My Practice Is Now Open to New Patients | Chris Kresser

My Practice Is Now Open to New Patients


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My private practice has been closed to new patients for a little over a year now. I’ve been steadily working through my wait list during that time, and we’ve finally reached the end of it. I’m now able to re-open to new patients in the U.S. only. (Unfortunately, I’m no longer accepting international patients.)

In order to keep things under control (i.e. avoiding excessively long wait times for existing patient follow-up appointments), I am only re-opening on a wait list basis. The procedure is as follows:

  1. You fill out a basic new patient info form on my website.
  2. My staff sends you an Informed Consent and new Patient Guide listing the timelines and office policies for your review and signature.
  3. We contact you when it’s your turn to schedule your initial consultation.

We’ve established deadlines for each step of the new patient process to keep things moving along, and you’re required to comply with them if you wish to work with me. If the deadlines seem like they might be a problem for you given your current schedule and commitments, we ask that you delay your new patient application until you are able to meet them. We cannot honor requests to extend the deadlines.

These procedures aren’t arbitrary; they’re in place to give as many people a chance to see me as possible. I have a small private practice and only see patients two days a week. I do this for several reasons. First, the investigative approach I take with patients requires that I spend time outside of clinical hours researching cases and continuing to develop new protocols based on the latest scientific evidence. Second, as many of you know, I write a blog, host an internet radio show, create digital education programs, write books and speak publicly at conferences in my field. These activities allow me to help a greater number of people than I could otherwise help in my private practice alone.

Please be sure to read all of the information in the Approach, Services and FAQ sections on the Services page if you’re considering becoming a patient. It explains my approach to working with patients, what you should expect, my rates and answers to some common questions we receive.

If you’d like to proceed, click here to visit the appointment page and sign up for the wait list.


  1. If I live in Chicago, how often would i have to travel or do you do conference calls and order labs where the patient lives? If a lot of travel is required, do you have any recommended functional practitioners in Chicago? Thank you!

  2. Hi Chris,

    I am an acupuncturist in Ottawa, ON, Canada. I am looking for a mentor and would like to speak to you briefly to see if we could arrange a time to talk. I understand that you are super busy but would love to get 5 min to explain more of what I am looking. I have been practicing TCM for 5 years. I have been coached by Bob Doane, and Richard Tan.

  3. Hi Chris,

    Ever since I’ve found your podcast I’ve been thinking how great it would be for myself and my partner to be a patient of yours. Unfortunately we live in Australia, so it’s not a possibility. My partner is suffering from arthritis (at age 30) and chronic fatigue from what we think is leaky gut, so we are trying to heal this through GAPS. And I have experienced weight loss, nausea, loss of appetite and terrible digestion from the past few years after deliriously drinking tap water in Indonesia, so I think a parasite could be my issue.

    Anyway, my question is. Do you have any contacts in Australia of practitioners that follow a similar functional medicine approach as you do? Or if not within Australia, any practitioners you might recommend that take international clients. We have seen a few practitioners here now, but as yet have been unable to find someone that seems to know anywhere as much as you do!

    Absolutely love your work!


    • Hi Julie try the Acupuncture and Wellness Centre. Practitioner is Tania Sotiropoulos – 0410454256 Bob Doane is her mentor she is fabulous.

  4. Thank you for opening your services to new patients! I know a good number of people who will benefit from this. Will refer them to this page. Thanks again!

  5. I’m glad you’re opening up your practice to new patients again – unfortunately, I just started my treatment with a specialist (Dr. Mark Starr) and have already paid too much money at this time to change to your practice. Depending on how my treatment goes and your availability, I may need to switch in the future.

    I do have a question regarding the tests you run. Would you be willing to specify what they are? Specifically the “several types of anemia; gut, viral and bacterial infections; insulin resistance and hypoglycemia” tests.

    Keep up the great work – your articles have been very helpful and informative.

  6. I’m so excited that you’re accepting new patients! I’ve filled out the patient information form and am awaiting my email from you staff.

    One question though — since food sensitivity issues are a big problem for me (and probably a primary reason I haven’t a ton of progress in healing my gut), I’ve had a nutritionist order an MRT food sensitivity test for me. From all the reading I’ve done on various Paleo forums, people felt like it was by far the most accurate test for them and really helped them make huge leaps in their health recovery. But one of the biggest parts of the plan is to initially eliminate all reactive foods and then over a 6-month period, following a rotation diet, you would reintroduce the foods and gauge reactions. So my question is — is this something you could work with? I’m not sure how in sync I am with the nutritionist’s views on diet in general, but she would be the one devising the general rotation plan for me. It would have choices for each day — several proteins, produce and other choices, so I think I could still do it based on a Paleo template, but just wanted to find out if this would constrain your work too much.

  7. I am so grateful that you’ve opened to new patients but I think that you will be able to help more people when you open it internationally. Come to think of it, you will also benefit from it. Just my two cents.

    • It was a tough decision not to accept international patients. Ultimately, it was too difficult to obtain the necessary testing and provide the desired treatments to patients outside of the U.S..