Too much lab testing, or too little?

You’ve heard the scenario.  Or maybe you’ve lived it.

“…and they ran all these tests on me…”

Or some variation on that theme.  A reference to “all that lab testing”, a “whole bunch of lab tests”, or something similar.

What the general public generally doesn’t understand is that so many symptoms overlap.  A single symptom could be a manifestation of a whole cluster of health conditions.

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“But Functional Medicine is so expensive!”…or is it?

We hear this all the time.  In fact, it’s probably one of the most common objections/comments we hear (second to “you saved my life”, of course)  (True story, actually.)

If you’re a non-insurance doctor yourself, you’re probably tired of hearing it.  If you’re a patient who has sought Functional Medicine care, you’ve probably said it.

I wouldn’t blame either one of you.

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Mouse in a room of tigers (or, a DC in a room of MDs)

I recently went to a Functional Medicine seminar.  As is true for all such seminars, it is cross-disciplinary, meaning that any licensed healthcare practitioner can attend.  However, most of my previous experience with Functional Medicine training involved classes in which DCs (Doctors of Chiropractic) dominated the landscape, so this particular class was an anomaly for me.

I emerged from that class having gone through a subtle yet significant transformation.

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Dr. Brandon Credeur’s Response to Denver’s Channel 7 Witch-Hunt

There are always two sides to every story.  Sometimes the events go down exactly as the prosecution describes; other times there is an inaccurate, sensationalist, and almost deliberately misleading account of twisted facts and comments taken out of context.

In case you couldn’t tell already, what happened to Dr. Credeur definitely falls into the latter.  He was nothing but honest in his interviews (which he was in no way required to respond to) and he cooperated fully.  And in fact, his office wrote an intelligent, professional, factual letter in response to the story.  Here it is…

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Patient says she was “duped” by chiropractic doctor’s ads

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/27697281/detail.html

According to the above story, a woman has gone to the media (I couldn’t tell whether she is suing the DC or not) to complain that she was scammed by the DC.  I’ve summarized the facts of the story:

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