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Functional Medicine Consultations

We’ve been there. We know how to help.

Are you struggling with chronic symptoms and inflammation?

  • Obesity and weight issues?
  • IBS, GERD, or heartburn?
  • Fibromyalgia or chronic pain?
  • Thyroid disorders?
  • Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Depression and/or anxiety?
  • Eczema, psoriasis or other skin rashes?
  • Autoimmune diseases?
  • Hormonal imbalances?

Are You Tired of Conventional Healthcare?

  • Are you tired of being told you’re fine because your labs are “normal”?
  • Are you tired of seeing one doctor after another and not getting better?
  • Are you tired of being told “you’re just getting older”?
  • Are you tired of all the pills?

It’s time for a new strategy.

Get to the Root Cause with Functional Medicine

Every symptom has a cause. And that cause is NOT a pill deficiency! Our clients resolve chronic issues and get off medications.

In conventional medicine, a visit to the doctor’s office is generally centered around answering the question, “What does this patient have?” Once a diagnosis is determined, a treatment plan (a prescription) is determined based on the diagnosis. We focus on answering the question “Why does this patient have these symptoms?” Or in other words, “What is the root cause?”

We identify both the imbalances within the body (hormonal, thyroid, mitochondrial (energy), immune (inflammation), microbial, nutrient deficiencies, etc.), AND the likely insults or causes contributing to these imbalances (stressors, environmental and toxin exposures, diet and nutrient status, exercise, sleep quality, mental, emotional, spiritual health, etc.). From there, we are able to provide highly personalized and targeted treatment options for our clients so they can go beyond managing symptoms and finally heal.

Feel Confident in Your Care Team

To give you the best possible experience, every member of our team has:

  • Extensive education and training
  • Compassion and a Christian worldview
  • Clinical experience in Functional Medicine
  • A personal Functional Medicine Journey
  • An ongoing, weekly mentorship with Dr. Beard
Dr. Amy Beard standing arms crossed

Amy Beard, MD, IFMCP

Owner, Founder, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Amy Beard is a Board Certified Family Medicine MD, an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, a Dietitian, an ER Physician, a previous Cardiac Rehab Medical Director, and has extensive clinical and personal experience in Functional Medicine...

Lindley Kinard DNP, APN, FNP-C

Certified Functional Medicine Practitoner

Dr. Kinard is a Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing, an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, a previous Registered Nurse in CVICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and a mother of two young boys. Lindley is an exceptional Functional...

Headshot of Hannah Tikson, Functional medicine certified health coach

Hannah Tikson, MS, FMCHC

Functional Medicine Consultant

Hannah is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach; she has a Master’s in Exercise and Nutrition Science, professional experience as a coach, educator and researcher, and is a mother of two young girls.  Hannah is passionate about helping people optimize...

Jennifer Pickett, MS, FMCHC

Functional Medicine Consultant

Jennifer is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, has a Master’s in Human Nutrition, 25 years of experience as a Dietitian, and is a mother of two teenagers.  Jennifer is a Dietitian turned Functional Medicine Health Coach. She realizes that the last...

Memory Mayberry, RN, BSN, Integrative Nutritional Health Coach

Functional Medicine Consultant

Memory is a Certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, was a Trauma Nurse Leader at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and is a mother of two teenagers.  I was born and raised in central AR. Although my upbringing was in the...

Paul Buch

Owner, Head of Research, Product Development, and Customer Service

Paul is, first and foremost, Dr. Beard’s husband. Together, they run as their passion and ministry. Paul manages many aspects of the business, including, but not limited to, research, product development, sales, and client satisfaction. His...

Anna Grace Terrell

Patient Care Coordinator

Anna Grace is the Patient Care Coordinator for the Amy Beard MD team. She is eager to serve the team and our patients each day and loves that she gets to play a role in helping others heal and thrive. Anna Grace graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in elementary...

Learn from the Clinicians, Grow with the Coaches

We want you to confidently know what to do, AND have the support to see it through. Clients who work with us experience:

  • An initial investigation into root cause issues and imbalances with a certified Functional Medicine practitioner
  • Personalized and targeted recommendations
  • Standard and specialty lab options as needed
  • Continued oversight from Dr. Beard
  • Guidance, accountability, teaching, and mind/body/spirit coaching from one of our Functional Medicine Consultants (highly educated and experienced certified health coaches who meet regularly with Dr. Beard)

We Work with the Whole Family, from Your Home!

In addition to her certification in Functional Medicine, Dr. Beard is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and a dietitian. She is equipped to work with patients in every stage of life; from fertility to pregnancy to infants, children, adults and seniors.

While most of our clients are adults, we see exceptional results with children and love working with them. Additionally, Dr. Kinard and our health coaches are mothers experienced in practicing the principles of Functional Medicine from pregnancy through childhood.

Jump In and Become a Client

Step 1 – Schedule a free 15 minute Exploratory Call

Schedule a free 15 minute Exploratory Call with our patient liaison to make sure we are a good fit for your care and learn about how our functional medicine clinic operates. After your Exploratory Call, you will be sent a link to schedule your First Step Appointment either with Dr. Beard or Dr. Kinard. Regardless of who you see, Dr. Beard always oversees all cases in our practice.

Step 2 – Schedule a first step appointment

Schedule a first step appointment with a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner ($300).

