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Q) I would like to schedule an appointment. How do I proceed?
A) Please call our clinic at 208-478-8400 to schedule an appointment with one of our endobiogeny specialists.

Dr. Nikolas Arvis is currently seeing patients on Monday-Thursday in Pocatello and Fridays in Idaho Falls at Dr. Wheeler's office.

Annette Davis, C.N. is currently available Monday-Friday for remote evaluations and mentoring appointments.

Laramie Wheeler, D.O. is currently seeing patients on the first Thursday of each month except for holidays. 

Jean Bokelmann, M.D. has retired from seeing EIMC patients. She will still be involved with EIMC giving classes and seminars.  

Dr. Jean Claude Lapraz is currently dedicating his time to writing and training physicians so that more people can have access to endobiogenic care throughout the world. He urges you to continue your endobiogenic care in the capable hands of the EIMC staff.

Q) I am not able to travel to the clinic at this time. Can I have a distance evaluation?
A) Yes. While a face-to-face visit is preferred, we understand that travel is not always medically feasible. Before your labs are drawn, you will be required to sign a declaration of informed consent which includes authorization for us to send critical information such as lab alerts to your primary care provider. We highly encourage a face-to-face visit as soon you are able.

Q) What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
        A) Please bring (or send in advance) the following:
                1) A copy of your insurance card (if applicable).
                2) Choose an appropriate health history from the list below:
                         First time Endobiogeny Patients:  Health History Questionnaire
                         Follow up female Endobiogeny Patients: Follow Up Health History Questionnaire FEMALE
                         Follow up male Endobiogeny Patients: Follow Up Health History Questionnaire MALE
                         Children ages 0-7:  Pediatric Health History, Ages 0-7
                         Children ages 8-18:  Pediatric Health History, Ages 8-18
                         Women's Health Exams:  Women's Annual (Preventive Health) Exam Questionnaire
                3) A copy of any pertinent medical records: Records Release
                4) Choose the appropriate Document of Understand from the list below: 
                        • Document of Understanding for Dr. Laramie Wheeler
                        • Document of Understanding for Dr. Niko Arvis
                        • Document of Understanding for Annette Davis
                           
Q) What labs are required?
    A) Most patients who desire an endobiogenic evaluation require a Rank 3 labs.  The charge for this extensive lab work (over $700.00 value!) is included in your endobiogenic evaluation fee. We also include PSA for men 40 and over at no additional charge.

Q) When should I have my labs run?
       A) Please have your labs drawn at least 2 weeks before your appointment so your that your Biology of Functions report can be ready for review at your appointment. Note: A 12 hour fast is required prior to your lab draw (you may drink water and take any required medications).

Q) Where can I go to have my labs run?
      A) Once payment is received, we will fax an order to LabCorp:

           Local Draw Center
           LabCorp (No Appointment Necessary)
           Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
           Phone: 208-232-6740
           Address: 444 Hospital Way, Suite 401, Pocatello, ID 83201

If you live out of state, a lab order can also be faxed to your local LabCorp. Please see  http://www.labcorp.com/psc/index.html to locate the LabCorp draw center nearest you. Call or e-mail us with the phone number of the draw center of your choice, provide us with your payment information, and we will fax your lab order.

Q) Can I be seen at EIMC without Biology of Functions labs?
    A) Yes. While we consider the Biology of Functions to be a very useful diagnostic tool, it is not an absolute requirement. We also offer a "basic evaluation" which looks for endocrine and nervous system signs based on your history, symptoms, and physical exam.

Q) If I have questions regarding my herbs, supplements, dietary or lifestyle recommendations, who can I ask?
     A) Annette Davis is our Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Endobiogenic Practitioner. She has been studying Clinical Phytotherapy & Endobiogeny with Dr. Lapraz for over 20 years, and will be able to answer questions about your herbs, supplements, dietary and lifestyle recommendations. We remind you to consult your primary care physician for pharmaceutical needs, ongoing health maintenance, prevention, evaluation and management of any acute minor or serious medical problems.

Q) Where can I order my recommended herbs and supplements?
    A) EIMC recommends that you contact Time Laboratories: 208-232-5250

Q) Do you accept insurance?
        A) Yes, physician's visits by Dr. Wheeler can be billed to most health insurance plans. (Sorry, we are not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid, however we do offer a cash discount).  If you choose to have Biology of Functions labs (highly encouraged, but not required), there is a $300.00 out of pocket fee which covers the following:
     Extensive lab work performed at your local LabCorp including: CBC, TSH, LDH, CPK, Osteocalcin, Alkaline Phosphatase with Hepatic, Bone, Intestinal Isoenzymes, ESR, Lipid Panel, PSA for men 40 and over (over $700.00 value!)
     Processing your lab results through the Biology of Functions software (summary printout included)
     Recommendations for supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes by our Endobiogeny Team 
     Appointments with Dr. Arvis are billed at an affordable cash rate and cannot be billed to insurance.        

