Does the doctor treat cancer? What therapies do you use to treat cancer?
Our office offers supportive care services that can help ease the side effects of or other experiences associated with cancer and conventional cancer treatment. We use a patient-focused approach and look to heal the whole person, rather than simply treating the disease. We offer targeted cancer therapies, immune modulation procedures, oral and IV supplementation and dietary, nutritional and healthy lifestyle guidance with a positive spin on kicking cancer. Our care team is experienced in treating all types of cancers.
Do you treat cancer patients that are pregnant?
Due to the delicate nature of the diagnosis of cancer, as well as the delicate condition of pregnancy, we prefer that patients who are pregnant and looking for cancer treatment, continue their care with their current physicians and care team. After delivery, by all means, come see us and bring photos.
Do I have to fast for my bloodwork for HgbA1C?
No, fasting is not necessary for this particular blood test. If you are having other blood glucose level or other cholesterol level testing done, it may be necessary to fast, depending on the specific test. We will let you know of any restrictions prior to your appointment.
Can you give me a referral to a specialty doctor for?
We think what we do is pretty special; but if your situation requires a specialist, we will certainly make that recommendation to you.
What is this supplement for again?
Call us again and again, or email us with your questions. Our goal is to keep you healthy and we’re happy to tell why you’re taking what you’re taking.
How long will it take for my hormones to be ready at the pharmacy?
Most pharmacies require a minimum of 3 business days to process a prescription for bio-identical hormones. This of course, depends on the pharmacy.
Do you know of a doctor in the area that can do PRP/prolo/stem cell injections?
Umm. Yes. We do! Come see us, we have lots of experience here. And if you really are way too far away from us, we can help you find a practitioner closer to you.
Do you do RGCC?
There are several types of tests offered that examine the molecular and cellular nature of cancer. These tests shed light on the many and varied behaviors and markers of cancer cells in the body. If the physician feels it is appropriate in your particular case to order the RGCC test, our office can schedule an appointment for you to have the test.
What types of chelation therapy do you offer? Will it help me with my heavy metals toxicity?
Chelation therapy is used to remove certain harmful metals from the body and the type will depend on which metals are involved, as well as your specific condition. The chelation we offer is used to remove aluminum, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury, among others substances. Generally speaking, EDTA, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, can be administered in two forms. Calcium EDTA is a quicker treatment to remove these metals, while Disodium EDTA can help reduce cardiovascular disease risk in susceptible patients. DMPS (Sodium 2, 3-dimercaptopropane-l-sulfonate) chelation can be used to remove mercury and other heavy metals.
Can I take a substitute for a prescibed supplement?
Maybe. Please call the office and leave a message for the nurse or your physician to review your medication or supplement to determine what a safe and healthy alternative would be for you.
How do I fill out the Medical Profile Questionnaire?
Once you have scheduled for a consultation with one of the practitioners, an electronic account will be created and you will receive an email to the address you provided with instructions to register your account. After registering, you will be taken to the ‘Home’ screen of your patient online portal, where you will see four colorful boxes. In the lower-right corner of the page, click on the link that says ‘View My Medical Profile’. This will take you to a comprehensive questionnaire. Please, this MUST be completed prior to your first visit, to give the practitioner a better picture of you as a patient. This questionnaire does not have to be completed in one sitting; you can save it and return to it at a later time. Remember to click ‘Save’ after completing each section to save your responses. The information provided in the questionnaire will populate into your chart and will enable us to be prepared for your visit.
I haven’t been seen since in over six months; I didn’t schedule a follow-up appointment, can I still get another IV or other treatment?
We would be happy to schedule you for this treatment, and we will take this opportunity to schedule you for your recommended follow-up appointment.
My follow up is in the future. Can you read me my results over the phone? Can my results be sent to me if the doctor has not reviewed them yet?
The results of your testing will be reviewed in detail with you when you come in for your visit. If you would like a copy of your results prior to your visit, we will be happy to release a copy to you in your patient portal once the physician has reviewed the report. By law, the results must be interpreted by the physician prior to releasing them.
Can I see the doctor as a new patient on Friday?
Our office is open on Fridays for certain visits, but we have limited staff. New patient appointments take considerable time and resources. For this reason, new patients are seen Monday through Thursday, when we are fully staffed and prepared for your visit.
Does your office offer telemedicine?
Integrative medicine is a very special, patient-focused approach that looks to treat the whole body, and not simply one particular symptoms. We believe that the healing process is a partnership between the patient and the practitioner. To develop a relationship, the initial consultation must occur in our office, however it may be possible to schedule a phone appointment for follow-ups to discuss your progress.
Can your office do bloodwork?
After your visit, our patient care coordinator will review any lab testing that may be necessary. Our office is proud to have a lab technician on site who is partnered with Quest Laboratories. Our lab technician will draw your bloodwork and provide you any with testing kits to take home, if necessary. Instructions will be reviewed with you in detail. As a courtesy, our lab technician will be able to submit your lab charges to your insurance carrier. If we know that certain tests are not covered by insurance, our care team will make every effort to review the cost of the testing with you prior to testing. Alternatively, if you prefer, our care team can provide you with a prescription to take to any lab of your choice.
Am I allowed to take NSAIDs if I get PRP or prolotherapy?
This method utilizes introduce natural agents that work in concert with the body’s natural response mechanisms, rather than working against them. Some of the therapies utilized are designed to trigger the body to induce inflammation to the affected area. For this reason, NSAIDs may not be appropriate for use as part of post-treatment care, depending on the nature of the injury and treatment. Speak with us to determine if NSAIDs are appropriate, and if not, what type of post-treatment care is helpful.