Dr. Andrew helps with healthy living
Does this sound familiar?
- I want to be proactive about taking care of my health, but I’m not sure what I should be doing.
- I feel depressed, and medicine and psychiatry don’t seem to be helping; the cloud just won’t lift.
- I don’t want more drugs to help me feel “normal.” I want to figure out what’s really going on so I can fix it.
- I’m not really “sick,” but I know I’m not 100% “well,” either.
- I’m not “overweight,” but I’m not as lean and fit as I’d like to be.
- I wake up feeling stiff every morning.
- What’s going on with my brain? I’m forgetful and things are just fuzzy sometimes.
- Allergies. Ugh. Make them stop.
- I get the flu even when I get a flu shot.
- Every winter, I tend to get bronchitis / pneumonia.
Dr. Andrew explains: “My patients who are into wellness and healthy living typically describe themselves as ‘mostly healthy’. They’ll say things like, ‘I’m in good health, I want to live a long time, my mom’s in great shape and I want to be in great shape, too; I want to live a long, healthy life.’ We’ll ask a lot of questions to see what are the main areas of wellness that need to be focused on (physical, nutrition and diet, mental, emotional,).
The process is really individualized; each person is different and their needs are different. Sleep, energy, clarity of thought—these problems originate in similar systems with different severity. Musculoskeletal issues including low back pain, headaches , morning stiffness, hips and shoulders, and joint pain and stiffness are really common. Within the general population, 40% are going to have headaches and 80% will have low back pain at some point in their lives.
“Most of these people will need adjustments, they need to get their brain ‘switched on’, and they need to start some kind of workout program (or modify their existing program). Most people need to take some kind of supplements, but they don’t know what to take. Most issues don’t need ‘drastic’ actions like prescription medication and surgery. Balancing the body properly takes care of things. For example, I have a 97% success rate for carpel tunnel. It’s often misdiagnosed, and I’ve never had a person go to surgery for carpel tunnel.”
During the initial intake, Dr. Andrew will do a full exam to hear about your symptoms, looking for patterns and contributing factors to dis-ease in the body and determining which modalities will be most useful in treating you. All disease is treated physically, biochemically, mentally, and emotionally—your body will tell us what it needs—so that you can start feeling better, ideally within one or two visits.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Andrew, use our fast and easy online appointment scheduler.
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First-time patients typically have questions about what to bring to the appointment, how long is the first appointment, etc.
- The first appointment is typically 60-75 minutes. We’ll book an hour.
- If you’ve recently had blood work, x-rays or notes from other doctors, please bring that with you.
- Please bring either a list of all supplements and prescriptions you’re taking, or you can bring the bottles with you.
- If you have a list of things you’d like to go over, please bring it with you (Dr. Andrew will do a complete intake with you regardless).
- Book your appointment with our scheduler, and Sherri, Dr Andrew’s office manager, will be in touch with you to confirm your appointment and make sure your questions are answered.