Integrative Medical Consultation
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. (Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Steering Committee)
What to expect
Your initial consultation is a full hour. During a typical evaluation, I will take a complete medical and lifestyle history and perform a physical examination. I am listening for the big picture and am attuned to the tests needed to uncover root causes of illness that may not yet have been uncovered. I work with you to create an individualized program that you can integrate immediately into your life. If you have lab work done elsewhere, please bring copies with you to your appointment.
Nutritional & Functional Testing
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Thyroid Hormone Panel
- Blood glucose, insulin levels
- Vitamin D
- Gluten sensitivity/Celiac Disease
- Comprehensive digestive analysis
- Comprehensive sex hormone profiles (blood, saliva and urine)
- Adrenal gland function
- Inflammatory markers
- Neurotransmitter testing (mood disorders)
- Environmental toxicity testing (heavy metals, PCB’s, volatile solvents)
- Micronutrient testing
- Food Allergies (IgG antibodies)
- Gene SNP Analysis
- Viral and Spirochetal Infections
Longevity and Healthy Aging Medicine
Do you want to look and feel better as you age? Around the world, people are seeking medical guidance for ways to stay healthy, active, and vital well into their older years. As a result, the principles of the anti-aging lifestyle are gaining rapid and widespread acceptance as a framework for lifelong habits for healthy living. Longevity Medicine is a medical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related discomforts and diseases. This includes genetic, physiological and nutritional testing to develop a customized protocol for keeping your body supported and nourished with what it needs to stay vital for years to come.
When it comes to your health, we know that biology is controlled by your genes. However, you can affect the expression of your genes by the way you eat, move and manage stress, a concept called biogenomics. We offer genetic testing so you can gain insight into your genetics and how they may impact your health, such as what role your genes play in digestive health, how well your body copes with the stress of physical activity or how environmental factors affect your body. With this information, you can uncover how changes in your lifestyle can impact the expression of your genes and therefore your health.
You have probably heard the term "oxidative stress". This is analogous to a piece of metal rusting away. I enlist the services of excellent labs to provide information that may indicate if you have some of the physiological conditions that can lead to autoimmune diseases, cancer, or degenerative illnesses. We look for optimal values when we interpret your lab results. You may not "feel" that you have a lot of oxidative stress, but the lab work can help reveal it up to 15 years before a disease develops.