What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine offers a powerful new operating system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease to replace the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century. Functional Medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease.
Is Functional Medicine right for you?
The Functional Medicine approach is about addressing root causes of chronic issues, not just managing symptoms. It requires work on the part of the practitioner and the patient. If you do not feel ready to make changes in your lifestyle, this approach will not be the best fit for you.
What is Living Matrix?
The Functional Medicine Matrix (created within the Living Matrix program) is a tool that assists practitioners in organizing and prioritizing the health issues of each patient as elicited by a thorough personal, family, social, and medical history.
Why use Living Matrix?
The use of this technology, formatting, and creating a Functional Medicine Timeline and Matrix makes it accessible to patients so they are able to see the development of the conditions they are facing and motivate changes necessary to enhance their health.
Does Living Matrix protect my information?
Yes, Living Matrix is HIPAA compliant.
What are Wholehearted Functional Medicine’s office hours?
Monday 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
How do I contact Wholehearted Functional Medicine?
430 E Lauridsen Blvd, Suite 212
Port Angeles, WA 98262
Directions to Wholehearted Functional Medicine
Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC is located in the lower level of the Natural Health and Rehab building, located on Lauridsen Blvd in Port Angeles. Parking is available in the upper parking lot or on Orcas Avenue.
(From Front Street or First Street in Port Angeles)
• Turn south (towards the mountains) on Race Street
• Turn right on E Lauridsen Blvd
• Turn left (south – towards the mountains) on S. Vine Street
• Turn right on Orcas Avenue
• Parking lot is the first driveway on the right (additional street parking is available just beyond the driveway of the parking lot)
• Follow the sign from the parking lot directing you to the lower level of the building (you will veer left around the building)
• There is a paved path to the lower building entrance (It is accessible from both the parking lot and from street side parking)
• Follow the path around the hedge, down the stairs and ramp to the patio and lower entrance of the building
Is Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC handicap accessible?
Yes. Handicap parking is available in the paved driveway to the right of the building. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp to the lower level of the building, where we are located. Our restroom is handicap accessible.
Is insurance accepted at Wholehearted Functional Medicine?
Yes. Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP is currently contracted with Cigna, First Choice Health Network, and Regence. She in the process of becoming a contracted provider with the following insurance carriers: Aetna, Medicaid, Premera, TriCare, TriWest, and United Healthcare. This section will continue to be updated with the most up to date information on provider participation status.
Until such time as Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP is a contracted provider with your insurance carrier, she is considered an “out-of-network provider”. If Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP is considered to be an out-of-network provider by your insurance carrier, payment is due at time of service. Our office may submit claims to your insurance carrier, for the purpose of patient reimbursement or provide you with a super-bill to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
Once Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP is a contracted provider with your insurance carrier, payment will no longer be due at time of service and our office will submit claims to your insurance carrier. Once your insurance carrier has processed the claim, you will be responsible for anything not covered by your insurance (including but not limited to: non-covered services, co-pay, co-insurance, and deductible).
What happens if my practitioner at Wholehearted Functional Medicine isn’t contracted with my insurance carrier?
Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC reserves the right to submit claims at our discretion; instead, you may be provided with a super-bill to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Regardless of insurance billing, payment is due at time of service.
Is Medicare accepted at Wholehearted Functional Medicine?
No. Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP has opted out of Medicare. This means that neither the provider, nor the Medicare beneficiary may submit claims to Medicare for reimbursement.
I am a Medicare Beneficiary; can I still be a patient?
Yes. You will be required to sign a Medicare Patient Private Physician Contract. Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC keeps this on file. You, the patient, will be required to pay for all services. Neither the provider nor the Medicare beneficiary may bill Medicare for reimbursement for any services rendered.
What forms of payment are accepted at Wholehearted Functional Medicine?
Cash, Check, Credit Card
What credit cards do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express.
Is Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP a Primary Care Physician (PCP)?
Do I have to have a PCP to be a patient at Wholehearted Functional Medicine?
It is best to have a Primary Cary Physician (PCP), as Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP does not perform the duties of a PCP (such as routine screenings, immunization, etc.).
What supplements does Wholehearted Functional Medicine offer?
All supplements that are recommended at Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC are available for purchase in our office. Supplements are offered at this office as a courtesy and convenience for our patients. You, the patient, are under no obligation to purchase supplements through Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC and we encourage all patients to purchase recommended prescriptions or nutraceuticals (dietary supplements) from the vendor of their choice.
Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP, only recommends products from manufacturers who have gained her confidence through considerable research and experience. She determines quality by considering: (1) the quality of science behind the product; (2) the quality of the ingredients themselves; (3) the quality of the manufacturing process; and (4) the synergism among product components. The brands of supplements that Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP recommends are those that meet my high standards and tend to produce predictable results.
How do I purchase supplements?
Supplements can be purchased in our office during normal business hours. We do not offer online supplement sales at this time.
Do you think you can actually help me with my health problem?
You can expect to have the full attention of an experienced health care provider, trained in conventional medicine as a family practice nurse practitioner, and in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Best results are obtained when we follow a clear plan, with regular follow up as needed every few weeks, until you are experiencing improvement and are on track to reach your health goals. At that point, maintenance visits every several months are appropriate.
You can expect to work with someone who understands the complexity and inter-relatedness of chronic health problems. Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP works with people with conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, auto-immune issues, metabolic issues, asthma, eczema, headaches, IBD/IBS, allergies, fatigue.
A note from Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP
“I practice Functional Medicine because I see significant improvements in my patients with chronic, complex health problems; improvements I did not see prior to using Functional Medicine. But make no mistake! Healing takes work, and is not always to the degree that we want. And sometimes healing means changing priorities, setting boundaries, and changing how we live…or remembering who or what we are living for. We have to be our own best advocate. We have to do the work.”
Does Wholehearted Functional Medicine utilize and/or perform lab testing?
Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC does not do any lab testing at our office location. If it is indicated that lab testing is necessary for your case, we utilize Genova Diagnostics, Doctors Data, Cyrex, and other specialized laboratories in addition to Olympic Medical Center.
Can the practitioner prescribe medication?
Yes. However, your Primary Care Physician (PCP) should manage your current/ongoing prescriptions. Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, FNP does not prescribe pain medications for chronic use.
Is someone available to answer my questions 24/7?
Wholehearted Functional Medicine, PLLC does not offer 24/7 provider access or availability. All inquiries will be answered within our normal business hours. If you are in need of immediate medical attention, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.