Becoming a Patient / Gluten Testing
Committed to Finding the Cause
There are multiple factors why you develop symptoms: food sensitivities such as gluten, dietary imbalances, digestion problems, toxicities. 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 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.
Gluten, Cross Reactive Food, & Leaky Gut Testing
For patients who have minimal health concerns and would just like to be tested for Gluten and other foods; Dr Thomas at your initial visit will discuss with you what tests make the most sense for your specific needs or condition. After Dr Thomas has received and reviewed your test results he can better make specific dietary and nutritional recommendations to get you on the right path towards optimal health.
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 or tests 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 gut repair or 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 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 by conducting a consultation via phone or internet . Please call see if you qualify for distance care, this may need to be determined after an initial consultation and examination in the office.
Call us at 678-456-9122 to schedule your case review.
For More Information
Integrated Healthcare of Georgia
11800 Northfall Lane, Suite 1403
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9am - 12pm & 3pm - 6pm
9am - 12pm
We are located on the off of Hwy 9 / Alpharetta Hwy between Haynes Bridge and Mansell in the Northfall Professional Park. Travel half way down the hill to the first building on your left.