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4338 Morsay Drive Lower Level Rockford, IL 61107
Our doctors use a comprehensive, holistic approach to determine which tests you will need. These tests allow our doctors to examine the many facets of your condition, looking at issues from different angles, to gather a more complete understanding of your overall health. This understanding of your condition allows us to customize your treatment to bring you back to optimal health.
When you are ill, the most important service IPM has to offer is a caring physician. Our doctors are here to get you better and to show you the source of the illness. The human body changes constantly, with new blood being made every 120 days. ‘Snapshots’ of you, taken through the testing process, are used by your physician to assess your health, pinpoint or support diagnosis, monitor ongoing treatment, and to screen for other undiagnosed disorders.
•AMAS (Anti-Malignin Antibody in Serum) Test – A cancer predisposition test that detects most types of active cancer in the body, found to be 95% accurate.
•Blood Analysis – Examines a blood sample, determining levels of many different substances including cholesterol, glucose, liver enzymes, and thyroid hormones to evaluate the function of multiple organ systems including heart, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and others.
•Diagnostic Ultrasound – Uses ultrasound to examine the tissues of the body to look for changes in structures, tissue damage, inflammation, infection or other abnormalities.
•Echo Test – An ultrasound test used to reveal information about the anatomy of the heart, including checking for coronary heart disease.
•Electrocardiogram – Examines the electrical impulse of the heart as it contracts to evaluate the function of the heart.
•Environmental Testing – Constant exposure to environmental toxins creates a buildup in the human body, which interferes with the way our systems react and respond to anything. It is important to understand how these toxins play a role in our ongoing chronic conditions, so that we can treat them more thoroughly.
• Solvent – Testing for overexposure or chronic exposure to solvents is important, because this exposure over time leads to damage to the central nervous system, causes liver and kidney damage, damages bone marrow and has been associated with immune disorders including infertility. Exposure comes from inhalation or ingestion of car exhaust, adhesives, lacquer thinners, glues, paints, air and water pollution, even products in our homes that were produced with the use of solvents (cleaning agents, inks, building materials, etc.).
• Heavy Metal – Exposure to heavy metals every day is common in both the environment and our diets, and is hard to avoid entirely. Testing is done to determine how much exposure an individual has had, so that a treatment plan can be determined. Buildup of heavy metals in the body can lead to acute or chronic toxicity and poisoning, significant illness, damaged/reduced mental and central nervous function, and other degenerative processes that can mimic Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Muscular Dystrophy, and Multiple Sclerosis.
• Pesticide – Identifies the level of toxic pesticides that have built up through bioaccumulation in the body. Chlorinated pesticides have been identified in over 98% of all persons studied. They are passed along to infants through breastfeeding and trans-placental transfer, and they have been shown to cause fatigue, obesity, certain cancers, allergies, and a host of other problems.
•Food Allergy Testing – Examines a blood sample to determine which foods elicit an allergic response, both acute and chronic, and the relative strength of the reaction.
•Hair Analysis – Examines a hair sample to evaluate the presence and levels of different minerals and toxins in the body. Hair analysis also identifies mineral deficiencies. Heavy metal toxicity can cause nervous system dysfunctions and has been linked to autism and ADD/ADHD. See heavy metal testing under Environmental testing for more information.
•Hormone Testing – Examines samples to determine the levels of hormones in the body. Used for both men and women to evaluate the function of the endocrine and reproductive systems.
•Lung Function Testing – Examines the functional capacity of the lungs to evaluate respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema.
•Nerve Function Testing – Examines the nervous system function to evaluate pain, numbness, tingling sensations and determine whether the nerves have been damaged or are being impinged by other structures.
•Range Of Motion (ROM) / Muscle Testing – Computerized testing measures the range of motion and strength of various parts of the body to determine which areas are deficient and need rehabilitation.
•Ryodoraku Meridian Testing – Measures the levels of energy in the twelve meridians of Chinese acupuncture to evaluate the balance of the different organ systems of the body.
•Stool Analysis – Examines a stool sample for various substances including blood to evaluate the function of the digestive system and rule out various diseases or infections (caused by parasites, viruses, or bacteria), as well as check for nutrient absorption, or cancer.
•Urinalysis – Used as a screening and/or diagnostic tool to detect different metabolic and kidney disorders, it examines a urine sample for pH, protein, glucose, bacteria, blood and other components to determine the condition and function of the urinary system including the kidneys and bladder. Some symptoms that might indicate a urinary system problem may include abdominal pain, back pain, painful or frequent urination, and/or blood in the urine.
•Vascular Doppler – A non-invasive, pain-free ultrasound test that checks blood flow through the arteries to determine if plaque buildup is occurring, which could lead to vascular disease. Anyone who has circulatory issues, diabetes, smokes, or is elderly can benefit from.