Adrenal Fatigue Testing
Prolonged stress can have a negative impact on your adrenal function and lead to a hormonal imbalance. An imbalance in adrenal stress hormones, such as cortisol and DHEA, can lead to problems with energy levels, emotions, chronic inflammatory conditions, headaches, susceptibility to infections, menstrual irregularities, difficulty concentrating and insomnia.
McDaniel & Durrett, PC has adrenal fatigue testing kits available to assess your adrenal hormones with a simple saliva test. The test results will include a detailed report of your adrenal hormone production throughout the day. Additionally, you will be given recommendations for lifestyle changes and supplements to boost your adrenal function.
For your convenience, we carry various adrenal health supplements from Ortho Molecular Products® that can be purchased in the office.
Recommended reading: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome™ by Dr. James L. Wilson
Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have a direct hand in suppressing immune function and contributing to chronic health conditions. McDaniel & Durrett, PC now offers micronutrient testing with a simple blood test that can evaluate and measure how specific micronutrients are functioning in your immune system. After testing, you will receive a detailed report outlining your micronutrient status for various vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The report will also provide you with nutrient repletion recommendations and list the essential functions and food sources of each nutrient tested.
ALCAT Food and Chemical Sensitivity/Intolerance Test
The foods, chemicals and environmental substances that we eat and expose ourselves to each day have a profound impact on our immune system. The ALCAT Food and Chemical Sensitivity/Intolerance Test identifies sensitivities to hundreds of foods, additives, chemicals, dyes, medications and environmental substances with a simple blood test. These sensitivities lead to a state of inflammation that can exacerbate or trigger the onset of chronic health conditions like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, GI disorders, skin disorders, ADHD, asthma and weight gain.
ALCAT is NOT an “allergy” or IgE test like the RAST test or skin testing. The ALCAT measures delayed reactions to foods and chemicals that would not test positive on a typical allergy test. You will receive a detailed report listing the identified sensitivities divided into four distinct areas: severe reaction, moderate reaction, mild reaction and no reaction. The report will also help you develop an appropriate plan to start eliminating these substances, so you can improve your general health and immunity.
There are several different ALCAT panels to choose from that vary in cost and types of substances tested. Some insurance plans cover a portion of the test cost.
Saliva Hormone Testing
Saliva testing is a useful diagnostic tool in measuring various hormone levels when diagnosing and treating hormone imbalance. Salivary hormone concentration represents the free form of a particular hormone rather than the bound form of hormone as measured in blood tests. Saliva tests are non-invasive and multiple samples can be taken over a period of time, which helps reflect the body’s daily hormonal fluctuation. Saliva hormone testing is useful in the diagnosis of cycle abnormalities as well as the management of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
McDaniel & Durrett, PC has various saliva hormone panels available to assess hormonal imbalance and response to hormone replacement therapy. Cost varies among the different hormone panels, and some insurance plans cover a portion of the test cost.
General Health Testing
McDaniel & Durrett, PC offers a comprehensive cardiovascular health blood testing that helps to identify patients with a predisposition to cardiovascular disease. Also, a comprehensive digestive stool analysis is available to evaluate digestion, absorption and gut flora. This profile is indicated for patients with chronic GI problems, bowel pattern changes and other systemic diseases.
Our providers at McDaniel & Durrett, PC strive to help you become a healthier you, and our nutritional counseling program is designed to help give you a jump start in achieving your weight loss goals. An initial nutrition counseling visit will include a thirty minute consultation. A provider will help you devise a customized plan including an exercise program and healthy diet. For proper candidates, we may prescribe weight-loss medication to help you achieve your goals. Follow-up visits occur every 4 weeks, so we can monitor your progress, assess your health and make plan adjustments as needed.
Our nutritional counseling program is designed to assist you in your weight loss efforts. As with any weight loss program, it is important that you are ready and willing to make lifestyle changes in order to be truly successful and maintain your results.
Vitamins & Supplements
McDaniel & Durrett, PC carries an extensive line of pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements from Ortho Molecular Products®, Douglas Laboratories® and PhysioLogics®. We are happy to recommend and provide you with the appropriate supplements to optimize your health in the following areas:
- General Health/Multi-Vitamin Support
- Weight Loss Support
- Diabetes Control
- Heart Health
- Adrenal Function
- Improve Energy and Reduce Stress
- Hormone Function
- Bone Health
- Sleep Support
- Brain Function
- Intestinal Health
- Vaginal Health
Cosmetic Services & Products
McDaniel & Durrett, PC offers a range of cosmetic services and products to help you look and feel your best, including Botox®, Juvederm® and various laser treatments. Jessica G. Killeen, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC is trained and experienced in cosmetic dermatology and performs a variety of cosmetic services, including Botox® and Juvederm XC® injections. Additionally, Jessica is trained and experienced in performing laser services that include laser hair reduction, laser vein treatments and laser facials.
McDaniel & Durrett, PC carries an extensive line of skincare products by SkinCeuticals. Our practice has chosen this line of skincare products based on their proven results and record of scientific evidence.
McDaniel & Durrett, PC also carries Latisse®, the prescription treatment for growing longer, thicker and darker lashes.
If you are interested in any cosmetic services or products, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Jessica G. Killeen, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC. She will take the time to review your concerns, make product and treatment recommendations and discuss expected results.