What is your Specialty?
I specialize in cancerous and non-cancerous urological conditions with natural interventions.
Specific conditions I see in my practice include:
Urologic Cancers: Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer
Urologic non-cancer conditions: Chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation, penis & testicular pain, chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence (for men after prostate cancer surgery), male infertility, and other forms of chronic pain.
Prostate Cancer Services:
- Prostate cancer surgery recovery (erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence)
- Hormone therapy side-effect prevention and treatment
- Pre- and post-prostate surgery care with integrative medicine
- CaPLESS method consultation for men on Active Surveillance
- PSA rise (prostate cancer recurrence) after prostate cancer treatment with natural methods
- Prostate cancer strategist (LINK) for men newly diagnosed
What is Acupuncture?
The science and art of acupuncture involves inserting needles into specific points along the meridians (channels) of the body. Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which originated in China over 5000 years ago.
Acupuncture has been shown to help with:
- Pelvic pain (interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, prostadynia, testicular pain, penis pain)
- Male sexual dysfunction (including premature ejaculation)
- Back pain
- Arthritic pain
- Sports-related injuries
- Hot flashes in men during hormone therapy for prostate cancer
What is Naturopathic Medicine (NM)?
Naturopathic medicine is an art, a science, a philosophy and a practice of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness. Naturopathic principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances. Current methods are consistent with these principles and are chosen according to the specific needs of the individual. Although some naturopathic physicians (NDs) specialize in one area of medicine, e.g. urology, NDs are trained as primary healthcare doctors and can use diverse techniques, including modern, traditional and scientific methods.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
- The Healing Power of Nature
The naturopathic physician’s role is to support, facilitate and augment the natural processes of healthy living by identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery and by supporting the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.
- Identify and Treat the Causes
Illness does not occur without a cause. The underlying causes of any illness or disease must be identified and eliminated before complete recovery can occur. Symptoms can be expressions of the body’s attempt to defend itself, to adapt and recover, or to heal itself, or they may simply be results of the causes of disease. The naturopathic physician seeks to treat the causes of disease rather than merely to alleviate unpleasant symptoms.
- First Do No Harm
Naturopathic physicians use methods and medicinal substances that minimize the risk of harmful effects and apply the least possible force or intervention necessary to restore health.
- Doctor as Teacher
The word “doctor” comes from the Latin word for teacher. One principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasize self-responsibility for health. Naturopathic physicians also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
- Treat the Whole Person
Health and disease result from a complex of physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors. Naturopathic medicine recognizes that the harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual as being essential to health. Because health and disease are multifaceted, we need a personalized and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathic physicians treat the whole person, taking all of these factors into account.
The prevention of disease and the attainment of optimal health are two primary objectives of naturopathic medicine. In practice, these objectives are accomplished through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living. Naturopathic physicians assess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and make appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
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What should you expect from your first visit?
- A physical exam
- Measurement of body fat composition
- Measurement of hip-to-waist ratio
- Careful review of your completed intake form and dietary log
- Review of your medical history
- Review of current and past lab tests
- Review of medications you are currently taking to avoid unwanted interactions with nutritional recommendations
- Review and optimization of dietary supplements you are currently consuming
- Baseline assessment of your overall health and nutritional status
- Dr. Geo will develop a customized lifestyle and nutritional strategy
How do follow-up visits work?
Follow-up visits are scheduled every 3 months for the first year (four times per year). The average follow-up consultation is 30 minutes, although this can vary depending on your personal health needs and goals. After a year, Dr. Geo makes an assessment of your progress. You may take a body composition test, and we will do any necessary lab work. According to the assessment, we will work with you to optimize your health plan.
Measurement of body fat composition
We measure the body composition of every new patient using the state-of-the-art InBody520 machine. The InBody 520 utilizes the Direct Segmental Multi-frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Method (DSM-BIA Method) via a Tetrapolar 8-Point Tactile Electrode System to measure:
- Total Body Water, Protein, osseous / non-osseous Mineral, Body Fat Mass, Skeletal Muscle Mass
- Soft Lean Mass, Fat Free Mass, Weight
- BMI, Percent Body Fat, Waist-Hip Ratio(WHR)
- Segmental Soft Lean Mass, The Ratio of Segmental Soft Lean Mass
- Body Shape Graph
- Nutritional Evaluation(Protein, Mineral, Fat, Edema)
- Body Balance, Body Strength
- Target Weight, Weight Control, Fat Control, Muscle Control, Fitness Score
- Obesity Degree, BCM, BMC, BMR, AC, AMC
- Body Composition History
- Impedance of Each Segment & Frequencies (right & left arms & legs, trunk)
Payment & Insurance information
We now accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Oxford, and Cigna ONLY for acupuncture treatment.
Non-insured patient fees are as follows:
$495, initial acupuncture visit
$120 for each acupuncture session
Naturopathic visits are not covered by health insurance plans
Our fees for naturopathic visits are as follows:
$495 for the initial visit
$220 for return office visits (Follow up visits every 3 months after the initial visit for the first year, two times a year there after)
Before your follow-up visit, e-mails are welcomed to clarify the health plan. They will be answered free of charge as long as they do not require more than 10 minutes to reply.
Who needs acupuncture and who needs naturopathic medicine?
Patients with ANY health condition would benefit from an naturopathic medicine consultation. However, based on insurance coverage you may have to decide on one or the other.
Here’s a guideline:
Acupuncture: pelvic pain (interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, prostadynia, testicular pain, penis pain), migraines, back pain, arthritic pain, sports-related injuries, hot flashes in men during hormone therapy for prostate cancer, premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Naturopathic medicine: prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, chronic prostatitis & interstitial cystitis (in addition to acupuncture).
I want to make an appointment. How do I get started?
Email Erica and she will schedule you and inform you of everything you need to bring to your visit.
- Phone: 646.490.0536
- Email: email@example.com