What is a Telewellness Consult?
The telewellness consults are online wellness consults meant for individuals outside of California who would like non-medical lifestyle advice from Dr.Sinha.
Dr.Sinha will review your health history with an emphasis on your nutrition, exercise, stress and sleep patterns. Based on your risks, he will recommend a tailored lifestyle plan to help you prevent and possibly reverse chronic health conditions. This is not a medical consult. Dr.Sinha will not be prescribing medications or making medical recommendations.
The good news is that through lifestyle advice alone (nutrition, activity, stress and sleep), most of Dr.Sinha’s clients can achieve tremendous success. Many of Dr.Sinha’s clients have completely reversed chronic cholesterol issues, diabetes and weight problems through his personalized and metabolically tailored lifestyle advice. He may review your labs, but only to make lifestyle (not medical) recommendations. He will also provide you with targeted resources and tools if necessary, including videos, books, recipes, apps, and/or devices.
If you feel you would benefit from a medical consult rather than a lifestyle consult, then please schedule a consult with him at his Los Altos Office. If you live in the Bay Area or are willing to travel, then it is preferred you see him for a live medical consult in Los Altos.
How do I schedule a telewellness consult?
Send an e-mail to email@example.com with subject line: “Request Telewellness Consult.” Please also provide your reason for visit, who you would like to consult with (Dr.Ron for adult and Dr.Shally for children) and days/times that work better for your schedule (Pacific Standard Time). Dr.Sinha and his team will do their best to accommodate you.
What conditions are appropriate for a consult?
Dr. Sinha's area of expertise involves insulin resistant conditions like prediabetes/diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, fatty liver, and obesity/weight loss to name a few.
How can I prepare for the consult?
To make the most out of the consult, it is strongly recommended you read his book, The South Asian Health Solution, regardless of your ethnic background. The book describes in detail concepts applicable to any ethnic background. Check out this post for a condensed version so you can prioritize chapters relevant to your health.
The RID Online education program is also a highly effective way for you to get educated on how to best serve you and your family. The better educated you are about our approach before the consult, the more value we can provide during the consult. Please review the blog as well for further information.
What are the fees for the consult?
Skype 1 hour Online Consultation with Dr.Ron Sinha (adult) or Dr.Shally Sinha (children): $500 ($400 if you purchase the RID online program above-recommended)
Skype 30 minute Online Follow-up with Dr.Ron Sinha (adult) or Dr.Shally Sinha (children): $250
Since this is not a medical consult, insurance will not be billed.
If you cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time, you will receive a full refund of your consultation fee.
As explained above, the consult will provide personalized lifestyle information to help you prevent and potentially reverse chronic health issues. Dr.Sinha will not be ordering tests, managing medications, or recommending specific medical interventions. You must work with your assigned primary care doctor and specialists for medical management of your conditions.