Frequently Asked Questions

How is My Path Medical different from any other medical practice?

We use a hyper-personalized approach to health. Unlike a traditional medical practice where practitioners have on average 15 minutes with a patient, at My Path Medical we take the time to listen, examine, evaluate, and to research medical literature if needed, in order to find a unique solution for each person that comes to see us. Moreover, when we apply the Functional Medicine approach and look at the whole person using cutting edge tests, our outcomes are superb. That is why we see so many clients who have already been to multiple primary care doctors and specialists at the top medical centers in the country, have done detailed work ups and told that “all is normal”, and finally find answers and relief of symptoms at My Path.

Who can benefit from services offered at My Path Medical?

Whether you are looking for wellness, prevention, treating chronic diseases, or men’s/women’s health, or have a new diagnosis that you want to treat holistically, My Path Medical uses a patient-centered approach to address the whole person. What is the outcome? A plan that is formulated uniquely for you, that supports wellness, prevents illness, finds and treats underlying causes of diseases, and helps you reach optimal health.

What are the office hours?

  • Monday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Additional office hours available according to needs of our patients

Do I have to see a physician in person for my medical consultation?

Yes, by law that mandates a patient must be seen in the office once per calendar year. No medical management or consultation will be done prior to physically seeing a patient in the office. Follow up appointments can be arranged by phone or in the office. Change of treatment will only be done during an office or a phone consultation.

What happens at the initial visit?

As a new patient of MyPath Medical, you should expect a very different approach to your health. You will meet Dr. Lantsman who will perform a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination. We will order any appropriate tests for us to diagnose critical issues you may be having and determine the best course of treatment. Additionally, your present diet and exercise regimen will be reviewed and modifications will be recommended, if necessary. Generally, your first visit will last 2 hours.

What happens at the follow up visit?

We schedule follow up visits as needed to make sure you are progressing with your treatment plan and are maintaining your new path to wellness. During follow up visits we review lab findings and initiate any necessary treatment or changes. For certain conditions, such as tick-born illness, we require a monthly follow up. Follow up visits are usually between 45 minutes and 1 hour. All patients are required to be seen in the office at least once a year to be maintained as an active patient.

Is there going to be a conflict between my primary care/specialists and My Path Medical?

As a Board certified Medical Doctor with specialty in Internal Medicine, Dr. Lantsman will use both as needed: western medicine and Functional medicine to evaluate and treat you. If communication with your primary doctor requested or needed, we will do so accordingly.

What type of health insurance plans do you accept?

In order for MyPath Medical to provide our patients with optimal and independent service, we do not accept any health insurance plans/Medicaid, or patients with Medicare as we are not enrolled in PECOS. However, we will provide itemized receipts with proper codes, documenting each visit. Most of our patients who have health insurance plans with out-of-network benefits and who have reached their deductible are partially reimbursed by their health plans. The reimbursement rate depends on individual health plan policies. Also, our services fall under most flexible medical spending programs. Phone, Skype, email services are not reimbursed by health plans/nor are subject to most flexible medical spending programs. Please consult your health insurance company for further details on your out-of-network benefits.

How much does it cost?

We charge $540 hourly. The initial visit is $540 per hour with an average length of 2 hours. This fee does not cover blood draws, lab testing, procedures, supplements, and medications that may result from your consult.

Supplements: For your convenience, we sell supplements in our office with a 10% discounted price. You can also purchase supplements at your local health food store, such as Whole Foods, or online, however we cannot guarantee  the quality of the supplements purchased on the internet.

  • Blood draw $25
  • Nutreval blood draw $45
  • Handling of a testing kit $10
  • Rapid Strep $10
  • Urine Dip $10
  • Fecal occult blood $10
  • Vitamin B12 Injection $20
  • Glutathione 1g injection $65, 2g injection $85
  • BOTOX is priced per unit used
  • Vitamin C IV 35 grams $150
  • Reviewing forms $25. Forms requiring in depth information will be billed at hourly rate of $540

How do I pay for my visit?

Payment is expected at the end of each visit. We accept cash, check, and major credit cards.

Are laboratory tests covered by my insurance?

Please make sure to find out ahead of time if your health insurance plan covers blood work done for routine exams only, or for illness/diagnoses only or both. Also find out which lab companies are covered (LabCorp or Quest, etc.). Additionally, please see if your insurance covers blood work if it is drawn at our office (out of network provider) or at a lab facility only. This is important as blood work can get very expensive, and by knowing ahead of time the structure of your insurance, you can avoid unnecessary bills. The office is not responsible for laboratory bills. If we recommend functional medicine tests (which are partially covered by some health plans) we will discuss the cost with you ahead of time.

If I need prescription medications, are they covered by my insurance?

Most prescription medications we use are covered by health plans (subject to individual insurance agreements). In some cases, where a certain medication is not covered, and is very expensive, we will substitute it to more a affordable medication or to the one that is covered by an individual health plan.

What should I bring to my first visit?

  • Comfortable clothing for an easy examination.
  • Supplements or medication you are currently taking. Please bring the actual bottles.
  • Pertinent lab work and other tests done during the last year and if relevant, during past years.
  • Please either bring physical copies to your appointment and if available, email digital copies ahead of time.
  • Three day food diary to help us understand your diet: For example – instead of “coffee” – “one cup of caffeinated coffee and one teaspoon of sugar.”
  • Health insurance information for your blood tests.
  • Typed/written personal history for your visit.

I need to see you but I live far and it is inconvenient.

We need to physically see you in the office once per calendar year. Follow up appointments can be arranged on the phone, skype, or in person.

What is your visit cancellation policy?

All money is refundable if you cancel four business days prior to the initial appointment and three business days prior to a follow up visit.

How to book an appointment:

The appointment line is 617-996-0074, or you can email