Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing is an important element at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. Your doctor will order appropriate labs and other medical tests to help obtain an accurate picture of your current health status.

If heart disease is a concern, for example, we will evaluate not only your cholesterol and triglyceride levels but also other risk factors for heart disease such as homocysteine, lipoprotein(a), C-reactive protein, and clotting factors. You may undergo additional noninvasive testing, such as a treadmill stress test to determine how well your heart functions during exercise and an echocardiogram, which monitors the anatomy of your heart and measures its pumping capacity.

Blood tests to measure levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormones will help your doctor determine if you suffer from hormone imbalances that could increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or other ailments. Bone density testing using state-of-the-art dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) will reveal the density and strength of your bones. To identify insulin resistance (a risk factor for type 2 diabetes), your doctor will review your fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C, HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and weight.

Your Whitaker Wellness physician will use all of the information gathered from your history and physical examination as well as these and other noninvasive tests to create your personalized treatment program.

Diagnostic Testing at Whitaker Wellness

Here is a list of just some of the diagnostic testing we perform at the Whitaker Wellness Institute that allows us to get to the root of your health problems so you can begin your journey toward optimal health.

Body composition analysis
Calorimetry
Carotid ultrasound
Color doppler/doppler with comprehensive on-site laboratory
Doppler echocardiography
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) bone scan
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography (EKG)
Exercise stress treadmill test
Holter monitor
Leg pressures
Nerve conduction
Pulse oximetry
Spirometry
Ultrasound (aorta, abdomen, lower extremity, pelvis, breast)
Venous study
X-ray

One-Stop Shop for Wellness and Diagnostic Testing

Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”

To learn more about how the diagnostic testing and subsequent innovative therapies we prescribe at the Whitaker Wellness Institute can help restore your health and vitality, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (866) 944-8253.

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