled until the clinic is accepting new applications).