About Dr. Berutti
Dynamic Life Health Center provides an individualized and customized approach to your health care needs. Our focus is to proactively manage your chronic illnesses and prevent any future illness thru the latest preventative and screening tests. We provide you with the time necessary to address all your health care challenges and concerns. Dr. Berutti is a functional medicine practitioner. Functional medicine addresses the underlying cause of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. At Dynamic Life Health Center, we focus on the whole person, not just their list of symptoms. Functional Medicine is the practice of finding the root cause of disease. It involves evaluating the interaction of lifestyle, genetics, and environment to prevent chronic disease. Dr. Berutti and her staff are a team of professionals who are committed to helping you achieve your health care goals. At our office, you will be treated with compassion and given the special attention you deserve. Dr. Berutti is committed to naturally improving the aging process, giving her patients renewed energy and hope for a long and productive life. Dr. Berutti studied under some of the best Functional Medicine Doctors and Anti-Aging specialists in the world. Her training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging has kept her current on the latest preventative treatments for cognitive decline, menopause, andropause, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. She has extensive knowledge of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT). Dr. Berutti has trained under the Cenegenics Institute, Age Management Medicine Group, Worldlink, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Board certification requires comprehensive training and a vigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience, and skill in a medical specialty to obtain the certification in their respective field of medical practice. Early in her career, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Medical Degree and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Special areas of interest to Dr. Berutti include women’s medicine, disease prevention, and wellness. She has been in practice for 23 years. In most cases, Dr. Berutti offers same-day sick appointments to help our patients that are in drastic need of assistance right away. We are dedicated to providing a friendly and caring environment when our patients need us the most. As an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Berutti is trained to manage all health issues.
About Melanie Martin, PA-C
Melanie Martin, PA-C, is Dr. Berutti’s Physician Assistant who has been practicing medicine for a total of 30 years. About halfway through her career, she realized that the “conventional medicine” approach wasn’t always meeting her patients’ health goals and that the gaps in that system did not promote wellness and optimal health. Melanie decided that she could better help people by using a more integrative approach so she decided to make a career change 14 years ago so that she could do just that. Melanie believes that the key to truly helping patients is to be able to spend plenty of time with them in order to have ample opportunity to listen to their needs. She incorporates a collaborative approach so that everyone feels involved, educated, and empowered with their personal health care. Melanie wasn’t born in Texas, but like most transplants, got here as soon as she could! She moved to Fort Worth at a young age and has stayed in the area ever since. She’s a lover of the Arts and is a member of the Kimball Art Museum. Melanie also enjoys spending time with her 20-year old son who attends Texas A&M University. She has trained and worked under some of the top functional medicine practitioners in the area and is happy to be a part of Dr. Berutti’s team so that she can continue to learn from Dr. Berutti’s vast areas of expertise. She’s also excited to focus on helping her patients get to the root cause(s) of their symptoms and illnesses so they can achieve optimal health and wellness. Dr. Berutti and our staff are very happy to have Melanie be a part of our team! Not only is she an experienced Physician’s Assistant, but she is also considered an expert in her field, having provided lectures to her peers on subjects including hormone balancing, nutrition, weight loss, and gut inflammation. We are confident that our patients are going to love her and her commitment to their health care!
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Our Protocols at DLHC in Southlake, Texas
At the beginning of your treatment, you will need at least two in-depth appointments, which will be approximately 3 to 4 weeks apart. More complex diagnostics and treatment plans may require three or more appointments. Before your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire, a Sleep Questionnaire, and an Adrenal Questionnaire. Completion of these in-depth forms is vital to the treatment process and will help get to the root cause of any issues you are experiencing. Your first appointment will be 90 minutes long. Long appointments allow our patients to have quality time with your provider to be able to address their symptoms and concerns without being rushed. We trust you will find that going through this process of extensive examination and testing will be well worth your investment in time. Your labs will be drawn after your first appointment. For female patients, if you have a menstrual cycle, we generally try to schedule your lab work to be done between day 19 and day 22 of your cycle (day 1 being the first day you start your period.) At your second appointment, your provider will very thoroughly review all lab results with you and give you an interpretation of those lab results. Based on your symptoms, history, and personal lab results, she’ll discuss your specific diagnosis and treatment plan to address deficiencies, imbalances, and other issues. Please be aware that our providers do not prescribe narcotic pain medication.
