Frequently Asked Questions

At Terrain Health we aim to find the root cause of illness. With that said, we believe strongly in disease prevention rather than disease suppression; therefore, our practice is centered around improving and preserving health, in addition to treating illness. We want to restore health to those with diseases and enhance and maintain resiliency in the healthy. To achieve this goal, we develop very close partnerships with our patients, educating them about self-care, and supporting and guiding them at every step of the way throughout their health journey. We do not subscribe to the one-size-fits-all philosophy of conventional medicine, nor do we believe there is a pill for every ill. Every individual is unique, and Terrain Health caters to every person's individual health needs and goals.

Yes, Dr. Robin Rose is double board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, and has been practicing for over 17 years.

Dr. Robin received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating with honors, and was inducted into the Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic National Honors Society. She did her post-graduate training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and received board certification in both disciplines. Dr. Robin is listed as a functional medicine provider with the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Additionally, she received her bachelor's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University, graduating with honors, and then went on to obtain her master's degree in Neuropsychology from New York University.

Yes. Terrain will identify the optimal treatment, which can include medications, natural methods, nutritional therapy, and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of your issues.

Absolutely, Terrain Health works with patients from all over. Our providers are currently licensed in the United States in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, and California and can provide care to patients located in those States virtually. Those residing outside of the locations listed are welcome to travel to our Connecticut clinic to establish care.

Precision medicine at Terrain means we analyze genomic data and next-generation biomarkers and map the terrain of your body, to craft a bespoke healthcare plan. Individualized healthcare means that you work with a trained health coach to apply the plan you co-author with our physicians.

Whether you are working on improving energy, weight loss; experiencing digestive challenges, migraines, or anxiety, our health coaches address the root cause of your problems by making specific changes to diet, sleep, exercise, and stress management.

Health coaching expands our ability to connect with patients on a deeper level, resulting in clinically significant results, our coaches guide you and ensure that you succeed.

This depends on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the situation, the general wellness of the patient, and the length of time of your issues. Overall, most people begin to see improvement within the first month, some within the first week or two. Many patients then opt for a maintenance plan to continue to optimize their health.

Currently, we do not accept any insurance. However, we can provide a Superbill for many of the Terrain Health services which will provide you with the necessary information to submit your own claim to your insurance company.

Terrain Health does accept CareCredit, which is the health and wellness credit card designed exclusively for healthcare services with special financing options. Learn more by visiting *Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required.

Blood Work ordered by Terrain Health will be billed to your insurance company by your chosen lab directly, is subject to the benefits under your plan, and deductible, coinsurance or copayment may apply. 

Supplements are a natural way to support your health and body. They are not usually covered by insurance, unless they are a “medical necessity”

Absolutely. HSA or FSA can be used towards Terrain Health’s programs