Becoming A Patient
Committed To Finding The Cause
There are multiple factors why you develop symptoms: food sensitivities, dietary imbalances, digestion problems, and most commonly toxicities such as metals, chemicals, and infections. These among many other factors may be creating a toxic load on your health. Our focus is helping people with difficult, chronic health problems. Using our functional approach to these chronic health issues we have had many patients experience full remission of symptoms by addressing the triggers that are causing the symptoms, rather than the symptoms. We are committed to finding the cause.
What to Expect
Case Review - Initial Visit and Evaluation
During your first visit you will spend an hour or more with Dr Thomas. During this visit we will discuss your problem and start to uncovering possible triggers that may be leading to your symptoms. Next, Dr Thomas may perform a detailed functional examination in order to determine what specific metabolic laboratory tests that need to be ordered to uncover the possible triggers causing your health issues. Dr Thomas will also review any prior lab work that you have had done. The purpose of this visit is to determine the next steps needed for your recovery.
Dr. Thomas can provide interpretation and support recommendations of 23andme or Ancestry genetic data during your initial visit in additional to a preliminary case review in testing has been completed prior to your scheduled appointment.
On this visit Dr Thomas will review the test results from your first visit, including the findings from a functional examination, reviewing previous lab work performed, and results from any labs ordered prior to the second visit. At this time Dr Thomas will discuss if he is able to take you on as a patient, any additional tests that need to be performed, and well as estimated cost of your specific recovery program. Many patients leave this visit and will begin a short detoxification program involving specific dietary restrictions.
It is difficult to truly determine how long a patient will need to work with Dr Thomas. Most patients need to work with Dr Thomas for a few months while difficult cases can take much longer. Metabolic lab testing and examinations can determine how long it is going to take to give you your life back.
Many patients will drive 2 or more hours each way to consult with Dr Thomas. With technology, Dr Thomas offers distance care programs allowing patients to minimize travel frequency to Dr Thomas' office. Please call see if you qualify for distance care, this may need to be determined after an initial consultation and examination.