DOCTORS KNOW..Neuro: of the brain and nervous system Cognitive: the ability to think, learn, concentrate, remember, decide is extremely important to your overall health!
YOU NEED TO KNOW…
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NEUROCOGNITIVE TESTING
What is neurocognitive testing? And why would my doctor want me to take a neurocognitive test?
Neurocognitive testing is a method clinicians use to assess a patient’s memory, mental speed and other cognitive functions. By reviewing your test results your doctor can assess whether you have cognitive problems. Such problems may have many causes: medical, neurological, psychological. Computerized in-office neurocognitive testing is a relatively new procedure so it would not be surprising that your doctor has never asked you to take a computerized neurocognitive test.
What do I need to know before I take the test? How long does it take?
The test will take about 8-45 minutes depending on what tests your doctor chooses for you. When you take the test, you should be in your best possible state of mind; not sleep-deprived, or overly stressed, for example. The tests will be taken in one sitting, however, there will be breaks between each test allowing you to prepare for the next test phase.
Try to relax, pay attention to the directions, and do your best.
How often will I have to take the test?
Every patient over the age of 50 should take a neurocognitive test yearly. When someone is being treated for a cognitive, neurological or psychiatric condition, testing may be done more frequently to monitor the effects of treatment.
Is it a “bad sign” that I am being asked to take the neurocognitive test?
No. This is a new technology and many clinicians have not had neurocognitive testing available in their offices before. Just as your doctor measures your weight and blood pressure, he or she may measure your neurocognitive status. It is really no different than your physician requesting you get the same lab tests each year. Many doctors give the test each year or each time they change medications to evaluate and manage your condition over time. Your physician may want you to take the test to either help confirm or “rule out” a diagnosis. This test is conveniently available in our institute.
Is this an IQ test?
No, this test is not an IQ test, but a measure of fundamental brain function.
What conditions are neurocognitive tests used for?
Neurocognitive testing is appropriate to use in a variety of medical conditions. Specifically, some medical conditions that can be evaluated using neurocognitive testing include:
Neurocognitive testing is extremely useful for assessing and managing your neurologic health . Dr. Rob will be able to answer questions regarding the use of the test.
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Only one visit is necessary to perform a comprehensive history, interview, and education. Follow up evaluations, adjustments and balancing of hormones are done by phone or written communications and a return visit to Dr. Rob is not necessary. Ongoing testing and adjustment is mandatory and performed through a laboratory convenient to your home.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please complete all Renue Health questionnaires, ordered laboratory and obtain any necessary old medical records before you arrive for your initial consultation. This will allow Dr. Rob and his staff time to compile your biomarkers effectively and efficiently.
You will receive an email after you make a consultation appointment that contains a link to our online patient forms. You can then download all of the intake forms, Elite Lifestyle Questionnaire and Nutritional Questionnaire. https://www.renuehealth.com/request-an-appointment/
Upon completion of your consultation, you will receive a copy of all your biomarkers, relevant data and recommendations on a flash drive. Should you need additional copies of your medical records, a $30 administrative fee will be charged for copies, handling, and postage.
We will provide you with an itemized bill that you can file with your insurance company. Patients who have out-of-network benefits may or may not be reimbursed. Our office cannot assist you with claim resolution.
You may be able to use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your fees related to your services from this office.
Renue Health nor Dr. Rob nor any of his employees or affiliates is responsible for payment differences or amounts set by your insurance company. Payment amounts vary per insurance provider depending on your agreement with them and this office is not responsible for dictating or making you aware of the terms and agreements between your insurance company and yourself. Please contact your insurance company with any questions or concerns regarding covered amounts and deductibles.
All of our services must be paid for at the time the services are delivered.
We currently have a waiting list for consultations and many of our clients are travelling from considerable distances. We ask that if you know that you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your consultation time to someone on the current waiting list.
Please allow up to 72 business hours for a return call. In many instances, we may be able to get back to you sooner than that. Another way to contact the Renue Health Team is by sending us an email through our directions and contact information page.
If you are a concierge patient then you have Dr. Rob’s private cell phone number and Team numbers and can feel free to contact him or any of the team members directly.
Some of the specialty labs that we recommend involve blood, stool, urine, or saliva samples and can be done by you in your home. You will be given all lab kits and step-by-step instructions for at-home tests at the time of your consult. Once all of the final lab results are received, we will review them with you at your visit.
When we request laboratory tests, it is essential that they be performed promptly. Many tests can take up to 4 weeks to perform and for the results to be returned to us. Please do not delay in completing your tests. Some of the specialized tests may not be considered medically necessary by your insurance carrier, and therefore might not be covered.
It is your responsibility to make a follow-up appointment to review your lab results with Dr. Rob. If you are unable to return to our office to review your labs, we are available by Skype, Face time, or telephone.
Nutritional supplements are often recommended and we will help you select and find the highest quality products.
The supplements that we recommend at Renue Health are available for purchase from our office.
It is possible to have your supplements automatically shipped to your home or office for your convenience.
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While the focus of our practice is on the optimization of male performance and health we also do optimize the performance and health of women. Medical conditions we treat and testing we perform:
- Abdominal Pain
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- BioIdentical Hormone Replacement
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- Healthy Aging
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- Hormone Optimization for Men & Women
- Leaky Gut
- Low Testosterone (Low T)
- Medical Body Composition Analysis (mBCA)
- Men’s Health
- Mental Focus & Clarity
- MTHFR gene mutations
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Neurocognitive Testing for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ADD
- Nutrition Counseling & Optimization
- Natural Weight Loss
- Parasympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- POTS Syndrome
- Strength Testing
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- Underactive Thyroid
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- VO2 Max Testing
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