Increasingly, patients are having difficulty seeing, much less affording, an internal medicine doctor. So they are turning to Urgent Care, Chiropractic and Naturopathic practitioners for front line medical care.As a front line practitioner, you may find that you are dealing with issues that are beyond your normal scope of care.
Because of this reality, there is an important risk factor you may not be considering in the treatment of your patients. Sixteen percent of your patient population has a genetic predisposition to a fungal allergy. This is relevant to all medical disciplines because mold triggers an inflammation response that makes healing a patient more difficult.
Why This Happens?
A mold allergy is a T-Cell receptor site problem that allow the antigen to dock directly on the receptor site rather than being engulfed by the antigen processing cell, thereby preventing the body from identifying the issue and prompting an appropriate killer cell response.
Instead during the reaction, the T-Cells produce three interleukin (inflammatory chemicals) which equals an inflammation response that is 9,000 times stronger than normal. This heightened inflammation response begins to impact the rest of the body, especially in areas that are already inflamed due to injury or disease.
What You Can Do?
Adding a simple mold screen to your initial evaluation that includes a mold risk questionnaire and tap test of the patient’s clothing, gains a powerful insight that can help you to manage a common contributing or even causal factor of inflammation. The cost to do this is a few dollars per patient. The benefit to healthcare outcome is priceless.
A mold allergy patients sees, on average, 8 healthcare providers before having their condition properly diagnosed and treated? This process often takes years and results in a lot of pain, frustration, and cost for the patient.
As a front line provider, it is empowering to shortcut that process and greatly improve the healthcare outcome of your patient. In doing so you are laying the relational foundation for a lifetime of a care.
There is a practical side of this kind of testing. You have the option to carry products that are in high demand in addressing a mold allergy issue that can provide much needed profit to your practice.
If you would like more information on how to set up your mold screen, or what to recommend to clean the nose, home and clothes for mold, please contact me at:
Paul C. Scheib
888-404-8958 ext. 801 or at
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