The Garabedian Medical Clinic was founded on the belief that every patient deserves the highest quality of care, compassion, and understanding when striving for a better quality of life. We practice this belief every day as we treat thousands of patients who suffer with chronic conditions with evidenced-based, highly integrative medicine that’s not only safe and effective, but provides measurable results. We use cutting-edge testing and innovative treatments to find the answers you deserve and a treatment plan that is personalized to your specific condition. We’ll guide you every step of the way, monitoring your results to not only improve your symptoms, but optimize your health and improve your quality of life.
What We Treat
The adrenals produce hormones that help balance your blood sugar and manage your daily ebbs and flows of energy.Low adrenal function is often very common, but often missed by standard blood tests. Low levels of adrenal cortisol can result in the following: hypoglycemia, fatigue, muscle aches, low blood sugar, sugar or salt craving, shakiness relieved with eating, moodiness, food sensitivities, allergies, recurrent infections, dizzy when standing, low blood pressure, decrease ability to handle stress, decreased cognitive ability or “brain fog”, swollen ankles that are worse at night, hypoglycemia under stress, a need to lie down or rest after psychological or emotional stress, muscular weakness, difficulty getting out of bed, wiped out with exercise and/or inability to tolerate thyroid replacement. Proper treatment can have profound effects.
Symptoms of these diseases include flu-like fatigue and pain that can be severe, a constant feeling of exhaustion, body aches, muscle stiffness and pain, insomnia, cognitive dysfunction “fibro-fog”, and irritable bowel syndrome. Oftentimes any combination of these symptoms can diminish your quality of life and in severe cases can inhibit a person from being able to carry out basic daily life functions.
Lyme DiseaseLyme disease is often missed as a cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.Initially discovered 30 years ago in Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme disease has become the undiagnosed and untreated epidemic of the 21st century. While it is often attributed to tick bites, Lyme can be transmitted through mosquito bites as well. It is a bacterial infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi. These bacteria can mimic virtually any disease, which is why Lyme is often misdiagnosed. Anyone with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia need to consider Lyme disease as the cause. Because the symptoms are so variable, patients are usually not even considered for testing or treatment. Even if tested, standard testing will miss over 90% of the cases of chronic Lyme disease.Treatment of chronic Lyme disease can be very problematic as the Borrelia bacteria can transform from the standard cell wall form to a non-cell wall form and also into a treatment resistant cyst.
A mulit-system integrative approach can dramatically increase the likelihood of successful treatment. This includes using a combination of synergistic antibiotics, nutraceuticals, anticoagulants, hormonal therapies and prescription lysosomotropics.
Standard testing does not pick up 80% of patients who have low thyroid.Thyroid deficiency is extremely common but goes undetected by standard thyroid tests. The thyroid is located just below your Adam’s apple at the front of your neck. Thyroid disorders can affect your sense of well-being, metabolism and ability to ward off viruses and bacteria. Some of the most common symptoms of low thyroid are weight gain, depression, fatigue, non-refreshing sleep, anxiety and panic attacks, brittle nails, constipation, diffuse hair loss, sensitivity to cold, significantly calloused heels, chronic yeast infections and even infertility.We specialize in comprehensive testing to properly diagnose any thyroid deficiencies which may exist. We treat hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and thyroid nodules by using integrative and prescription therapies to reverse the underlying immune dysfunction that can the cause of the these conditions.
Our treatment options for the more common hypothyroidism condition are state of the art. We customize and compound bioidentical thyroid which exactly mimics what your body should normally produce. The amazing results include weight loss, enhanced sense of well being, resolution of hair loss, improved skin tone, increased energy, enhanced immunity, which wards off chronic infections, and significantly reduced risk for cancer and heart disease.
We use a wide range of custom IV therapies that are individually tailored to the needs of each patient, whether for energy, pain, immune function, detoxification or for attacking viruses, bacteria or yeast. These include custom mitochondrial boosting (energy) or immune modulating IV’s, nutritional IV’s, Iron IV’s, Colloidal silver IV’s and very diluted intravenous perioxide.
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method to deliver nutrients and therapeutic agents directly into the bloodstream. Individuals with chronic illnesses, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease and those with chronic infections (especially Lyme disease), often have functional nutritional deficiencies that compromise cellular function. These deficiencies affect the body’s ability to make energy and fight infections. Oral supplementation is an inefficient means of delivering nutrients and therapies to the cells. The oral doses needed to improve cellular function cannot be reached due to limitations of absorption and because they are quickly broken down in the liver (when absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract all nutrients and therapeutic compounds are first delivered directly to the liver) so they must survive this “first pass metabolism”. When therapies are given intravenously, however, they are not quickly inactivated by the liver as they do when given orally, making the therapies much more effective. Major improvements are often seen in a short period of time (so is a good way to jump-start treatment).
Humans are very successful as a species because we can store energy (fat) very efficiently and have multiple ways to store this energy. Thus, for long-term success physicians must look at the metabolic and endocrinological factors leading to weight gain and not assume it is a matter of will-power to eat less and exercise more. Here at the Garabedian Clinic we identify the underlying causes of the inability to lose weight, including hormonal deficiencies, thyroid imbalance, leptin resistance, insulin resistance, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic insufficiency, set-point abnormalities and vitamin deficiencies. We have a wide-range of methods to treat these conditions, ultimately leading to weight loss. Diet and exercise is rarely successful for long-term weight loss if such metabolic disturbances are left untreated.
Low Dose Allergen (LDA)
Low Dose Allergen (LDA) immunotherapy, sometimes called ultra low dose activated immunotherapy, is a method of treating allergies and allergic related diseases with an overall success rate around 80%.
LDA therapy involves injections of minute doses of various allergens in combination with the enzyme, betaglucuronidase which stimulates the T-suppressor cells. By stimulating T-suppressor cells, the beta glucuronidase disarms part of the immune system, which has mistakenly attacked normal food particles and body cells, thereby causing patients to become ill.
Rather than temporarily eliminating allergy symptoms or temporarily reducing the body’s histamine level, LDA teaches the immune system, or the white blood cells, to stop attacking normal substances that the body encounters. The immune system learns to recognize “innocent” substances and body components, over time patients experience profound allergy relief.
LDA therapy has a cumulative effect on allergies, so patients require fewer injections as time goes on. Many patients have demonstrated that they no longer require treatment after a given number of injections.
LDA utilizes the enzyme beta glucuronidase, which is a natural substance that is manufactured by the human body. The beta glucuronidase simply increases the effectiveness of the tiny amount of allergens contained in the LDA formulation. Therefore, you have safe, minuscule amounts of allergens with a maximum potential benefit.