The GladdMD Integrative Medicine clinic is for those exploring the possibility of utilizing complementary and alternative therapies, in conjunction with conventional medical care. Patients are required to keep a primary care provider and provide GladdMD with all medical information relevant to their health status. The services provided at GladdMD are for therapeutic purposes only and not for purposes of diagnosis. In certain cases lab tests may be offered in order for us to better evaluate the functional status of a patient in order to better provide integrative therapeutic options.
GladdMD Integrative Medicine, like other non-primary care specialties are available for consult for urgent, non-emergent concerns. This does not eliminate nor replace the need for a relationship with a primary care physician, which is recommended by GladdMD Integrative Medicine. Patients understand that: (1) if a symptom persists, they should see their regular or non-GladdMD physician(s) regarding traditional diagnosis and treatment options; and (2) should continue to see their regular or non-GladdMD physician(s) for conventional testing and screening purposes.
The practice of integrative medicine is not an exact science and no guarantees are made regarding integrative medicine procedures.
- Nutritional Supplements: Supplements and nutritional supplements may interfere with prescribed medications. It is important that a physician is aware of what combinations of medications and supplements you are taking.
- Nutrigenomic and Functional Medicine Assessment: Nutrigenomic assessment is a rapidly evolving science. It is an indicator of potential risk of disease development, but not an absolute guarantee of either avoiding or developing disease. Functional Medicine assessments may help to better evaluate your health status. However, neither of these assessments should preclude nor substitute for traditional medical care.
All of the products offered for sale by GladdMD have been scientifically tested by their manufacturers and independently reviewed for quality by others who are qualified to do so. If you would like to know more about the risks, benefits and limits of knowledge relating to the products sold at GladdMD, please ask us and we will provide you with easy-to-read materials about them. GladdMD makes every effort to provide the products it sells to patients as cost-effectively as possible. GladdMD acts as a retailer for the manufacturers of the health- related products it sells. All health-related products sold by GladdMD are sold at an industry-accepted markup. If you would like a list of the manufacturers with which GladdMD has a financial arrangement, please ask us and we will provide it to you. GladdMD has made arrangements so that it can provide health-related products in-office or online through the internet as a convenience to our patients. However, if you prefer to purchase these products (or other similar products) elsewhere, please let us know and we will provide you with information on where they are available.