The cost is $8,500 for six months.
This includes an initial 60-min intake, daily symptom monitoring, weekly 30-min meetings with our IBD coach, 30-min appointments with Dr. Davis every 2-4 weeks, ordering & interpreting of monthly labs, optional group calls once a month, & unlimited emails while enrolled.
Labs, supplements, etc. are not included in the program; insurance may or may not cover that cost. This is only the cost of naturopathic telemedicine for Californians with IBD.
For the first cohort of ten people, the cost is reduced to $6,500 for six months (thanks for tolerating us as we work the bugs out)
one Alternative to the program is biologics. Here are the costs & effectiveness of the most common biologics (prices according to GoodRx, remission rates according to this paper):
Remicade (infliximab): $23,165 for six months (to induce remission in a 150 lb person) - 15% remission rate (greater than placebo)
Humira (adalimumab): $34,668 for six months (to induce remision) - 10% remission rate (greater than placebo)
Entyvio (vedolizumab): $30,087 for six months (to induce remission) - 12% remission rate (greater than placebo)
Most people don’t pay the cash rate for biologics, they pay a co-pay, and insurance pays the rest. My goal is to collect enough data on the effectiveness of the naturopathic approach that insurance will cover it.