“The doctor says everything is fine! Then why do I feel so bad?”
Preparing for your visit
First: Read our FAQs!
These answer basic questions about our practice, and a small number of physicians who have trained with Dr. Yu to whom we can refer international patients. We cannot do virtual or phone consults; you can ask your doctor or dentist to attend Dr. Yu’s Training Sessions in April or August.
Step 1. Read our Welcome Letter
The more patients know about Dr. Yu’s practice, the more they want to become active in their own care and increase opportunities to improve their health. With this in mind, we invite you to learn Dr. Yu’s philosophy and approach. In addition, please learn more about our practice below.
Step 2. Fill out our New Patient Form
As a convenience for new patients, and to save time on your first visit, click on the above form, fill it in, and bring it with you. If you have questions, please do the best you can; our staff will assist with your questions on the day of your visit. You may also bring any recent test results or labs.
Special Note: COVID Infection Control Precautions
Prevention and Healing has disinfection precautions in place. Our guidelines include temperature checks at the front desk, wearing a mask, and social distancing.
If possible, attend the Free Monthly Seminar the second Tuesday of the month, and read some of my articles.
Free Monthly Seminar
Want to Rebuild Your Immune System and Take Charge of Your Health? Come to My Free Monthly Seminar on Integrative Medicine – Simon Yu, MD
NOTE: Please wear a mask and social distance.
“My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Is it time to find and treat the causes of your chronic illness? You don’t have to live with “incurable” symptoms anymore. How an integrative medicine physician, biological dentist, acupuncturist, and wellness counselor can help.
Learn about Dr. Yu’s philosophy; principal causes of weak immune systems; Q&A on detoxification, nutrition & dietary guidelines, mineral balance, dental problems, & more; peer sharing & support. For new and existing patients. 2nd Tuesday each month, 6:30 pm, call 314-432-7802 to confirm.
Principal Causes of Illness
Read about the principal causes of illness: heavy metals, food allergies and sensitivities, dental problems, diet and nutrition, and parasites and fungal problems, in my Introductory articles.
Read some of my in-depth articles on common health conditions, and recommendations.
Good Friday Act
Note: Please wear a mask and social distance.
Since I do not accept insurance, I see patients on a reduced fee basis (whatever you can afford) one Friday per month. Lab tests, Rx, supplements and other direct expenses are regularly priced.
This “open clinic” is on the first Friday of the month (call to confirm date), and we do not take appointments. This is for recommended for local St. Louis area patients only as there is no guarantee that everyone can be seen. Doors open 7:30-8:00 am, first come first serve. Please read the Full Explanation of the “Good Friday” Act, and try to attend the Free Monthly Seminar.
New Patient Medical History Form
New local patient visits take 3-4 hours, and more if there is additional testing; plan to spend half a day. This includes about an hour with Dr. Yu to review your medical history and conduct his assessment, and the rest with clinic staff for additional assessments and samples needed for labs ordered. The fee includes a visit with your choice of either our acupuncturist or wellness counselor. It can be scheduled in advance the same day, or on a future date.
Labs and Tests
Prescriptions and Supplements
Why We Don't Take Insurance
From this perspective, it is a benefit to our patients that we do not accept insurance so that we can provide what we consider to be the best care to our patients. Our patients affirm this by the fact that they come to us for care. They are seeking a different philosophy and practice of medicine that is not the traditional allopathic practice but what they and we consider to be a more health-promoting practice of medicine.
Questions and Concerns
Follow Up Visits
Patient Resources and Instructions
What is a Compounding Pharmacy?
Biological Dentist Referrals
Dr. Yu often finds a range of chronic health problems are linked to dental problems, from mercury and heavy metals, to galvanism, to root canal infections and cavitations (see Tooth-Organ Meridian Chart). He typically works to strengthen the gut and immune system, and refers patients to biological dentists for further evaluation and treatment. Here is a Referral List of Biological Dentists in the St. Louis Area, and links to national and international listings.
What is a Biological Dentist?
Dr. Yu can refer patients to biological dentists and an oral surgeon in the St. Louis area, or patients can locate one near their home through organizations such as www.iaomt.org, www.iabdm.org, and www.holisticdental.org. SMART-certified dentists have completed a training course in the safe removal of dental mercury fillings, using special equipment and protocols to protect the patient and dental staff; see www.thesmartchoice.com.
