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Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby Linda » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:03 am

I'm wondering if any of you have taken any of the classes at The Clear Path Wellness Center (Laurie Goldman) in Arlington Heights, IL. They have a Bredesen Protocol Program. I was told that Laurie Goldman is a psychiatrist and recently learned that she is APOE 3/4, so is committed to keeping up with the latest APOE4 information. Has anyone here checked this place out? Thanks for your feedback!

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Re: Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby Julie G » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:38 am

No, but I'd love to hear more! Please share anything that you learn, Linda.

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Re: Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby ru442 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:55 am

Ditto... I live nearby.

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Re: Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby Suepi » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:48 pm

Last week I had my first (and last) consultation at Dr Laurie Goldman's Clear Path Wellness Center. I have very good health insurance but they wouldn't tell me ahead of my appointment if they accept insurance for their Bredesen Protocol Program (beside labs). They required a $97 payment upfront, and the hour "consultation" with their non-medical Patient Coordinator was a general description of their program. At the end of our conversation I was told that their package deal was paid out-of-pocket and was $9,800 for a year (labwork could be covered by insurance). If I just wanted to have the labs and initial assessment the cost would be $3,400. Their program sounds good with the labs, coaching, supplements provided, and doctor visits if that's what you need and you can afford the price. I found the Patient Coordinator somewhat condescending (although nice) -- no, I don't need to ask my spouse about my involvement in the program and expense. I am disappointed that I paid $97 for basically a sales pitch.

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Postby Sara » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Wow Suepi... I can certainly understand your surprise and disappointment. The costs can be monumental and many - perhaps most of the physicians involved in the Bredesen protocol - do charge out-of-pocket, because the time and resources involved are extensive. It would have been nice if you had known this up front. I hope you continue to keep looking and find a practitioner that is more in line with your expectation. Prices vary somewhat between practitioners.. the important component is finding a practitioner who follows the Bredesen protocol. The apoe4.info website is a great place to get started, see our Primer, and there are many steps you can implement on your own such as nutrition, exercise, meditation and stress management. Wishing you the very best!
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Re: Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby Suepi » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:32 am

I understand that individualized care can be costly and I don't fault Clear Path for that. Another functional medicine doctor in our vicinity has a very concise explanation on their website of their membership plan and billing policy. They request that you review their billing before asking for an appointment. That's a smart policy.

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Re: Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby SusanJ » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:50 am

Very true, Suepi. Wish more doctors were clear about their plans and billing.

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Re: Clear Path Wellness Center

Postby Schnooks » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:45 am

Did you ever find a doc in Chicago area ?


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