Family Medicine & Physicals

Family Medicine at West Palm Beach & Palm Beach Gardens

At Hope Health & Wellness we focus on delivering the highest quality medical care for our patients. We believe that open and honest communication, patient education, and a strong commitment to excellent health are the foundation for a successful patient-physician relationship. Hope Health and Wellness provides care for the whole family, from chiropractic care for infants to elderly and everything in between. We are experienced care providers and our physicians and staff are committed to listening to you and answering your questions. We invite you to share your healh-related concerns with one of our care providers. If you are a current patient, we thank you for choosing Hope Health & Wellness Family Medicine as your primary healthcare provider. If you are a new patient seeking to establish a patient-physician relationship, we welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Family Medicine Services

Our providers are skilled in the care of infants to seniors. It is our goal to ensure your family’s complete health and well-being through exceptional healthcare providing comprehensive preventative exams, health education for all ages, and close monitoring of chronic medical problems. Our knowledge of the family as a whole provides our patients with an extraordinary level of care and allows us to effectively serve as advocates for our patients’ overall health and well-being. By developing long-term relationships with our patients, we can effectively create a strong foundation of good health.

Family Medicine Services

Our providers are skilled in the care of infants to seniors. It is our goal to ensure your family’s complete health and well-being through exceptional healthcare providing comprehensive preventative exams, health education for all ages, and close monitoring of chronic medical problems. Our knowledge of the family as a whole provides our patients with an extraordinary level of care and allows us to effectively serve as advocates for our patients’ overall health and well-being. By developing long-term relationships with our patients, we can effectively create a strong foundation of good health.

Medical

Physicals:
Annual Wellness Exams (Link)
School & Sport Physicals (Link)
Work Physicals (Link)
DOT Physicals – We complete all your paperwork and submit to the state as a courtesy. (Link)

Medical Lab Tests:

*Male / Female Wellness Blood Work
Pap Smears
HPV Testing
*Menopause Treatment
Family Planning
Ultrasounds
Labs
*Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
*Testosterone Replacement
EKG’s
*Genetic Testing
Smoking Cessation
*Weight Loss
Occupational Medicine
Work related injuries

Vaccines
Influenza
Pneumovax
Tetanus
Meningitis
Gardasil
Zostavax

Comprehensive Blood Analysis

Take Charge of Your Health with Low-Cost Blood Testing

Hope Health & Wellness uses a lab that is in-network to most all insurance plans as they are affiliated with Hospitals and other government health related entities.  This benefits our patients because they can get the necessary tests performed for little to no cost.

If your blood test result reveals an imbalance of free testosterone and/or estradiol, you, are in a position to initiate immediate corrective action. Not only can restoring youthful hormone balance save your life, but men (and women) often experience an enhancement in their quality of life after their hormones are adjusted to optimal ranges.

A complete description of the Male and Female Blood Test Panels can be found on this site. As you’ll readily see, these panels contain many important tests (like homocysteine, C-reactive protein, and DHEA, IGF1, pregnenolone, cortisol) that mainstream doctors seldom check for.

Critical Importance of Blood Testing

Today’s conventional physicians prescribe blood tests to check glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides, but rarely check their male patients’ free testosterone and estradiol levels.

When looking at the horrifically high mortality rates associated with imbalances of these critical hormones, it becomes strikingly apparent that a number of heart attacks, strokes, bone fractures, and other degenerative diseases are easily preventable.

Pharmacogenetics Testing PGx

How does my genetic makeup affect how medications may work for me?

Have you ever wondered why some medications work for some people and not for others?  Ever wonder why some people have serious side effects to some medications while others do not?  This is based on one’s unique genetic profile and some medicines might not work at all for you. Your genes can affect how quickly your body breaks down (metabolizes) medicine and gets medicine into your bloodstream.

When a medication does not work well with your genes, you may not get the relief you need and you may have unwanted side effects. By gathering information about your genetic profile, you and your healthcare provider can make better informed decisions regarding your treatment. Medicines that align well with your genes may work better and with fewer side effects.

Are genomics and genetics the same thing?

No, though it is a common mistake to use genetics and genomics interchangeably. Genetics is the study of a single gene and its role in how conditions are passed from one generation to the next. Genomics is the study of all parts of an organism’s genes.

