WellFit Medicine and Nutrition is a medical clinic offering care for adults and children. The WellFit philosophy encourages preventive health care, proper nutrition, and physical activity. In addition to the services of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner, WellFit has a registered dietitian on staff to assist patients with their nutritional planning and care. Jeremy Draper, M.D., and Cathy Draper, R.D., are both CrossFit Level 1 trainers and can share fitness insight.
WellFit Medicine and Nutrition is a separate business from Metabolic CrossFit. As such, each requires its own membership. The businesses – intentionally created together – share the same building entrance.
The most important difference is our focus on wellness and fitness vs. sickness. We see chronically sick patients, and our goal is to get them beyond healthy and surpass the accepted standard of wellness. In addition, we emphasize nutrition and exercise as critical components of a healthy lifestyle and will assist our clients in setting and meeting their individual nutrition and fitness goals. WellFit is very much a back-to-basics type of clinic – we keep our operation simple, so we have more time with you, our patient. We work to reduce your wait times and maximize your experience with your health care provider.
No. Although Dr. Draper is a board certified Family Physician, his current practice structure does not allow for him to be consistently available for the acute care demands of a primary care practice. Acute concerns can be addressed at the time of regularly scheduled visits or if there is availability. We do not offer routine services such as vaccinations, chest x-rays, Pap smears, and EKG’s.
Absolutely. WellFit serves as a consultative functional medicine practice. Dr. Draper is glad to work collaboratively with your PCP and provide his expertise to help manage a specific aspect of your health. However, you do not have to have a specific primary care physician as long as you have access to an acute care facility.
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Functional medicine is meant to co-exist with conventional treatment plans. Dr. Draper is a board certified Family Physician with extra training in Functional Medicine and will bring together the best of both worlds.
A member is a patient. Before accepting a patient into the clinic, we try to gain an understanding of their health goals. This process begins with our new patient application and ends with the initial comprehensive visit. Then, both doctor and patient decide if the relationship is a good fit. If it is, the patient enrolls in HelloHealth, our online portal system which will allow patient access to messaging, records, notes, labs, educational materials, and more. The service is $52 annually and is required to be a patient.
WellFit has adopted a new direct pay model. We are a fee-for-service practice and currently do not accept insurance of any kind for our medical services. Lab services are processed through insurance. You may also use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your consultations and lab fees.
No. You will see the dietitian at your first office visit as part of our initial lifestyle screening. After that you can see the dietitian as you wish for nutrition education and assessment. The dietitian will also see non-member patients.
We have patients visit from all over the country. If patients cannot make it to our Memphis location for lab work, we can make arrangements through LabCorp out-of-town patients. The initial comprehensive visit will need to be made in Memphis and then follow-up appointments can be conducted by phone.
Oftentimes we book appointments weeks in advance and may not be available for immediate sick visits. Established patients are encouraged to check online schedule availability for possible openings and cancellations. If we do not have availability, patients will need to make arrangements to be seen at an acute care facility.
No referral is required. We welcome anyone to our practice.
Absolutely. Letters can be obtained during the patient visit. For any referrals, paperwork, letters, prior authorizations, etc. completed at the patient’s request outside of a patient visit there is an administrative fee of $30.
HelloHealth is our online portal system which allows you to access messaging, records, notes, labs, educational material, and more. The cost is $52 per year.
You will schedule nearly all appointments through our website (the link is on the right side of the page), but initial comprehensive visits are booked during the time of your new patient registration and lab appointment.
For new patient visits we block out two hours on the schedule and for follow-up visits we block out one hour. We cannot block out this much time and have a patient not show up for their appointment or reschedule at the last minute.
New patients must provide one week’s prior notice to cancel appointments and receive a refund of their deposit. After the initial comprehensive appointment, follow-up appointments and lab work will require a 72 hour notice of cancellation to receive a refund of their deposit. Any appointment change made within a week’s notice will require emailing us at email@example.com.