Invest in Your Health:
A traditional approach supplemented by advanced training.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
At WellcomeMD, we believe in a patient-centered, science-based approach to medicine called functional medicine. This form of practice integrates traditional medicine with holistic treatment to discover the root cause of medical problems, rather than simply treating symptoms. OMT (osteopathic manipulative treatment) is a form of functional treatment and is used by DOs (doctors of osteopathic medicine) to prevent, diagnose, and treat an illness or injury. OMT focuses on adjusting muscles and joints by applying pressure, resistance, and stretching.
OMT and chiropractic adjustments are commonly mistaken for each other because of the hands-on nature of treatment. OMT is performed by DOs who have gone through the required training of the musculoskeletal system and education to obtain a medical license. Osteopathic manipulations are also incorporated into traditional medical practices to complement other medications a patient might be taking. For example, for lower back pain, a patient might be prescribed an anti-inflammatory. This anti-inflammatory along with osteopathic manipulations not only treats the injury, but also prevents the injury from getting worse in the future.
The newest physician at our Richmond practice, Dr. Robert Quarles, is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Dr. Quarles will be able to provide osteopathic manipulations for all WellcomeMD members. To learn more about WellcomeMD, contact our membership team at 888-531-3844.
Want to know more about our advanced labs, genetic testing, or gut health assessments?
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Feeling Your Best:
Don’t settle for less
Safeguarding your health is always our first priority, but we realize your wellbeing and vitality are equally important to your quality of life.
We pay just as much attention to assessing and treating the conditions that have the greatest impact on how you feel and perform.
WellcomeMD Advanced Physical and Labs
Overall Health Assessment
A new path has emerged, a field that looks at health through the prism of aging. Using advanced lab testing and tools, we are able to measure the aging process at an organ, systemic, and genetic level and identify any decline or onset of disease.
Our goal is to help you live longer while maintaining quality of life. We treat the root cause of health and vitality loss, not just mask the symptoms.
We test specific genes related to cardiovascular and brain health for genetic mutations that may increase the risk for blood clots and/or affect the production of neurotransmitters found in the gut and brain. We also compare your genetic markers to existing research on optimal fitness, nutrition, and wellness. All this helps us help define an optimal plan for your health and vitality.
Gut Health Analysis
We recognize that major impacts to your health like autoimmune response, leaky gut, and food sensitivities, can be directly attributed to your gut health. Many chronic conditions, like cardiometabolic issues, can also be severely impacted by your gut microbiome.
Hormone Health Analysis
Classic signs of aging often originate from changes in your hormonal balance. These include weight gain, low energy, decreased sex drive, mood swings, and poor concentration. A simple blood test and medical history evaluation can help us target and treat the root cause of these symptoms.
Each year, cardiovascular disease is America’s leading health problem and cause of death. What is your risk for developing heart disease? Through our advanced lab testing and cutting-edge technology, we can help determine this risk and take appropriate action.
Advanced Lipid Testing
Evidence suggests that other lipid measures beyond traditional testing may be more accurate predictors of cardiovascular disease risk. Our advanced lipid testing panel may improve cardiovascular disease risk prediction by identifying hidden risk and helping to guide appropriate treatment.
Diabetes and insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) are becoming an epidemic in our country. They are a major risk factors for developing heart disease and are associated with accelerated cognitive decline. The natural question is, "How can we protect and monitor you before you develop diabetes?" Our advanced diabetes panel does just that.
Nutrition and Fitness
A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Through our genetic analysis for nutrition and fitness, we can get more specific and help tailor the right diet and exercise program for you. We partner you with a dedicated wellness coach that can help you achieve your health goals.