Optimised Functional Medicine appointments & care plans

If you want to take back control of your health, our expert Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapy team are ready to help you.

Our care plans are structured in three ways so that you can get the help you need in a way that suits you; pay-as-you-go single appointments, 12 week care plans, and 6 month care plans.

Which is the the best option for you?

This really depends on your personal circumstances. If you have a chronic health condition or long standing health issue, a 12 week or 6 month care plan allows us to do our best work and in our experience will achieve the best results.

Single appointments offer a significantly less ‘joined up’ approach, and less overall support.

However, single appointments can work well if your health issue is less complex, you need maximum flexibility, or where you’re not sure you can commit to a 12 week or 6 month option.

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Single appointments, 12 week and 6 month plans

We’ll help you to feel and perform better than you have in years, and we’ll empower you to stay that way

Single appointments

Single appointments are the best choice if you want expert advice on your health challenge, want an actionable plan that achieves results, and the flexibility to book appointments as you choose. 

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12 week care plan

Our 12 week care plan is our most popular option, with regular, structured appointments, plus telephone and email support. A 12 week care plan is the best option if you have a chronic health problem where a bespoke, structured, and fully supported plan with ongoing help will achieve the best outcome.

Book a 12 week care plan now

6 month care plan

Our 6 month care plan offers maximum, bespoke, structured support over a greater period of time.

A 6 month care plan is the best option if your health concern is more complex or longstanding, or you want maximum support on your journey to better health.

This is also the best option if you simply want to reserve a 6 month period in your life in which to commit to achieving outstanding wellness.

Book a 6 month care plan now

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We change lives

Here’s what people say about working with the Optimised Functional Medicine team

I initially went to see Dee to see whether I could control my PMS symptoms (mood swings & anger) - avoiding the ‘antidepressants’ route. To my surprise, after only 2 sessions and implementing the changes to my diet and lifestyle that Dee had suggested (as well as a vitamin supplement), my mood was much more manageable.
Now a few months later, it’s actually not a problem anymore, I am much more calm, and have a lot more energy. As a result, the whole family, not just myself, have benefited from Dee’s help! I would certainly recommend Dee to anyone.


Dee knew before any GP that my issues were caused by hormones. Now that I have a diagnosis of endometriosis she is who I have gone back to for help and advice. She is so supportive and has really tailored her approach to suit me, my lifestyle, and my needs. I would recommend her to anyone!

Allanah Ashdown

I went for the GP blood tests today and it happened to be my diabetic nurse that took them…. was expecting her to be a bit peeved that I hadn’t taken them (prescribed medication for diabetes) and gone elsewhere for advice….She weighed me and said “oh gosh well something’s working you’ve really lost some weight”. She said she thought my Nutritionist sounded amazing to keep trying what I was doing, it made total sense to her. That probably 10 years ago my thyroid would have been classified as a problem by the GP but that the boundaries have decreased. She asked me who you were as her sister has low level thyroid issues that are not classified as an issue by the NHS but that are having a negative affect...

PJ - Part 1

My HbA1c in December (after I’d been calorie counting and generally doing the ‘eat right plate’) was 57, this is when the diabetic nurse first suggested I go on the tablets that have a side effect of thrush. She said the target for me was 48, this seemed impossible as I felt I was trying so hard already. My result today, after roughly just 6 or 7 weeks doing what you’ve said (and not 100% perfectly) is 46!!
I am absolutely delighted!! And surprised!! I just obviously need to keep doing what I’m doing.I seriously cannot thank you enough. I know I am still on a journey but I know feel like I’m on the right path. So glad I didn’t take those extra tablets and contacted you instead.

PJ - Part 2 (7 days later)

Prior to my experience of working with Dee at Optimised I was suffering from terrible gastro-intestinal discomfort and symptoms. This was having a profound impact on my health and general well-being, I wasn’t myself and I wasn’t able to do the things I enjoyed. Since seeing Dee I am at the peak of wellness, fitness and strength and I can’t recommend her expertise enough. A fantastic investment in my wellness, health and knowledge.

Katie B

For years I have struggled with stomach discomfort and sinus issues and more recently my stress levels have risen due to work and study commitments. My stomach has had a dramatic turnaround now that I better understand some of the triggers which had previously caused discomfort. The sessions continue to be an education and even though I’m still a work in progress, I know that with Dee’s guidance I can continue on a healthy path.


When I came to Optimised I was unknowingly suffering with SIBO and an under active Thyroid. I cannot thank Optimised enough and have already recommended Aga to my friends and family. I feel that this is the future of health and a lot of ill health today has unfortunately been misdiagnosed.

Working with Optimised has been an amazing experience and not only am I happy with the results I feel I have also gained an education in the meantime.


