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Have you ever needed to talk to a doctor, but dread the high cost of the Urgent Care visit? For the cost of a lunch, you can talk to a board certified Physician

    It’s expensive to get sick. It can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,500 for doctor visits, urgent care centers and emergency rooms…not to mention lost time from work and inconveniences when the need comes at night. SonicTest Labs of Phoenix & Tempe now offers Telehealth Services for $18/month. No additional fee for talking to a…

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DNA Helps Doctor Target Medication

As seen in the Arizona Republic, Wednesday April 29, 2015 Question: One of my patients is having negative reactions to medication. I’m interested in trying the DNA test to better understand the patients response to current medication in addition to predicting his response to medication I’m considering. What are the steps and how can the…

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Saving healthcare dollars with DNA

Question: I take several prescribed drugs and I’m having negative side effects. My neighbor is being prescribed the same drugs and he’s just fine. Why wouldn’t a drug created to treat a specific problem work as intended? Answer: You are correct to rationalize that if a drug is designed to fight a certain illness, it…

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Testing Breast Milk for Misbehavior

Question: I left my girlfriend because of her drug habit. We have a newborn child together and I’m concerned that she is continuing the drug use and endangering our child through her breast milk. Can you test breast milk for drugs? Answer: Most drugs of abuse readily pass into human breast milk and can be…

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Is it Spice or Heroin?

Question: My daughter and some of her college friends smoked something they called Spice. She said it made her feel warm and then ultra-relaxed and nodding out at times. My research found Spice was green or brown leaves, but she showed me a brown putty-like ball that didn’t look at all like leaves. Is this…

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Vital to Prevent Exposure to Metals

Question: My wife is experiencing headaches, muscle & joint pain and is constantly tired which is uncharacteristic. These symptoms started when a new caregiver entered our home and we are interested in testing for poisons or metals. Can you recommend some type of test for this? Answer: Heavy metals exist in our environment both naturally…

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ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse by Young Adults Widespread

A new survey has reported the frequent instances of stimulant drug abuse among young adults. Admitted by young adults between the age of 18 and 25, these drugs help them to enhance their school performance, concentrate on studies and stay awake. Drugs like Vyvanse, Ritalin and Adderall which are prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have…

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Emergency Room visits for Synthetic Marijuana (Spice) Increase

From 2010 to 2011, there were statistically significant increases for both males and females in the number of ED visits involving synthetic cannabinoids. For male patients, ED visits increased significantly from an estimated 8,830 visits in 2010 to an estimated 19,923 visits in 2011. Visits for female patients tripled from 2,576 visits in 2010 to…

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