How We're Different
“Through an individualized diet plan, a scientifically based nutritional supplement program, time-tested Chinese Herbal therapy, stress reduction and exercise, a person’s health can improve substantially – not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually. With an ongoing wellness plan, many health problems can be avoided, such as: unwanted digestive issues and food sensitivities, autoimmune issues, the onset of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and female and male hormone imbalances.”
It is the integration of
Functional Medicine with Chinese Medicine
that is the KEY to what makes Dr. Gina very different.
Fertility & Women's Wellness
The Fertility and Women’s Wellness Programs Dr. Gina utilizes, is unique in that she integrates:
- Functional Medicine (Functional Gynecologic-Reproductive endocrinology, Functional immunology, Functional nutrition, Functional laboratory analysis and lab-based nutritional supplement and dietary Protocols)
- Customized Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Nutritional & Dietary Support, in addition to, Lifestyle recommendations and modifications aimed at promoting and improving overall female health and support the possibility of conceiving and carrying a healthy baby to term.
Dr. Gina is committed to looking at and investigating the underlying causes behind your health issues and or inability to conceive via looking at other body systems and their influences on the reproductive system, in addition to closely evaluating the reproductive system on its own.
It is the integration of Functional Medicine with Chinese Medicine that is the KEY to what makes Dr. Gina very different.
This type of integrative, holistic and patient-centric clinical approach allows Dr. Gina to be able to view her patients through a multi-dimensional diagnostic lens resulting in providing her patients with the most thorough, effective, and customized treatment plans Possible.
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez is Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM) which includes advanced competencies in both Western Bio-Medical and Chinese Medical Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Male Urology, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility and the passing of a 6th National Board Examination.
Also, Dr, Gina's Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM - 2.5 year residency) was focused within the specialty of Reproductive Medicine (For Men and Women), Women's health-OBGYN and Men's Urologic and Reproductive Health.
Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez's Thesis Research Title was: Infertility and Autoimmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis): Neuroendocrine-Immune modulation and fertility support utilizing Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM). A Systematic Review.
To view Dr. Mortellaro-Gomez's Doctoral Dissertation and Defense, please visit http://doctorginagomez.com/dissertation
“Dr. Gina’s “Wellness Mantra”:
"Physical Health is the foundation for Emotional and Spiritual Health”.
Dr. Gina's Clinical Approach
A Functional Medicine lab-based health approach combined with Chinese Medicine (Chinese Herbal Medicine) and Dietary therapy focused on addressing – Infertility (In men and women), Gynecological issues and Female Hormone imbalances through restoring the 4 main body systems:
- Neuro-Endocrine-Immune system (Brain, Hormones and Immune system)
Aka, the communication and integration between your brain, hormonal system and immune system. Hormones: Your sex hormones, stress hormones (adrenal hormones) and Thyroid hormones.
Breaks down food and absorbs nutrients for use by the body. Known as “the second brain”, houses and makes important neurotransmitters.
- Detoxification (Liver health)
Protects you from free radicals and chemical toxicity, both from your environment and from your diet, as well as, is responsible for many other vital bodily processes (ie: blood sugar regulation, metabolism of hormones, activation/de-activation of genes, etc.)
- Energy Production
Ensures your body is making it’s energy efficiently and abundantly.
Through targeted lab testing via blood, saliva, stool and urine, much of which you can do in the privacy of your own home (ie: saliva, stool and urine) for each of the above systems, as well as, assessing patient's answers to our in-depth questionnaires and utilizing Chinese medical diagnosis, Dr. Gina is able to assess how each system is working and formulate a customized program to rebalance your body.
The Process and Collection of Health History
Dr. Gina always appreciates past medical history and diagnoses from current and past medical and or other integrative medical physicians, as this information will help to inform your diagnosis and treatment plan. However, Dr. Gina does not solely rely on this history and/or other’s medical opinions to guide her treatment.
Instead, Dr. Gina starts from the beginning with ALL patients, working to obtain a clear picture of their past, present, and future health before embarking on the road to optimal and lasting health and wellness. Essentially, Dr. Gina brings together ALL aspects of a person’s health to determine the best way to get results in the shortest amount of time.
Achieving a state of "health and wellness" is not just about locating and correcting problems with supplements and herbs, rather, it is about establishing an environment that is conducive to health and conception. This involves dietary and lifestyle modifications, many of which are small adjustments that can yield powerful and lasting change. This is why our approach to fertility and female health is "holistic". We consider and address both the internal environment of the body, as well as, the "outer environment" or lifestyle of an individual.
By correcting imbalances such as: hormonal, digestive, immune, blood sugar, detox, neurotransmitter and energy production issues, and integrating healthy lifestyle habits and choices that encourage your body to heal and regenerate, you create an environment that is supportive for fertility, as well as, an overall healthy body, no matter what stage of life you are in. Using this holistic and integrative approach has astounding impacts both on fertility and on your overall health.
Working virtually with Dr. Gina allows you the freedom from having to travel while getting the health care you need from the comfort of your own home…
A Patient-Centric Experience
Dr. Gina wants to see ALL of her patients reach their health and wellness goals. When you become a virtual and or physical patient of Dr. Gina’s, you will be provided with the following:
e-Mail support, as well as, secure and private messaging directly with Dr. Gina via our online patient portal.
Written analysis reports provided for all lab-work describing your result findings.
Customized treatment plan consisting of:
- Customized, Lab-Based Nutritional Supplement protocols and programs
- Customized Chinese Herbal formulas (if applicable and prescribed)
- Personalized, Chinese Medical and lab informed dietary support to support your specific health care needs and requirements.
- Informational & educational handouts specific to your conditions/imbalances
- Countless recipes and e-cook books
- Shopping Lists
- Sample Menus
Customized Chinese Herbal Formulas
Your Chinese herbal formula will be designed according to what your Chinese Medical Diagnosis is and will also be based on the signs and symptoms you exhibit and may be experiencing. Your formulas will be completely customized for your body using either bulk or powdered herbs or herbs in tincture form that can be combined to address both your symptomatic picture, as well as, your root causal or underlying disorder. In other words, we will treat both your symptoms so that you feel better, but we will also be addressing the underlying cause of your symptoms so that your body can regain balance and homeostasis.
Menstrual cycle factors like regularity, length and quality of bleeding can affect your ability to conceive by as much as 50%. By supplementing with the correct herbal therapy during specific times during your monthly cycle, menstrual and cycle issues/irregularities can improve, thereby dramatically increasing your chances of getting pregnant or experiencing routine menstrual cycles that are free of unwanted symptoms (ie: menstrual cramping, PMS, bleeding irregularity, etc.). All of our supplements and herbals are all natural, safe and delivered directly to your door.
We do not work with those who have a
“Quick Fix” mentality.
“Quick Fix” mentality.
So please allow us to kindly, but firmly say… “If you’re looking for a quick fix or a superficial diagnosis, please look elsewhere.”
We work with only those people who are serious about helping themselves, being a “part of their own healing process” and are dedicated in taking the necessary steps and investment to achieve their health and wellness goals.
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