What is pharmacogenomics?

Pharmacogenomics uses information about a person’s genetic makeup, or genome, to choose the medication and dosage that are likely to work best for that person.

The field of pharmacogenomics has revolutionized how medications are prescribed and taken. Until recently, drugs have been developed in a “one size fits all” kind of approach. Pharmacogenomic tests evaluate a person’s DNA to determine how they may metabolize or respond to medications. This type of testing helps guide healthcare providers in choosing medications and dosing.  While it cannot confirm which medications or doses will work for a patient, it can point out which medications to avoid.

There are two types of genes studied in pharmacogenomics:

  • Pharmacodynamic: these genes make proteins that affect how a medication works and what it does to the body
  • Pharmacokinetic: these genes make proteins that affect the movement of the medication through the body (i.e., enzymes in the liver that break down the medications)

Physicals

Sports Physicals

With no appointment needed, sports physicals at Hope Health & Wellness couldn’t be easier. Whether your child is getting ready for sports, school, or camp, a physical is the first step in making sure they’re healthy and ready for any activity

Why Get a Sports Physical?

With more than 46 million kids participating in sports each year, making sure your athlete is okay to play is the first step in getting ready for the big game.

Did you know that 62 percent of all organized sports-related injuries happen during practices rather than games? Football, basketball, and soccer were found to be the top three sports where most injuries occur.

Sports physicals are largely required by athletic leagues and schools − and for good reason. They raise awareness of any issues that may interfere with your child’s ability to participate in a sport.

Your healthcare provider can identify areas that may be prone to injury and suggest tips and exercises to avoid future problems.

What a Sports Physical Includes

Physicians will check your athlete’s vital signs, Musculoskeletal joints, and flexibility. They’ll also check your athlete’s vision and do a short fitness assessment to diagnose and recommend any possible limitations on physical activity.

It’s not necessary for you to bring a vaccination record with you to receive a physical at Hope Health and Wellness.

  • Vitals check

We’ll check your child’s pulse and blood pressure to ensure proper vitals. We’ll also document his or her weight and height, since growth spurts and weight changes can place added stress on joints, muscles, and bones.

  • Eye exam

An eye exam checks for proper vision and evaluates whether your child needs prescription lenses or if his or her current prescription needs to be adjusted.

  • Fitness assessment

Next we’ll examine your child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat. We’ll check his or her cardiovascular system and recommending any limitations on physical activity.

  • Joints and flexibility check

By testing your child’s strength, flexibility, posture, and joints, we can identify any areas that may be prone to injury as well as suggest potential exercises and tips to help build a healthier body.

  • Medical history review

A medical history is just as important as a medical examination. Knowing about any past illnesses, surgeries, or conditions, such as asthma or chest pains, will help diagnose problems and prevent complications in the future.

School Physical Exams

Hope Health and Wellness can handle your school physical needs. We accept walk-in physicals. Our highly trained staff can complete your child’s exam and any forms you need for the coming school year. We can also administer many of the vaccines and required immunizations.

For children heading back to school, a proper check up is important to evaluate any issues your growing child may be dealing with. For example, a back to school physical can touch on whether a child’s vision is developing properly and address any other physical development issues that are important to a growing child.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Back to school physical exams will vary based on the child’s age, but typically the provider will:

  • Record your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and BMI
  • Check your child’s heart, lungs, lymph nodes, abdomen, skin, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Evaluate your child’s vision, joints, muscles, and spine
  • Discuss the medical history of your child and your family

WHAT TO BRING

You should bring your child’s immunization records and a list of any medications your child takes, including prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines.

Pre-Employment Physicals

More and more companies are now requiring pre-employment exams from potential employees. Some of these exams have to do with the nature of the job. For example, workers might be examined to confirm they are physically fit and can perform jobs that are physically demanding.

These exams not only protect the employee from work injuries, but also protect the company against work-related lawsuits for injuries that could have been prevented had the employee been in good physical condition in the first place.

Pre-employment physical exams can only be legally requested after a job has been offered. This ensures that no discrimination issues will arise.

Basic Checkup

Pre-employment physical exams at our office starts with a measurement of your vital signs.

To start, a nurse will record your weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature.

