- We listen and work with you on your goals for your health. We provide holistic primary care you can afford.
- We believe you have the right to be informed and involved in your health decisions.
- We strive to stay informed of alternative and natural therapies that are a reasonable choice.
- We provide primary care for adults and children over 12 years old, general medical and wellness care, including prescriptions as needed.
- Consultation only for younger children.
Elizabeth Markovich, DNP, nurse practitioner, provides primary care services for acute and chronic conditions using both the standard medical model and Functional Medicine. Functional medicine is a science-based approach - finding and treating the underlying cause of illness so the body can heal naturally, using special testing, individually tailored therapies; supplements, dietary changes and sometimes medications.
Elizabeth has a special focus on cardio metabolic problems and hormones, including adrenal, thyroid and sex hormone balance, also addressing fatigue, arthritis, chronic digestive problems and chronic infections. She prescribes natural hormone replacement when needed, including BioTe hormone pellets as well as compounded troches, creams and drops.
We do physical exams, wellness and preventative visits, treat common conditions such as sinus infection or high blood pressure and offer both conventional and alternative treatments.
Here is more about some of our special services;
Hormone pellet therapy is a safe and well researched method to restore hormone balance and have many advantages over other types of natural hormone delivery: They are pure hormone the size of a grain of rice, inserted under the skin, lasting for 4-6 months, they give the most consistent level of hormones, have been used since the 1940’s, and have better results in many conditions. We at IHC decided to work with the BioTe company for pellet hormone therapy because of the high quality of the hormone pellets, and their superior education and support. The BioTe method of hormone replacement is safe with no harmful side effects. See the link below for more information. If you have any of the following symptoms you may be a candidate for BioTe hormone therapy:
- Depression or irritability
- Persistent fatigue and muscle weakness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low sex drive
- Memory loss, mental fog and confusion
- Joint aches and pain
- Night sweats and hot flashes.
Hormone pellet therapy has been shown in research studies to:
- Reduce the incidence of diabetes and reduce risk of heart disease
- Prevent and improve osteoporosis
- Prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Increase energy
- Increase muscle mass and reduce belly fat
- Provide for general sense of well-being.
We also have advanced Bioimpedance for body composition to track your body lean and fat mass as well as water balance. It is a quick test you can add to your physical exam or visit for $10.
Prolotherapy is a local injection (using a strong dextrose solution and lidocaine) which helps heal weakened joints, tendons and ligaments. These weak and partially healed areas are often the cause of chronic joint and low back pain. This is not covered by insurance – please call to ask about the cost.
HeartMath training for stress reduction uses a small device that gives feedback on your heart rate variability. You can use this with mindfulness, deep breathing and other meditation techniques as a guide to more “coherence”. There is no charge if you try this during an office visit as time allows.
Alpha-Stim device is a micro-current device that can relieve pain and anxiety. It is safe and often an effective alternative to medication. There is no charge if you try this during an office visit – as time allows.
We accept insurance - see "Patient Resources" for details.
See more about functional medicine at this link for the Institute of Functional Medicine; http://functionalmedicine.org
Elizabeth has completed several classes with the IFM institute.
Dr. I. B. Price is a retired physician who provides hypnosis and mind-body medicine -- see the link to his site below and under the "about us" tab.
Below is a link to our portal for filling out registration forms, requesting appointments, and sending us questions and information in a secure and confidential manner.