Philosophy of Care
It is so important to remember that what a person is doing now basically determines the way they will spend the last 10 years of their life.
Our Doctors goal, as preventative health care practitioners, is to inform their patients on the major lifestyle options they have, to make the most impact on their future health.
Most Common Concerns
- Reproductive health
- Burnout and exhaustion
- Low mood
- Digestive concerns
- Skin issues
- Cardiovascular concerns (high blood pressure etc)
- Diet and lifestyle
- Thyroid conditions
- Cancer and Oncology support
- Weight concerns
- Autoimmune conditions
- Musculoskeletal treatments (acupuncture, trigger point therapies, injection therapies)
- Colds and flu’s
Blood Pressure: starting at age 21, then once every year
Ensuring your blood pressure stays within a reasonable level may prevent a stroke or heart attack.
PAP Test/Pelvic Exam: Every 3 years if normal.
Breast Exam: should be done annually and self exams done at home monthly.
Skin Exam: annually at your doctors office and self exams conducted monthly at home
Weight/ Height and BMI (Body Mass index)
- Basic blood work (cbcd, etc.)
- Organ function screening (liver, kidneys, cardiovascular)
- Random glucose
- Iron study and Ferritin
- Thyroid panel
- Lipid panel
- Vitamin D and B12 status
- Hormone panel for both men and women annually or with change in symptoms
Mammogram: it is recommended that all women have a baseline mammogram at age 35
Annual mammograms can begin at age 40 but having a baseline mammogram at age 35 gives a good reference for any changes in breast tissue
Research has shown a 25% reduction in deaths amongst women who screen regularly (BC Cancer Screening Agency)
Prostate-specific antigen test: (blood test) – Prostate cancer screening starting at age 40 .
Physical prostate exam: at age 40
Large European trial showed a 20% reduction in prostate cancer deaths among men screened for the disease
Most Commonly Followed Checkup Schedule in this Demographic:
Fall : Cold and Flu prevention program
Winter: Booster on Cold and Flu prevention program
Spring: Spring detox, elimination program.
Other: Usually one to two other visits annually to address specific health concerns or goals, and one for physical exam.
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