You will then answer a number of questions regarding any medications or supplements you might be taking. Some drugs and nutritional supplements can cause drowsiness, nausea and other potentially dangerous side effects. If you’re going to be operating machinery or performing a dangerous job, not being completely awake and aware can be a job hazard.

If you are hired for a high-stress job, the company might also want to know how you handle pressure. For this, your provider might ask questions regarding depression symptoms, changes in mood and behavior, and how you deal with stress. People who turn to smoking or other habits to mitigate stress might not be a good fit for certain jobs, so your provider will look into this as well.

Alcohol and Drug Tests

Alcohol and drug tests have become standard in many companies, and you might be asked to undergo one in order to get a job. Drug/alcohol tests are especially important in high-risk jobs, where employees are handling dangerous or heavy equipment and being intoxicated can result not only in personal harm but also in harm to others and to property.

Alcohol and drug tests can be performed in a number of ways. Breathalyzers, blood tests, urine tests, hair testing and even mouth swaps are all options. The chosen method depends on what the employer is looking for and how fast the results are needed.

Physical Examination

The doctor will check your reflexes, range of motion (and joint health), heart health and respiratory function, hearing issues and pupil dilation. All of these basic checks can help give your provider a more accurate picture of your health status.

The provider will also note any discomfort, pain or swelling you might be experiencing and ask you questions to see if you know what caused it and when it started.

When submitting to a pre-employment exam, keep in mind that the tests performed might change based on:

  • Your sex
  • Your age
  • Any previous conditions or accidents/injuries you report during the interview
  • Current health conditions or illnesses you’re dealing with

The Results

Once the examination has been completed, the provider will issue a report showing your current health status. He might add recommendations for vaccinations, further blood tests or prescriptions, although this is not always required.

Our primary goal is to comply with your employer’s request so you can start your job as soon as possible. However, we also want to make sure you are aware of any medical conditions or issues you might be dealing with, so you stay safe and work on getting back to optimal health.

DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification

WHAT ARE DOT PHYSICALS?

Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to receive regular physical examinations. The official name for these exams is “Department of Transportation Medical Examinations,” but it’s often shortened to “DOT physicals.” DOT physicals are designed to detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can impact a CMV driver’s ability to safely spend long hours on the road. Because there are so many regulations for commercial drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) only allows certified medical examiners (CMEs) to perform DOT exams. Every Concentra medical center has at least one CME on staff. Find your closest medical center now.

WHAT DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT FOR THE EXAM

A DOT exam will include an evaluation of an employee’s vision, hearing, blood pressure/pulse rate, and overall physical ability. It will also test for illegal drugs. If drivers take any medications, they’ll need to bring a complete list to the exam, including the doses and doctors’ information. Any drivers that require corrective vision or hearing need to bring their eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids. If your drivers suffer from any other medical condition, they may be required to bring additional information. Drivers do not need to abstain from eating before their dot physical exam.

Results will be reported electronically (additional fee) to the NRCME when the exam is completed and certified drivers will receive a copy of the Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

The DOT examination will include a health history review, a thorough physical exam captured in an online version of the Medical Examination Report, and a urine test for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry.  The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).

A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

Recordkeeping

If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish one copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – B-HRT Therapy

Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (B-HRT)?

Almost all of us over the age of 40 (and in many cases over 30) begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. To balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, it is critical to be evaluated by a highly trained physician – including comprehensive lab testing and in depth initial questionnaires – prior to creating a personalized treatment plan.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?

Many factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:

  • Adrenal fatigue (Link to Adrenal Fatigue )
  • Thyroid disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome (Link with Ideal Protein page including metabolic syndrome)
  • Sexual dysfunction (Link to Pelvic floor)

Because of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:

  • Weight gain
  • Lack of energy
  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sleeplessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue

If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (B-HRT)

What are bio-identical hormone therapy services?

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
  • Testing – saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
  • Natural hormone balancing
  • Ongoing evaluations
  • Quality compounded pharmacy
  • Highest quality supplements
  • Fitness programs
  • Nutrition planning
  • Stress reduction plans

The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctable. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using saliva, urine and/or blood analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bio-identical hormone needs.

