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Wholistic Cardiology

Combining the best of modern medicine with wholistic treatments. To us, wholeness means fulfilling the current need to expand healing to reach mind, body, behavior, and environment.

My area of expertise is to help individuals navigate between the two worlds of traditional and alternative medicine. Most traditional doctors don’t work with alternative techniques and most practitioners of alternative medicine don’t support traditional treatments. There is a growing understanding that integrative medicine can provide a best-of-both-worlds solution, but there are few doctors who have direct experience and training in both forms of medicine. I am one of those doctors. I have worked with both styles and I can guide you through the decision, for example, when to use a coronary artery stent and when to use something like a lifestyle change or nutritional supplement in a non-emergency situation.

When there is an emergency, we need people like firefighters because they save lives. But we also work to prevent fires from starting in the first place. Traditional medical interventions are similar in that when you need them they save lives, but many of them do not stop the progression of coronary heart disease, hardening of the arteries, or aging; they are a temporary fix to resolve an emergency. We believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and very often that means a natural treatment. Sometimes this is not just a philosophical debate because there are people who avoid hospitals and doctors until it is too late, and other people who avoid any form of lifestyle adjustment until the problems are so severe even things like emergency surgery aren’t enough. Knowing when is the right time for each strategy and which specific treatment to select is my specialty and I can help you through this process.

  • Traditional Services
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Personalized Diagnosis and Treatment Plans

Traditional Services

The prevention and treatment of general cardiovascular conditions is the essential goal of wholistic cardiac care. We help the heart and vascular system work as efficiently as possible by treating both the underlying causes as well as the symptoms. This begins with comprehensive diagnostic testing using the most modern techniques and finishes with an in-depth personal analysis of the results.

http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Full Service Laboratory http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Complete Vascular Studies
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Treadmill and Bicycle Stress Testing http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Arrhythmia Monitoring
(24 Hour, 21 Day and 30 Day)
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Echocardiography With and Without Exercise http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Electrocardiography
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Advanced Risk Factor Testing
(Inflammation, Omega 3, Oxidized LDL)
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Nuclear Stress Testing
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Comprehensive Physical Examination http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Second Opinions & Records Review & Supplement/Prescription Evaluation
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Geriatrics http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Internal Medicine Consultations & Adult General Practice

 

Preventative Cardiology

Our unique approach to preventative cardiology blends the best of wholistic and modern scientific advances. We know when traditional approaches are most appropriate and when a combination of natural and traditional therapies will result in a better overall patient outcome. This is good medicine.

http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Eating to Balance Blood Pressure http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Customized Body Type Diet
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Eating to Balance Cholesterol http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Managing Environmental and Inherited Factors
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Eating to Balance Blood Sugar http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Stress Management
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Exercise Prescription Including Yoga and
Breathing Programs
http://www.orangecountycardiology.com/admin/userfiles/images/bullet.png Individualized Supplement Regimen Evaluation

 

Personalized Diagnosis and Treatment Plans

We do an evaluation that includes a comprehensive lifestyle inventory, blood work that goes beyond just measuring cholesterol levels, and we check markers of inflammation and oxidation often missed with the standard blood tests. We also perform a safety evaluation of your traditional testing and treatment results, to ensure that we minimize harm and maximize accurate information. With all this, we formalize a wholistic treatment plan that provides total risk factor management including your environment, genetics, diet, lifestyle, weight, psychology, existing prescriptions, nutritional/herbal supplements, age, and body type, etc. A key portion of this approach is a review of supplements you may be taking, to ensure that you are getting what you need but also that you are not taking anything you don't.

Most people believe that cholesterol is the main indicator of heart health. However, in truth many other factors are involved and we provide a wholistic diagnosis to revew all of the factors and get a complete picture of your personal situation. To help you understand and get a new perspective on how cholesterol actually influences your heart health, we have the below infographic, and we are happy o discuss this in more detail as part of an initial visit.

cholesterol levels infographic

Learn the better indicator of heart disease risk than just your total cholesterol - plus the dangers of statins and the need to supplement with CoQ10 if you're taking these cholesterol-lowering drugs - through our infographic "How to Make Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels." Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version.