Consults with Dr. Berkson (what to expect in working with Dr. B)

  • Dr. Berkson works with persons committed to getting well, doing whatever it takes and making positive proactive and often dietary changes in their lives.
  • Specializes in medical nutrition for complex cases, hormone support, gut issues, and nutritional advice for seriously ill patients.
  • Dr. Berkson’s credentials: MA, DC, DACBN, ACN, hormone scholar, author of 22 books, published research in peer review literature with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, formulator of nutraceuticals for physicians, collaborator on two patented medications (one for hormones, one for wounds for diabetics and immunocompromised patients).
  • Dr. Berkson has been in practice for 47 years, has a podcast and teaches relicensing courses for MDs and other professionals , so she has a lot of experience to pull from to sleuth complex cases and find unusual but effective ways to help you.
  • Dr. Berkson mentors MD’s, NP’s, pharmacists and other health professionals. She teaches unique clinical nuances and natural, effective, science-based protocols. You get all these benefits when you have an in-depth consult, where Dr. Berkson focuses all that experience (and compassion) on YOU!
  • There can never be any guarantees in healthcare. However, Dr. Berkson specializes in complex cases and many of her clients are doctors themselves. She is known for rapidly getting to the bottom of very difficult cases.
  • If you live long distance, we can meet over the phone. Dr. Berkson works with patients from all over the world. You may also consult with Dr. Berkson in person in Austin, TX.
  • Your own personal practitioners are welcome to sit in on your sessions if you and they would like to do so.
  • First Visit:
    • The fee for your first visit is $699.
    • This includes reviewing your new patient paperwork along with any doctor’s notes and labs prior to your first appointment, the initial appointment and post visit notes writeup.
    • On average, first visits are 1.5 hours. Some especially complex cases may go longer.
    • After the first visit, Dr. Berkson reviews her notes from the in-depth first session and spends a lot of time writing an individualized report/recommendations/game plan and sometimes adds recommendations to your medical provider, abstracts, diets, recipes, it is all individual. These notes take a lot of time and care. They are all about helping you.
    • A partial payment of $225 is due when you book your appointment to hold your spot and to cover the time Dr. Berkson devotes to reviewing your case prior to meeting with you. The remainder is due at the first appointment.
    • You can reschedule at least 48 hours before your appointment without losing the prepayment fee. However, if you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your appointment, then the pre-payment amount which held your spot is forfeited.
  • Follow-up Visits:
    • $250 for test results review appointment. Dr. Berkson goes over all of your test results and translates this into action steps to help you. Additional note writing billed at $195/hr. 
    • $215 for standard follow-up progress visit, hour long.
    • $165 for brief follow-up visits: ½ hour long.
    • $60 for 15 minute Q&A
    • $195/hr for additional note writing. 
  • Labs are not included in any of Dr. Berkson’s fees.
  • Please complete and return the paperwork we send you along with any pertinent labs at least 3 business days prior to your scheduled appointment. Failure to do so may necessitate rescheduling your appointment depending on the complexity of your case.
  • Not insurance reimbursable. She does not fill out insurance forms. If this doesn’t work for you then this is not a good fit.
  • Email Support: Dr. Berkson answers specific questions related to treatment recommendations for existing patients for the three months after consultation. More general questions, or questions after 3 months require a follow-up consultation.
  • If you need scripts, and you are long distance, you will need medical providers who are willing to be team players.
  • Vitae of Dr. Berkson click here