Adrenal Fatigue in Men

One of the most common health complaints today is the experience of fatigue and lethargy. If you have fatigue along with other symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, insomnia, inability to lose weight, feeling anxious, allergies, or brain fog, adrenal fatigue syndrome (AFS) may be at the root of the problem. Adrenal fatigue consists of many nonspecific but debilitating symptoms. The onset of this condition is often slow and insidious. Sufferers are told that they are stressed and need to learn to relax more. The real truth is that stress and adrenal fatigue are not that mysterious at all. The problem is most physicians don’t know how to test for it and more importantly, they don’t know how to treat it.

Unfortunately, most physicians do not take adrenal fatigue syndrome seriously and therefore treat the condition with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Worse yet, some physicians will treat this condition with thyroid medication even if the thyroid hormones are perfectly normal.

The Adrenal Glands

Male adrenal fatigue and stress go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, two triangle-shaped glands found above the kidneys, are responsible for regulating the body’s response to stress. The chief adrenal hormone used to manage stress is cortisol. The adrenal glands secrete cortisol in response to stress (Physical and Emotional), low blood sugar, excitement, and during exercise. The highest amount of cortisol is secreted by the adrenals in the morning which helps us begin our day, with levels slowly decreasing as the day progresses.

What is Male Adrenal Fatigue?

When your stress level remains excessive for a prolonged length of time, the adrenal glands respond by producing the adrenal hormone, cortisol, continually. When stress is not properly managed or when it becomes extreme, the ability for the adrenal glands to function optimally is compromised causing us to turn to coffee and other caffeinated beverages, or worse, sugar-laced foods for energy.  Unfortunately, this over -exertion taxes the adrenal glands to the point where the glands are unable to produce the necessary levels of cortisol to keep up with the level of demand. This causes the adrenal glands to become overstimulated and potentially “Burn Out” leading to a worsened case of adrenal fatigue symptoms. This hormone imbalance induced fatigue affects all the other hormones in the body, producing a chain-like reaction. While attempting to maintain high cortisol production to manage the chronic stress levels, the adrenal glands are unable to maintain the production of other necessary hormones. One such hormone is DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone. DHEA is vital to maintaining the balance of hormones in your body and low amounts of this important hormone contribute to male adrenal fatigue symptoms.

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms in Men

  • Waking up in the middle of the night, often times with your mind racing.
  • Yo-yo energy throughout the day.
  • Loss of Muscle mass and strength
  • Diminished Sex Drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Crash after lunch
  • Boost of energy in the evening.
  • Waking up tired in the morning.
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Mid-day Fatigue
  • Craving for sweets and salty foods
  • A tendency to feel cold
  • Reduced tolerance for stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Increased susceptibility to infections

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment: The Steps to Natural Hormone Balance for Men

At Hope Health & Wellness, we have successfully helped men suffering from adrenal fatigue with comprehensive, customized treatment plans. The first step in treating adrenal fatigue is to get a complete comprehensive lab testing to determine cortisol levels. Adding bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and a targeted, high-quality supplement regimen are often the next steps.

To maintain healthy adrenal function, you should avoid hydrogenated fats, excessive caffeine, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and sugar. Instead, you should eat a diet that includes quality protein with regular meals of high nutritional value.  Eating at least every three hours keeps your blood sugar stabilized which will control blood sugar related stress problems placed on the adrenal glands. Getting eight hours of sleep every night is essential to give the adrenals an opportunity to repair. Furthermore, taking time to evaluate daily and situational stressors and practice stress management with deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can be very beneficial in addition to your customized nutritional program and supplements. Following a specific program customized for your needs, adrenal fatigue can be managed, and often times even reversed.

Adrenal Fatigue in Women

One of the most common health complaints today is the experience of fatigue and lethargy. If you have fatigue along with other symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, insomnia, inability to lose weight, feeling anxious, allergies, or brain fog, adrenal fatigue syndrome (AFS) may be at the root of the problem. Adrenal fatigue consists of many nonspecific but debilitating symptoms. The onset of this condition is often slow and insidious. Sufferers are told that they are stressed and need to learn to relax more. The real truth is that stress and adrenal fatigue are not that mysterious at all. The problem is most physicians don’t know how to test for it and more importantly, they don’t know how to treat it.

