Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
You will receive an email before your first appointment that will go through a very detailed health history. It will ask you to rate different symptoms by severity so we can focus on meeting your goals. It will also review your personal, family and social history. When you come in for the first visit, we will gather basic information, discuss your concerns and goals with the provider, receive a physical exam and have your blood work done there in the office. Your results will be back in 8-10 days. You will make a follow up appointment on your way out after your first visit. The follow up appointment includes a sit down with the provider where we review each lab in depth, why it was done and what we are going to do with it, and we develop your health plan together to meet all your goals. We agree on the health plan and start your journey to complete optimization.
We look at every system in the body which includes adrenal glands, extensive thyroid testing, sex hormones, vitamin levels, inflammatory markers, lipid levels and other specific testing that we deem necessary to optimize your body. Some of the other testing may include a Cardio IQ panel which breaks down the size of the lipid levels, candida (yeast) levels, food sensitivity testing, mold testing, and auto-immune markers and testing.
Food sensitivity testing is extremely important for almost every patient. It is a blood test that shows how sensitive your gut is to each food. Food sensitivities that are not recognized increase your chance of being overweight and of causing your weight loss to plateau. It can cause acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, constipation and fatigue. These sensitivities can cause skin complaints such as itching or rashes. They will also make any auto-immune disorder worse because of the inflammation.
We encourage you to keep your family provider. We do this because we are focusing on anti-aging, wellness and body optimization. We want healthy well patients in our facility and do not want to expose people to infections. We understand that some patients do not want to go to a traditional provider and we will work with you individually if that is your wish.
We provide botox to medically treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily relaxing facial/neck muscles. We also use aesthetic dermal fillers to enhance your cheeks, lips, jaw line, eyes and to fill wrinkles and fine lines.