Where Balance
Begins

Why Equilyst?

The current state of the conventional medical system is falling short when it comes to individuals living in optimal health and wellness through a deep understanding of how whole foods, natural medicine, and exercise can influence our well-being.

Despite the United States spending more on healthcare than ever before, the current system has led us to have the most chronic diseases and the shortest lifespan of all industrialized nations in the world.

Équilyst is the future of healthcare. Using state-of-the-art technology, we go beyond conventional modes of treatment and into a systems-oriented approach. Striving for more than your diagnosis, we create healing plans that treat you at the root cause of dysfunction. You will be educated throughout your restoration process so that you can better understand and take control of your unique biochemical makeup. Our highly-trained and empathetic physicians will hand you the compass to your mind, body, and soul’s optimal health. We call it futuristic functional medicine. You can call it the journey to your greatest existence.

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What is
Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is the foundation that Equilyst has built our practice on, simply because it is the best approach in granting our patients the optimal health, wellness, and recovery they desire. Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to discover the root cause of an issue or disease. It is along this journey to discovery that we can provide each patient with a unique treatment plan to give them the best quality of life.

Meet the Founder

Blake York

MSN, FNP-C, ABAAHP

With a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and as a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, our Founder, Blake York, has been a leader in the innovation and transformation of modern health in America.

Blake grew up in a health and wellness-centered home, with parents who owned several fitness centers and a physical therapy practice. However, it was only after 11 years of his own progressive nursing career that Blake found his true passion and purpose in this industry – When he began coaching and mentoring others in weight loss and fitness in 2011.
“I realized the joy and gratification I gained from helping others succeed in their own health journey and making changes in life before they had to.” – Blake York

Blake’s desire to help others become empowered in controlling their own health and wellness through diet, exercise, and supplementation, is what ultimately led to his discovery of Functional and Integrative Medicine. Thus, Blake followed his passion and became a licensed Board Certified Health Practitioner in the field of anti-aging, functional, and regenerative medicine; Equilyst was born.

Blake’s success is rooted in truly seeing a piece of himself in each and every patient, and having a deep connection to the outcome they desire to achieve.

Meet the Medical Director

Dr. Sunil Kurup

M.D.

Sunil Kurup M.D. is a highly experienced sports medicine and family practice physician in Dallas, Texas. He has been in practice for 10+ years, and he finished his residency at Mountainside Hospital in NJ and did further training for sports medicine at Texas Tech, El Paso. Dr. Kurup has extensive experience in professional athletics, bariatrics, and aesthetic medicine as well as serving as Medical Director for several successful medical groups.

FAQS

Functional Medicine is the foundation that Equilyst has built our practice on, simply because it is the best approach in granting our patients the optimal health and wellness they desire. Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to discover the root cause of an issue or disease. It is along this journey to discovery that we can provide each patient with a unique treatment plan to give them the best quality of life.

While conventional medicine runs many laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging studies, most of these tests are geared to only find pathology once it has reached an advanced state. In addition, the information is often only used to “name” or diagnose the patient’s condition, without much thought as to “why” the condition is there. Our treatment approach goes far beyond simply naming a condition and prescribing a drug. Instead, holistic programs of care that teach our patients how to eliminate physical, chemical and emotional stressors and regain control of their lifestyle are created.
One of the hallmarks of functional medicine is it’s emphasis on patient individuality. While two people may have the same symptoms, their underlying causes may be quite different. In addition, other factors in their history may either slow or speed up the healing process. The vast majority of our patients feel improvement within the first month of care but realize that it will often take months for complete resolution of the problem.
The easiest way to schedule an appointment with us is to fill out our online form and our team will contact you to schedule your initial consultation.
Occasionally a person will have recently been tested by another practitioner and we can use those test results as a basis for your health restoration program. That being said, most traditional medical tests are not designed to show subtle underlying functional problems. The lab tests that we routinely order are specifically designed to help us tailor a program to your individual needs and eliminate all “guess work” in your case.
The specific number of lab tests that will be recommended is based on your unique health situation. Typically 1-3 tests will be suggested for you during your initial consultation. If you are unable to do all of the tests, we will help you prioritize which test would be most helpful to initiate your care.
The timeline for lab test reporting depends on the specific test and each lab but the majority of test results are sent to our office within 2-4 weeks.
The saliva, urine, stool and food allergy tests are ordered through very specific functional medicine labs that only deal directly with physicians. The serum/blood testing profiles are ordered through LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics and your medical physician may be able to order the same tests but they will require that you first set up an appointment with them and they may not want to order the same panel of tests that we need, thus delaying the start of your care significantly.
We have learned over the years that only certain labs maintain the accuracy and consistency required to provide information that we can trust. We have hand-picked several labs across the country that are the best at what they do. Saliva hormone testing is done through ZRT laboratories, Urine based testing is done through ZRT laboratories and Great Plains Laboratory, specialty digestive stool analysis is performed through Diagnostics Solutions GIMAP and food allergy panels are ordered through Cyrex Labs.

As an out-of-network provider, we currently do not accept health insurance. However, conventional blood lab tests are usually covered by insurance. Please note reimbursement rates will vary depending on policies, and other lab tests may not be covered under certain policies.

Since Equilyst does not personally handle insurance claims, lab technicians can provide superbills upon request to claim any out-of-network insurance reimbursements. To supply prescriptions, we use only the best compounding pharmacies.

Many of our services do qualify to be paid for through FSA and HSA plans and is a common alternative method of payment for our patients.

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