Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage, resulting in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the affected joints. Common symptoms may include:
1. Joint pain, especially after activity
2. Stiffness in the affected joints, particularly upon waking up or after periods of inactivity
3. Limited range of motion in the affected joints
4. Swelling or tenderness in the joints
5. A grating sensation or the feeling of bone rubbing against bone in the joints
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation in the joints, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, and potential joint deformity. Common symptoms may include:
1. Joint pain, tenderness, and swelling
2. Morning stiffness lasting more than an hour
3. Fatigue and general malaise
4. Joint deformity or changes in joint appearance
5. Systemic symptoms like fever, weight loss, and loss of appetite
We dedicate time to understanding your genetics, history, lifestyle, and goals. Combined with advanced lab tests other doctors don’t run, you get new, in-depth information about the root causes of your potential arthritis imbalances, and an integrative program to address it.
We use advanced lab tests, data, and tools to build a detailed evaluation of your arthritis to create a personalized plan targeting the root cause & risks.
Diet, lifestyle & exercise, family history, prior personal history, smoking and drinking history, occupational exposure, previous labs, and medical history, as well as known genetic predispositions.
Microbiome analysis (including digestion abilities), Food Allergy (IgE) testing, Zonulin.
Total Glutathione, oxidative stress markers (lipid peroxides, 8-OHdG), Vitamin markers (Vit A, B vitamins, Vit D, Vit E), Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc, Iodine, Omega 3 index (and O3/O6 ratio).
TGF-beta1, CRP, ESR, IL-6, Ferritin, Fibrinogen, TNF-alpha, Serum amyloid A, C4a levels, and Melanocyte stimulating hormone.
Our doctors will screen for the medications and supplements that you are currently taking that may induce a thyroid condition.
Here are genes that we may screen for: IL1, IL6, TNF alpha, APOE, FUT2, HO-1, TIMP4, CRP, CYP1B1, CYP1A1, ENOS, FUT2, TIMP4, MNSOD, PPARA, TYK2, Th17 related SNPs (Th17-related genes (IL23R, RORC, IL6R, IL17A, IL17F, CCR6, IL6, JAK2, TNFSF15, IL23A, IL22, STAT3, TBX21, SOCS3, IL12RB1 and IL17RA).
We see arthritis treatment as a balance of many different factors and strive to help you build sustainable habits that incorporate nutrition balance, lifestyle choices, and supplements when necessary.
The lab & screening results show us specific nutrient deficiencies that need to be targeted, current inflammation levels, & how to optimize the link between gut health and your arthritis. All to get to the root cause of your arthritis issues.
Personalized plans target your body risks and root cause drivers using nutrition, lifestyle changes, and targeted supplements to help you achieve optimal health.
All food plans are personalized, however we may recommend a combination of a cardio-metabolic food plan, autoimmune Paleo diet, low histamine, oxalate, sulfur, and salicylate plans, herbal treatments, mito food plan.
Enjoyable forms of movement, stress management, sleep tracking (Oura Ring, Woop, and others), therapy, mental & emotional care.
We believe in a nutrition-first approach. As a policy, supplement recommendations are targeted entirely at the risk factors identified in the tests. Our doctors can prescribe medication and will do so on an as needed basis.
With proactive 30-60 minute appointments & unlimited messaging, we make sure that you achieve your arthritis health goals. Our holistic functional medicine approach puts you at the center of the treatment process.
Maximize your progress with continuous functional medicine support and check-ins with your doctor and nutritionist. We'll also track your progress using wearables, repeat advanced lab tests, and educational content geared toward your condition.
Personalized care from the comfort of your home, targeted at prevention, planning, and personalization rather than just sick treatment. Our functional medicine team also offers unlimited messaging when you need it.
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At the current time, Index Health is only available through telemedicine in the states of Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. All from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for updates on new availabilities across the USA. Follow us on social media for updates:
Virtual care, also known as telehealth or telemedicine, offers several benefits when compared to traditional in-person healthcare. Here are some of the key advantages of virtual care:
Remember, the suitability of virtual care versus traditional care depends on the medical situation, patient preferences, and healthcare provider recommendations.
We recommend following our highly rated health program that includes 5 physician visits, and 3 nutritionist visits, which has shown to deliver the best outcomes for our patients. In addition to the above, as an Index Health patient, you'll receive the following:
You can schedule a free call with an Index Health Care Manager to learn more.
Yes, while Index Health operates primarily through telemedicine, certain advanced lab tests require physical sample collection. We can provide the convenience of home draw labs and home tests, ensuring a seamless experience. Our partnerships with trusted labs allow you to schedule at-home sample collections, making it easier for you to undergo the necessary advanced tests without visiting a medical facility. This approach combines the benefits of telemedicine with the accuracy of specialized lab analyses, ensuring you receive comprehensive care from the comfort of your own space.
Yes, we accept Out-Of-Network insurance for our services. During your free call with an Index Health Care Manager, you can check what your Out-Of-Network deductible is.
Labs are typically covered by your insurance and are not included in the Index Health membership.
Think of Out-Of-Network as the opposite of In-Network, for your insurance company. An Out-Of-Network provider is a provider that is not directly contracted with your insurance company.
As an Out-Of-Network provider, we are able to submit a claim with your insurance company so that you can be reimbursed a certain amount of money for the fees paid to Index Health.
The amount reimbursable depends on your insurance plan's deductible, whether your plan will reimburse you for Out-Of-Network services, and other factors. Index Health cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance company.
Not sure about the details of your plan? No problem! We can help for free. You can schedule a free call with an Index Health advisor so that you can find out more information about your insurance plan's coverage, and how much you’ll potentially be reimbursed.
Yes. Index Health is considered a medically eligible expense therefore, it can be paid for via an HSA/FSA. Please note, claims may not be submitted to insurance when HSA/FSA is being used.
Yes, you do have unlimited messaging! Think of unlimited messaging as an easy and quick way to chat with your doctor and nutritionist. We typically get back to our patients within 48 hours for most inquiries.
Yes, based on availability you are free to choose your doctor. Just make sure to ask your care manager when signing up and we'll make it possible.