FAQ’s

FAQ’s2020-09-02T11:12:11+00:00

BaleDoneen Method

Why BaleDoneen?2020-09-02T11:10:32+00:00

Once you discover that a CURE exists for heart attacks, strokes, type-2 diabetes, dementia and more, how can you NOT offer this to your patients or demand this level of care as a patient!

Why isn’t Prevention more commonly practiced?2020-09-02T11:10:53+00:00

In our healthcare system today, the vast majority of providers are trained to treat end-stage disease. In the world of cardiology, for example, most cardiologists are interventional cardiologists. This means they have been trained to intervene once arterial disease is causing a serious problem like a heart. attack.  Sadly, this is also referred to as “standard of care”. The BaleDoneen Method aims to prevent the disease and prevent the disease from causing a serious problem!

I’m burned out! How can the BaleDoneen Method offer more?2020-09-02T11:11:21+00:00

Provider burnout is at an all-time high!  According to a 2019 Medical Economics Survey, 50% fall into this category.  Providers experience emotional exhaustion, feel as though they’re not making an impact, and struggle with the growing list of administrative tasks.  The BaleDoneen Method allows you to create a specialty practice around prevention with proven results.  And, you immediately have a growing list of people who need your help!

Are Patients looking for more?2020-09-02T11:11:45+00:00

Patients are looking for Providers that they like and trust, individualized care options, and care that meets their needs!  That’s what the BaleDoneen Method is all about.

AHAforLife

How do I get going with AHAforLife?2020-08-09T11:48:33+00:00

You can start offering AHAforLife just by directing patients and friends to www.ahaforlife.com  Here, they will be able to take the assessment and listen to Module 1 – all for FREE!

What’s free?2020-08-09T11:48:51+00:00

The Risk Assessment and Module 1 are free for patients and friends – ALWAYS!

Is the AHAforLife Program available to ALL Providers?2020-08-09T11:49:14+00:00

Yes, AND you MUST be a BaleDoneen Signature OR Practice Advantage member.  We want to ensure that ALL providers practicing the method stay abreast of the newest science and discoveries. This not only protects the BaleDoneen brand but more importantly, the patients seeking care.  To find out more, visit: www.baledoneen.com  or call 866-217-9272

Who should be offering the Program – Dentists, Physicians, or both?2020-08-09T11:49:32+00:00

We believe BOTH!  Patients want to hear this important message. And given the benefits for both the Medical and Dental providers, does it really matter where they purchase the program?

How do I receive the kits? Are they sent to me or my patients?2020-08-09T11:49:51+00:00

Kits will be sent to each Provider.  It will be up to them to personally distribute OR mail to their patients.

How do I receive the PowerPoint Presentation to use within my community?2020-08-09T11:50:12+00:00

The Community PowerPoint will be available in the Member portal under Marketing & Business.  Select AHAforLife and the related documents will be displayed.

How do I access the FULL program myself?2020-08-09T11:50:33+00:00

2 ways:

  • Purchase a program bundle and receive a FREE Provider Program Code
  • Receive a TRIAL Code to review the FULL Program
How do I receive brochures?2020-08-09T11:50:51+00:00

As a Signature Member, you will receive 25 brochures when you order your first bundle. If you would like additional brochures, the PDF is available in the Member Portal.

When will I receive the packages that I’ve ordered?2020-08-09T11:51:11+00:00

Orders are taken care of by our fulfillment center.  You can expect them in 5-7 business days.

How do I get more detailed information about the patient whose completed the Assessment and/or Module 1?2020-08-09T11:51:30+00:00

The information received will include their name, email, and contact number.  For HIPAA reasons, we’re not able to transmit detailed information or results from their assessment.  If you discover that they’re NOT an existing patient, please contact BaleDoneen.

If I’m interested, how do I order the AHAforLife Programs for my patients?2020-08-09T11:51:59+00:00

Supplements

What can you tell me about BaleDoneen Supplements?2020-08-26T11:17:47+00:00

BaleDoneen now offers a comprehensive line of supplements.  Go to www.baledoneen.gethealthy.store to see the full line.

In addition, should you be interested in creating your own storefront where you can offer BaleDoneen Supplements and other products, please contact: Meredith@gethealthy.store

Labs

What’s the process of at-home testing through imaware™ for BaleDoneen patients?2020-08-26T11:55:24+00:00

You or your healthcare provider can order an at-home test from the BaleDoneen website.

You’ll receive your imaware™ kit(s) at your house within 5 business days.

Set aside 15 minutes to complete the test.

First, register your kit online at https://imaware.health/start

Then you can draw your sample following the instructions provided after your register.

Send your kit back using the provided pre-paid shipping bags.

Receive your results within 5 business days.

How do I prepare for the sample collection?2020-08-26T11:58:04+00:00

Prior to Collection: 

Please be well hydrated and warm up your fingers. Generally, running hands under warm water will help with blood flow in the hands; also moving around for about five minutes prior to the draw. The ring finger is a great finger to pull the collection from as it is generally not as calloused as the rest of the fingers.This is important because for some people, if they are slightly dehydrated, cold, or anxious they can have a hard time producing a sample.

