Pick Dr. Z’s Brain

Welcome to Simba Health, Dr. Z’s Consulting Business

Which of the Following Best Describes You?

Functional Medicine, in the Comfort of Your Home.

Do you want more than 7 minutes of a doctor’s time?

Do you want to really understand what’s going on with your health and what you can do about it?

We should talk.

I use my knowledge of both natural medicine and modern science to coach clients in an individualized, effective, and enjoyable approach to wellness.

I am delighted to work with people from all around the world via phone and web.

Things I Can Help With

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Integrative Mental Health

Men's Hormones

Women's Health

Kids & Vaccines

Chronic Illness

Digestive Health

Weight Loss & Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet? 

We can connect by phone (US phone numbers only) or Skype (audio) to discuss your health concerns, talk about the results to lab tests you ordered on yourself or that your other doctor ordered, set health goals, and answer your questions about various conditions, tests, and protocols. Consultations with me are typically information-packed and inspiring, and are often a wonderful adjuvant to local care provided by your primary care physician or other specialist.

Will testing be ordered? What about medication?

Remote consultations are not a substitute for in-person care. By law I will not be acting as your physician. This means that I will not authorize orders for diagnostic tests, prescribe drugs, or diagnose you with any condition.

I may make suggestions of labs worth considering, which you can then discuss with your doctor or order yourself through Ulta Labs/Quest (using this access link), Any Lab Test Now, ZRT, or other direct access lab. (I will offer suggestions on which third party sites I think may be most convenient for you.) I may offer insight into herbs, supplements, and other natural products, which can be purchased through my online shop or elsewhere. I may also mention medications worth asking your healthcare provider about. And you can absolutely bet I’ll offer insights about nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise, and recommends books, websites, apps, and other resources to support you in the process of healing.

Can I fly to come see Dr.Z in person?

Due to my travel schedule for speaking and teaching, at this time I am supporting people through phone and web consultations.

What are your rates and how do I pay?

The online scheduling system includes transparent details about cost for each type of appointment and relevant no-show fees. You will be able to see the cost of the appointment types prior to booking.

The system will prompt you to enter your credit card (or HSA/FSA card) number at the time of booking. Payment is processed in full at the time of scheduling, but will be refunded in part or whole if you need to cancel, depending on how much notice you provide (we require 48 hours’ notice for the first session; 24 hours’ notice for follow ups to avoid late cancel charges).

Can I use my health insurance?

We do not work with health insurance or any third-party payers or provide forms for insurance reimbursement. We likewise do not offer payment plans at this time. Payment is due in full at the time of booking.

Do I need to buy a package?

Nope! Some of my clients have just one or two sessions with me to help point them in the right direction. Other clients check in with me every few weeks to continue chipping away at chronic health issues. I’m here to support you as much or as little as you desire.

Why did you name your business Simba Health, LLC?

No, it isn’t because of some strange obsession with The Lion King (although it probably was the best play I ever saw on Broadway)! Rather, simba is the Swahili word for lion. While reflecting on the strength, grace, and resiliency of the human spirit during my time working in Tanzania, the image of a proud lion kept coming to mind. I was then moved deeply by a poem by the late Mary Oliver, in which she writes: I think of each life as a flower, as common as a field daisy, and as singular, …and each body a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth.

Ready Freddie?

Let’s get you back on that horse. Or dance floor. Or mountain.

Rates are listed on the Schedule Now page

Note: all clients must agree to our policies.

Need help finding a time that works for you? Drop us a line at hello@simbahealth.com or send a text to (971) 317-0222 and we will try and accommodate your scheduling requests.

Consulting Services for Natural Living Product Developers

I understand what the natural health consumer wants. Do you?

If you’re creating a healthcare product aimed at integrative doctors or their patients, I can help point out roadblocks and offer pointers on how to circumvent them. The bar is set higher for this market, and I can help you adjust for it accordingly.

Working on something BIG? We can start with a chat by phone or web using the scheduler below. Depending on the scale of your project and your interest in working with me, we can then discuss a flat fee or an hourly rate for ongoing support.

If you can’t find a time using the link above, please drop us a line at hello@simbahealth.com.

Consulting Services for Fellow Healthcare Providers

Are you a fellow healer in need of guidance? Would you like to “pick my brain?”

Clinical Support. Stuck on a tough case? Needing some guidance? Wanting to learn the nuances of how to prescribe a certain herb, or interpret a functional lab test? Need some strategies for using natural medicine in your practice, or talking to your patients about psycho-spiritual healing? I’ve got your back.

Business Advice. If you have questions about structuring your business, whether or not to accept health insurance, how to collect payments, how to find a healthy work/life balance, or how to best train your personnel, we should talk. (Seriously: members of my team write me random notes telling me how much they love working with me.)

Note: If you can’t find a time using the link above, please drop us a line at hello@simbahealth.com.

Interns & Medical Students

Could you use a mentor?

It’s my honor to support, inspire, educate, and empower fledgling healthcare providers.

Whether you’re looking for support around job applications, work/life balance, or something else, I’m happy to help.

Please note that I am currently not accepting preceptorship or job shadow applications, but am available for phone/web mentorship.

Note: If you can’t find a time using the link above, please drop us a line at hello@simbahealth.com.

Considering a Career in Natural Medicine?

Talk to somebody on the “inside”

How much does medical school really cost?

Is it better to become an MD, DO, ND (or NMD), NP, PA, homeopath, clinical nutritionist, clinical herbalist, health coach or what?

What about job satisfaction, earning potential, opportunities for working/volunteering abroad, loan forgiveness, versatility of skillset? When do you fit in travel, a wedding, and childrearing if you want to become a doctor?

There are so many factors to consider when taking the very big step of pursuing a career in medicine. There’s no one right choice for everybody, but with a little thought you may be able to find the path that best suits your talents and goals.

I am a graduate of a CNME-accredited naturopathic medical school and can speak to the pros and cons of the education I received (which, by the way, was phenomenal!) and the job prospects I found (and didn’t) when I got out of school. I’ve also been out of school long enough to see what kinds of personalities thrive in this industry and what kinds don’t. I have close friends that are NDs, MDs, DOs, NPs, PharmDs and all other kinds of practitioners – some in private practice, others working in hospitals and urgent cares, others working for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies, others teaching, others writing, others working with plant medicine in the Amazon, and still others in research – who have shared with me (both on and off the record) how they feel about their career choices and the advice they wish they’d received when they were sitting where you are right now.

I hope you’re asking yourself these tough questions and doing more than just guesstimating the answers. Let me help you connect some of the dots and fill in the gaps so that you can make the choice that’s ultimately smartest – and healthiest – for you in the long run. Because my goal? Is for you to be happy.

Your future self will thank you. (And me!)

Note: If you can’t find a time using the link above, please drop us a line at hello@simbahealth.com.

Are You Stage Shy?

Let me help you with that.

You are an intelligent, creative, and capable person. Your work has the power to improve the lives of countless others. Before you can help save the world, however, you need to first get your message out to those who want to hear it. But what if the idea of standing on a stage with a mic clipped to your lapel makes you want to lose your lunch?

That’s where I come in. I’m a mover, shaker, and public speaker who knows how to captivate an audience. I’m also a licensed physician and understand how to present clinical data.

If you’re inspired to keep presenting, I can review your slides beforehand and coach you on your presentation. Depending on the logistics, I can even come along and co-present with you, delivering many elements of the presentation while allowing you to field audience questions. Or, if you’re really stage shy, I can present as your/your team’s representative.

Spare yourself the pit stains.

Let’s connect.

Drop us a line at hello@simbahealth.com to get the conversation started.

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