The detox is going well - mentally I’ve never felt happier. Initially it was tough physically due to illness, but I finally think physically I’m starting to feel the benefits too. I’m slowly getting into cooking different food and loving it, and I feel like I would love to keep this up past January.

So a HUGE thanks for this, it’s been a really big learning curve. Amongst other things it’s stopped me picking at rubbish food and given me the motivation to start yoga again.

Rosie Clarke

I was suffering from huge slumps in energy in the day and struggling to have the energy to train regularly and keep my weight low which is very important for a cyclist. The nutrition plan that Dee gave me allowed me to lose body fat whilst increasing strength & fitness. At the same time I was able to maintain my weight without feeling hungry or getting energy slumps. In the race itself I performed much better than anticipated, something I couldn’t have achieved without the help of the Nutritional Therapy team at Optimised Personal Wellness.

James Darnell

Which is the best choice for me?

The choice between single appointments and one of our Care Plans is a choice between more flexibility and enhanced support

All of our options include expert advice, and a bespoke, clear action plan that is designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you have a chronic condition or long standing symptoms, then a 12 week or 6 month care plan is the right option for you. Helping your body to significantly improve the function of the joined up systems that underpin the majority of chronic health problems takes time and commitment, both from you and from your practitioner.

Committing together as a team to a defined 12 week or 6 month time frame ensures that we can do our best work, and delivers greater benefit to you.

For instance, a dedicated care plan means we can invest more time in planning your protocol, and provide you with the necessary support so that your plan delivers the best possible health outcome.

In our experience, those who commit to a dedicated plan of care over 12 weeks or 6 months get better results.  Your practitioner can provide in between appointment support e.g. brief phone support calls to help you stay on track, and we can address any developments / concerns more quickly.

Single appointments are a great way to get expert help and insight into your health concern, get a detailed Optimised Personal Health Plan, with the flexibility of booking further appointments as you choose, on an ongoing basis.

With single appointments, it’s important to note that ‘between appointment’ support is limited to answering brief questions that concern the clarification of recommendations made in your Personal Health Plan. These questions can only be asked within 14 calendar days of the date of your last appointment.

Book your free 15 minute Functional Medicine discovery call with Dee Brereton-Patel now

Appointment & Care Plan Comparison

Not sure about the difference between single appointments, 12 week care plans and 6 month care plans?

Our handy comparison table will help you understand which option is right for you:


Comparison itemSingle appointment12 Week Care Plan6 Month Care Plan
In person and/or virtual (Skype / Zoom / phone) appointments
Initial consultation
Follow up appointment 1 hourAs bookedx1 (at 4 weeks)x4 (4, 16, 20 & 24 weeks)
Follow up appointment 30 minutesAs bookedx5 (1, 6, 8, 10 & 12 weeks)x5 (1, 6, 8, 10 & 12 weeks)
Support calls (10 minutes each)x2x4
Email support
Pay monthly plan
Pay prior to each appointment
Full case review
Signs / symptoms review
Regular review of progress and updates to personalised protocol to help you reach your health and wellness goalsAs booked
Medical history review
Arranging private functional testing
Design and implementation of personalised protocols to address health concerns; nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
Lab test results interpretation and individualised recommendations
Recommending individualised high-quality nutritional supplements to support health goals
Medication contraindications check
Correcting nutrient depletions caused by medications
Recommending nutrients to support medications
Referral to medical doctor for medication review, diagnosis, medication prescription requests, or further testing where relevant
Liaising with your GP or consultants where relevant

What you can expect from Optimised Functional Medicine

We’ll help you to feel and perform better than you have in years, and we’ll empower you to stay that way

Appointments in person, by video or phone
For maximum flexibility, your appointment can be held in person at one of our clinics, by video, or by phone.

Our virtual clinic is accessible everywhere
We’ve already helped people from over 22 different countries. Where ever
 you are in the World, our team can help you.

Expertise in a wide range of health issues
We’ve helped people with many different types of – often complex – heath challenges to feel better.

Science based and research driven
Our approach is based on science. We constantly review the latest research to stay ahead of the curve and provide the best advice.

Our expert team is fully qualified
The Optimised team is hand picked, qualified and insured to give you the best advice. No dodgy diplomas or degrees here.

Your health plan in your pocket
The Optimised app means you’ve got access to all aspects of your plan at all times, and wherever you are.

Chat support for quick questions
Get high quality, on time support, and feel better faster. Your practitioner can answer quick, limited questions with our chat system.

Dive deeper with our resource library
Take your holistic health journey to the next level with our health, nutrition, lifestyle and exercise resource centre.

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More about Optimised Functional Medicine

Meet our world class team, find out about Optimised Care Plans, and get answers to the most frequently asked questions

If the time has come for you to take control of your health, you’re in the right place – we’re ready to help you get started today.
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