These three conditions refer to a group of conditions that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose), with the accompanying symptoms dependent on the type.
Our focus at Index Health is to help people improve their glucose and insulin numbers, but we also prioritize preventive testing, to help someone know if they are trending towards diabetes, many years ahead of time. We often use real time tracking devices, such as a continuous glucose monitor (or CGM), or ketone measuring devices.
Understanding which cholesterol markers are important to know can be confusing, as for so many years, it was thought that Total cholesterol and LDL levels are the only things that matter.
Our team uses the most advanced markers to help you not only have a clear understanding of current risk level, but more importantly, what areas we need to target in your personalized lifestyle, nutrition, supplement, medications (sometimes) plan.
We believe it is our job to help you understand what your labs actually mean, in detail. As part of that, we use standardized calculators (such as Framingham risk calculator, Reynolds risk, Mesa risk), so you can clearly see the progress over time, and understand how it is potentially impacting your 10 year and lifetime risk of stroke.
Hypertension is a condition that involves the long-term forces of blood exerted upon the walls of our blood vessels. It is a well understood primary risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and aneurysms.
While medications may be appropriate in some instances, we look for why a person has high blood pressure. Some commonly encountered reasons have to do with inaccurate understanding of beneficial nutrition plans, poor sleep or stress management habits, and suboptimal body composition, just to name a few.
We use advanced lab tests & tools that other doctors don't use to uncover the root cause of your heart & weight issues.
Potential nutrient deficiencies. Sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies to foods. Lifestyle factors (exercise, smoking, drinking). Chronic infections or exposures (occupational, environmental, etc.). Related labs and medical history. Medications or supplement use. Family history.
Fasting insulin, C-PeptideInsulin Antibodies (when indicated), Insulin resistance score, Hemoglobin A1C, Fructosamine, SHBG, IGF-1 and IGF binding proteins.
hsCRP/ESR, TMAO, IL-6, Omega 3-6 ratio, Homocysteine, Oxidized LDL, Lp-PLA2 activity, Myeloperoxidase activity, ADMA/SDMA.
ApoB, LDL-P, Lp(a), Advanced lipid panel, HDL function assay, Sterols and lipid metabolites.
eGFR, Symmetric dimethylarginine, Microalbumin:creatinine ratio, Serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN), Cystatin C, Urine albumin:creatinine ratio, Fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio, Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23).
Comprehensive medical assessment of all the above drivers of disease and future health risks based on patient genomics testing.
The labs & screening tell us whether you’re on path to become a diabetic, your heart-disease, and stroke risk within 10-15 years, & how to proactively plan, & prevent.
Nutrition plans include: cardio-metabolic food plan, nitric oxide boosting foods, low glycemic load, anti-inflammatory nutrition plans.
Enjoyable forms of movement, stress management, sleep tracking (Oura ring), mental & emotional.
We believe in a nutrition first approach with targeted supplements. We do not make any money from supplements. Supplement recommendations are targeted entirely at the risk factors that are identified in the tests. Our physicians use prescription medication as needed, which is infrequent.
CGMs: Continuous glucose monitoring to understand how your body reacts to certain foods and glucose levels.
Remote EKG monitoring: Real-time EKG feedback that gives an indication if the heart is being strained during exercise (e.g. Apple Watch, FitBit, Fourth Frontier).
Home BP monitoring: Blood pressure trends and logs.
With proactive 30-60min appointments, Advanced Primary Care, unlimited messaging, and mini-visits when you need them, we make sure that you achieve your health goals.
Maximize your progress with continuous support and check-ins with your doctor, & nutritionist. We'll also track your progress using wearables, repeat advanced lab tests & educational content geared towards your condition.
Maximize your progress with continuous 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.
Get Primary Care from the comfort of your home, targeted at prevention, planning, personalization rather than just sick care. We also offer unlimited messaging, & mini-visits with your healthcare team when you need support.
Geared towards lowering 10 year and lifetime risk of heart attack and stroke, we use standardized risk calculators to track risk & your improvement over time (American College of Cardiology, and Mayo Clinic).
We personalized Ryan's plan by including 12h overnight intermittent fasting, discussed adequate protein and fiber intake in the midst of being vegan. Ryan also started logging blood pressure, and began using a Freestyle Libre CGM (glucose monitor) to identify harmful foods. We also recommended that he take a vegan omega 3 supplement, and was guided on a resistance training regimen. Here are his results after just 90 days:
We use advanced lab tests that analyze the root cause of your health condition, which allow us to plan and treat you with precision.
Get a personalized plan that's made for your body, and your condition.
Food and lifestyle are medicine. We put this at the forefront of our approach to reaching optimal health.
With ongoing support, tracking, and testing you'll be able to feel & see real results.
Healthcare today can be summarized as 15min appointment that inevitably ends in prescription medication.
A conventional protocol would prescribe a pill or maybe a supplement to solve for your health problems, but that doesn’t target the root cause. Index Health don't mask your symptoms - we help you figure out exactly what is driving them and find relief.
Most clinics are barely there for you when you're sick. We're here for you when you need us, to prevent disease, and to plan for longevity.
High Cholesterol & Heart Health.
Hypertension & Heart Health.
$99 for the first month. $179 afterwards.
Get a board certified doctor, nutritionist, & care manager who work together with you.
60 minute in-depth appointments to make sure that each one of your concerns have been addressed.
Personalized plans include lifestyle, nutrition, movement, and at times supplements.
Care when you need it. Focused on prevention, longevity, from the comfort of your home.
We offer unlimited secure messaging with prompt response times from your car team.
Ongoing proactive appointments, content, videos, communication, messaging, and more.
Get to the root cause of your condition using advanced lab tests, data, and specialist physicians, rather than just treating the symptom.
Personalized plans are 100% unique, and tailored to your body, and your needs! Plans include primarily nutrition & lifestyle changes.
Get ongoing support from your dedicated staff, as well as Advanced Primary Care, retesting, follow-up appointments, and more.