Unfortunately, most physicians do not take adrenal fatigue syndrome seriously and therefore treat the condition with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Worse yet, some physicians will treat this condition with thyroid medication even if the thyroid hormones are perfectly normal.

The Adrenal Glands

Post Menopause Stress and adrenal fatigue go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, two triangle-shaped glands found above the kidneys, are responsible for regulating the body’s response to stress. The chief adrenal hormone used to manage stress is cortisol. The adrenal glands secrete cortisol in response to stress (Physical and Emotional), low blood sugar, excitement, and during exercise. The highest amount of cortisol is secreted by the adrenals in the morning which helps us begin our day, with levels slowly decreasing as the day progresses.

What is Female Adrenal Fatigue?

When your stress level remains excessive for a prolonged length of time, the adrenal glands respond by producing the adrenal hormone, cortisol, continually. When stress is not properly managed or when it becomes extreme, the ability for the adrenal glands to function optimally is compromised causing us to turn to coffee and other caffeinated beverages, or worse, sugar-laced foods for energy.  Unfortunately, this over -exertion taxes the adrenal glands to the point where the glands are unable to produce the necessary levels of cortisol to keep up with the level of demand. This causes the adrenal glands to become overstimulated and potentially “Burn Out” leading to a worsened case of adrenal fatigue symptoms. This hormone imbalance induced fatigue affects all the other hormones in the body, producing a chain-like reaction. While attempting to maintain high cortisol production to manage the chronic stress levels, the adrenal glands are unable to maintain the production of other necessary hormones. One such hormone is DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone. DHEA is vital to maintaining the balance of hormones in your body and low amounts of this important hormone contribute to male adrenal fatigue symptoms.

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms in Women

  • Waking up in the middle of the night, often times with your mind racing.
  • Yo-yo energy throughout the day.
  • Crash after lunch
  • Loss of Muscle mass and strength
  • Diminished Sex Drive
  • Boost of energy in the evening.
  • Waking up tired in the morning.
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Mid-day Fatigue
  • Craving for sweets and salty foods
  • A tendency to feel cold
  • Reduced tolerance for stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Increased susceptibility to infections

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment: The Steps to Natural Hormone Balance for Women

At Hope Health & Wellness, we have successfully helped men suffering from adrenal fatigue with comprehensive, customized treatment plans. The first step in treating adrenal fatigue is to get a complete comprehensive lab testing to determine cortisol levels. Adding bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and a targeted, high-quality supplement regimen are often the next steps.

To maintain healthy adrenal function, you should avoid hydrogenated fats, excessive caffeine, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and sugar. Instead, you should eat a diet that includes quality protein with regular meals of high nutritional value.  Eating at least every three hours keeps your blood sugar stabilized which will control blood sugar related stress problems placed on the adrenal glands. Getting eight hours of sleep every night is essential to give the adrenals an opportunity to repair. Furthermore, taking time to evaluate daily and situational stressors and practice stress management with deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can be very beneficial in addition to your customized nutritional program and supplements. Following a specific program customized for your needs, adrenal fatigue can be managed, and often times even reversed.

Immune Boosting IV Therapy

WHAT IS IV THERAPY?

Even a great diet may not translate to proper nutrition at the cellular level. There can be many reasons for this, which may include poor digestion, food sensitivities, chronic inflammation, poor immune function, including any sickness/illness leaving our cells weak and starving for nutrients. But, the nutrients are not available because our cells are too weak to transport the vitamins and minerals to where they are needed.

For any of these reasons and more, you may need something I recommend called intravenous vitamin (IV) therapy. Now, this might sound a bit strange at first. But consider what I’ve just shown you… it’s possible to lead a very healthy lifestyle and still be nutrient deficient.

What IV therapy allows us to directly infuse the nutrients your body is starving for. This often works more efficiently than supplements. IV Therapy offers you the ability to individualize the content and amount of ingredients to tailor to your needs. When we do this, IV Therapy can be very beneficial and help you manage any imbalances. You can even use IV Therapy periodically if you are healthy to enhance your overall well-being.

