Appointments: Dr. Burkhart is not taking new patients

Your First Visit

  • All appointments for anyone residing in California or Hawaii are done via video.
  • For anyone living outside of California or Hawaii, I am sorry, are not currently able to accommodate you as those appts must be done in-person due to licensing laws and all appointments are now done by video.
  • Dr. Burkhart treats many chronic digestive conditions. She has particular expertise in SIBO, Celiac disease, Gluten/wheat-related disorders, IBS, food allergies and sensitivities, the Low FODMAP diet, and Dysautonomia/POTS.
  • She does treat many other conditions.  If you have further questions regarding your condition, leave a message at the office (707) 927-5622  or email us at [email protected], and we will get back to you.
  • The initial appointment is 2 hours. During this time, you will discuss your medical history/health concerns, diet, lifestyle, sleep, community, social support system, habits, etc.
  • The goal of your first visit is for Dr. Burkhart to get a comprehensive overview of you and your health concerns. Based on the visit, she will make recommendations based on your needs and beliefs.
  • For some patients, this may include supplements and complementary therapies. For others, it may be more conventional approaches such as dietary and lifestyle guidelines and medications.
  • Dr. Burkhart is happy to provide options to fit your individual needs.


All patients must complete a New Patient Questionnaire prior to their initial visit. This provides Dr. Burkhart with the information necessary to understand your condition and how she can best help you. The new patient questionnaire will be sent electronically at the time of scheduling.

Forms are now submitted electronically. Log-in information for the intake form will be sent at the time of scheduling.

  • *Please submit your health questionnaire electronically at least one week ahead of your appointment date.
  • *If we have not received your questionnaire prior to your appointment, we will ask that you reschedule your appointment.
  • *If you are attempting to get an appointment sooner than is currently available, please complete the questionnaire as soon as possible. Priority for cancellation spots is given to patients with a completed questionnaire.
  • Due to health privacy rules, Dr. Burkhart is unable to receive questionnaires via email.

Fees/Insurance Coverage

  • The initial consultation fee includes the 2-hour appt. and the time Dr. Burkhart spends on pre-appointment research and preparation.
  • Since many of her patients have complicated medical histories, Dr. Burkhart likes to review all cases ahead of time. If questionnaires are not received before the initial appointment, we will ask that you reschedule the appointment.
  • The initial health questionnaire is very comprehensive. Submitting it ahead of your appointment date allows more time to discuss your unique situation with Dr. Burkhart during the actual visit. The questionnaire is now electronic. You will receive a link at the time of scheduling. If you have difficulty with the electronic version or do not have a computer, please contact her assistant.
  • She does not participate with any insurance plans and does not bill insurance directly but will gladly provide you with a completed form to send to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
  • Some insurance companies will provide partial reimbursement for the consultation and full coverage for any laboratory testing. Please check with your insurance provider to verify the details.
  • Payment is due at the time of service.
  • Please call the office at (707) 927-5622 for the fee schedule.

Please remember this is a consulting service. You need to continue your treatment with a primary care physician for routine care and emergencies.

Cancellations or Missed Appointments

  • If you are unable to make your appointment, we ask that you cancel your appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Please review our full cancellation policy here.

Lodging Near Office

  • To make your visit easier we are providing information on local lodging options, including a 100% gluten-free inn and lodging with kitchens.
  • Please click here to view our lodging recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • For other questions that you may not have had answered via our website, please visit our FAQ’s section.
  • If your question still remains, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (707) 927-5622 or email us.