Your first appointment will be an hour and a half long and costs $550 with Dr. Berutti or $450 with PA, Melanie. Your 2nd appointment is an hour and a quarter long and costs $350 with Dr.Berutti or $300 with PA, Melanie. Later follow-up appointments for the first year will cost $350 with Dr. Berutti and $300 with PA, Melanie. Appointment costs after the first year are $295. The cost of hormone prescriptions is in addition to this. We ask that for your very first appointment only, you pay a $100 deposit ahead of time when booking the appointment, which goes toward the cost of your first appointment, with the remainder of the balance is due at the time of service. This deposit is refundable as long as you cancel it within 72 hours of the time you book your appointment. You should find out from your insurance provider beforehand if they will cover the cost of your lab tests. If you do not have insurance coverage for these, we have a special discount program, which offers a significant reduction in cost. As well, please know that getting your hormones well-balanced and other health markers stabilized with diminished symptoms takes quite some work. For the first year, you will be asked to come in every 3 months to check your levels and adjust them until we get everything just right. After that, follow-up appointments are needed to monitor and balance your levels, as well as for continuing prescriptions. Shifts in diet and exercise, stress levels, and other factors can affect your hormone levels. Continuing maintenance appointments will be every 6 months. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and FSAs can be used to cover the costs of your appointments and lab work.
We offer new and existing patients other services as well. Dr. Berutti and her PA, Melanie Martin, both offer Wellness Visits for both men and women. Additionally, we accept all patients who are experiencing acute symptoms of illness. ** We are proud to offer these services to all of our patients so that you do not have to worry about seeing different doctors for your health care needs. ** Due to COVID-19, we are currently not seeing patients experiencing respiratory illnesses until further notice. We do not test for, vaccinate, or treat patients with COVID-19. Costs for these services are as follows:
- Wellness visits – $295, includes physical, pap smear/prostate exam, labs, EKG if applicable, Urinalysis, and stool sample if needed
- Acute visits – $160
- Pap smear specimens can be billed to insurance; the self-pay cost is $80 for the pap smear + office visit
- EKG – $75 (based on risk factors)
- Labs – approximately $100-$150
- Stool sample (based on age/risk factors) – $35
In terms of your office visit, we are an out-of-network provider. The reason for this is that when a practice chooses to accept insurance, insurance companies tell the practice how much time they can spend with each patient, what illnesses and conditions they can treat, and how they can treat it. In order to get to the root cause of various non-optimum conditions and provide optimal treatment, we find we need more time with our patients and more treatment options than insurance companies are willing to work with. If you have a PPO plan, it is possible that your insurance company will reimburse you for much of your office visit costs. This depends on your insurance company, what type of plan you have, and your deductibles. You will pay for the appointments at the time of service and we will provide you with the necessary papers to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider. If you are on an HMO plan, most likely your insurance will not cover any of the costs of your office visits and your lab work will need to go through your Primary Care Physician or you can utilize our discount program. Your insurance will frequently be able to cover all or a majority of your lab work. Labs ordered by Dr. Berutti and PA, Melanie, are typically covered the same as if they were written by your regular doctor which is 90 to 100%. You should however ask your insurance company how they cover the labs and which lab network is preferred. We will make sure that any labs ordered are done through this preferred provider. If your insurance provider does not offer to cover a majority of the lab work or if it is being applied to your deductible we recommend that you use our discount program for labs. To find out what your insurance will cover, we encourage you to call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and ask a few basic questions. 1) First of all tell them that you’re going to see an out-of-network provider (someone that is not on the insurance’s list of doctors). Most PPO plans understand that people would prefer to see a doctor that they researched or that comes highly recommended from a friend. Ask your insurance company what the deductible is and what percent they will reimburse for the office visit with an out-of-network doctor or nurse practitioner. 2) When talking to your insurance customer service, tell them that your out-of-network provider is going to order very comprehensive lab work. Ask them specifically what percentage of the lab costs they will pay. If it is 90-100% you are better off using your insurance. If they will cover less than 75% you will be better off using our laboratory discount program.
Dr. Lyn Berutti, D.O.
Dr. Lyn Berutti, D.O. is a Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Anti-Aging. Dr. Berutti is a Forever Health Network Practitioner
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When many patients come to see us, they have lost hope because they’ve felt unwell for so long and don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. It’s rewarding as a practitioner to be able to help so many people realize a much better “normal” and a regained sense of vitality!
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