What is Genomics?
Every living organism has DNA – a code that directs its biological functions and influences how it grows and interacts with the environment. Genomics is the science of understanding, interpreting and harnessing this DNA code (also called “genes”) to create personalized approaches to health.
What Can My DNA Tell Me?
Ever since the Human Genome Project (which created a complete catalogue of all human genes) was completed in 2003, we have had a rapid increase in our understanding of how genes affect many of the body’s functions. But there is still much to learn. At WellnessScript, we provide tests that are validated with extensive research.
Our primary focus is on health-related genomic testing. Our tests can help you understand your need for certain supplements, provide clues on healthy eating and optimal exercise, and uncover whether you might develop high cholesterol or diabetes.
We also use genomic testing help explain why you’re sensitive to certain medications, foods, or chemicals, as well as help people gain insight into difficult-to-treat fatigue, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and addictive behaviors. We then offer natural and pharmaceutical approaches to help.
How Do I Test My Genomics?
Genomic testing is performed simply through a saliva test or a swab of your inner cheek. Your WellnessScript clinician will help you choose whether genomic testing is right for you and which tests to perform, and then create a personalized plan that is designed to get you healthy–and keep you healthy–for the long-run.
Already Tested Your Genomics Somewhere Else?
No problem. In many cases, we can use your previous tests to create your personalized plan.
What Happens Next?
When your personalized genomic plan is complete, you’ll meet with your WellnessScript clinician to discuss how to make your results actionable. We will often recommend additional tests be done alongside your genomic testing (for example, a nutrition test or cholesterol panel) so that all results can be analyzed and included in your plan. And of course all of our testing can be done in the comfort of your own home.
If supplements are recommended by your WellnessScript clinician, we’ll create convenient personalized daily packets for you and ship them right to your home. We use only physician-grade supplements, saving you the hassle of having to sort through multiple choices to figure out which supplements are best for you.
At WellnessScript, we believe every person is unique. We don’t practice “cookie cutter medicine”, striving instead to understand your specific needs and personalizing every step of your experience.
We bring together top holistic experts and make them easily available to help solve your health issues. Our clinicians have advanced training and years of experience in uncovering the root cause, unpacking and treating problems that traditional medicine fails to address.
We believe you shouldn’t go out of your way to address your concerns so everything we do–video appointments, lab testing, supplements and compounded medications–is easily available to you, right at home.
We believe that you shouldn’t feel alone when you’re dealing with a health problem. We’ll help you navigate the process, providing support, reminders, encouragement, and relevant information along the way.
What is WellnessScript?
At WellnessScript, we believe you deserve personalized, convenient and affordable care. We take the time to get to know you--your needs, preferences and lifestyle--and then partner with you to help you relieve symptoms and optimize health. WellnessScript is a comprehensive service that offers everything under one roof: yours.
- Personalized medicine consults: bring us your most troubling symptoms and your health goals and we’ll help get you there. Our experienced clinicians are compassionate, smart and have gone the extra mile to get trained in integrative, functional, anti-aging or naturopathic medicine.
- In-home pharmacy: Didn’t think you could have a pharmacy in your home? Think again. We deliver everything you need--from pharmaceuticals to supplements to compounded medications--to your doorstep. If traditional pharmacies annoy you as much as they annoy us, you’re going to love never having to set foot in one again.
- In-home lab testing: Labs can be done at home too? Yes. Nearly all lab testing we order can be conveniently and comfortably completed in your home or office.
- Obsessively dedicated support: responsive, compassionate clinicians and support staff are at your service.
Why hasn’t my doctor mentioned this kind of option for me?
Many people (including many healthcare providers) are unaware of the role different hormones and nutrients play in human health, or how seriously an imbalance can impact long-term health. Interestingly, optimal health is never discussed in medical and pharmacy school training! This leaves most clinicians woefully unprepared to help patients achieve personalized, optimal health and well-being.
If you’ve ever tried to discuss your fatigue, or your mood changes or your difficulty sleeping with your doctor and walked out with a stack of prescriptions you are not alone. There is simply not enough time in a traditional medical visit to be meaningfully helpful. We find this approach as frustrating as you do--so we set out to fix it. At WellnessScript, you will never experience “drive-through medicine”. Ever.
Aren’t hormonal changes normal?
They sure are. However, at a certain point in life (for some in their early 30's) hormonal changes can create symptoms that impact your quality of life. Many people think that they have to tolerate these symptoms--weight gain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, low sex drive--as a fact of getting older. We don’t buy that.
In fact, research suggests that in order to maintain good physical and mental health, we should not accept it! Maintaining optimal balance and levels of hormones promotes and improves quality of life and prevents (and even reverses) many of the degenerative illnesses commonly associated with aging.
Do you prescribe bioidentical hormones?
Yes. Our certified compounding pharmacy produces high-quality bioidentical hormones, fully customized for you and shipped to your home.
Do you offer non-traditional medications for thyroid treatment?
We offer a complete functional medicine approach to thyroid treatment, including in-depth testing, prescribing of all thyroid medications (including Armour, NP-Thyroid, West-Throid and Nature-Throid as well as compounded thyroid medications). Our supplement packets can include specific nutrients for thyroid support and are customized for you based on actual blood levels (no guessing!).
What kind of lab testing do you offer?
We partner with labs that offer the highest clinical quality and have a long history of delivering results that can be trusted. Some examples of our lab partners include:
- Genova Diagnostics
- ZRT Laboratories
- Pathway Genomics
What types of supplements do you provide?
At WellnessScript, we only use physician-grade supplements in our daily packs. We partner with companies such as Orthomolecular, Metagenics, Pure Encapsulations, Integrative Therapeutics and Nordic Naturals because of their exceptional purity and quality standards. We only provide supplements we would take ourselves (and we’re picky!)