Thank you for your interest in becoming a patient at the clinic.
Due to increased new patient demands, we are pausing the application process until late 2020. Please check back then.
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 a two-step process. The first step is an initial case review appointment and the second step is a new patient exam.
At this time, the wait for the initial case review is more than one year. To secure your place on the waitlist you must complete the case review application.
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 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 assistant containing important instructions for the case review application. Typically this email will be sent within three working days.
Please do not start filling out your application until you have received both emails.
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.
In preparation for the case review, Dr. Kharrazian will review this information and prepare comprehensive notes. The case review consult is 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.
During the case review, 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 health care needs.
Dr. Kharrazian developed this case review process in response to a large number of international and domestic 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 and do not provide special letters for insurance purposes.
Step two: New patient exam
Once you complete the case review process, Dr. Kharrazian requires an in-person exam at the clinic near San Diego for you to become a new patient. After your exam, he may also refer you to local labs or medical offices for laboratory or medical tests.
The new patient evaluation is an exhaustive procedure that requires 3 to 4 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 comprehensive exam is $3,000.
After your exam, follow-up appointments with Dr. Kharrazian are scheduled for in-office, phone, or online video conference visits, depending on your location and needs. Follow-up consulting fees 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 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.
To initiate the case review process with Dr. Kharrazian, please select the button below and then enter the requested information.