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Every day we at BWC For Horse Lovers have one goal in mind – to help horse people (and anyone else who would like Cate to work with them) be as healthy in mind, body, and spirit as possible, so that they can enjoy their horses longer and more fully. This page is for you!

Our Basic Premise: All horses need healthy, happy people to help them have the best lives possible. And, all horse people love to feel well all the time, but especially when they are with their horses. That is what we are all about!

BWC For Horse Lovers is all about helping you feel your best whether you are with your horses or doing anything else you are passionate about.

Your Four-Part Client Journey

From discovery to annual membership

1. Join Up Discovery Call

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2. Ground Work for Virtual Visit

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3. Warm Up Virtual Visit

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4. Ride On Membership

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1. Join Up Discovery Phone Call

In the world of horses, this is the moment when the horse decides the human is safe to be with and the horse accepts the human’s leadership and wants to partner with the human.  Here at BWC For Horse Lovers, Join Up is the time when you have a free Discovery Phone Call with Cate Cummings APRN, FNP, IFMCP, ReCODE 2.0 Certified Practitioner..

  • This is a free consultation!
  • 15-30 minute phone visit
  • You can explain your health concerns to Cate
  • Cate listens and tells you whether she can help you.
  • If you both agree that working together is right, then you can move on to Ground Work and the Warm Up Visit!
Make a FREE Discovery Phone Call

2. Ground Work in Preparation for the Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit

Your ground work includes the tasks that you will need to complete in order to receive the most value from your Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit. Just as we horse people often do some Ground Work as a way to assess our communication and understanding of the horse before riding, likewise in our practice we request that you do a few important things before we can begin to work together in earnest prior to your Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit:

1. You first need to register as a New Patient on the Patient Portal of our EMR.

2. You will then need to fill out the New Patient Intake Forms which you will find on the Patient Portal of our EMR.

3. You will need to complete the appropriate baseline lab tests.

Once these three Ground Work steps have been completed you may schedule your Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit!

3. Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit

This is your first in-depth virtual visit with Cate Cummings APRN, FNP, IFMCP, ReCODE 2.0 CP, ABHRT 

  • 90 minute in-depth telemedicine visit with Cate
  • Review your current health concerns and health history
  • Review your New Patient Intake Forms information
  • Review your baseline laboratory results
  • Cate will create a personalized, step-wise functional medicine Action Plan for you.
  • Invite you to our Ride On Membership for your continuing health success!
Please Schedule A Discovery Phone Call first to qualify you to then schedule your Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit!

4. Ride On Membership in BWC For Horse Lovers

At BWC For Horse Lovers, we offer membership options as described below.

Just as when working with a horse, once you and the horse have joined up, done some groundwork, and warmed up, it is very nice to then feel fully prepared to ride on to whatever adventure you have planned. In very much the same way, in the Ride On Membership at BWC For Horse Lovers, once you have completed the Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit, you may be a good candidate to join the Membership of our practice. This is what Ride On is all about!

Membership Packages: Please note: All of the membership packages at Bluebonnet Wellness Center, PLLC dba BWC For Horse Lovers become active once the full fee is paid up front. All memberships are based on the amount of time that Cate spends helping the patient. The time can be spent in different ways such as:
  • A HIPAA-compliant telemedicine visit
  • HIPAA-compliant messaging back and forth on the secure patient portal of the EMR.
  • A HIPAA-compliant phone call.
  • Cate helping the patient by writing a letter for them to another provider that they need to have done.¬†

All memberships include:

  • A 25% discount on supplements¬†
  • Lab pricing at the provider discounted price (+ a $10.00 Processing Fee).¬†

 

Please note: All laboratory work and supplementation costs are in addition to the cost of your Maintenance Membership in BWC For Horse Lovers. 

 

 

1. Walk to Trot Membership 

This 12-month membership is for people who desire and need to get to the bottom of their complex chronic health issue(s) by doing in-depth additional laboratory testing along with multiple touch points during the year in the form of telemedicine visits, and secure messaging on the patient portal. This is a very good membership option for persons wanting to improve their cognition, or ward off cognitive decline. Cate is a certified ReCODE 2.0 practitioner (Dr. Bredesen's Apollo Health program). This membership option gives the patient 30 hours of Cate's time at a considerable savings to the patient. If this membership were to be paid for on a Fee For Service model, 30 hours at $250.00/hour = $7500.00. But with the Walk To Trot Membership there is a 60% discount which decreases the total cost to $3000.00 (30 hours at $100/hour). This membership will allow most people to make great headway with improving their complex health conditions.

