Your health is a
blueprint, not a map.

Gain a better awareness of your own personal health story and how it frames your past, present, and intended path for the future.

Your health is a
blueprint, not a map.

Gain a better awareness of your own personal health story and how it frames your past, present, and intended path for the future.

Services

Why We Do What We Do

 

At Third Opinion MD, we believe in empowering individuals to take charge of their health, create lasting change, and become informed consumers.

We act as your sounding board, advocate, and guide to understanding your prescription drug regimen, knowing what to expect from your traditional and holistic practitioner appointments, and making the best use of each of the systems.

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WHAT’S YOUR HEALTH STRATEGY?

Beyond The Clipboard

In order to get your full picture of health, we need to go beyond the standard clipboard questionnaire and 10 minutes of facetime you’d typically receive at your primary care provider’s office or virtual visit.

Every Third Opinion MD client begins with an in-depth personal health excavation. We start with sending you a comprehensive questionnaire in order to make the best use of time when we first meet. Over the course of two, 1-hour sessions, we’ll take the time to understand your goals, why you’re seeking help, current roadblocks or blockages, and analyze the elements affecting your health. Together we create your unique Healthy Strategy to guide you toward who you wish to become and how you hope to feel.

Time to Dig Deeper

AREAS WE MAY COVER

Your History:

  • Family history and dynamics
  • Medical history
  • Trauma history
  • Relationships
  • Sexual history
  • Financial history
  • Occupational history
  • Allergy history

Your Lifestyle:

  •  Nutritional history
  • Food relationships and stories
    around food
  •  Level of activity past and present
  • Injuries or other physical trauma
  • Sleep habits due to choice,
    environment, and work schedules

Your History:

Family history and dynamics

  • Medical history
  • Trauma history
  • Relationships
  • Sexual history
  • Financial history
  • Occupational history
  • Allergy history

Your Lifestyle:

  • Nutritional history
  • Food relationships and stories
    around food
  • Level of activity past and present
  • Injuries or other physical trauma
  • Sleep habits due to choice,
    environment, and work schedules

Your Energetic Balance:

  • Discover the Energetics of Living Systems: understanding your inherited and acquired energetic health patterns (known as your constitution) from a Chinese medicine perspective
  • Become skilled with adapting Chinese medical theories into daily living (Yin/Yang, 5-Element, Taoist philosophy)
  • Use Chinese dietary therapy: matching your energetic balance with the energetic properties of foods

Your Environment:

  • Examine your past and current living and working environments
  • Match your environment to support your constitution and needs through designing therapeutic spaces
  • Learn how to live and eat with the seasons

Your Healthcare Education:

  • Know how to make the best use of each of the healthcare systems in the U.S.
  • Understand the complexities that cause confusion and conflicting health and wellness information
  • Recognize the influences by third-party health crashers: pharma, insurance companies, healthcare, and hospital organizations
  • Create a Health Strategy to play a more active role in your healthcare
  • Discover how to become your own best advocate
  • Learn about the side effects, interactions, and potential nutrient depletions from prescription/supplements/over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Adopt lifestyle methods and create a plan with your physician to reduce or possibly eliminate the need for prescription and/or OTC medications

Let’s Do This

How It Works

Free Consultation
(20 Minutes)

In order to get a better sense of whether
a Health Strategy is right for you, we’ll
touch base, get to know each other, and
discuss what you hope to achieve or
understand as part of our work together.

Session 1
(Approx. 1 hour)

After completing a comprehensive pre-session questionnaire, we’ll officially begin by discussing your goals and performing a whole-person health assessment exploring the history and lifestyle dynamics often overlooked or disregarded by traditional practitioners. The floor is yours and our time is uninterrupted and focused.

Session 2
(Approx. 1 hour)

Prior to our second session, we analyze your assessment and draw up your individualized Health Strategy summary. We’ll reconvene to review and discuss your individualized Healthy Strategy summary and make a next-steps plan for your care and prevention. We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions — this time is as much about education as it is your care.

Get the answers you need to the concerns that were overlooked.
One payment of $1800 or three payments of $600.

Your Path Forward

After completing your Health Strategy, we’ll look at potential paths forward and discuss tools, coursework, and resources to guide your progress. Depending on your needs, you’ll have the option to commit to a full service three, six, or twelve-month program with Dr. de la Torre.

Ready to dig deeper into your health?

*Healthy Strategy consultations are a prerequisite for future appointments. **Consultations are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to take the place of seeing your regular physician or other healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. Third Opinion MD expects clients to be in communication with their providers to discuss goals and changes to their healthcare regimen.

“I especially appreciated [Dr. de la Torre’s] point to look beyond what had been done. I feel she gave great advice and would hope other doctors would lean more in that direction. She asked about nutrition, etcetera, and I feel came up with a great holistic plan for me.”

