FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Services do you Offer?
BLI’s primary services include:
- Our Human Optimization Program (HOP) addresses hormonal, nutritional, adrenal, cardiometabolic, neurocognitive, methylation, and general baseline health to create a foundation of optimized health.
- Our Medically Managed Peptide Program (MMPP) uses highly personalized protocols to target everything from healing and musculoskeletal repair to immune modulation, improved performance and body composition, neurocognitive enhancement, and lifestyle enhancements such as libido and aesthetics.
- Our combined program, HOP+, bridges together the foundational health considerations of HOP with targeted peptide treatments to combine these complementary approaches to optimizing health.
Next-Gen Regenerative Orthopedics
- Our Next-Generation Regenerative services use the absolute latest in musculoskeletal and longevity regenerative procedures and agents to provide orthopedic and systemic regenerative support. We use the latest in regenerative biologics including: decellularized growth factors (extracellular vesicles), PRP, PRFM, mesenchymal stem cells, and more.
- Our Next-Generation Orthopedic services provide leading edge orthopedic diagnostic and treatment services through the unique lens of an expert fellowship trained in Sports & Spine Orthopedics, Functional & Regenerative Medicine, and Cellular Medicine.
- BLI also offers Orthopedic and Foundational Health consults to meet with a provider and receive general guidance and advice.
Do You Offer Bioidentical Hormones?
Yes. BLI provides bioidentical hormones as part of our Human Optimization Programs (HOP). In addition, unlike many other clinics, we track your hormones using Hormone Metabolite Testing, the gold standard to ensure hormones are being utilized in safe, protective, and beneficial metabolic pathways.
Do You Offer Hormone Pellets?
No. BLI treats each client as an individual fingerprint. Part of that approach is to be able to easily modify treatment protocols and dosages based on changing circumstances. Hormone pellet therapy does not allow BLI, or the client, to easily make these changes.
Do You Offer Peptide Therapies?
Yes. BLI is home to the nation’s first Medically Managed Peptide Program for Human Optimization. We have been providing peptide treatments since 2018 and this has given us some of the most expansive clinical experience in the country. Our Medical Director, Elizabeth Yurth, MD, ABPMR, ABAARM, FAARM, FAARFM has served on the faculty of both the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the International Peptide Society (IPS) where she taught peptide certification courses to other physicians. She is currently a national lecturer and faculty member for the prestigious Seeds Scientific Research and Performance (SSRP) Institute, one of the premier Cellular Medicine research and education institutes in the country, where she is also completing her fifth and most recent Fellowship in Cellular and Regenerative Medicine.
Our Peptide Program Director, Brian Graham, CPS, ACSM-CPT was one of the very first A4M Certified Peptide Specialists in the country, was a Member of IPS’ very first Mastermind Group, and is now a charter member and Fellow of Seed’s Scientific Research and Performance (SSRP) Grand Rounds Mastermind, comprised of a small elite group of national peptide experts.
Do You Offer PRP, PRFM, Stem Cells, extracellular vesicles, and Other Biologic Regenerative Therapies?
Yes. Dr. Yurth has been involved with these regenerative therapies as part of her orthopedic practice for many years and is one of the premier regenerative orthopedists in the nation. In addition to use in musculoskeletal regenerative procedures, BLI is incorporating some of these regenerative therapies into systemic longevity protocols that are emerging as some of the most impactful anti-aging therapies available today.
Do You Offer Nutritional Supplements?
Yes. BLI has an entire offering of supplements curated and vetted by Dr. Yurth for optimal efficacy and quality. Go to www.OHPHealth.com to see our complete selection of available supplements and products.
How We Work
How are Your Services Structured?
Our core Human Optimization services have two key components: Assessment → Program
Prior to enrolling in one of our BLI Programs (HOP, MMPP, HOP+), you will need to complete a BLI Assessment. The Assessment is a standalone, one-time cost that includes an Initial Consult, a comprehensive lab panel, and a Lab Review & Protocol Recommendation appointment. Upon completing your Assessment, you have the choice to then continue with a Program (or not).
What is included in a BLI Assessment?
- An Assessment includes 2 appointments and a curated, comprehensive lab panel. The Assessment process is as follows:
- You will meet with a BLI Provider for an Initial Consult to discuss goals, concerns, and medical history.
- Then, you will be given a Lab Order for a curated Lab Panel designed specifically to provide the baseline information needed to define a safe, medically managed treatment protocol.
