NEW PATIENTS: Please call us to get started on your health journey (805) 500-8300.
EXISTING PATIENTS: Our Electronic Medical Records offers a convenient paperless approach to managing your health care . This service handles scheduling, patient forms and managing your medical history. Existing patient may access their records from the link below.
Frequently Ask Questions
Are the doctors at Purety Family Medical Clinic primary care doctors?
The doctors are trained as primary care doctors, but they are absolutely open to treating for specific conditions or simply as a complementary doctor. We will work with you closely as consultants and coaches in preventive, nutritional and functional medicine to help you address the roots of chronic health problems and to maintain optimal longevity. The doctors at Purety Clinic can communicate with your primary care doctor if required.
Can all the tests I need be done at Purety Family Medical Clinic?
Purety Family Medical Clinic offers some testing in office, most testing can be done through conventional laboratories which we contract with, and others are only available through specialty laboratories for which we can provide you the kits. During your medical consultation, your doctor will determine which tests are needed and will review testing recommendations, instructions (for instance, fasting or non-fasting, etc.) and costs.
Your financial resources, and how much testing you want to do, are taken into account and the plan for testing is reviewed with you. Testing is frequently done to assess nutritional status including amino acids, fatty acids, oxidative stress, vitamin levels, mitochondrial function, food allergies, and heavy metals. Many other tests are available, including genetic testing for a variety of conditions, hormone evaluations, bone health, gastrointestinal health, adrenal function and many others.
Some testing can be performed at home with test kits to collect urine, saliva or stool. Others may require you to go to a local laboratory to draw the blood. In all cases, we will assist you in coordinating initial and follow-up testing.
While the testing gives a more complete picture of your status, effective care can be implemented without it, or testing can be done over time. You should not let this prevent you from seeing one of the doctors.
Do I have to see the doctor in person for my medical consultation?
Yes, our doctor’s medical licenses require that they meet with a patient in order to provide an initial medical consultation, and there is no substitute for that initial doctor-patient connection. Follow-up appointments can be arranged by phone or in the office.
Do the doctors prescribe medicines?
Our doctors can, and do, prescribe medications whenever necessary. They are fully licensed.
Do you take insurance?
Purety Family Medical Clinic does not accept insurance or Medicare, and we do not file insurance paperwork on your behalf. However, we will provide a detailed receipt (superbill) for services performed for you to submit to your insurance carriers.
Some insurance carriers may cover medical services and laboratory tests performed by the doctors. Payment in full by check, cash or credit card is due at the time services are provided.
Do you think you can help me with my health problem?
Our doctors use an innovative systems approach to assessing and treating your health care concerns. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by your doctor, having blood tests done, x-rays or other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that “all your tests are normal”. Yet, both you and your doctor know that you are sick. Unfortunately, this experience is all too common.
Most physicians were trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests and reference ranges. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies/sensitivities, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances. New gene testing can uncover underlying genetic predispositions that can be modified through diet, lifestyle, supplements or medications.
The naturopathic and functional medicine community have pioneered the use of such testing to help their patients prevent illness and recover from many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Our doctors are highly skilled in evaluating, assessing and treating chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, memory problems, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other chronic, complex conditions. We also focus on the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, hormonal imbalances and digestive disorders.
I am already working with a nutritionist. Do I need to have nutritional consultation at your office?
Yes, we do recommend that all our patients have extra nutritional consultations. The “medical nutrition” that we practice is very different from what most nutritionists do. Also, it is very important to review the food allergies through a nutritional consultation once they become available, because the situation can be very complicated and hard to manage without assistance. We also offer one-on-one shopping and nutritional home consultation.
What credit cards do you accept?
We currently accept all credit cards.
Payment is expected at time of service.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
You should bring all your vitamins and medicines in their original containers if possible. Old medical records are also very helpful, and if possible, these are welcome to be sent prior to your initial appointment. If not, we can provide you with a medical records release.
Where are you located?
Purety Family Medical Clinic is located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, just 1 mile from the beach. Santa Barbara Airport is approximately 10 minutes away and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 1 hr and 45 minutes from our office. For your convenience, we have selected various local resorts and inns. They are all included in the New Patient Packet, along with directions to our office that you will be receiving.
Whom do I contact to become a patient at Purety Family Medical Clinic?
Our phone number at Purety Family Medical Clinic is: (805) 618-1626. Our email address for general inquiries is [email protected] All questions and concerns can be communicated via email or via phone.
Your location is inconvenient, what do I do?
If necessary, you only need to come to the office for the first visit. After that you can do your follow up appointments by phone.
Why is the clinic spelled Purety, and not Purity?
When we were deciding on the name of our clinic, we wanted it to speak about our philosophy as well as ourselves. The word ‘Pure’ is a word that means so much to us. We go to great lengths to remain pure at heart, and treat our patients from a pure and loving perspective. Health in many ways is achieved by a pure mind and body. On top of that, we like to think of ourselves as not only Americans, but also people of the world. Our environment belongs to and affects everyone in our world, and because of that we are are dedicated to making our world better by giving what we can to make it a better place for all of us and our children. In Spanish, the word for purity is ‘pureza’. In Italian, the word for purity is ‘purezza’. In French, the word for purity is pureté. Purety is a combination of all, an international spelling of purity.