Most extended health care plans offer coverage for visits to a NaturopathicDoctor. You will be required to pay for your appointment at the time of your visit and can then submit your invoice to receive a reimbursement from your insurance company.
This consultation focuses on cardiovascular health issues from an integrative naturopathic point of view.
The incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is rising at an alarming rate. CVD is the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the United States; obesity, insulin resistance and DM2 significantly predispose individuals to developing CVD, yet these conditions are potentially avoidable. If we are to make an impact on the serious health and economic consequences of these diseases, we need to identify risk early enough for people to make lifestyle modifications or seek medical help, and avoid becoming a part of the rising statistics.
Cardiometabolic risk has been defined as “the cluster of modifiable risk factors and markers that identify individuals at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral arterial disease) and type 2 diabetes1 .”
The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)’s Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) has identified the metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance syndrome as a major risk factor for DM2 and CVD2,3.
NCEP-ATP III criteria for identifying metabolic syndrome include:
- hypertension/elevated blood pressure
- abdominal obesity
- atherogenic dyslipidemia (low HDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated LDL cholesterol)
- prothrombotic/pro-inflammatory state
- insulin resistance/glucose intolerance
What is CardioMetabolic Risk?
Request this consultation through an online form at Miramas Health.
Prior to your initial visit
Complete the initial intake form
Bring the names and doses of all medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking
Bring copies of blood work or imaging you’ve had done in the last 12 months
Bring names and phone numbers of all doctors and health care providers you are currently seeing
Consider doing the CardioMetabolic Test before coming for this consultation.
Your Naturopathic initial visit (1-1.5 hrs):
We will review your intake form and your concerns will be discussed
in greater detail. This will include discussion of current health concerns, previous health concerns, family medical history, personal medical history (review of systems) and other health-related questions. A concern oriented physical exam may be performed if necessary. Lab testing may be ordered, or if you have had lab work done elsewhere we may order a copy of the results from your doctor’s office. Treatment will begin upon completion of your initial visit and will be built upon in subsequent visits.
Can book a follow up consultation through the existing patient portal.
Subsequent visits (15 minutes - 1 1/2 hour):
These are scheduled as according to the plan given at your initial visit or on an as needed basis. They are for the purpose of continued growth and learning, tracking progress, evaluating effectiveness of current treatment plan, and making adjustments as necessary. New concerns will be addressed, as well as health optimization.