 

2. Canter Membership

This 12-month membership option is for people who have one or two moderately complex health challenges. Cate has allotted 20 hours in this membership package for these situations. An example would be helping a patient with an autoimmune condition such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and they also have chronic headaches, for example. There is likely more than one cause for these two conditions, and so it will take some unravelling to fully understand what is going on and how to fix the problem at the root cause level. Cate would love to help people discover what is really going on with their health issues, so that they can live their best life by fixing the underlying issues. She loves to empower people with the knowledge they need to help them live their happiest life.

The normal hourly rate is $250.00 per hour which would equal $5,000.00 (20 x $250.00) but in the Canter Membership, the hourly rate has been decreased to $100.00 per hour and therefore for 20 hours of Cate’s help that makes the total cost $2000,00 (hourly rate is now $100.00). This must be paid in full up front to allow the discounted rate. If for some reason, after joining the Canter Membership, the patient decides they do not want to continue in the Canter Membership, then Cate is happy to refund the unused portion of the paid membership. For example, if the patient paid for the Canter Membership and the patient decides to stop care after 10 visits have been used up, the patient will be refunded $1,000.00, as they have only used up $1,000.00 of the fee they paid. Cate, of course, hopes that the patient is finding significant benefit and so hopefully, the patient will continue on with the Canter Membership, but she is flexible and fair in her dealings with her patients.

 

3. Foal Jump Membership

This 12-month long membership package is for the person who is doing fantastic overall, but who wants to do routine functional medicine check-ups through the year. 

 This membership is for patients who are experiencing good health overall, but they want to check in 3-4 times per year so that they can get some functional medicine lab work done to help assess their current health status, assess their current lifestyle and diet/supplementation program. Cate has allotted 5 hours in this membership package for these basically healthy patients who want to stay on top of their health. An example would be helping a patient who has overcome a complex health condition and is now desiring to continue to maintain and enjoy their current state of improved health.

 The normal hourly rate is $250.00 per hour which would amount to $1250.00, but in the Jump Membership, the hourly rate has been decreased to $100.00 per hour and so for 5 hours of Cate’s help that makes the total cost $500.00 (hourly rate is now $100.00). This must be paid in full up front to allow the discounted rate. If for some reason, after joining the Jump Membership, the patient decides they do not want to continue in the Jump Membership, then Cate is happy to refund the unused portion of the paid membership. For example, if the patient paid for the Jump Membership and the patient decides to stop care after 2 visits have been used up, the patient will be refunded $300.00, as they have only used up $200.00 of the fee they paid. Cate, of course, hopes that the patient is finding significant benefit and so hopefully, the patient will continue on with the Jump Membership, but she is flexible and fair in her dealings with her patients.

 

 4. Pirouette Membership = Adult Bioidentical Hormone Optimization for Wellness

 The 12-month Pirouette Membership is only for adult patients who are desiring to have Bioidentical Hormone Optimization (BHOT) to help support their optimal health.. Cate has allotted 10 hours of her time to help these patients be assessed for their baseline hormone levels and then to help optimize them over the course of one year. Baseline lab work and follow up lab work will be required and individualized to the patient. 

 The normal hourly rate is $250.00 which would make a total fee of $2500.00, but in the Pirouette Membership, the hourly rate has been decreased to $100.00 per hour and so for 10 hours of Cate’s help that makes the total cost $1,000.00 (hourly rate is now $100.00). This must be paid in full up front to allow the discounted rate. If for some reason, after joining the Pirouette Membership, the patient decides they do not want to continue in the Pirouette Membership, then Cate is happy to refund the unused portion of the paid membership. For example, if the patient paid for the Pirouette Membership and the patient decides to stop care after 4 visits have been used up, the patient will be refunded $600.00, as they have only used up $400.00 of the fee they paid. Cate, of course, hopes that the patient is finding significant benefit and so hopefully, the patient will continue on with the Pirouette Membership, but she is flexible and fair in her dealings with her patients.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Walk to Trot Membership

This 12-month membership is for people who desire and need to get to the bottom of their complex chronic health issue(s) by doing in-depth additional laboratory testing along with multiple touch points during the year in the form of telemedicine visits, and secure messaging on the patient portal.

This is a very good membership option for persons wanting to improve their cognition, or ward off cognitive decline. Cate is a certified ReCODE 2.0 practitioner (Dr. Bredesen's Apollo Health program).

