Why Annual Checkups Aren’t Enough
Traditional Annual Checkups v. Functional Medicine Evaluation
Aim for Optimal Health
Optimal healthcare begins with specialized testing because healthcare isn’t one size fits all. While traditional healthcare focuses on basic blood work and “normal values,” we take a more comprehensive approach that focuses on aiming for optimal values rather than what is “normal.” For example, what if I told you that the average American had an Omega-3 level of 1.4-5% (which is “normal” according to the lab) but a level of greater than 8% was associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke? Would you want to be “normal” or optimal? We also run many specialized tests for nutritional, genetic, and advanced cardiac risk markers that go above and beyond the basic check-up. In addition, we track specific health markers while taking into account changes in your lifestyle, medications, and supplements so that we can determine which changes are beneficial. With this approach, we can create an effective and accurate treatment plan that is specialized to your body.
Your Health Scorecard
To improve your health beyond your annual checkups, you want to examine all factors that can impact your health now and in the future. Functional medicine uses state-of-the-art medical testing in every area to assess your overall health. At Robinson M.D., your comprehensive testing may include:
Gut Health Testing
Invest in Your Health
Tracking Heart Health
Concierge Services with a Functional Medicine Approach
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