FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are wearable health care technologies or wearables?
Wearable technology in healthcare includes electronic devices that consumers can wear, like Fitbits and smartwatches, and are designed to collect the data of users’ personal health and exercise. These devices can even send a user’s health information to a doctor or other healthcare professional in real time.
What is a biowearable?
A monitoring device that is attached to a person's skin and transmits vital signs to a smartphone or tablet. Biowearables can check for body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate and stress levels.
Do you accept insurance?
We currently accept Medicare, FSA & FHA. Soon we will be accepting most major insurances, so check back in December 2022 for an update. We also accept cash paying patients.
Do I have to become a member to see a physician at Measured Wellness?
No, our membership plans are optional. Becoming a member has the benefit of ongoing engagement and access to your care team. The plans are designed to help you take a more proactive approach to your health, and provide the guidance and support you need throughout the process.
Do you provide primary care services when I become a member?
We recommend that all our patients have a primary care physician (PCP). That said, Dr Kurisu is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and will be happy to help our members with many of their primary care needs.
What is the difference between traditional medicine and integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine is a type of medical care that combines conventional (standard) medical treatment with complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies that have been shown to be safe and to work. CAM therapies treat the mind, body, and spirit.
What is a DO?
DO stands for doctor of osteopathic medicine. They use the same conventional medical techniques as MDs but with a few other methods. DOs tend to focus more on holistic health and prevention. In holistic health, all parts of a person, including their mind, body, and emotions, are considered during the treatment. They also use a system of physical manipulations and adjustments to diagnose and treat patients.
Some DOs, like Dr. Kurisu use osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), also called osteopathic manipulative technique (OMT) to treat their patients.
Are you able to work with patients outside of California?
Yes. Dr. Kurisu is able to monitor your health data from anywhere and use telemedicine to meet and discuss his recommendations. He will also provide consults to other physicians in your network to ensure that the insights gained are being utilized.
Do I have to buy a wearable device to become a patient?
No, but in most cases it is recommended. We will provide guidance on the wearable device(s) that best meets your specific needs. We are not profiting from these recommendations, so you can rest assured that we are looking out for your best interests.
What wearable device do you recommend for patients?
Each case is unique, so there is no set standard. That said, we often recommend Apple Watch and Oura Ring as great places to start. They are easy to use and we are able to monitor many variables through those two devices.
Do you share my data with anyone else?
No, you control your data. Everything we collected is protected the same as all other medical data. We will only share your information to other care professionals at your request.
How long do I have to stay in the program once sign up?
Our membership fees are annual because we encourage patients to commit to a full year.
What bloodwork panel do you recommend?
Each case is unique, so this should be discussed with Dr. Kurisu. Also, he will review all previous bloodwork as part your health assessment.