Our Approach to Treatment
After a thorough initial consultation you will leave with a targeted treatment plan that is customized to meet your health concerns and goals. Your program may include some of the following services and treatment when appropriate for your health picture.
Diet & Lifestyle Counseling
A major part of any treatment plan includes diet and lifestyle counseling because education and empowerment are key elements to success in health. We want to give you the tools to live a healthy and happy life and be successful when it comes to your body and health.
Good diet and nutrition is at the core of most people’s health. A healthy diet doesn’t mean having to eat boring unfulfilling food. Understanding how foods affect your body is an essential aspect to health and an important part of your treatment program. Specific dietary recommendations are made based on your entire health picture.
We live in a stress filled world and often feel overextended and overwhelmed, which has a huge impact on our health. Things in our daily life often have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing. We work with patients to identify issues within their environment that are harmful, toxic or problematic to overall wellness. Lifestyle modifications, stress management and referrals to other practitioners are included in most treatment plans.
Supplement Protocols & Botanical Medicine
We rely on high-quality supplements and botanicals to rebuild, restore and rejuvenate the body. Targeted protocols are determined based on laboratory testing and your general health goals.
The products we prescribe are produced by companies that use the highest standards in their manufacturing process. Unlike many over-the-counter supplements, professional nutraceuticals use the highest quality raw materials, minimize fillers and other agents that inhibit absorption (“other ingredients” listed on labels), and use the ‘active’ form of ingredients for optimal utilization by the body. When attempting to achieve therapeutic results, we rely on the best!
Although Dr. Waddell is very well versed in the use of pharmaceuticals and will prescribe them when appropriate, we first strive for solutions that are the least invasive and have low side effects, which includes vitamin, mineral and botanical supplementation.
As we age, our body’s ability to produce important hormones declines. When that is the case, we can prescribe customized bio-identical hormones to keep your body in balance. Both men and women can see significant improvements in energy, stamina, sex drive, cognitive function and energy with targeted treatments to address their symptoms.
Women suffering symptoms from perimenopause and menopause can find relief with bio-identical hormones optimized for their body. Sleep, anxiety, energy, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, stamina, libido, bone health and cognitive function can greatly improve with balanced hormones.
Men also experience a natural decline of hormones called andropause, which can be very disruptive to their life. Symptoms of fatigue, irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, poor stamina and cognitive decline can be improved with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
We provide a range of injectable supplements such as customized B vitamins to support your energy, alertness and recovery from health issues. Often the digestive system is compromised and nutrients are not easily absorbed therefore nutrient infusions can beneficial.
Weight Management and Weight Loss Programs
Most of us strive to be thinner because that’s when we look and feel best about ourselves. But maintaining a healthy weight is also critical to our overall health. Excess weight can contribute to a plethora of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, and asthma.
Our approach to weight loss involves a thoughtful diet plan and nutritional supplementation that can help suppress your appetite, boost your metabolism and support your energy. Exercise and movement are also key components to a healthy weight loss program.
Allergy /Sensitivity Management and Treatment Allergy
Food sensitivities and environmental allergies can cause many symptoms that are debilitating. We customize treatments that can include but are not limited to botanical support, nutritional supplementation, homeopathic remedies, dietary changes and hormonal support.
Heavy Metal Burden Detoxification
Due to the increasingly toxic world we live in, it is vital to optimize the liver, kidneys, and the lymphatic system; the organs in the body, which eliminate wastes and toxins. Targeted treatments are developed to remove environmental toxins that are polluting and causing damage to the body. Environmental toxins disrupt proper hormone balance and lead to many symptoms.
Although not typically our first line of treatment, there are occasions where traditional pharmaceuticals can be helpful in various ways. For example, pharmaceuticals can be important in addressing symptoms while the patient is transitioning into a longer-term treatment program. Pharmaceuticals can also be critical in addressing certain acute issues. But ultimately, our goal with most patients is to minimize or eliminate drugs as part of their treatment.