Step 3 – Invest in a 3-month Package

Invest in a 3-month package of Dr. Beard’s continued oversight and seven visits with one of our Functional Medicine Consultants (highly trained coaches regularly mentored by Dr. Beard). For clients with exceptional health habits and/or experience with another Functional Medicine provider, we offer a smaller appointment package or packages working solely with a practitioner.

Your First Step Appointment Includes:

A 40min in-depth medical investigation

with a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.

Personalized health plan

Your provider will create a comprehensive treatment plan to be reviewed and implemented with your coach.

Access to testing

Your provider will talk with you about standard and/or specialty lab options to further optimize your care.

Nutrition & Lifestyle Guidance

Recommendations on diet and lifestyle to ensure your food and habits work as medicine, information, and energy.

A Custom Protocol

Depending on your needs, your provider will recommend a custom protocol of nutraceuticals to target and reset imbalances.

Priority Scheduling

Once established as a patient, we work diligently to provide prompt appointment options that work for you.

A 3-Month Coaching Package includes:

Dr. Beard’s Oversight

Every time you meet with your coach, they meet with Dr. Beard to review your case and adjust your care plan.

Nutrition Coaching

Finally figure out the foods that work best for your body – your coach will help you dial it in.

Personalized Education in Functional Medicine

Your coach will equip you with the knowledge you need to be healthy both now and long-term.

Seven 40 Minute Visits

with a health coach to ensure you have accountability, support, and are experiencing improvements.

Protocol Guidance & Adjustment

Your coach will ensure your nutraceutical protocol is providing results, and can adjust it per Dr. Beard as needed.

Mind/Body/Spirit Coaching

Health is so much more than just diet. Your coach will help you optimize every area of life.

More Information

Where are you located?

We are 100% ONLINE. We meet with patients via video consultations. Our patients appreciate the convenience, efficiency and flexibility of our virtual visits. No more commute, no more waiting rooms, and you can keep us even if you move!

For out-of-state clients who wish to establish long-term care with Dr. Beard, we recommend a one-time, in-person visit in or around Little Rock, Arkansas.

How much does it cost to be a patient?

Dr. Beard has made it her ministry to make Functional Medicine more affordable and accessible. Even though her credentials are among the top tier of all Functional Medicine Physicians nationwide, she has chosen to charge much less than she could. Her first appointment is $300 compared to over $1000 with many other comparably credentialed clinics. And she never upcharges labs, which can save you hundreds, sometimes over a thousand dollars.

With that said, this is still a major investment since it is not covered by insurance. But this is an investment. Solving the root causes of your health issues instead of masking symptoms will save you money over the long run and greatly improve the quality of your life.

While cost varies from client to client, most of our clients spend $1,800- $3,000 with us over the course of six months, including the cost of visits, supplementation, and labs. Clients with complex conditions requiring longer-term support, multiple specialty labs, and advanced protocols may spend more over time.

Do you accept insurance?

Our practice is insurance free. Every dollar goes to your care, nothing is lost in the third party payer system. We know it can be disappointing that we won’t accept your insurance, many of our clients felt the same way at first. Now they enjoy the peace of mind knowing exactly what their care will cost upfront. They also get exactly what they need as they are not limited by what insurance says they need or don’t need.

Many health savings accounts will cover our consultation fees and services. You may use your HSA or FSA for any of our services.

Can I use my HSA or FSA for your services?

Yes, however each HSA and FSA has different requirements for reimbursement. Please discuss requirements with them in advance. We do not provide additional documentation beyond receipts.

I am interested in becoming a patient, where do I start?

Book a free Exploratory Call using this link:

Can your clinic be my primary care provider?

Unfortunately, no. We are an extension of your current health team. We encourage all of our patients to have a PCP.

Do you work with my current health care providers? Do you review my records from other providers?

We are happy to share our health records with other providers of your healthcare team upon your request. You can also release your medical records from other doctors/ clinics/ hospitals for our clinic to review. Please discuss which records are appropriate to send during your exploratory call or initial consultation.

How is your staff trained in Functional Medicine?

Dr. Beard is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also a Board Certified Medical Doctor in Family Medicine and is a Dietician. She is an experienced ER physician and Cardiac Rehab Medical Director.

Dr. Kinard is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is a Nurse Practitioner (Doctorate in Nursing). All of our coaches have advanced degrees in health-related fields and are certified health coaches in Functional Medicine or Integrative Nutrition.

Every member of our staff is closely mentored by Dr. Beard and reviews every case with her regularly.

Can I get a recorded copy of my appointment?

Yes! We encourage it. Just hit the “record” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen and the meeting will be saved as a MP4 file on your desktop.  We can help you with this feature during your appointment.

Where do I go to have my labs drawn? And how much do they cost?

We currently utilize LabCorp and Quest draw sites for standard labs. We also use a variety of companies for specialty labs that ship kits directly to you, to be completed at home and shipped back.

You might be pleasantly surprised by the cost of our labs as they are not inflated by insurance companies or marked up by a clinic.

Our team will work with you to determine which tests will provide the most valuable information for the case. We always strive to avoid unnecessary testing. With that said we have access to every lab available and if you request a lab to be performed we will always accommodate your request. Lab testing costs can vary greatly between clients. The range for standard labs is typically $80-150 (cash pricing). Specialty lab kits and panels can range from $200-$400, and sometimes these tests will need to be repeated to monitor progress.

What is your cancellation policy?

Visits may be canceled or rescheduled anytime up to 72 hours prior to your appointment. Cancellation and rescheduling requests occurring less than 72 prior to your scheduled visit will result in a charge of half the cost of the scheduled visit.