This membership option gives the patient 30 hours of Cate's time at a considerable savings to the patient. If this membership were to be paid for on a Fee For Service model, 30 hours at $250.00/hour = $7500.00. But with the Walk To Trot Membership there is a 60% discount which decreases the total cost to $3000.00 (30 hours at $100/hour). This membership will allow most people to make great headway with improving their complex health conditions.

Near the end of the 12-month Walk to Trot Membership, the patient and Cate will work together to make any future plans for their care at BWC For Horse Lovers.

Canter Membership

This 12-month membership option is for people who have one or two moderately complex health challenges. Cate has allotted 20 hours in this membership package for these situations. An example would be helping a patient with an autoimmune condition such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and they also have chronic headaches, for example. There is likely more than one cause for these two conditions, and so it will take some unravelling to fully understand what is going on and how to fix the problem at the root cause level. Cate would love to help people discover what is really going on with their health issues, so that they can live their best life by fixing the underlying issues. She loves to empower people with the knowledge they need to help them live their happiest life.

The normal hourly rate is $250.00 per hour which would equal $5,000.00 (20 x $250.00) but in the Canter Membership, the hourly rate has been decreased to $100.00 per hour and therefore for 20 hours of Cate’s help that makes the total cost $2000,00 (hourly rate is now $100.00). This must be paid in full up front to allow the discounted rate. If for some reason, after joining the Canter Membership, the patient decides they do not want to continue in the Canter Membership, then Cate is happy to refund the unused portion of the paid membership. For example, if the patient paid for the Canter Membership and the patient decides to stop care after 10 visits have been used up, the patient will be refunded $1,000.00, as they have only used up $1,000.00 of the fee they paid. Cate, of course, hopes that the patient is finding significant benefit and so hopefully, the patient will continue on with the Canter Membership, but she is flexible and fair in her dealings with her patients.

Near the end of the 12-month Canter Membership, the patient and Cate will work together to make any future plans for their care at BWC For Horse Lovers.

 Foal Jump Membership

This 12-month long membership package is for the person who is doing fantastic overall, but who wants to do routine functional medicine check-ups through the year. 

 This membership is for patients who are experiencing good health overall, but they want to check in 3-4 times per year so that they can get some functional medicine lab work done to help assess their current health status, assess their current lifestyle and diet/supplementation program. Cate has allotted 5 hours in this membership package for these basically healthy patients who want to stay on top of their health. An example would be helping a patient who has overcome a complex health condition and is now desiring to continue to maintain and enjoy their current state of improved health.

 The normal hourly rate is $250.00 per hour which would amount to $1250.00, but in the Jump Membership, the hourly rate has been decreased to $100.00 per hour and so for 5 hours of Cate’s help that makes the total cost $500.00 (hourly rate is now $100.00). This must be paid in full up front to allow the discounted rate. If for some reason, after joining the Jump Membership, the patient decides they do not want to continue in the Jump Membership, then Cate is happy to refund the unused portion of the paid membership. For example, if the patient paid for the Jump Membership and the patient decides to stop care after 2 visits have been used up, the patient will be refunded $300.00, as they have only used up $200.00 of the fee they paid. Cate, of course, hopes that the patient is finding significant benefit and so hopefully, the patient will continue on with the Jump Membership, but she is flexible and fair in her dealings with her patients.

Near the end of the 12-month Foal Jump Membership, the patient and Cate will work together to make any future plans for their care at BWC For Horse Lovers.

Pirouette! :) Adult Bioidentical Hormone Optimization for preventive and sustained good health! :)

 The 12-month Pirouette Membership is only for adult patients who are desiring to have Bioidentical Hormone Optimization (BHOT) to help support their optimal health.. Cate has allotted 10 hours of her time to help these patients be assessed for their baseline hormone levels and then to help optimize them over the course of one year. Beyond evaluating hormone status we will also do baseline and follow up lab work which will be individualized to the patient depending on the patient's health history and present health status.

The normal hourly rate is $250.00 which would make a total fee of $2500.00, but in the Pirouette Membership, the hourly rate has been decreased to $100.00 per hour and so for 10 hours of Cate’s help that makes the total cost $1,000.00 (hourly rate is now $100.00). This must be paid in full up front to allow the discounted rate. If for some reason, after joining the Pirouette Membership, the patient decides they do not want to continue in the Pirouette Membership, then Cate is happy to refund the unused portion of the paid membership. For example, if the patient paid for the Pirouette Membership and the patient decides to stop care after 4 visits have been used up, the patient will be refunded $600.00, as they have only used up $400.00 of the fee they paid. Cate, of course, hopes that the patient is finding significant benefit and so hopefully, the patient will continue on with the Pirouette Membership, but she is flexible and fair in her dealings with her patients.