IV THERAPY FOR ANTI-AGING

Poor nutrition, chronic stress, improper sleep patterns, and lack of physical activity all contribute to premature aging, loss of skin elasticity, weight gain, abdominal fat, anxiety/depression, digestive disorders, skin problems, fatigue, and illnesses. Learning how to manage your lifestyle is key to slowing the aging process and retaining youth. A healthy diet high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber and amino acids, along with proper sleep, exercise, and stress management techniques, are all necessary for retaining youth and slowing the aging process. Even if you eat well, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight the aging process. IV therapy boosts the antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels in your body much more effectively than oral supplements. You can choose from a variety of IV cocktails, each designed to help your body repair damage, prevent aging, and recover its youthful vigor.

Symptoms (click for more info)

 

Migraine/Headache                  Sore Throat                             Jet Lag

Hangover                                Insomnia                                 Joint Pain

Fatigue                                   Seasonal Allergies                   Menstrual Cramps

Diarrhea                                  Nausea                                   PMS

Constipation                            Vertigo                                    Cold/Flu

Muscle Pain                            Heat Exhaustion                      Anxiety

Asthma                                   Arthritis                                   Fibromyalgia

Bloating                                  Indigestion                             Heart Burn

 

Boosters

Vitamin Boosters

– Vitamin B12 Shot

– Fat Burning Vitamin B Shot

– B-Complex Super Shot

– Zofran (Nausea)

– Glutathione (Antioxidant)

– Vitamin C

Cosmetic Boosters

– Restylane

– Dysport

Oxygen Therapy

Inhale rich oxygen while undergoing any of our IV Therapy Cocktails to increase energy, reduce stress, and help you feel better.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is IV Hydration for?
Almost anyone.  We do not treat minors below the age of 18 or patients with certain medical conditions.  IVs are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding patients.  If pregnant, we prefer to be in contact with your obstetrician or midwife regarding your care.  

IV Therapy is best-suited for those suffering from the accumulative effects of dehydration, such as:

  • Hangover
  • Cold & Flu
  • Jet Lag
  • Extreme Athletics
  • Overexertion in the heat
  • Migraines
How long does it take?
In general, for most patients it takes 30-45 minutes from start to finish. Depending on the treatment, your visit with us may take longer.
How much does an IV cost?
After verifying your insurance coverage, we can determine what your cost will be. *Insurance may cover most of your treatment

Our IV treatments range in cost from $99 and up, depending on the type of IV, customized treatment, or added boosters.

Our boosters range from $25-$35

How does IV Therapy work?
IV Therapy works by rapidly replenishing fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins. IV treatment intravenously delivers 100% of these ingredients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract. IV Therapy increases the absorption rate and maximizes the potency of vitamins, medications, and fluids.
What are the benefits of IV Hydration?
IV Therapy treatments have many benefits, depending on the reason for your visit.  However, most simply, our treatments provide an increase in energy, a feeling of vibrancy, and optimized wellness and the restoration of normal fluids leading to:

  • decreased headaches and body aches
  • increased immunity
  • boosted energy levels
  • a restored and refreshed look to your skin
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are usually minor and short-lived. Some potential side-effects include bruising, minor bleeding from the injection site, and mild soreness.  These topical symptoms are easily avoided by holding direct pressure after removal of the IV. Other far less common side effects include risk of infection and anaphylaxis, an extremely rare allergic reaction.  Our highly trained medical professionals are well-versed in diagnosing and treating any and all possible side effects.
Are IV Therapy treatments safe?
Yes!
Our medical team is highly experienced in intravenous treatments for mild to moderate dehydration and vitamin depletion and have witnessed firsthand the extraordinary benefits of these treatments. We pride ourselves in providing a clean, sterile, comfortable, and safe environment while administering these highly-beneficial treatments.
Does RevitalIV take insurance?
Insurance may pay for some of these services. Contact the office so we can verify your benefits

Smoking Cessation

Our Physicians at Hope Health and Wellness will prescribe you with Chantix (varenicline), a smoking cessation medication to help you quit smoking for good. It is used together with behavior modification and counseling support to help you stop smoking.

Important information

  • Chantix may cause changes in your thoughts or behavior.
    • Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have: any mood or behavior changes, confusion, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, extreme fear, or if you feel impulsive, agitated, aggressive, restless, hostile, depressed, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
  • Do not drink large amounts alcohol.
    • Varenicline can increase the effects of alcohol or change the way you react to it.