- Once your lab results are in, you will meet with your Provider for your Lab Review and Protocol Recommendation visit to define your fully personalized treatment protocol moving forward.
- After this appointment, your Assessment is complete. Our commitment to you is you will know more about your baseline physiological health than ever before. Now you can decide if you want to continue with BLI in an ongoing Program, just keep your Assessment for future reference, or even take your information to another provider. It’s your call.
- After the Assessment, the overwhelming majority of Clients typically move into an Optimization Program with BLI. BLI’s ongoing Programs provide continued care and generally run for the calendar year (prorated for mid-year start dates). While in a Program, you will have unlimited provider access, follow-up lab reviews for your specific treatment protocol, and prescription management. Our Programs do not include medications, the cost of follow-up labs, or supplements. For specific details on each Program, call the BLI office at 303-443-0848 or schedule a BLI Info Consult here.
Can I Just Do an Assessment Without Committing to a Full Program?
Yes. The BLI Assessment Process and a monthly subscription to an Optimization Program are two separate services. You can just do an Assessment without subscribing to a Program.
Can I Buy Peptides or Get Prescriptions From You Without Registering for a BLI Program or Package?
No. BLI prides itself in providing medically managed, leading-edge, treatment therapies, and protocols. Our level of personalized care is unparalleled and cannot be provided with a set-it-and-forget-it approach.
In order to get any compounded prescriptions ordered from your BLI Provider, we require you to be on a BLI Program. As most prescriptions require ongoing check-in and review to ensure their safety and efficacy, it is important to have an established relationship with your Provider to manage your prescription protocols. We require a three month minimum commitment for being on one of our Programs in order to give time for new protocols to take effect and measure results.
There are a few exceptions to this when it comes to general scripts (non-compounded) that are sent into your local pharmacy; however, all compounded medications (i.e. hormones, peptides) will not be prescribed unless you are on a Program.
Can I Just Book an Appointment with a Provider?
Yes. We do provide Planning Consults and hourly-rate follow-up appointments with any of our providers for clients who want to get more in-depth information about their specific situation before embarking on an Assessment, Regenerative Procedure, or other services. These appointments serve to provide guidance and recommendation.
However, to be on a prescription-based protocol, you must participate in Program-based care. We have been working with clients since 2006 on their journey to optimal health, and have seen that the most effective way to achieve optimal outcomes is to structure care as an ongoing Program that encourages maximum provider interaction and client follow-up.
Who Will be My Provider?
For the Human Optimization Programs (HOP, HOP+) you can choose between Emily Williams, PA-C, NASM CPT, CFMP and Elizabeth Yurth, MD, ABPMR, ABAARM, FAARM, FAARFM. All Medically Managed Peptide Program (MMPP) services whether stand-alone or as part of a HOP+ are provided by Brian Graham, CPS, ACSM-CPT our Director of Regenerative Peptide Therapies. You can find all of BLI Provider’s bios on our website here.
Can I See Dr. Yurth?
Yes. Dr. Yurth is available for hourly Orthopedic, Regenerative, Foundational Health (hormone, nutrition, cardiometabolic, etc.), or General Consultations. She is also available for a complete array of Next-Generation Regenerative Orthopedic procedures using PRP, PRFM, A2M, Extracellular Vesicles, Stem Cells, and other leading-edge protocols. Our Next-Generation Regenerative Orthopedic Services are provided with the unique combined lens of Orthopedics, Regenerative/Functional, and Cellular Medicine allowing us to optimize the efficacy of and investment in the regenerative procedure.
Dr. Yurth is currently accepting new Program clients (HOP/HOP+), though space is limited. If you would like more information, please contact the office at 303-443-0848 or set up a BLI Info Consult here.
Dr. Yurth is also available for speaking engagements, podcast appearances, and other media engagements. Please contact us directly for information on availability and fees.
I’m Ready to Go! How do I get Started?
Ready to get started? Complete the New Patient Inquiry Form and someone from our team will reach out to you with next steps. You can also call us during our business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm MT, Mon-Thurs) at 303- 443-0848 to talk to a staff member and get registered in about 5 minutes!
I Still Have Questions. How Can I Get More Information?
Call us during our business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm MT, Mon-Thurs) at 303- 443-0848 to talk to a staff member and get your questions answered.
OR Click Here to schedule a 20-minute BLI Info Consult to get your questions answered and discuss what’s next, including a possible Program-specific Complimentary Consult with a Provider.
