Philadelphia Integrative Medicine Newsletter - August 2015
Lifestyle Choices Change Your Gene Expression
1. When did you, as a doctor, realize the need to focus on genetic mutations and testing for your patients?
I have been doing genetic testing since 2004. I started testing for specific genotypes, as well as doing functional genetic testing, i.e. measuring different biochemical pathways that are most affected by certain genes. What makes the most difference is measuring how genes express themselves, not just knowing the genotype. Gene expression has a lot to do with lifestyle choices including diet, exercise and stress, as well as specific nutrient inputs.
2. When someone tests positive for MTHFR what do you believe your role is as a health care provider?
My role is to educate my patients so they can make more informed decisions that will move them further into balance and greater health. Forty-five to 50% of the general population has a methylation deficit, but the deficit may not be significant. Most patients with chronic illness have a moderate or significant deficit. There are so many lifestyle choices that can help improve methylation, see below.
3. What do you believe the patient's role is?
The patient’s role is everything! The provider is an educator and ideally someone who will inspire people to make the lifestyle and behavior changes that will make the most difference.
Self-care Retreats for Providers with Philadelphia Integrative Medicine
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"Remarkable. Truly enlightening experience. It is a real gift to be provided with the opportunity and space to focus on myself and learn about my needs. Really helped to center me and gave me skills I can take back with me to my day-to-day stresses." --Darwin Deen, MD
Our next by bi-annual retreat is December 3-6, 2015 at Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford PA. The retreat center offers a beautiful natural environment, just minutes from the Philadelphia airport. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (888) 702-7974 ext. 2 or click here to see the event on our website. For the full brochure please click here.
Early bird registration extended to August 14! Save $100! Room and board or included in your retreat price (meals only included for commuters).
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Georgia Tetlow, MD, founder of Philadelphia Integrative Medicine, synthesizes the best of conventional and evidence-based alternative medicine. She is a fellowship graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to patient care, Dr. Tetlow offers onsite clinician mentoring for providers transitioning to integrative practice.
Mary Stokes, MS, has a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and specializes in mind body medicine instruction that bypasses a left brain approach. She mentors health care providers in embodiment and meditation intertwining Pathwork® principles which address transformation on the emotional, physical, energetic
and spiritual levels of experience.
"We are a reflection of the divine; with physical, metaphysical, and intellectual attributes." Florence Nightingale
Georgia Tetlow, MD
Founder, Philadelphia Integrative Medicine
Practitioners, join our Allied Integrative Health Professionals Meeting the 1st Monday of Every Month!
Join other health care providers including psychologists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, health coaches, energy workers, nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and holistic practitioners of any and all kinds to connect for our own self-care and networking. We ask for a donation of $10 when you register to cover costs. Our next meeting is Monday, August 31st (SPECIAL DATE BECAUSE OF LABOR DAY) from 8:00 - 9:30am. For location, more details, and sign-up please use Eventbrite.
Latonya Joins the Team!
We'd like to welcome Latonya, our new administrative assistant. Latonya has worked in the medical field for the past 5 years. She looks forward to seeing you at your next visit! We appreciate the many applications we received for this position, and unfortunately, we were unable to respond to everyone personally. We sincerely thank you for your interests.
Wellness discounts & resources!
Purchase follow up appointments in bulk and save big!
- Buy 3 follow up appointments and get $100 supplement cash (in-clinic use only)!
- Buy 5 follow up appointments at once and get the 6th free!
- Refer a friend and when they enroll as a micronutrient test patient, get $50 supplement cash (in-clinic use only).
- Refer a friend and when they enroll as a regular patient, get $100 supplement cash (in-clinic use only).