Understanding Your Health Baseline

You’re Only as Healthy as Your Weakest Organ System

The Comprehensive Organ System Management and Optimization, or COSMO, evaluation process leaves no factor of your health to chance. It is imperative to test your anatomical and physiological function from multiple angles to pinpoint the root cause of any symptom. Consider this the CEO of other Executive Physical programs.

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Who’s the Boss?

Insurance & pharmaceutical companies are at the heart of our health care system. They dictate covered diagnostic procedures and “acceptable” treatments to doctors who, in turn, are at the mercy of insurance companies for reimbursement of services.

Information Overload

With all of today’s influences, it is easy to be overloaded with information about health. From television advertisements asking you to talk to you doctor about a new pharmaceutical drug, to the latest celebrity endorsed diet. How do you truly know what is best for your individual health?

You ARE Unique

Everyone’s anatomical and physiologic makeup is different. Without understanding your individual health, organ system’s functionality and what is going on inside YOUR body, how can you properly treat adverse symptoms or optimize your health?

Underlying Issues

Our current health care system is built to give you the best care possible when you are sick and manage disease once it is diagnosed.

Preventive medicine looks to eradicate the root of the problem and erase underlying symptoms or precursors before they turn into disease.

Balancing Your Life

We spend years learning how to correctly balance our lives; but mental, physical or age related symptoms can throw our lives out of balance…

Genetics:

Your families’ medical history is a large factor in your future disease risk.

Nutrition:

The single most important factor to your health. If you are only able to do one thing for your health, make it a balanced diet.

Fitness:

Exercising properly for your body and lifestyle is crucial. We don’t all have time to be in the gym two hours a day. Creating a targeted routine for your goals is is a much more efficient way to establish good fitness habits.

Work:

Provides income and for some it is very fulfilling. Work adds stress to our lives and stress is the #1 proxy disease killer in the USA.

Sleep:

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is the body’s main recovery system. If you’re not sleeping well, your health is not in balance.

Your Family:

Maximizing your quality time with your family for years to come means staying in good health.

Symptoms

Mental, physical or age related symptoms rain on your parade. Many times we believe that symptoms we are experiencing are just part of the aging process.

I’m Sick

We visit the doctor usually only when we are sick. Many times your symptoms are treated without finding the underlying problem. Effectively masking, but not solving the problem.

Treatment

Effective treatment involves finding the true underlying issues, eradicating the precursors of disease and creating an individualized treatment plan catered to your needs and goals.

Electro-Physiologic Brain Assessment:

Using a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG), we are able to create a “Brain Map” of the electrical activity your brain produces. The function of this activity helps our physicians understand your brain power, speed, efficiency, cognitive capacity, processing power and working memory. Using this technology, we can also rule in or out head injuries, learning disabilities and even allocation of brain resources (similar to IQ)

General Physiology and Bio-Response:

Your primary care provider will check your cholesterol level for indications of heart disease. We use Biofeedback measures to understand:

  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – An indication of stress level and overall cardiovascular health
  • Total heart power – An indication of future disease risk
  • EMG – Muscle tension and stress response
  • Temperature Regulation – Your control of your own body’s temperature
  • Respiration – How you breathe affects much more than you think!
  • Overall Stress Response – Are you sympathetic or parasympathetic dominant?

Imaging:

The greatest stride in medicine in the past 40 years has been imaging. It’s time you took advantage of this technology as a preventive tool rather than simply a diagnostic procedure. Our imaging partner uses both low-dose CT scans and ultrasound to monitor your head to your abdomen.

Procedures include:

  • Carotid Arteries IMT Ultrasound
  • Low-dose CT of the Chest (lungs and heart)
  • Cardiac Calcium Scoring (heart)
  • Ultrasound of the abdominal organs

Health Marker Tracking:

We have partnered with six highly specialized laboratories to test every level in your body. Blood and urine tests are utilized to develop an objective baseline for your health. Your primary care doctor may test your blood count and lipids once a year with some variation. We go a bit further…

We test the following:

  • Advanced Male and Female Hormones
  • AA/EPA ratio (Omega-3 level testing)
  • Food allergies
  • Micro-Nutrient levels
  • Cardiovascular markers
  • Gut Permeability
  • Toxic Element Clearance
  • Adrenal Function
  • Advanced Cholesterol
  • Liver and Kidney Health
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Complete Nutrient Count
  • And more…

Nutritional Assessment:

You will have an in-depth diet, lifestyle and habits consultation, and receive a customized plan catered to your life and future goals from a certified Health Coach.

Physical Assessment:

Our Clinical Exercise Physiologist will evaluate your strength, flexibility, mobility and range of motion. The process of movement through your body’s kinetic chain is extremely important to your physical abilities. Pulmonary function tests are also conducted including spirometry and VO2 max.

Results, Recommendations & Treatment

Your follow up visit for the COSMO program will involve a 1-2 hour discussion with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald L. Brown.

All test results will be discussed and our findings will be laid out in an easy to understand report of your personal health information. Recommendations and treatment options will be discussed, as well as figuring out the best path towards your optimal health.

Take Control

Early detection of disease can save your life. Prevention can allow you to maintain your independence and save you and your family a fortune later in life.

Comprehensive Health Plan

You deserve to not only fully understand your health, but have a plan for future improvement and results! Join the COSMO program today!

Peace of Mind

A full understanding and plan for optimization of your health can allow you to live your life with peace of mind and freedom knowing your health is in good hands… yours.

Our goal is to safely and effectively optimize your health in the most efficient manner using trusted and advanced solutions.

Your outstanding experience at Carolina HealthSpan Institute is at the center of our healthcare model. We invite you to spend an hour with one of our Medical Doctors and experience the difference that has allowed over 10,000 individuals to achieve and maintain their health goals!

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