Our bodies are extremely complex and no two are alike. I have access to a broad array of complex testing resources from each of the disciplines of Conventional, Functional and Longevity Medicine.
The selection and interpretation of the appropriate tests allows us to better understand your underlying health challenges and arrive at a treatment plan that is truly individualized to you.
Your evaluation can be as broad and detailed as you would like. We will together explore the costs and benefits of each test and you will make the final decisions on how you would like to proceed.
Conventional Medicine stresses a disease-based approach. I extend this approach to screen for early markers that can predict disease years before it is traditionally diagnosed and allowing ample time to delay or prevent onset of disease.
Heart Disease is the number one cause of death and debility in our country. Through advanced blood and lifestyle analysis I am able to accurately assess risk and implement aggressive mitigation strategies at a much earlier and more effective point in time.
Cancer is not far behind. 71% of cancer deaths are caused by cancers not currently screened for. I offer the Galleri test that accurately screens for 50 different types of cancer and can often detect disease in an asymptomatic stage, allowing more effective treatment and a higher likelihood of cure.
Diabetes has dramatically risen in prevalence over the past 40 years and contributes to disease in virtually every organ system in our body. By the time it is diagnosed, regulatory systems have been declining for 20 years. I can detect these early changes and delay or prevent the onset of many of these common chronic diseases.
Dementia is perhaps the most feared chronic disease. Although there is not a generally agreed upon test to predict it yet, there are multiple markers I can test for that will predict risk and effective preventative measures can be undertaken.
Functional Medicine is based on detailed and comprehensive testing of every major system in our body. There are complex interrelationships between all of these systems and there is a large range of potential etiologies contributing to their imbalances. Your problems are unique to you and this testing allows for an individualized approach to restoring your body's proper balance.
The microbiome is the collection of bacteria that inhabit our GI tract. They see our food first and interact with it and each other and secrete multiple beneficial and toxic compounds. Imbalance and infection lead to a breakdown of our normal gut barrior and a direct pathway for these toxins to circulate throughout our body. Virtually all autoimmune diseases likely originate via this pathway, and it is also a major source of chronic inflammation that can manifests with a wide variety of common symptoms. Identifying and correcting these problems is critical to restoring your optimal health.
Metabolomics is the study of the chemical fingerprints the multiple critical cellular pathways leave behind in their normal daily function. This allows us to infer how well these processes are working and identify bottlenecks and potential remedies.
Hormone imbalances in the thyroid, adrenal-cortical, sex hormone and neurohumoral systems are all testable and modifiable.
Allergy and environmental toxins are also frequent contributors to symptoms and disease and multiple testing options are available.
Longevity Medicine is a new and rapidly evolving field. There has been a dramatic rise in the options available as a search for reliable biomarkers has intensified. Many of these are experimental and their utility needs to be confirmed. None the less they can offer useful insights into our current aging process and hopefully track the effectiveness of interventions aimed at extending lifespan and health span.
Genetic testing has been available for a number of years, but now extensive databases are being evaluated with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems and both beneficial and detrimental associations with our SNPs are continually being found.
Genetics can indicate risk, but it is only important if that gene is actually expressed. The body has a complicated process of folding and methylating the genes that controls this expression and the study of these processes is known as epigenetics. This field has also been rapidly advanced by AI techniques and shows great promise for future diagnosis and treatment.
There are also labs studying specific markers and processes felt to be strongly correlated with increased longevity. These include but are not limited to the Sirtuins, mTOR, AMPK, NAD+, and Klotho. This is a rapidly evolving field with breakthroughs appearing almost daily.