We treat the cause. . . not the symptom
Too often medical practitioners rely exclusively on testing to the exclusion of symptoms. In other words, “if the test is normal, then you must be normal”.
While testing is important, we use lab results as a GUIDE to develop and implement a customized treatment plan for each patient. However, we place equal importance on patient symptoms to evaluate whether the plan is working.
Before coming to us, patients are often told that previous testing has revealed they are "in range." Our goal is to get each patient to OPTIMAL levels which are different for everyone.
As an example, for thyroid (TSH) testing, approximately 95% of the population is considered "in range". But what if a patient needs to be on the upper end of the range to feel well but finds himself/herself on the lower end? The patient is still "in range" and therefore the physician may overlook treatments for thyroid issues.
Advanced, comprehensive testing is sometimes needed to get the root cause of symptoms. Only by gauging the current bio-chemical state of a patient can a customized road map for optimal health be established.
SAMPLE TESTING PANELS
Thyroid: TSH, T4, T3, Reverse T3, TPO anti-bodies, and thyroglobulin
• Cortisol x 4
Thermography (for detection of inflammation hot spots)
Vitamin Deficiency (for the targeted use of supplements)
Testosterone (Free and Total)
FSH & LH
. . . . to name a few of our tests.