Atlas Health Medical Group offers full scope of practice Naturopathic Doctor Medical Services which has allowed us to quickly become the leading Integrative / Functional Medicine clinic in Gilbert, AZ. We have achieved this through offering a broad array of treatment options that produce clinical results not found elsewhere. These results have enabled our patients to live the life they intended, free of pain, fatigue and chronic disease.
Naturopathic Doctor Medical Services
Our clinic uses common Naturopathic treatment strategies such as diet, exercise, lifestyle modifications, supplements and acupuncture. We also offer more advanced medical therapies such as Nutrient IVs, Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma injections, and Bioidentical Hormone therapy. This large toolbox of treatment options gives our patients many choices and improves our clinical outcomes as we are not limited by only pharmaceutical choices for treatment. Common conditions we treat include:
- Back pain
- Allergic rhinitis
- Reflux esophagitis
- Respiratory problems
- GI disorders
- Fibromyalgia / myositis
- Malaise and fatigue
- Knee Pain
- Joint pain
- Acute laryngopharyngitis
- Acute maxillary sinusitis
- Major depressive disorder
- Acute bronchitis
- Depressive disorder
- Coronary atherosclerosis
- Urinary tract infection
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Plantar Fasciitis
One of our popular Naturopathic options at our Gilbert, AZ location is Nutrient IV therapy for a broad range of conditions from fatigue to colds/flu’s to athletic performance and recovery and everything in between. Nutrient IV therapy has become quite popular and trendy as of late as more and more people are becoming proactive with their health needs. The therapy consists of administering vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and amino acids intravenously through a slow infusion into the body. This has many advantages compared to oral administration and better overall clinical results.
The first advantage is that IV infusions raise serum vitamin and mineral levels in the body at a quick rate. This is particularly important for the vast majority of Americans that consume a poor nutrient deficient diet. The IV can quickly replete and re-hydrate their body back to optimal health at a rate that cannot be achieved otherwise. This is due to a couple of factors such as oral tolerance and malabsorption in the small and large intestine. For example, vitamin c and magnesium both reach a gastrointestinal saturation limit and have maximal urinary excretion. This means that at a certain point when you keep increasing the dosage you either stop absorbing it efficiently, urinate it out, or have a loose stool from too much at once. This makes raising serum vitamin and mineral levels extremely hard through oral administration alone. In fact, it is nearly impossible to raise vitamin c and magnesium serum levels with only oral intake. Once patients become deficient they simply cannot catch back up without Nutrient IV therapy. The second advantage is that IV infusions bypass the gastrointestinal tract. This is helpful for the many Americans who have clinical or sub-clinical intestinal permeability. This could be from conditions such as Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, IBS or increased permeability (“Leaky Gut”) from herbicides and pesticides in conventionally produced foods that damage the intestinal lining and open gap junctions from inflammatory reactions. By skipping past the intestinal tract, we ensure that the nutrients are well absorbed and no GI related side effects occur.
Another advanced Naturopathic medical therapy that we offer in our Gilbert, AZ location is Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem cell therapy injections for pain management. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a relatively new treatment for pain management and continues to be supported by new clinical research in orthopedic and sports medicine. The treatment involves taking a sample of the patient’s own blood and then extracting the platelets from the other components of the blood. Once the platelets are extracted and concentrated, they then can be injected back into the patient at their site of injury or pain. These areas are low in vascularity and thus do not receive much blood flow making them heal slowly. The PRP injection increases the local vascularity and also stimulates an immune and healing response in the body. The immune system takes away damaged cells and depris, which primes the area for a new healing response. The PRP then attracts growth factors including: platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), platelet-derived epidermal growth factor (PDEGF), platelet-derived angiogenesis factor (PDAF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) into the area primed for healing. The new localized growth factors then create a healing cascade which often aids in restoring function and relieving pain.
Stem Cell therapy is the most advanced version of regenerative medicine to date. The process works by injecting Stem Cells mixed with growth factors into the site of pain or injury. The immune system response primes the site for repair while new Stem Cells and growth factors trigger a healing cascade. Stem Cells are able to receive cellular communication signals through both biochemical and physical mechanisms. The signals instruct the Stem Cells into survival, proliferation and differentiation. Depending on where the Stem Cells are injected they can differentiate into either bone, cartilage, adipose, tendon, ligament or muscle tissue. This unique feature allows them to repair the damaged tissue they are placed in, with the growth factors speeding up the recovery time. After the Stem Cells have differentiated and healed the damaged area, function and pain reduction follow as structural integrity is restored.
Benefits of both PRP and Stem Cell therapies include:
- Regenerates Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilizes your Natural Growth Factors
- Pain Relief
- Safe and Effective
- Quicker Recovery Time
Naturopathic Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Our other advanced Naturopathic medical therapy that we offer at our Gilbert, AZ location is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. This is particularly great for patients going through Menopause or Andropause. Middle aged men and women experience a sharp drop off in hormone production that often leaves them feeling tired, with weight gain, cognitive decline and decreased sex drive. Bioidentical Hormones are the exact match to our bodies normal hormones and are well tolerated with minimal adverse effects. This helps patients get their life back and feel like themselves again. Common benefits include: increased energy, increased sex drive, improved mental health, better sleep and weight loss. At Atlas Health Medical group we run extensive lab-work before prescribing Bioidentical Hormones. This enables us to individualize the exact dosage that is right for the patient and minimizes the chances of any bad reactions to the therapy.
Naturopathic Doctor Medical Services Summary
We founded Atlas Health Medical Group to provide results for the patients that have been struggling with their health and haven’t found success elsewhere. It is our passion to provide personalized medicine with Integrative and Natural treatment plans that enable our patients to live the life they intended. We are honored to be setting the standards of Naturopathic Medicine in Gilbert, AZ. For more information about Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Atlas Health, or our team of Naturopathic Medical Doctors or to schedule an appointment call 480-648-1534.