Q) Do you accept credit card payments?
    A) Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Q) Do you accept out of state patients?
    A) Yes. Below is some information to help you with airline and hotel reservations.
 
Local airport: Pocatello, ID (PIH)

Airlines that service PIH: Delta/Skywest

Nearest international airport (approximately 2.5 hours driving distance): Salt Lake City, UT (SLC).
Rental cars or a shuttle is available from SLC to PIH: Salt Lake Express Express: www.saltlakeexpress.com

Recommended hotels: Marriott Towne Place Suites 208-478-7000; Ameritel Inn 800-600-6001; Red Lion Inn 800-527-5202; Holiday Inn 800-200-8944. Red Lion Inn and Holiday Inn both offer a free 24 hour airport shuttle. Ameritel offers a free Airport shuttle 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Driving directions: From I15, exit #63 Portneuf Area. Turn left (North) onto South 5th Ave. Proceed North on South 5th for approximately 1.5 miles. We are on the right (East Side of the road) in a large tan building with a green roof.

Q) What are the costs?
    A) Below is a detail of the various treatment options and their costs.

Physical Exam
    Physical exams performed by Dr. Wheeler can be billed to most insurance carriers upon request. (Sorry we cannot accept Medicare or Medicaid, however we do offer a cash discount). Applicable patient co-pays and deductibles are due at the time of service. Any portion of the fee not paid by your insurance carrier is your responsibility.  Appointments with Dr. Arvis and Annette are billed at an affordable cash rate.
     
Endobiogenic Evaluation (highly encouraged, but not required.)
  $300.00 (prepaid out of pocket)
   
This fee includes the following:
    • Extensive lab work performed at your local LabCorp including: CBC, TSH, LDH, CPK, Osteocalcin, Alkaline Phosphatase with Hepatic, Bone, Intestinal Isoenzymes, ESR, Lipid Panel; PSA for men 40 and over (over $700.00 value!)
    • Processing your lab results through the Biology of Functions software (summary printout included).
    • Recommendations for supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes by our Endobiogeny Team  
    • The physical exam fee is NOT included (see above).

 

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 Remote Evaluation: $350.00 (prepaid out of pocket)
    • While a face-to-face visit is preferred, we understand that travel is not always medically feasible. We therefore offer preliminary distance evaluations as well as follow-up remote evaluations. Before your labs are drawn, you will be required to sign a declaration of informed consent which includes authorization for us to send critical information such as lab alerts to your primary care provider. We suggest that you schedule a face-to-face visit as soon you are able. The fee includes the following:
    • Extensive lab work performed at your local LabCorp including: CBC, TSH, LDH, CPK, Osteocalcin, Alkaline Phosphatase with Hepatic, Bone, Intestinal Isoenzymes, ESR, Lipid Panel; PSA for men 40 and over (over $700.00 value!)
    • Processing your lab results through the French Biology of Functions software (summary printout included).
    • Recommendations for supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes by our Endobiogeny team.
    • A telephone appointment to review your results.

 Labs. Please call for a lab order at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment so that your Biology of Functions report can be ready for review. A 12 hour fast is required prior to your draw. If applicable, any additional labs ordered will incur a separate fee. A 12 hour fast is required prior to your draw (you can drink water and take any required medications).

* Please note that the Endobiogenic Evaluation is billed as a separate charge from the physical exam. It is a prepaid, non-refundable, out of pocket charge that cannot be billed to your insurance provider. Fees are subject to change at any time.


Herbs & Supplements 
    EIMC does not sell supplements. Please contact Time Laboratories 208-232-5250 (Toll Free 877-846-3522) to order your herbs and supplements. Most insurance providers do not cover the cost of supplements.

NEW! Women's Annual (Preventive Health) Exams
    EIMC now offers Women's Health Exams performed by our caring providers in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The fee can be billed to most insurance carriers upon request. Applicable patient co-pays and deductibles are due at the time of service. Any portion of the fee not paid by your insurance carrier is your responsibility.

Although Endobiogeny and Biology of Functions have been studied closely and extensively in France, they have not yet been subjected to the requirements of scientific scrutiny according to American medical standards. However, since herbs and supplements are available over-the-counter to all Americans, it is our belief that patients are serving themselves well by undergoing an endobiogenic evaluation to assist them in selecting herb and supplement therapy with the greatest potential benefit and the least potential risk to them as unique individuals.

Contact us to schedule an appointment or to find out more about our services.