 Near the end of the 12-month Pirouette Membership, the patient and Cate will work together to make any future plans for their care at BWC For Horse Lovers.

 

Ride On Maintenance Membership After the First Year

After completing the first year of Membership in BWC For Horse Lovers, you are very welcome to continue on your journey with us through our Ride On Maintenance Membership Package so that you can keep your health success going forward and hopefully even improve your health further. The Maintenance Plan also runs for 12 months at a time. The monthly membership fees are specific to each package option, but perhaps you will graduate from the Walk-to-Trot Membership Package to the Canter Membership Package, or even the Jump Membership Package! The Membership Package includes:

All laboratory work and supplementation costs are in addition to the cost of your Maintenance Membership in BWC For Horse Lovers. 

Cate wishes you the very best on your health journey! She is here to help you and she wants you to succeed!

Your success is Cate's goal. She wants you to be super healthy and happy with your horses or whatever else you love to do!

MAKE YOUR HORSE PROUD by being well in every way, every day! :)

May the Horse Be With You Always!

Cate

Pricing for BWC For Horse Lovers

1. Join Up Discovery Phone Call - no charge

2. Ground Work Baseline Lab Tests - in general, between $300.00-$400.00 

3. Warm Up Foundational Virtual Visit: $375.00

4.  Price per virtual visit with Cate for those who choose not to join the Ride-On Membership.

  • 60-minutes $250.00
  • 90 minutes: $375.00

Educational Classes and Courses for Ride On Members (when they become available!). Cate has not been able to make these yet because she did a big move from Texas to Idaho and is getting settled into her new home. However, as of August 2023, Cate is looking forward to having these available for her patients in the near future. Thank you for your patience. 

As a service to our Members, BWC For Horse Lovers will be offering some very important educational opportunities so that you can gain a deeper understanding of why your treatment plan is designed the way it is. Classes are taught by Cate and include:

  1. Why You Gut Health is So Important to Your Overall Health
  2. Understanding How To Live Strong and Well in Our Toxin-Challenged World
  3. Your Non-Stop Helper, Your Immune System
  4. How Hormones Impact Our Health
  5. Why Knowing Your Functional Genomics Helps Personalize Your Health Program Even More!

These classes are designed to educate you on the fundamentals of what you need to know so that you can make informed decisions about your health care choices. These are available on a members only basis on our website.

All of these classes are free to the members of BWC For Horse Lovers and they can be watched over and over again. You will want to access this Members Only section of the website throughout the year to check for new classes and courses as they become available.

Laboratory Test Costs Are Not Included in the Above Fees: 

The cost of any laboratory test (either in preparation of your Warm -Up Foundational Virtual Visit, or after you are working with Cate) is a separate fee. Cate will give you detailed instructions as to how and where to get your laboratory testing done to ensure that you have the best lab testing experience for the lowest possible cost! 

Prescription Medications

In order to become a Ride On Member of BWC For Horse Lovers, you must already have established a relationship with a Primary Care Provider. Our goal at BWC For Horse Lovers is to help you become as healthy as possible which, when accomplished, may decrease or negate your need for prescription medications, but this would only be done in consultation with the provider who prescribed the medications to you. Collaboration is key!

Since Cate works in the realm of functional medicine and not primary care medicine, she is not going to be able to prescribe or refill your regular medications. You must consult with whichever doctor prescribed your regular medications, such as your Primary Care Provider, for refills of those prescriptions.

However, Cate does prescribe bioidentical hormones to her adult patients as needed. She has become certified in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) through The Academy for Preventive and Innovative Medicine (aka WorldLink Medical, https://worldlinkmedical.com/).

Products For You and Your Horse

On the BWC For Horse Lovers website we have recommendations for products that help keep our lives as safe and healthy as possible. Cate is an affiliate for some of the products she recommends, but not for all of them. So, if you purchase products from this website, Cate may receive a small commission. Even in this case, the price for the product is not any higher than it would be if you bought it elsewhere. Cate’s goal here is to help you find super healthy products for your lifestyle which should aid your health promotion in one convenient place, here on the website for BWC For Horse Lovers.