As a new patient, what should I expect during the first appointment visit?
The initial evaluation requires up to five (5) hours meeting with the physician, medical assistant, indoor environmental professional, and our registered dietitian followed by a blood draw appointment for the diagnostic labs the physician will need to order to complete his assessment. For out-of-town patients, we could begin with a video consultation to start, but would need to see you at our office shortly thereafter.
Physician Assessment: We will begin with a 3 hour / 180 minute thorough assessment with Dr. Tanio that includes a physical exam, review of your health issues and thorough evaluation of your medical history. You will be provided with a preliminary treatment plan of required care based on your individual health concerns. The plan may include the ordering of additional lab tests, NeuroQuant Brain MRI, environmental assessment as well as recommendations to see other clinicians at Rezilir to fully address your health issues. Your follow up appointment is usually between 30-60 minutes in length and will be held once the diagnostic tests are completed and results are received. You will review the lab results with the doctor and, if necessary, adjust the initial care plan and clarify any questions you have. Our goal after these appointments is to give you some time to work on the care plan and help you learn how to heal yourself with the tools we have provided.
Nutrition Consultation: Because nutrition is such a crucial aspect to your overall health, we require all new patients meet with our certified Nutritionist and Registered Dietician for a 2 Hour nutrition evaluation (same day or scheduled for another day. We will evaluate your overall nutrition status, including nutritional imbalances and behaviors related to your specific health issues and introduce you to the principles of the Wahls Protocol as appropriate. We will teach you about healthy fat options, the use of medium chain triglycerides, and how to incorporate nutrient dense foods with a wide variety of healthy vegetables. We will provide recommendations to make improvements to reduce your exposure to inflammation causing foods such as eliminating sugar, avoiding processed foods as well as tips to avoid mold and yeast containing foods as well as gluten and grains. Rezilir has implemented The Wahls Protocol® as our core diet and will modify it to meet the individual patient’s specific needs. Dr. Terry Wahls is a pioneer in the development of lifestyle-based programs for neurologic and autoimmune conditions.
Environmental Review: A healthy living environment is critical for our patients, especially those with environmentally borne illnesses. Your health depends on it. It is for this reason that we require all new patients have a consultation with Justin Seay, our Director of Environmental Services. During this appointment Justin will help identify and uncover any potential toxic exposures in your home or workplace that may be impacting your health. Justin is an ACAC recognized Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) and a Florida licensed Mold Assessor. He has the training and experience needed to identify potential problem areas in your home or workplace and works with you to ensure that your living space is restored to the highest level of health and safety as possible.