Specialized Lab Testing & Imaging
The testing ordered for you is comprehensive and extensive. We look at hundreds of markers in your body and Dr. Sandra analyzes each one to determine what biochemical processes are malfunctioning and generating your symptoms. When it comes to your health, Dr. Sandra does not guess, instead, she utilizes innovative labs in her science-based, functional medicine practice. Your labs may look at several different markers, including cardiovascular risk markers, thyroid and hormones, micronutrient deficiencies, diabetes panels, inflammation markers, heavy metals, pathogens, and more. Once you review your lab results with Dr. Sandra, she will partner with you to design a personalized wellness plan to help you on your healing journey back to optimal health.
Many of us have a personal or family history of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or dementia. Being proactive about your health is vital and prevention is paramount! Dr. Sandra will order and collaborate with imaging centers, as well as your primary care provider, to get the tests you need to identify any potential disease processes that threaten your health. For instance, if you are experiencing memory loss, specific blood tests and a Brain MRI scan with Volumetrics can help to identify your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative conditions. A Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test (CIMT) is a noninvasive ultrasound used to diagnose the extent of carotid atherosclerotic vascular disease which puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke. Many patients do not have symptoms but have notable thickening in their arterial walls. By detecting this abnormal plaque build-up early, we can manage the risk factors aggressively while implementing a personalized treatment plan with lifestyle changes, stress reduction techniques, and a heart healthy diet before disease sets in.