Have you been told all your labs are normal or that nothing can be done except take medication to control your symptoms? Get ready for a different approach. This isn’t your regular doctor’s office. I dig deeper.
I start our relationship getting to know you, your symptoms, your concerns, and your goals. During your initial comprehensive visit, which can last between 60 and 90 minutes, we thoroughly review your medical, environmental and social history to identify potential triggers for your health issues. Then together we decide what tests will give us the information to develop a detailed care plan. You’ll leave that first visit with a foundational plan that will start you on your journey to optimal health. And you’ll leave with hope you can feel better again.
Four to six weeks later, after I have your test results, you’ll return for a comprehensive follow up. During that visit, which can last another 60 to 90 minutes, we review labs and design a care plan to help you restore your health and function to the highest level possible. This care plan isn’t just about pharmaceuticals or dietary supplements. I base your comprehensive care plan on a holistic approach to your health. Depending on your health issues, it may also include changes to your diet, your environment, exercise habits, sleep, stress management and other lifestyle factors.
Now the real work starts. We build your plan together, but it is up to you to execute it. You’re not doing that alone. You’ll return for follow-up visits, which last about 30 minutes, every two or three months until you’ve achieved your desired results. We’ll use that time to monitor your progress and fine tune your care plan. In between visits you’ll be able to communicate with me through a secure patient portal messaging system for quick questions, comments or concerns.
My goal is to help you understand the root cause of your issues, give you the knowledge and tools to address them, and coach you on your way to better health.