What to Expect
The initial office visit includes a comprehensive interview and pertinent exams.
Dr. Tutton will discuss your completed intake form to create a thorough profile of your present condition. This form is sent to you in advance of your visit and is intended to guide you in presenting your medical history, nutritional & lifestyle habits.
She will ask that you bring related medical records, lab reports and all of your medications to the visit. Further diagnostic testing may be required to complete your evaluation.
Your first visit will also focus on discussion of your long term goals in attaining optimal health, and may include treatment for any immediate needs.
Natural therapies are selected that complement medications prescribed by other health care providers.
Every effort is made to work with these providers toward the common goal of maximizing your overall sense of well-being.
The clinic offers natural, nontoxic and time-proven therapies to support the body’s innate healing processes. One or more of the following treatments may be utilized:
Acupuncture: This is a complete form of health care that is over 2,500 years old. Small, sterile needles are placed at specific locations that stimulate the healing of the body by increasing metabolism, circulation and oxygenation of the blood.
Clinical nutrition: Since nutrition is the ultimate cornerstone of health, Dr. Tutton evaluates the patient’s current diet, making necessary adjustments. An individualized supplement program drawing from clinically-specific vitamins, phytonutrients, homeopathics, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and probiotics is also selected to effectively treat the numerous conditions brought on by a body weakened from poor diet, stress, unhealthy lifestyle choices, toxicity, infection and digestive disorders.
Herbal Medicine: Most prescription medicines have their origins in plants, herbs and minerals. Unfortunately, when their active ingredients are isolated in laboratory testing and production processing, the occurrence of side effects increases. As they no longer contain the original trace minerals and elements that act as natural buffering properties, normal physiology is often compromised. Contrastingly, extractions from whole plants, herbs and minerals are effective and safe when properly prescribed. These can be administered as teas, capsules, poultices or liquids.
Homotoxicology and Biotherapeutic Drainage: Combination Drainage remedies and Spagyrically-processed homeopathic remedies prepared from plants, herbs and minerals are used to detoxify the body at the cellular level and restore functioning of metabolic and physiological processes. Spagyric processing emphasizes the use of the whole plant. While leaving all of the original trace minerals and elements intact, it ensures maximum extraction of the raw material and creates a product that is concentrated and highly bio-available.
Hormones: With the philosophy of Functional Endocrinology, our long term goals are to restore natural metabolic feedback loops using diet, nutrition, herbal supplements, homeopathics and lifestyle changes that optimize physiology rather than dominate it. Functional Endocrinology identifies and treats early, or subclinical problems in the hormonal system (male and female hormones, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, hypothalamus) before they are diagnosed as a disease state. We look for clues as to why, for example, your blood tests are normal but you still feel lousy! Once a disease has progressed, Functional Endocrinology looks at the complex patterns and interactions of hormones working together as a family as they relate to digestion, immunity and metabolic conditions. Bio-identical hormones may be prescribed short-term, if necessary, to relieve uncomfortable symptoms while looking for the underlying cause of the hormone imbalance.
The emphasis in our clinic is on individualized treatment and a commitment from patients who are willing to comply with diet and lifestyle changes.
We appreciate your taking the time to visit our website, and we welcome any questions you might have. We look forward to working with you!