Reasons Why

Common Client Concerns

  •  Headaches
  • Palpitations
  • Frequent Colds
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Food sensitivities
  • Painful/Heavy Periods
  • Pregnancy & Fertility
  • Menopause
  • Heart disease
  • Skin problems
  • Poor memory
  • Attention problems
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Lack of motivation
  • Burnout
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Weight gain
  • Anger issues
  • Relationships
  • Chronic pain
  • Urinary problems
  • Cancer

Healthy Strategy consultations are beneficial for you if:

  • You’ve seen multiple doctors for your concerns but your symptoms have persisted.
  • If you’re tired of the pill for the ill solutions after a very brief one-problem visit with a doctor.
  • You’ve been told there’s nothing more you can do and pain or chronic disease management is your only option.
  • You’re frustrated by the lack of face time and true care you receive from your medical practitioner.
  • You suffer from chronic pain and are motivated to explore all the options that serve you best.
  • You want to explore reducing or getting off your prescription and over-the-counter drug regimen.
  • You want to potentially reduce your healthcare costs in the future.
  • You want to be a part of a significant transformation in the way health is achieved for you and your community.

Healthy Strategy consultations are NOT intended to:

  •  Diagnose or take the place of your regular
    physician/healthcare provider.
  • Address current emergencies
  • Take the place of the work you will do to make positive and lasting changes.
  • Promise a cure (But we can certainly keep it in the realm of possibilities)
  • Blame or vilify specific medical models or people. We want you to gather the best from each medical model available to you, and empower you with the best tools for the job.

Let us help navigate your health.

FAQs

Do you take health insurance?

At Third Opinion MD, we provide information and educate you about your health. We are not a clinic nor do we offer clinical services that fall under insurance plans. It’s important to keep in mind that having health insurance is not the end of the road, only part of the equation. Health insurance limits coverage to what they deem to be valuable for their bottom line and for general health standards. They are by no means inclusive enough of your individual health needs.

What is your privacy policy regarding health records? Are you HIPAA compliant?

We take your privacy very seriously, and health and other sensitive information are secured via strict European GDPR standards. Our client platform offers a secure client portal to send and receive information. It is not HIPAA compliant. The biggest similarity between GDPR and HIPAA is that security is at their core. However, the two are not the same. GDPR sets standards for all sensitive personal data, while HIPAA deals with only Protected Health Information (PHI.) Any health information you send to Third Opinion MD is considered voluntary and you will be asked to agree to this prior to working with Dr. de la Torre. You can review the privacy policy here.

What is the value in creating a Health Strategy when I already have a team of providers caring for my conditions?

Every successful team needs a leader. At Third Opinion MD, we intend to guide and coach you to fill that leadership role to be your best health advocate. We can teach you how to advocate for yourself, how to navigate and communicate with your team members, to ensure that this team is serving your individual needs, and if they are communicating well with you and with one another.

What other services or products are available?

Currently, 1:1 consultations are available. In the future, there will be exciting learning opportunities that include self-paced classes, live webinars (in person when safe and available), and an upcoming book on navigating through the healthcare system. Stay informed by signing up for our newsletter.

What’s the difference between integrative and functional medicine?

I have a detailed blog post answering this question that you can read here.

Do I need to be assigned to a primary care provider to be able to see Dr. de la Torre?

You are not required to have a primary care doctor to see Dr. de la Torre, but we encourage you to have a physician or other healthcare provider to establish with for any diagnostic or treatment needs. Third Opinion MD is meant to be informative and empowering and does not include clinical diagnosis or treatment, such as procedures or medications.

Do you provide services for children?

Not at this time. You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for services at Third Opinion MD.

FAQs

Do you take health insurance?

At Third Opinion MD, we provide information and educate you about your health. We are not a clinic nor do we offer clinical services that fall under insurance plans. It’s important to keep in mind that having health insurance is not the end of the road, only part of the equation. Health insurance limits coverage to what they deem to be valuable for their bottom line and for general health standards. They are by no means inclusive enough of your individual health needs.

What is your privacy policy regarding health records? Are you HIPAA compliant?

We take your privacy very seriously, and health and other sensitive information are secured via strict European GDPR standards. Our client platform offers a secure client portal to send and receive information. It is not HIPAA compliant. The biggest similarity between GDPR and HIPAA is that security is at their core. However, the two are not the same. GDPR sets standards for all sensitive personal data, while HIPAA deals with only Protected Health Information (PHI.) Any health information you send to Third Opinion MD is considered voluntary and you will be asked to agree to this prior to working with Dr. de la Torre. You can review the privacy policy here.

What is the value in creating a Health Strategy when I already have a team of providers caring for my conditions?

Every successful team needs a leader. At Third Opinion MD, we intend to guide and coach you to fill that leadership role to be your best health advocate. We can teach you how to advocate for yourself, how to navigate and communicate with your team members, to ensure that this team is serving your individual needs, and if they are communicating well with you and with one another.

What other services or products are available?

Currently, 1:1 consultations are available. In the future, there will be exciting learning opportunities that include self-paced classes, live webinars (in person when safe and available), and an upcoming book on navigating through the healthcare system. Stay informed by signing up for our newsletter.

What’s the difference between integrative and functional medicine?

I have a detailed blog post answering this question that you can read here.

Do I need to be assigned to a primary care provider to be able to see Dr. de la Torre?

You are not required to have a primary care doctor to see Dr. de la Torre, but we encourage you to have a physician or other healthcare provider to establish with for any diagnostic or treatment needs. Third Opinion MD is meant to be informative and empowering and does not include clinical diagnosis or treatment, such as procedures or medications.

Do you provide services for children?

Not at this time. You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for services at Third Opinion MD.