The first visit the patient and I have together is quite long. This initial 1 ½ hour Wellness visit is our opportunity to explore what your goals are and how we will set out to achieve them. Don’t be shy! We have no limitations! As a Family Medicine doctor I am trained to medically manage the whole family AND the whole person. When we then add the holistic approach towards your care, we further broaden our horizons and avoid medications. Nutritional medicine (to include both nutritional counsel and supplements) and Herbal Medicine are often utilized in my Integrative Medicine practice. I have a Natural Medicine Pharmacy at our fingertips which I have researched and created over the past 20 years. Many medications are replaced and medications are completely avoided otherwise with this holistic pharmacy.
Bio-Identical Hormone prescribing is also available to my patients. When desired by the patient and both appropriate and safe to prescribe, Bio-Identical and natural hormone prescribing in my practice includes but is not limited to estrogen/progesterone/testosterone replacement, thyroid and adrenal support and prescribing.
If and when you have made an appointment, you will receive a New Patient packet by email. Take your time and be thorough with this paperwork. Bring it with you to our first visit. We will review this together and incorporate it into your personalized Wellness Program as we create it! The Wellness Program is goal oriented, so it is important to know and remember that we can accomplish a lot together as a team, so do not limit yourself!
Follow up visits in Charleston are available on a monthly basis. I am also available for questions regarding your program through my office email when we are between our appointments. I especially expect questions after our first visit together. Questions regarding the current program are welcomed. Medical management itself is not best done through email as it is not thorough enough for me! If necessary, I will let you know when questions asked through the email are to be best handled in person together at an appointment.
If you choose to use the Thermography Services I have brought to Charleston, I will provide you with your Thermography report and personalized explanation of what was found. If you are a future or current patient, we will also review this study in it's entirety at our visit. We will then incorporate each element of the thermogram that needs attention and treatment into your office visit. There will be no additional charge to provide these extra Thermography review services to you at your office visit. The Thermography itself is a separate visit and charge. If the Thermography is done after our initial office visit, I will again, provide you with your Thermography report with the personalized explanation AND we will review the thermogram together at your next (follow up) visit.