Functional Medicine Care
For the best success, a follow-up care plan will consider health history and the role played by diet, digestion and lifestyle. The body performs best by improving oxidative stress, hormone balance, cellular metabolism and inflammation.
Treat Depression Naturally
Second Opinion Physician is an online telemedicine practice that consults with patients and their physicians to identify and treat depression and mood disorders per the Walsh nutritional approach.
MTHFR Genetic Mutations?
MTHFR positive gene mutations suggests that methylation benefits from methylated B vitamins. The problem with this diagnostic theory is that folic acid reduces serotonin activity. Thus folates are not advised for low serotonin depression.
Lab Tests for Methylation
The Walsh approach, to depression and mood disorders, utilizes histamine and homocysteine to more accurately establish methylation status and to determine supplement strategy.
Walsh Approach Specialist
Dr. Epstein is a Walsh-trained functional medicine general practitioner. Call for a free-pre-consultation to learn how this approach might work for you.
Nutrient Role in Brain Function
According research and teachings of William Walsh PhD., of the Walsh Institute, most persons with depression and other mood disorders exhibit one or more of the 'Five Biotypes of Depression.' And many are successfully treated with supplementation.
Biotype Testing and Consultation
In using this site, individuals may order a lab panel and physician consultation to address the possible cause and best remedy to improve neurotransmitter function, naturally.
Histamine and Plasma Methylation Testing
Understanding the concept of methylation pathway, and how it is used by Walsh Practitioners, instead of MTHFR testing, to treat depression without medications.
The Walsh Approach has benefitted patients and is practiced by physicians around the world. The protocol for testing and diagnosis is based on the research of Dr Walsh and his famous theory of the "Five Biotypes of Depression."
Dr William Walsh's research and dedication has opened up a new paradigm of thinking in psychiatry. Nutrients play a critical role in balancing serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. We are deeply grateful for this protocol that gives doctors and patients great hope for treating depression and mood disorders naturally.
Second Opinion Physician consultation services for general health issues includes options for patients to order brief and extended phone consultations or a more Comprehensive Biotype Report. These telemedicine, online options for professional medical testing and evaluation, helps patient save money, improve access and establish a relationship with a medical expert from any location.
On this website patients may order labs with or without a Consultation. A wide selection of lab tests and panels can be ordered here, online. Simply purchase the test online. A test requisition form will be emailed to you for labs to be drawn at your nearest Lab Corp. Results will be sent via an encrypted secure email server. If you have questions regarding interpretation of the results, Dr Dave is available for consultations ranging from $99-$399.
Dr David Epstein, D.O. is a telemedicine medical practitioner with 35 years of experience as a holistic alternative physician. A Functional Medicine Doctor helping patients manage systemic health conditions, Epstein focuses his care on treating depression and mood disorders per the "Walsh Protocol', an individualized nutrient approach rooted in biochemistry.
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