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The SunCoast Process

SunCoast is proud to deliver virtual functional medicine care that is highly effective, accessible, and scientifically supported so that you can start feeling better sooner. Read about the process below.

Step One

First Consultation

During the first consultation, Dr. Jake will meet with you over the phone for an in-depth health assessment to figure out what is driving your symptoms.


The health assessment is the most important step in the process, and it is what makes functional medicine stand out from other healthcare approaches.

Doctor Jake wants to listen thoroughly to what you have to say, and he wants to understand your symptoms from your perspective. He also wants to know how, when and where your symptoms began.

At the end of the visit, he may recommend some lab testing. His approach to testing differs from some traditional clinics that require patients to spend thousands of dollars on unvalidated testing. 


Rather, he orders a reasonable amount of clinically useful tests if any testing is needed at all. 

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Step Two

Second Consultation

On the second visit, Dr. Jake will meet with you via video or phone call to go over your lab results and provide you with a fully personalized health strategy plan. The plan is designed to address the underlying causes of your symptoms and support your health.

Doctor Jake's plan may include a personalized therapeutic diet, a few high impact supplements, and easy-to-implement lifestyle changes.


His plan for you is designed to be practical, yet effective. He will not overwhelm you with a plan that is not realistic for your life, and he avoids recommending unnecessarily restrictive diets, excessive supplements, and overly demanding lifestyle changes.  


He prides himself on recommending interventions that have been extensively studied in human clinical trials, and he avoids recommending fad diets and supplements that are based on theory and lacking in evidence.

Step Three

Maintain Progress

Follow-up visits are scheduled periodically to assess your progress and make any necessary changes to your plan. These visits are scheduled as needed and are based on your response to previous recommendations.


There is no required number of visits that you must sign up for. Doctor Jake's goal is to help get you feeling better quickly and give you the necessary support along the way so that you can get back to doing what you love.

Some of the ways he provides support for you include:

  • Convenient online appointments (no waiting rooms!)

  • Unlimited secure messaging between appointments to answer questions and provide guidance

  • Easy online scheduling

  • Detailed handouts to give you guidance on implementing his recommendations

  • And most importantly, he will listen to you and be your #1 health advocate throughout your health journey

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Ready to get started?

Get started by clicking below and filling out the New Patient Questionnaire. After you have submitted it, Dr. Jake will review it and contact you to schedule your First Consultation.

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