Yes. Kemper Wellness addresses underlying drivers of disease using a systems-oriented approach. We enjoy developing a therapeutic, team-based partnership between client, physician, nutritionist and other practitioners to treat the whole system – not just the symptoms.
Kemper Wellness has treated individuals of almost all ages, including those from ages 16 to 106!
No. Dr. Nate Bergman, D.O., specializes in Functional Medicine, Brain Health, and Geriatrics. At Kemper Wellness, we may offer a diagnosis, and can refer out as needed.
Kemper Wellness treats individuals with subjective cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), moderate stage dementia, as well as those with severe decline or late stage dementia. Our team and resources can help almost anyone!
We do not accept or bill your insurance, and do not participate as an in-network provider for health plans. Kemper Wellness is a fee-for-service medical practice. We accept payment by credit card or check at the time of service and payment plans are available. You may also use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your consultations and services. Because we work outside the insurance reimbursement system, we are able to partner with you in designing an effective plan that supports your health and wellness goals. Additionally, Dr. Bergman is able to spend much more time with you than a traditional doctor visit.
Kemper Wellness offers niche services focused on overall well-being and health, as well as cognitive health. We are dedicated to co-creating positive changes in our clients’ wellness, and are committed to addressing the unique needs of each client.
Kemper Wellness is not an emergency service, it is not a 24-hour center, and it is not a crisis response center.
Research findings now show that memory loss is not necessarily a genetic disease – lifestyle choices including food, movement, sleep hygiene and stress management all have a profound impact on brain health. Our services will empower you to make positive lifestyle changes and choices that can mitigate other genetic risk factors.
Integrative medicine is a model of healthcare in which conventional medicine is integrated with non-conventional or alternative modalities such as herbs, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture.
Kemper Wellness may refer clients to non-traditional, evidence-based alternative modalities based on individual needs.
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. It considers the whole person, and looks at all potential drivers of symptoms. Traditional medicine places a strong emphasis on characterizing disorders by diagnosis, reflecting a collection of symptoms or behaviors, rather than the cause of the disorder. Treatment relies heavily on the use of synthetic medications, invasive procedures and surgery. In the United States, traditional medicine is reimbursable by insurance, but isn’t invested in making a person well. Doctors, hospitals, and insurances companies make money when their patients are sick or have sub-par health.
Kemper Wellness’ Discovery Protocol is very much informed by Dale Bredesen’s ReCODE Protocol. Dr. Bergman orders an extensive lab panel of over 100 markers, and a number of other diagnostics to assess and treat cognitive decline. The Protocol is comprehensive, the intervention recommendations are highly personalized, and delivered in a paced and sustainable manner. Kemper has several trained ReCODE Practitioners on staff, and offers a ReCODE Report and consultation upon request.