Chantix side effects

Stop using Chantix and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a seizure (convulsions);
  • thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself;
  • strange dreams, sleepwalking, trouble sleeping;
  • new or worsening mental health problems– mood or behavior changes, depression, agitation, hostility, aggression;
  • heart attack symptoms– chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating;
  • stroke symptoms– sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; or
  • severe skin reaction– swelling or redness of the skin, blisters in your mouth, or skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or behavior.

Common Chantix side effects may include:

  • nausea (may persist for several months), vomiting;
  • constipation, gas;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • unusual dreams.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Simply put, urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine. It is not a disease, but a symptom. Many conditions and disorders can cause the symptom of urinary incontinence, including pelvic surgery, childbirth, injuries to the pelvic region, infections, hormonal changes and changes associated with aging. Other terms used to describe the condition are weak bladder, irritable bladder or overactive bladder.

Types of Urinary Incontinence:

One of the difficulties of dealing with urinary incontinence is that there are several types, and they are often intermixed. When you go to your doctor and have a complete urologic exam, you will probably be told you have one of the following types of incontinence:

  • Stress Incontinence: when urine leaks as a result of a cough, sneeze, laugh or other movement that causes a sudden increase in bladder pressure.
  • Urge Incontinence: when a person feels a sudden urge to urinate but may not be able to inhibit the passing of urine long enough to get to the toilet.
  • Overflow Incontinence: when the bladder overfills and leaks without warning and without any sensation of the need to urinate.

Erectile Dysfunction

A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity.  At Hope Health & Wellness, we have a revolutionary treatment protocol that may help Erectile Dysfunction. (Click here for more) (Link to pelvic floor chair)

Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm. However, erectile dysfunction (ED) is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a number of occasions for some time.

Since the discovery that the drug sildenafil, or Viagra, affect penile erections, most people have become aware that ED is a treatable medical condition.

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as persistent difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient to have sex.
  • Causes are usually medical but can also be psychological.
  • Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis.
  • Numerous prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking, can all cause ED.

The following list summarizes many of the most common physical or organic causes of ED:

  • heart disease and narrowing of blood vessels
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • obesity and metabolic syndrome ( link to Medical Weight Loss)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosterone deficiency
  • structural or anatomical disorder of the penis, such as Peyronie disease
  • smoking, alcoholism, and substance abuse, including cocaine use
  • treatments for prostate disease
  • surgical complications
  • injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • radiation therapy to the pelvic region

Atherosclerosis is a common cause of blood flow problems. Atherosclerosis causes a narrowing or clogging of arteries in the penis, preventing the necessary blood flow to the penis to produce an erection.

Numerous prescription medications can also cause ED, including those below. Anyone taking prescription medications should consult their doctor before stopping or changing their medications:

  • drugs to control high blood pressure
  • heart medications such as digoxin
  • some diuretics
  • drugs that act on the central nervous system, including some sleeping pills and amphetamines
  • anxiety treatments
  • antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and tricyclic antidepressants
  • opioid painkillers
  • some cancer drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents
  • prostate treatment drugs
  • anticholinergics
  • hormone drugs

the peptic ulcer medication cimetidine

Exercises

There are exercises a man can carry out to reduce the effects of ED.

The best way to treat erectile dysfunction without medication is by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles (Link to Pelvic FLoor Chair) with Kegel exercises. These are often associated with women looking to strengthen their pelvic area during pregnancy, but they can be effective for men looking to regain full function of the penis.

Firstly, find the pelvic floor muscles. You can achieve this by stopping mid-stream two or three times the next time you urinate. The muscles you can feel working during this process are the pelvic floor muscles, and they will be the focus of Kegel exercises.

One Kegel exercise consists of tightening and holding these muscles for 5 seconds and then releasing them. Try to do between 10 and 20 repetitions each day. This may not be possible when you first start doing the exercises. However, they should become easier over time.

You should be able to notice an improvement after 6 weeks.

Make sure you are breathing naturally throughout this process and avoid pushing down as if you are forcing urination. Instead, bring the muscles together in a squeezing motion.

Aerobic exercise, such a jog or even a brisk walk, can also help the blood to circulate better and can help improve ED in men who have circulation issues.

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