Your First Nutrition Appointment
Your first appointment with Dr. Ferro will probably be very different than anything you've experienced before! Before you even arrive, Dr. Ferro will have already read over your medical history (which we gather through your new patient packet - about 30 pages of personal and medical background, and labs you've previously had done in the past few years). He will also have done a good deal of research into the possible causes of your presenting problems before you've even officially met! He will spend 90 minutes in the office with you on your first day - answering your questions, explaining his theories about your illness, and laying out a few possible plans for improving your health. He'll also do a good deal of listening -- that's what many of our patients say they value most about Dr. Ferro; he truly listens to people and asks the thoughtful questions that allow him to pick up on things that most other doctors miss. This also allows him to customize plans that will really work for his patients and that fit their personality and capabilities. That's also another reason why his success rates are so high!
Dr. Ferro also does a blood test the day you arrive so that he can get a quick snapshot of how your body is operating. In particular, he looks for certain nutrient deficiencies, abnormalities in red and white blood cells, and markers of inflammation. After you leave the office you'll have a much better understanding about where your body is at, what may be causing your symptoms, and most importantly, what you can do to fix them!
Dr. Ferro sometimes recommends further testing that may help to clarify your problems. He always tries to go through the labs that are covered by your insurance when possible. Additionally, he may talk with you about simple but profound changes to diet or your habits that could improve your health drastically. We like to get creative here at Advanced Health Solutions; whatever will work the best and is the most cost-effective, we are all for!
All patients have access to Dr. Ferro through email and phone, so if you have any questions after your appointment, we are just a quick call or internet address away. Your journey to a whole new healthy life begins the day you walk into our office, and we're with you every step of the way!