Tooth-Organ Meridian Chart
View this very important Tooth-Organ Meridian Chart to understand the Tooth/Body Connection, and why a biological dentist or oral surgeon referral may be part of your “battle plan” to regain your health.
Austria: Dr. med. Helmut Retzek, Vöcklabruck, Austria https://ganzemedizin.at, +43-7672-23700, email@example.com
Germany: Dr. med. Atel Hemat, Cologne, Germany https://dratelhemat.com, +49-0221-643-062-27, firstname.lastname@example.org
India: Dr. Vijaya Mohan, Divine Touch Hospital, Suryapet, India, +91-9440-136-426, email@example.com
South Korea: Dr. Wooryong Kim, Seoul, South Korea, +82-10-6289-3206, firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of Town Patients
New out of town patients with serious health problems should schedule 1 to 1 1/2 days for the initial visit and begin follow-up therapies after the assessment (billed separately). Some out of town patients stay 3 to 4 days. The fee includes an initial consultation with our acupuncturist or our health and wellness counselor (your choice).
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham St. Louis Westport: 11805 Lackland Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63146. Call 314-991-3262 and mention Dr. Yu or Prevention & Healing for a special rate. See website here. Offers free shuttle, breakfast, wifi, pool, and fitness center.
Visits and Fees: We are a self-pay practice and do not accept health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
This enables us to spent enough time with you as a patient, and keep administrative costs down.
Local new patient visits take 3-4 hours (more if there is extra testing); plan to spend 1/2 to 1 day. This includes about an hour with Dr. Yu to review your medical history and conduct his assessment, and the rest with clinic staff for additional assessments and samples needed for labs ordered. Call for the initial patient fee, and cost of lab tests.
Out of town patients should schedule 1 to 1 1/2 days for an initial visit and begin follow-up therapies after the assessment (lab tests and therapies are billed separately); some stay 3-4 days. The fee includes an initial consultation with our acupuncturist or our health and wellness counselor.
Prescriptions can be filled at one of our compounding pharmacies or one near your home. Recommended supplements can be purchased at the clinic, or directly by you. If you elect to receive additional therapies or treatments at your first visit, such as an IV infusion, these services are an additional charge.
At future visits, Dr. Yu monitors your progress from the prior round of recommended treatment, reviews your lab results, and will reassess you to determine which problem(s) to treat next, and any additional tests. Future visits are less than the new patient consultation; call for current fee.
Free Monthly Seminar
Note: Please wear a mask and social distance.
Frequently asked questions
What would you like to know?
The best way to get in touch is to call during business hours at 314-432-7802. If we are busy with other patients, we will try to get back to you within 48 hours.
We are located in St. Louis. We recommend La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham St. Louis Westport: 11805 Lackland Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63146. 314-991-3262. Offers free shuttle, breakfast, wifi, pool, and fitness center.
Check our business hours on the contact page. If you have a question outside of these hours, don’t hesitate to leave a phone message. We only set up appointments by phone.
Does Dr. Yu do telephone or video consults?
Dr. Yu does not do telephone or video appointments; acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA) and other tests require physical presence. Some exceptions for established (3+ visits) out-of-town patients to review tests or answer difficult questions.
Can Dr. Yu recommend others who do similar testing?
Dr. Yu cannot at this time refer you to other U.S. physicians who do comparable forms of testing; some are working to develop sufficient practice after attending his AMA training. There are four overseas, see International Patients above.
Can Dr. Yu consult with my doctor if I am not a patient?
If you are not a patient of Dr. Yu, he cannot consult with your doctor about your care. Share the information about his AMA Training (April & August), and encourage him/her to attend, to learn more about Dr. Yu’s protocols.
How can I learn more?
Attend Dr. Yu’s Free Monthly Seminar (second Tuesday at 6:30 pm, call to confirm), review this website, read his articles, books, patient stories, clinical cases, and watch his videos. Please sign up for his monthly newsletter below.
We accept all major credit cards (except American Express). Dr. Yu is not a participating physician in any health insurance. He’s also “opted out” of Medicare, so patients must enter into a contract with Dr. Yu prior to being seen.
This website is designed for educational purposes, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.