Healing takes time: Chronic health conditions don’t develop overnight, which means they can’t be fixed overnight, either. That's why our memberships at Parsley are a year-long—our clinicians and health coaches spend the necessary time to truly get to know you and to figure out the root cause of your symptoms so they can effectively treat it.
We are able to achieve consistent, successful outcomes among our members—80% report a reduction in symptoms in the first year of care—because our clinical team is committed to investing in your health journey. By building long-term relationships with your clinician and health coach, you will tap into an unmatched support system that’s dedicated to helping you feel better. “The key is that we do a very deep dive and cast a broad net,” says Parsley Health clinician Dr. Julie Taw , MD, because “functional medicine is very personalized based on the conditions.”
Here’s what you can expect at every stage of your Parsley Health journey:
The first step you’ll take as a Parsley Health member is completing your in-depth medical questionnaires, which paint the full picture of your health history, your symptoms, and your lifestyle. These in-depth questions help us get to know you well beyond what’s visible on the surface. You will also fill out the Parsley Symptom Tracker, which is our system helping our members and doctors keep track of your progress over time. You'll continue to update it over the course of your membership.
Next, you’ll meet with your clinician and health coach—otherwise known as your Care Team. You'll also be assigned a care manager who will help answer your questions, schedule your appointments and keep track of your prescriptions. You can ask them any questions you have about insurance coverage, for example.
Your initial appointment with your clinician will be 60 minutes; your initial appointment with your health coach will be 45 minutes. During this time, they will follow up on your medical questionnaires to understand your health concerns and provide initial recommendations.
At this stage, you will complete your clinician-recommended bloodwork and any advanced specialty testing that’s tailored to your symptoms and health goals. What separates Parsley from other providers is that we offer a one-stop shop to identify and address several chronic conditions at once. “Specialists do some of the testing we do, but you’d have to see a lot of different sub-specialists,” says Dr. Taw.
When you review the results with your clinician and health coach, you’ll talk through their insights to identify the root cause of your symptoms. You’ll receive recommendations for how to heal via a personalized health plan, which will address any underlying conditions with the appropriate medical treatment protocols, including supplements and medication if needed. It will also have an action plan with recommendations for better nutrition, improved sleep, stress management, and integrating more healthy movement into your routine.
Now that you’ve got a plan in place, the next step is implementation. You’ll follow your clinician and health coach's recommendations for nutrition, stress reduction, exercise and sleep optimization, as well as any supplements and medication needed to treat your condition(s). You'll continue to track your progress through the Parsley Symptom Tracker, our proprietary tool, which allows you and your Care Team to see your developments over time.
You will have eight additional annual appointments with your Care Team (four clinical visits and four health coach visits). You can also stay in regular contact with them through unlimited messaging on your My Parsley Health portal. As always, you can work with your Care Team to reassess your plan and conduct additional testing as needed.
Your clinician and health coach will continue to monitor your progress and optimize other areas of your well-being. They can help you manage chronic stress and barriers to maintaining your new healthy lifestyle habits. 80% of Parsley members have reported a reduction in their symptoms in the first year. And over a quarter of members are able to reduce their prescription medication for managing their condition. Members have peace of mind knowing they have a medical team on their side that’s committed to relieving their symptoms and helping them lead an overall healthier life in the long haul.