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First Visit

Our North Raleigh practice focuses on patient care. Dr. Carrick listens carefully to each person’s health story.

STEP ONE: Preparing for Your Visit

Cost of the initial visit includes 1.5 hours with Dr. Carrick and any in-office testing. A shortened 1-hour visit is also available; however, this visit doesn’t allow as much time for a deeper diagnosis. Bring any available blood test results. Patients will be removing only their socks and shoes. Before arriving, please complete the new patient forms provided on the Contact Us page.

STEP TWO: Diagnostics

Changes in physiology precede pathology (illness), so discovering early problems with our core physiology is helpful. Using biosensor and LED technologies, the Menlascan is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available to physicians today. This tool provides a harmless, whole-body scan of the patient’s entire circulatory and lymphatic systems and reveals problem areas, such as reduced blood flow to the brain; the level of arterial stiffness; areas where lymphatic draining is poor, etc.

The Menlascan is a helpful predictor of future heart, circulatory and lymphatic difficulty. Proper lymphatic drainage is essential to rid the body of toxins and waste. A poor lymphatic system is one cause of cancer, for instance. Also, the tool reveals whether there is too much extracellular water present (due to diabetes or other conditions).

During this first visit, the patient will have a Menlascan, and Dr. Carrick will do muscle testing for more diagnostic information. She’ll also test for sufficient zinc and Vitamin C, which are essential for a healthy immune system.

STEP THREE: Receiving Information

Dr. Carrick listens to each person’s concerns. If no recent blood tests are available, Dr. Carrick usually orders one. She then gives recommendations about nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and stress management. In some cases, health problems have been so emotionally exhausting for patients that they have trouble holding back tears. Dr. Carrick understands this and uses a gentle, encouraging technique for emotional relief, if requested.