Comprehensive Consultation (Official)

Comprehensive Treatment Program

We offer Comprehensive Treatment Programs for ADULTS and CHILDREN that help patients with ongoing health challenges to live a healthier more abundant life. Whether you are just beginning to search for answers or have been around the block without any answers, we dive deep into your health story with a comprehensive history like you have never experienced. From there we utilize advanced testing to uncover root causes. With these answers, we work with you to not only understand the “why” of your illness, but also “how” to overcome it.

We offer in-person and distance healthcare. For patients traveling from a distance, we can see you once a year and still order labs or therapies in your home state. Once you are seen in our office for the initial visit, further care may be accessed through secure video or phone appointments. Dr. Potter is licensed in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Minnesota but our in person visit allows ongoing care despite the distance.

Connecting, Restoring, Cultivating Health in the Broken Body and Broken Heart

The hallmark of the functional medicine approach is to understand the underlying factors of a patient’s health. We do this by taking to time understand every aspect of a patient’s health story in a Comprehensive Health Consultation.

In this intensive consultation we spend two 90-minute visits with you, discussing your medical and family history and other key factors impacting your health, such as your lifestyle, genetics, nutrition, emotions, spirit and healthcare preferences. In addition to the standard lab work–testing your kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, cholesterol, and blood counts–we may also utilize a variety of specialty labs to dig into the root causes of your illness.

These specialty labs can measure hormone levels, toxins/heavy metals, your metabolic status or possible infections. We’ll determine which labs you may need from a thorough analysis of your medical history and physical exam. We personalize the testing approach for each patient, using what we believe will be most likely to provide answers. 

Examples of testing beyond standard labs:

  • OATS testing – Organic Acid Testing

  • Methylation Cycle Panels

  • Genetic Testing and Interpretation Services

  • Full Thyroid Panels

  • Food Sensitivity

  • Autoimmune Panels

  • Allergy Testing

  • Mold Toxicity Testing

  • Adrenal Fatigue Testing

  • Hormone Panels

  • Advanced Cholesterol Panels

  • Vitamin / Mineral Testing

  • Energy Cycle Testing

  • Organic Toxin Testing

  • Lyme Testing

  • Lyme Co-Infection Testing

  • Nutritional Evaluations

  • Heavy Metal Testing

The Second visit is spent explaining your test results and discussing your restoration plan. You end the visit with a summary of instructions regarding supplements, medications, therapies, and nutrition. Our physician assistant Hans then spends another 30 minutes the following week organizing your plan with you after you have had time to read through the report.

In the 3-5 months after Hans therapy review visit, you will have two other visits with medical staff and portal access through which you can ask short questions regarding therapy. Given the complexity of our patients we ask for this 6 month commitment as we know the deeper restoration you want is never quick. Should you need longer term therapy, we can discuss options at that time.

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DNA Analysis Program

We dig deep to shed light on your genetics.

Don’t settle for a quick, superficial, and ultimately unfruitful genetic interpretation by just anyone.

The hallmark of the functional medicine approach is to understand the underlying factors of a patient’s health. In the DNA Analysis Program, we do this by taking our comprehensive history followed by a screening physical exam.  We then combine this with an in-depth evaluation of your 23 and Me raw data in our special software.  While other reviews of your genetic data scratch the surface, we dig deep to determine how your SNPs may be affecting your health.

No lab testing will be performed in this process although we can review past testing.  You will leave with a online accessible report concerning your genetics.  Should you want to continue with a full consult, you may convert to the Comprehensive Consultation Program.

Sample SNPs that we will address:

  • MTHFR

  • PEMT

  • NAT2 and PON1 for Detox

  • CYP Cytochromes for Detox

  • Methylation Cycle

  • Cardiovascular Risk

  • Cancer Risks

  • APOE and other Alzheimers Risk

  • COMT

  • Hormone SNPs

  • Neurotransmitter SNPs

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