What Should I Do Prior to My First Visit?
In the New Patient Center / Online Forms, you have a health questionnaire to download and complete (or the questionnaire can be mailed to you). Take the time to answer the questions with as much detail as possible. Please try to assemble any of your medical information that may be helpful (tests, consultations with other physicians, list of current medications and supplements). If you have had tests, lab studies, surgeries, and/or consultations but don't have the records, please ask the appropriate physicians and/or hospitals to provide them to you or send them to us directly. Bring the completed questionnaire and any additional information with you to your appointment.
Please complete all paperwork prior to arriving at the office and arrive 10 minutes BEFORE your appointment time.
What If I Am on Any Medications or Supplements?
Please stay on them until we have an opportunity to review your complete history. Most of our patients are able to eventually stop or reduce many of the medications that other doctors have prescribed after having been on our program for awhile. At your initial appointment, you will receive nutritional supplement recommendations. We carry an extensive line of the finest supplements available to physicians anywhere. They are specifically designed to complement the other lifestyle recommendations of our program. Although you may be able to purchase similar products at local health food stores, the potential quality of these supplements may compromise our treatment and therefore hinder your progress.
What Happens at My First Appointment?
Dr. Petropulos thoroughly reviews your medical history and symptom survey that you complete prior to your visit and also reviews any medical records, including recent lab results you provide. He conducts a complete physical examination and muscle testing for food and environmental intolerances, as well as bio-diagnostic testing utilizing the latest in BAX Aura testing. If, after your examination, further laboratory analysis is required, we also offer a full range of laboratory services and a wide variety of cutting-edge testing available in-house, including blood, saliva, hair, urine, and stool analyses.
After reviewing all information, Dr. Petropulos makes recommendations for an individualized program of nutritional and lifestyle augmentation. This can also include chiropractic care, acupuncture and further BAX therapies if you wish.
How Long Will It Take Before I Feel Better?
You should notice your health beginning to improve within a few weeks. Some people notice the difference in only a few days. However, it can take a bit longer, especially if significant psychological trauma is involved, or if you are slow in adopting the lifestyle changes we recommend.
What Will Be the Cost?
The time spent with you on the first visit is approximately 2-3 hours. An initial appointment is $415, which does not include any lab work, testing, or supplements.