What Makes Us Different – Power Health Reno

Introducing “What Makes Us Different – Power Health Reno”, a video featuring Dr. Martin Rutherford and Dr. Randall Gates, certified functional medicine practitioners and chiropractors at Power Health Reno. In this video, they discuss their unique approach to chronic pain and autoimmune diseases, highlighting the importance of thorough understanding and personalized treatment. Unlike other practitioners, they prioritize diagnosis and examination, using testing to guide treatment rather than solely determine the diagnosis. By combining patient history, examination findings, and efficient testing, the clinic can effectively handle complex cases. Their organized treatment approach, focusing on brain and gut health, sets them apart from others in the field.

Offering longer consultations and an emphasis on upfront diagnosis, Power Health Reno aims to provide value for their patients’ investment. They understand the impact of the insurance industry on healthcare delivery and aim to give patients a realistic prognosis before starting treatment. Addressing symptoms and utilizing targeted supplementation, they work toward improving brain function without relying on medication. With their comprehensive history-taking, thorough examinations, and personalized treatment plans, they have garnered a high success rate in predicting patient outcomes. Loyalty to the practice is valued, and referrals are made sparingly. Power Health Reno remains open to learning from others following similar approaches.

Approach to Chronic Pain and Autoimmune Diseases

At Power Health Reno, Dr. Martin Rutherford and Dr. Randall Gates have developed a unique approach to functional medicine and functional neurology. They understand the challenges faced by individuals suffering from chronic pain and autoimmune diseases, and they aim to provide comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plans.

Thorough Patient Evaluation

Unlike traditional practices that often rush through appointments, Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates schedule appointments for an hour and a half. This extended timeframe allows for a thorough evaluation of the patient’s history, symptoms, and concerns. They take the time to listen to their patients and understand their unique situations.

Many patients who come to Power Health Reno have previously seen other doctors without success. These doctors often lacked a clear plan for the patient’s treatment and relied heavily on tests for diagnosis. In contrast, Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates place a strong emphasis on diagnosis and examination. They believe that these factors are essential in developing an effective treatment plan.

Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment

At Power Health Reno, patients can expect a comprehensive evaluation and treatment process. The doctors engage in detailed history-taking and conduct thorough examinations to gather as much information as possible. This information is used to support and guide the treatment process.

The evaluation process at Power Health Reno goes far beyond what is typically done in traditional practices. Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates have developed an organized algorithm for treating chronic conditions, such as autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. This algorithm helps them address complex cases more effectively.

What Makes Us Different - Power Health Reno

Creating an Organized Treatment Plan and Providing Realistic Prognoses

Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates prioritize understanding the patient’s neurology, physiology, and immunology. This knowledge allows them to create an organized treatment plan tailored to each individual. They have a high success rate in predicting patient outcomes, and they make sure to inform patients about the potential for improvement based on their specific condition.

Patients at Power Health Reno can expect longer consultations for a more personalized treatment plan. Rather than simply prescribing numerous supplements, the doctors take a targeted approach to supplementation. By focusing on improving brain function, they aim to bring about overall improvement in the patient’s body.

Dealing with Insurance Limitations

The impact of insurance on healthcare delivery is a significant concern for many patients. Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates understand these limitations and the constraints they impose on the time that doctors can spend with their patients. To ensure proper diagnosis and develop personalized treatment plans, Power Health Reno provides longer consultations, typically lasting an hour or more.

By emphasizing the importance of upfront diagnosis, the doctors can guide effective and cost-efficient testing and treatment. They want to ensure that patients receive the best value for their investment in healthcare.

What Makes Us Different - Power Health Reno

Targeted Approach to Chronic Pain and Autoimmune Diseases

Stress response plays a significant role in chronic pain and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates recognize the importance of addressing symptoms and the impact of childhood trauma and PTSD on the fight/flight response. Their approach focuses on targeted supplementation rather than overwhelming patients with numerous supplements. By improving brain function, they strive for overall improvement in the patient’s body.

Principles of Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine

Power Health Reno differentiates itself from other practitioners by following the principles of functional neurology and functional medicine. While many claim to practice functional medicine, Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates ensure that they truly provide comprehensive care. They prioritize changing brain function without relying solely on medication.

Additionally, Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates have found significant benefits in recommending the Paleo diet and eliminating gluten for many patients. These dietary changes have been shown to improve the health of individuals with chronic pain and autoimmune diseases. Through thorough history-taking, examination, and personalized treatment plans, they aim to provide specialized care for each patient.

What Makes Us Different - Power Health Reno

Effective Communication and Patient Choices

Power Health Reno values effective communication and places great importance on patient choices. In cases where communication with other medical professionals is necessary, they provide detailed reports. Patients are encouraged to be actively involved in decision-making regarding their treatment and care. Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates understand that each patient’s situation is unique and strive to provide the necessary information for informed choices.

The practice minimizes referrals and values loyalty from their patients. Rather than referring patients to other providers, they aim to provide comprehensive care within their own practice. However, they remain open to learning from others who follow similar approaches and are dedicated to continually improving their methods.

In conclusion, Dr. Martin Rutherford and Dr. Randall Gates have developed an organized and personalized approach to chronic pain and autoimmune diseases at Power Health Reno. Their dedication to understanding the patient’s history, conducting thorough examinations, and creating individualized treatment plans sets them apart. They prioritize effective communication with patients and provide valuable insights into functional neurology and functional medicine. By addressing symptoms, improving brain function, and integrating targeted supplementation, they strive to bring about lasting improvements in their patients’ lives.

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