Here’s a description of our family practice services. We accept most insurance plans, and credit cards, but do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
Food Allergy Testing
Uncover Food and Chemical Sensitivities with the Alcat Food Sensitivity Test which uncovers foods and other substances that trigger chronic inflammation and related health conditions, such as gastrointestinal, respiratory, and joint issues as well as migraine, dermatitis, fatigue, and metabolic disorders. Scientific studies using the Alcat Test to guide diet have shown significant improvement of many common symptoms.
Home Sleep Test for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition in which there are brief periods during sleep in which your airway relaxes and you do not get enough air to your lungs. It is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition and is far more common than generally understood. VirtuOx allows our patients the ability to monitor their sleep from the comfort of their own homes as many people find it difficult to sleep in new places, let alone covered in electrodes with someone watching from the next room. Your routine before bed is not interrupted so we are capturing a typical night. With just a sensor on your finger, nose and a small device on a belt around your chest, VirtuOx can tell if you have sleep apnea.
If you’ve been diagnosed with depression and failed at least one medication, you may benefit from GeneSight® Psychotropic, a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes how your DNA may affect your response to depression medications. The results of the test can help your doctor prescribe a more genetically optimal medication and avoid medications that may cause side effects or be less likely to work.
Routine lab work has never been so convenient with the ability to have most of your blood work done at our office as opposed to having to go elsewhere.
Other Services Provided
We at Joie de Vivre strongly believe that managing a healthy weight is an essential component of leading a healthier life. We are currently offering compounded semagulitide as an injection to aid in weight loss/weight management where appropriate. We also can discuss other alternatives to help with weight loss. Patients must eat a healthy diet and exercise to promote weight loss, and these lifestyle changes are also encouraged.
Hormone Replacement Therapies
Both men and women are subject to changes of essential hormones as they age. The effect is that, due to a decline in estrogen in women and testosterone in men, quality of life may be significantly lowered due to increased fatigue, decreased concentration, and lowered bone density.
Using symptomatic evaluation, a physical exam, and lab work a diagnosis and solution can be reached. If hormone replacement therapy is indicated, know that you have options from compounded creams to regular testosterone injections to bio-identical pellet insertions which have quickly become many patients’ most preferred method of hormone replacement.
Regenerative Therapies for Joint Pain
At Joie de Vivre we have options which may relieve pain you experience in your joints. The most common being platelet-rich plasma therapy, usually called PRP therapy, which attempts to take advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone.
When treating a joint with platelet-rich plasma, the goal is to:
•Improve joint function
•Possibly slow, halt, or even repair damage to cartilage
Secondly, and increasing in popularity is BioBurst Rejuv, an impactful umbilical cord blood (UCB) sourced fluid allograft designed to harness the body’s own healing mechanisms.