Diagnosis & Treatment Program for Optimizing Human Performance
Who is personalized/precision medicine for?
We don’t believe “it doesn’t matter what you eat” or “there’s nothing more that can be done” or “you should come back when it gets worse”. We’ve found that choices significantly influence what age and disease mean. The tricky bit is finding the right information for the right choices.
- is for those who choose to optimize resilience and a healthy lifespan using nutritional & lifestyle choices. What happens when expectations aren’t met?
- is for those invested in human performance. What is available to those who want to baseline their health and use continuous monitoring for enhancement?
- works beyond the funded guidelines. What happens when symptoms don’t seem to fit an expected pattern or addressable diagnosis?
The clinic is suitable for adults aged 16+, excluding those trying to get pregnant, currently pregnant or breastfeeding. The clinic is also not suitable for those currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
Clients will be:
Wanting to work personally and collaboratively with independent medical advice
Enthusiastic and purposeful about the desired outcomes
Wanting to address imbalances or diagnosed conditions undermining optimal cognitive, physical and emotional health
Self-motivated to make agreed changes to lifestyle & nutrition (e.g. whole foods, low carb, fasting etc)
Comfortable with using an online Patient Portal for routine interactions including payment by credit card, or able to get family support to assist. The clinic receives no funding for administration in order to be able to provide independent registered medical advice. The portal makes it viable without funding to meet Medical Council record keeping requirements and manage compliance risk.
Wanting a clinical relationship to monitor health changes and take advantage of the latest medical research
What health topics are associated with treatments the clinic provides?
- Thyroid Disease
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Hormonal Issues
- Digestive Disorders
- Menopause symptoms
- Headache and Migraine
- Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Slow metabolism, Low Energy
- Heart Disease
- Neurological Disorders
- Memory and Concentration loss
- Accelerated Ageing
- Obesity/Weight gain
- Cognitive decline, Head Injuries
- Chronic undiagnosed conditions
What is involved?
The personalized and precision medicine doctor service in NZ includes:
Biochemical & BioPhysical: addressing imbalances & deficiencies
Biomechanical: from physical imbalances through to surgical options
Neuro-emotional: from unconscious programming through to electron/ion communication of neurons
Advanced personalized, functional and genetic testing
Targeted lifestyle and advanced nutritional treatment
- Advice on brain health and neuroplasticity
Review of medication
Advanced prescriptions, supplementation, herbals (e.g. GMP, TGA, USP certified pharmaceutical grade)
Supplements are unregulated natural medicinal compounds, usually with side-benefits rather than side-effects
Functional doctors are qualified and experienced in the use of supplementation to address imbalances signposted by advanced testing
- Referrals to specialists where appropriate
A documented wellness plan updated after each consultation
The digitalhealth app automates combining wearable data with clinical workup for improved collaboration
Reset health by optimizing cellular ecology, mitochondrial health and working through the layers of digestion, hormonal balance, cardiovascular health, metabolism and neurological health.
What is an example?
A client presents with sleep or energy issues and wanting more capacity. Treatment might include:
Clinical presentation and investigation (e.g. blood tests) might suggest hormonal or metabolic problems e.g. thyroid, dopamine, insulin, estrogen or testosterone imbalances.
Consideration of progress/relief via direct prescription/supplementation, or indirectly via a related pathway.
Eliminating a cause of sensitivity without understanding roots causes may daisy chain the next trigger.
- Evaluation of nutrition and gut health.
Deduction of whether a deficiency or imbalance is due to a hormone not being produced, whether it’s not being used effectively (blocked), or whether it is not being metabolized optimally.
As well as blood tests, the combination of an OAT, DUTCH and Gene test might help to clarify e.g. from a urine test, it may be possible to work out whether an iodine insufficiency is contributing to thyroid problems. Perhaps oestrogen dominance (e.g. man boobs or period pain) may be partially due to genetic SNPs combined with lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption, both of which decrease the breakdown of estrogen.
- Evaluation of environmental factors.
Are thought processes and unconscious programming contributing?
Referral to our neuro-cognitive practitioner
- Consideration of the risks and benefits of pharmaceuticals and whether these can be reduced or not.
With an understanding of the underlying factors, a wellness plan can be agreed and progress monitored using the digitalhealth app.
How is it different?
The wellness industry takes one approach and mainstream medicine another, so where does Cindy sit?
Cindy’s strengths are evident when surrounded by symptoms & data points – there’s no such thing as too much data for those wanting to take investigation and intervention to another level
A pragmatic focus on early wins and then building resilience
Wide experience across all conventional and complementary modalities
Independent and without a reductionist agenda and only the client’s interests are being served
The ability to connect the dots and recognize patterns arising from 29 years of medical diagnosis across 3 continents
Use of Test Kits for assessment of specific genetic SNPs alongside relevant laboratory/nutritional and blood testing
Individually applying and prioritizing the latest medical research and capabilities
Prescribing options include compounding pharmacies in New Zealand and Australia
- No insurance company conflicts of interest. Just a doctor with a focus on privacy & outcomes
Realistic time and resource allocation to safely collaborate around which combinations of treatment modalities to pursue
The fees to see an independent registered doctor
If you haven’t seen Cindy within the last 2 years, please click on Apply to Register to see whether the clinic’s services are suitable for your present requirements.
The following maintenance fee schedule applies as a client seen by Cindy within the last 2 years:
Consultation 60 minutes: $300.00 (give yourself an hour unless for a routine matter; you’ll only pay for what you use and rushing serves nobody)
Consultation 30 minutes: $150.00
Online Medical Inquiry through Online Portal Secure Message: $30.00 / message or per 10 minutes
Repeat Prescriptions: $15.00
Nurse Consult/Injection: $15.00 per 15 minutes
The fees partially recover overheads including premise and staff, multiple medical body registrations, insurances, medical systems and regular international MD training courses. To provide independent registered medical advice, the service doesn’t receive govt funding and doesn’t profit from the sale of supplements.
What is the cost of prescriptions through Cindy?
Cindy in her specialized role typically prescribes:
- Non-subsidized medication
- Medication prescribed for non-endorsed conditions
- Compounded medications
Any subsidized medications prescribed by Cindy will cost a maximum of $15 per item from a pharmacy rather than a maximum of $5 per item through a funded GP service.
What about my GP?
Clients should be enrolled with a GP for acute and emergency medicine, which the taxpayer funds the government to provide through your GP. The clinic doesn’t provide acute or emergency medicine.
Treatment for underlying causes cannot begin while clients are in the acute stage e.g. very high blood pressure or intractable distress should be assessed by a GP before looking at advanced treatment options through Cindy. If initial assessment results are not available, diagnosis and treatment will take longer and cost more.
Often Cindy and her colleagues specializing in personalized medicine work alongside GPs for outcomes.
Other times, a GP and Cindy provide the client with more options from which the client may choose what is best for them.
If that all sounds good, click apply using the buttons below to get started with a Precision Medicine Doctor NZ, choosing between investigating underlying causes or treating acute infection.