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FREE INITIAL CONSULT

A NO OBLIGATION DISCUSSION

All potential patients are required to schedule a free 20 minute consult with me before scheduling a new patient visit.  We will discuss your wants and needs to make sure that we are a good fit to work together.

Services

 
 
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
NATUROPATHIC SERVICES

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH ME

Visit 1:  We'll spend some time together - generally 60-90 minutes.  This way I can learn about your life, health history, and goals.  This appointment builds the foundation of our work together and is where our partnership is started.  We will review:

  • your intake paperwork

  • your supplements and medications

  • your current health challenges and concerns

  • your short and long-term health goals

  • any questions you have

 

Visit 2:  Between your first two visits I'll review your medical records, check for safety between herb/supplements and any medications you are on, and build a plan to approach your health goals.  During the second visit we will:

  • review, refine, and approve your initial treatment plan

  • discuss additional lab testing as needed

  • talk through any questions or concerns you and/or your family has come up with since your first visit.

 

Ongoing visits  In these visits we'll discuss how your plan is progressing and make changes as needed.  Your plan will change as you progress and new testing may be ordered.

 

Common Therapies Used:

Detailed diagnostic testing, diet and nutrient therapy, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, mind-body therapies, homeopathy, and others as needed. 

 

Working with Your Other Providers:

I strictly adhere to HIPAA privacy policies and will share information or work directly with your other health providers as appropriate, but only with your written permission.  You are always encouraged to share the details of our work together with any of your providers. 

 

Types of Appointment Packages to Choose From:

  1.  First appointment $370.  Then choose individual appointments or a membership package.

  2. Individual appointments: $180/hour OR

  3.  Discounted membership packages with unlimited access to all services.  $925/3 months. Longer packages are available at further discounts.  

  4.  Functional (detailed) lab testing with analysis. 2-visit package  $250-$400, depends upon the test.

 
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Functional Labs Give You Answers

  • They can answer "why" you aren't feeling your best, often providing answers when your regular labs do not.

  • They help determine "how" to regain your health

 

These tests take a detailed look at the current state of your metabolism, cholesterol, hormones, immune system, genetics, and more.  

 

Why would you do this kind of testing?  

Most of the labs run by conventional docs are looking for disease that already exists.  These tests are important, but since they are often run during regular check-ups, we confuse them with preventative care rather than disease care.  Functional lab testing gives information about that gray area between optimal health and disease while you still have the ability to fix it - true preventative care.

 

Adrenal Health Testing

Your adrenal glands, while pretty small, have big responsibilities.  They contribute to the regulation of blood sugar, blood pressure, metabolism, sleep/wake cycles, energy, and your stress response.

 

Importantly, your body has only one stress response and modern life is constantly putting it to the test.  So, whether you’re actually running from a bear, just running up against tight deadlines at work, experiencing a rocky relationship, sleep deprived, have anxiety, and/or have blood sugar difficulties your adrenal glands are working hard.

 

Over time these otherwise super resilient glands can become unregulated, resulting in fatigue, difficulties getting to or staying asleep, weight gain, mood disorders (depression/anxiety), and may even contribute to chronic pain. 

What's key to understand is that your adrenal response is one of the major links between chronic stress and chronic disease.  Over time you'll become susceptible to high blood pressure, heart disease, lowered immunity, metabolic syndrome / diabetes, chronic fatigue, brain fog, dementias, and cancer.  

Conventional medicine only recognizes overt disease of the adrenal glands Addison’s and Cushing’s diseases.  This very black and white view is thankfully not held by Naturopathic and Functional medicine docs.  We understand that life happens in the gray areas and this test looks at dysfunction - because small changes to such an important system can have a big impact on your quality of life.

 

Nutritional Analysis

You don't have to guess.  We can test if you're feeding your body what it needs or if you're getting the good nutrition from your food.  Knowing your overall nutritional status will help us personalize a diet and health plan for you.  Whether you're just curious, want to stay well, reverse disease, or even optimize your recovery from illness this test will help! 

 

Nutritional analysis will help personalize your supplementation needs for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and give us insight into your digestive and metabolic health.  Not enough?  We can add some genetic markers to help assess conditions such as depression, anxiety, heart disease, metabolic syndromes (sugar related illnesses), inflammatory conditions, and even chronic pain syndromes.