Collecting the Sample:

The lancet should be firmly pressed into the middle-side of the finger. Not in the middle, due to the nerves there and not too close to the side because it’s more difficult to produce the amount of blood required there. Please see the picture below. Ideally, avoid choosing a spot that is either too close to the tip of the finger or are too close to the side. If possible, avoid squeezing your finger to get the drops required as that can affect the blood sample. If you have to squeeze the finger to get the collection started, it should be just above the knuckle.

Location of finger prick:

 

How long will it take to get my kit?2020-08-26T12:02:04+00:00

When you place an order, our partnerimaware™ will begin to package your collection kit immediately.  When orders are placed before 2pm Central Time, we ship those kits out the same day.  For orders placed after 2pm, we ship the next day.

We utilize USPS First Class shipping, and your kit will be shipped to you within 5 business days. In fact, most of our customers get their kits within 3 business days.

Where do you ship?2020-08-26T12:02:27+00:00

imaware™ currently shipsBaleDoneen tests to all continental US states except New York due to state regulatory laws. We’re actively working to receive approval in New York. We don’t currently ship to Canada or any other countries outside of the US.

How will I receive my kit?2020-08-26T12:02:50+00:00

Your kit will be shipped in a discreet, unmarked box via USPS to protect your privacy. You will be notified via e-mail once your kit has shipped.

Can I order the kit early and just wait to do it when my labs are due?2020-08-26T12:03:12+00:00

Yes. The kit itself is good for 6 months, so you can order it early but you should use it within that time frame.

Once drawn, the sample is temperature stable for 14 days, but we recommend you draw your sample and return in mail on the same day.

How should I ship this if it’s hot outside?2020-08-26T12:03:32+00:00

We have tested our sample stability to 110 degrees Fahrenheit with no degradation. We would recommend you drop your package off to the brick and mortar USPS location instead of a blue box if the temperature that day is over 90 degrees.

Can I ship this in the cold?2020-08-26T12:03:54+00:00

Yes, we have designed multilayer packaging and our collection devices help the sample remain stable at ambient temperatures for up to 14 days. We also inspect the sample to make sure it’s fine before testing to ensure accurate results.

How long is the kit stable?2020-08-26T12:04:12+00:00

The kit itself is good for 6 months, so you should use it within that time frame.

Once drawn, the sample is temperature stable for 14 days, but we recommend you draw your sample and return in mail on the same day.

How do I receive my results as a patient?2020-08-26T12:04:36+00:00

You will receive your results through the imaware™ digital platform. When your results are ready, you’ll receive an email notifying you. You can then login and view your results by logging into the patient portal at https://portal.imaware.health/. Your digital results are also readily available to be downloaded as a PDF.

Are my test results stored securely?2020-08-26T12:05:03+00:00

Yes, your imaware™ account is secure. We have built leading-edge encryption and security features, and our digital health platform is HIPAA compliant. For more details about our privacy policy, please click here.

Do you share my information with third parties for profit?2020-08-26T12:05:20+00:00

No, you own your health data and we will never share your information without consent. We do not share your individual-level information with any third party. We do not provide your information or results to employers or health insurance companies.

We may reach out to you from time to time to see if you would be interested in supporting research projects, but these are on a positive opt-in basis only.For more details about our privacy policy, please click here.

How long do you keep a record of my data?2020-08-26T12:05:39+00:00

While laws and regulations vary with regard to how long medical records must be stored by state, our intention is to have the records stored to meet regulatory requirements where applicable by state.

Please reach out to us at support@imaware.health if you have further questions on this topic.

Do you share my information?2020-08-26T12:05:59+00:00

No, you choose how your information is used and shared with others. We do not share your individual-level information with any third party. We do not provide your information or results to employers or health insurance companies. For more details about our privacy policy, please click here.

Red Flags

Do You Have any of the following Red Flags?2020-08-26T13:24:26+00:00

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

While comprehensive testing at the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center will give you the most precise assessment of your level of risk, there area number of known risk factors for cardiovascular disease — “red flags” — that may indicate an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or diabetes:

  • personal or family history of cardiovascular disease
  • personal or family history of heart attack, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes
  • diabetes (risk factor for heart attack and stroke)
  • gestational diabetes
  • elevated cholesterol
  • nicotine use in any form
  • secondary exposure to nicotine use (such as second-hand smoke)
  • psychosocial issues such as depression, anxiety, or stress
  • high blood pressure
  • abdominal obesity
  • sleep problems
  • age (men over 40 and women over 50)
  • gum disease
  • erectile dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • lupus
  • psoriasis
  • migraine headaches
  • gout
  • polycystic ovaries
  • hirsutism (facial hair growth in women)
  • oligomenorrhea (changes in menstrual cycles)
  • Hispanic or African-American descent
  • osteoporosis
  • pre-eclampsia
  • breast cancer treatment

Any combination of these risk factors for cardiovascular disease may indicate increased risk for heart attack, stroke or diabetes. If you would like a more thorough evaluation of your risk or level of disease, please contact us.