For more detailed information on the amazing world of functional, regenerative, and cellular medicine visit our education site BLI.Academy. Here you will find amazing videos, podcasts, blog posts, and more about the amazing world of Tomorrow’s Medicine Today!
Costs & Considerations
What are the General Costs for BLI’s Assessments and Programs?
BLI is a nationally recognized regenerative/functional medicine clinic with expertise in highly personalized Human Optimization and Regenerative Peptide services. Working with BLI represents an investment in your health and longevity.
This investment can vary widely depending on the provider you choose to work with, on your specific health goals and needs, and which services you utilize. In general, clients can participate in an annual BLI Program for about the monthly investment you would make for a high-end gym membership. The costs of your medications, particularly if you are utilizing peptides, can add significantly to that.
Assessments are one-time, up-front costs that include both labs and provider time. Your Assessment establishes the precision baseline from which we design your personalized treatment plan. Accordingly, your Assessment will be several times that gym membership cost.
Regenerative Procedures vary widely based on the biologic (PRP versus Extracellular Vesicles for example) and the location of the procedure (hips and spines are done at a surgery center under fluoroscopic guidance).
Hourly consult rates vary widely based on provider.
Please give us a call and we can provide you with more specific pricing depending on your unique areas of interest (303-443-0848).
Do You Take Insurance?
No. BLI does not accept insurance of any kind nor do we respond to insurance company inquiries. The level of advanced medicine we provide is significantly ahead of the outdated and disease-centric care insurance companies will cover.
Many clients routinely and successfully utilize their HSA or FSA cards for our services. Please review the guidelines of your individual plan to see what is covered.
We are happy to provide super-bills with the appropriate CPT and IDC codes to support your efforts at insurance reimbursement, but our experience has been that reimbursement is difficult. We will work directly with BLI clients on insurance issues for 20 minutes on a complimentary basis.
I Just Recently Had Labs Done - Can I Use These to Reduce My Cost?
No. The labs BLI uses as part of our Assessments are highly specialized labs not typically ordered by other providers. We prefer to use the absolute most current values while making your protocol recommendations. Every set of labs provides a snapshot in time, so feel free to bring any old or recent labs to your Initial Consult for your provider to review and compare to the new lab results you will obtain during the Assessment.
Once you are on a Program, you can choose whether to move forward with the provider’s recommended follow-up labs. In addition, Program Clients can bring outside labs to their BLI Provider for review and recommendation.
Telemedicine, Out of State, and International
Do You Have Telemedicine-based Services at BLI?
BLI has been providing telemedicine services to clients all over the country for years (way before Covid made it standard practice). This expertise has allowed us to provide our extraordinary level of regenerative functional medicine, regardless of the circumstances. There are two key factors in our ability to provide telemedicine services:
- If our Medical Director is licensed in your state of residence, or 2. If we have established, or are maintaining, an in-person client relationship (e.g. through a previous visit to our clinic).
What States Are You Licensed In?
Dr. Yurth, our Medical Director, is currently licensed in 25 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
We continue to add states as demand and/or simplified licensing allow. Special Covid related regulations have eased some licensing requirements. Please feel free to call us to see if we have added your state. We can provide full telemedicine services, including consultations and prescriptions, to any state where Dr. Yurth has a medical license.
I’m in a State You Are Not Licensed, Can I Still Work With You?
In order to work with a client who resides in a state where Dr. Yurth does not have a medical license, we must first establish a direct in-person relationship with that client. That means you would need to travel to beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and meet with us in person. Once we establish a direct patient relationship with you, we can continue care via telemedicine video appointments. Our ability to continue working with you requires ongoing re-establishment of this direct in-person relationship. Generally, this means you will need to meet with your provider in person at least annually.
We are happy to work with you on details for your visit including providing recommendations on accommodations, dining, and all the amazing things to do and see in the Boulder, Colorado area.
What if I Am Out of the Country, Can I Still Work with You?
We have numerous international clients and because of the structure of international law can work with these clients on a full-service telemedicine basis (of course we would still love to have you for a visit). We have even developed the capability to provide US-based labs to these international clients (currently in Canada, Australia, and Europe) solving the inability to get these specialized labs in many countries.
The one big difference is prescriptions. Because prescriptions must pass through customs when they are shipped, this can create delays – we only ship prescriptions that do not need refrigeration to international locations – this includes using lyophilized (powdered) peptides which can be reconstituted with water by the client.