 

Digestive Analysis 

Assessing and optimizing gut function is a pillar of all naturopathic health programs. These tests identify gut inflammation, digestive issues, imbalances of gut bacteria, and even infections making it an essential test for those with any digestive pains or discomfort,  IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune issues, and even weight problems.  

 

Hormone Panels

Hormones are the conductors that orchestrate your life, love, energy, sleep, mood, fertility, thirst, hunger, bodily functions, and resilience.

Finely tuned their masterpiece is the symphony of your health and wellness. Disharmony can leave you fatigued, gaining weight, depressed, anxious, having difficulty with your mood and relationships, infertile, and feeling generally unwell.

 

Hormone testing is for both women and men throughout all stages of life, these tests will help to evaluate your balance of hormone levels, adrenal health, as well as key nutrition markers to help direct the appropriate use of supportive supplements, bio-identical hormone therapy, and lifestyle recommendations. 

 

Comprehensive Cholesterol & Heart Health

Did you know that when you get your basic cholesterol levels checked your risk for Heart Disease is determined incorrectly about 50% of the time?  In other words, your doctor may tell you that your risk is low, yet there's a 50% chance that you will still have a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. 

 

This is because the key predictors of heart disease measured in basic lab tests (LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides) are NOT enough to say whether you are headed towards a heart attack or stroke.  In fact, they aren't even close.  

 

Functional cardio-metabolic testing looks at your advanced cholesterol markers, inflammation, blood sugar disorders, insulin resistance, genetic contributors and more. 

 

My goal is to detect your risk earlier and provide you personalized treatments to help keep you healthy and prevent heart attacks, strokes, other cardiovascular events, Alzheimer's and other Dementias, and all of the pain and reduction in quality of life these diseases bring.  I consider these tests indispensable.

 

Mitochondria and Metabolic Health

Metabolism is the sum of your body's chemical reactions.  These reactions build new molecules and break down old ones, eliminate waste, and produce energy. 

 

Specialized testing allows us to look at many of the specific details of these reactions, such as those involved in energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, oxidative stress, and gut microbe (yeast and bacteria) activity.  In addition, we can see your  vitamin, mineral, anti-oxidant, and amino acid levels that are associated with theses processes as well. 

 

When any of these pathways are slowed or blocked a personalized nutrition plan can be created specifically for you.  

 

If you or your loved one suffers from fatigue, sleep disorders, depression, or altered immune function this may be the right test.

 

Food Sensitivity Testing.

Food sensitivities cause a wide range of symptoms and if not corrected can lead or contribute to acute distress and chronic illnesses.  Some examples include:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), indigestion, heartburn, GERD, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease

  • Metabolic disorders, such as obesity, NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), Type II diabetes, and difficulties to lose weight

  • Inflammatory conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, asthma, or autoimmune disorders

  • And more, like fatigue, headache, migraine, cognitive impairment

That said, the best way to figure out what foods you’re sensitive to is to do an Elimination-Challenge diet experiment.  If you’ve tried this already and weren’t able to relieve your symptoms or if you have personal or medical concerns about trying it a food sensitivity test may be right for you. 

 

Genetics

Specific tests can be included with most of the above tests to really personalize your testing!

 

And more, based on your unique needs.

 

CONVENIENCE, TIME, & EASE OF ACCESS

The concierge programs enable you to truly take charge of your health. The increased availability of time and the frequency of visits allows Dr. Modica to get to know you, your concerns, your goals, your unique health challenges, and to develop a strong working partnership with you.  

 

This level of interaction provides for safe, comprehensive health strategies to help you reach your optimal health.

 

As a bundled program there are significant cost savings for anyone that needs or wants more care than traditional appointment-based services can provide.

 

This intensive program is open to a limited number of patients to ensure that I have adequate time and attention to address your needs and help you achieve your health goals. 

 

Memberships are offered in 3-month, 6-month and 1 year to accommodate a variety of needs.  Additional family members are eligible for a discount.

 

Benefits:

  • Direct, unlimited access to Dr. Modica

  • Appointments (in person, phone, or video) - as many as needed.

  • Phone calls/emails between visits as needed.

  • Supplement discount

  • Significant Cost Savings (based on average use)

  • A deep partnership between us

  • More detailed health education

 

Contact me for further details. 

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