Conditions treated include

COVID and COVID symptoms, hypothyroidism, central hypothyroidism, functional hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, pyrrole disorder, Walsh protocol, heavy metal toxicity (oral chelation), vitamin deficiencies, ADHD, etc.

One of my special areas of focus is helping hypothyroid pregnant women adjust their thyroid medication throughout their pregnancy, and also assist with specialized nutrient supplementation, in order to have the best pregnancy outcome possible.

I am also familiar with Lyme, Celiac and gluten sensitivity, mold biotoxicity, alcohol dependence.

Straightforward issues:
Only accepting new patients in PA, VA, and WV through Push Health; best for those who just need 1 or 2 routine medications such as thyroid meds or Low Dose Naltrexone.

More complex issues:
I am at this time not accepting new patients with complex issues.

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My Private Practice

As of 01/07/2023: New patient waiting list estimate: 2-6 weeks.
Same day or next day appointments possible for COVID.
(Pls email me if you are interested in becoming a new patient; new patients will only be accepted on a case by case basis)

At this time I am only taking new patients who live in Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia. Those outside these States are limited to educational consultation only.

My practice might perhaps be best described as "Genomic and Orthomolecular Integrative Medicine" or "Personalized Functional Medicine".

I deliver personalized care largely by looking at your genes and by testing your individual levels of vitamins, minerals, and hormones, as well as by addressing lifestyle and dietary issues. Whatever your current level of health, I aim to make it better.

Most of my patients are in VA and PA. I do not take insurance and cannot take anyone who has Medicare due to paperwork issues. Those who live in other States may still consult with me for educational needs.

I have almost two decades of experience practicing medicine, and am Fellowship trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Reading my blog articles may give you a better feel for what I do and how I do things. Here is one example of a case.

My patients are seen by telemedicine (video or phone). This saves you from having to drive to an office.

Deal directly with the physician:
I function solo with no office staff, so if you call, expect me to pick up the phone personally, although usually I am busy and do not pick up, so please be prepared to leave a message. However, the best way to contact me is by email (please include a signed E-Mail Communication Consent), or secure message options listed below. I mainly communicate with my patients by encrypted e-mail, so my ideal patient is one who is e-mail savvy.

Due to my limited time, I will tend not to chase after you with appointment reminders, lab work reminders, or bug you for updates; you will need to take the initiative. I prefer not to order labs unless you are able to handle getting the results yourself. I am also not able to handle administrative tasks that are routine for other offices, such as pre-auths, filling out various forms, etc. Insurance reimbursement forms are only provided for medical consultations - I will fill out the first form for you as an example, so that you will know how to fill out subsequent forms yourself. Any forms required beyond this may require an appointment, and are billed at $200/hr. See fee details .

People who occasionally do not receive my return emails tend to be those using hotmail or yahoo (gmail seems to work just fine). If my inbox gets suddenly swamped, it is also possible for me to occasionally miss seeing something. So, if for any reason you do not hear back from me within 72 hrs, please feel free to contact me via secure message. On occasion, as I am getting busier, there can be a lag of 4 or more days, especially over weekends. Answers to long and complex emails may get delayed. It is best to keep emails short and simple. Complex issues are best dealt with during an appointment.

If your need is semi urgent and just needs a very short quick answer, I encourage you to contact me via any number of HIPAA compliant free secure messaging apps including MedTunnel, or Push Health . Email is still best for things that I need to do, as I also use email as my 'to do' list.

Initial contact:
Before contacting me, please read through at least some of my blog and/or this website first, as many answers are already directly or indirectly there, and it will give you a better feel for whether or not I am right for you. If you have any questions after reading through this website, we can certainly schedule a phone chat.

Encrypted email or Secure Message encouraged:
Anyone wanting to be my patient is encouraged to contact me via e-mail or secure message, or phone followed by e-mail or secure message once I have agreed to accept you. I do not automatically accept all comers; I only accept those I reasonably think I can help.

Secure email :
(please hand copy)

This e-mail address is HIPAA compliant and encrypted, and, for your security, is not accessible on my phone or any mobile device.

Secure message:


Push Health

My MedTunnel ID : doc@iAim (Free and will install on computer and smartphone)

PushHealth also sends me email notifications.

Secure video:

HIPAA compliant video.

Phone: 570-391-0104
This number is text capable but does not accept faxes. Any number sending a fax to this number will be blocked.

For your security and privacy, I do not keep patient phone numbers or email addresses in the contacts app of any mobile device or phone directory.

No Primary Care:
I am a specialist and cannot officially function as a primary care provider (PCP), nor can I replace one. My patients must maintain their own primary care doctor, or obtain one. I will occasionally do certain things for my patients that a PCP would normally do, but I will not be anyone's PCP of record, as I cannot provide the full range of PCP services (eg, I do not stock or administer vaccines, am not on call 24/7, do not order all the labs that a PCP would normally do, do not perform annual screenings that a PCP should do, etc).

As my practice is not full service, I do not have the capacity to fill out any forms beyond supplying you with what is absolutely necessary for you to submit my visit fee to your insurance if applicable, or forms directly related to medication or labs that I order.
I will not fill employment accommodation forms, any forms related to 'emotional support' animals, disability forms, vaccination exemption forms, home schooling forms, school accomodation forms, work comp forms, etc. These forms should be filled by your primary care provider; but I am willing to communicate with your primary care provider if needed to assist them in filling out these forms. Any other forms or letters that I absolutely have to address will be billed at $200/hr. Any work you do to assist me with the form/letter will decrease what needs to be billed.

No sales pitch:
I do not stock any vitamins or supplements for sale, so if I recommend something it is because I think it may help you, not because I want to move my inventory. Similarly, when I order specialty lab testing, I pass on the cheapest price I can get to my patient, and refuse to pad the cost of the test in any way. The only situation where you will pay me for labs is if I can provide additional savings over the lowest listed price (this does not happen often).

I prefer to facilitate independence where possible for those who need IV's or injections, and instead of giving B12 shots in my office, prefer to teach my patients to self-administer at home, which saves both time and money. For those who need it, I encourage home nebulized glutathione, which while not quite as good as IV glutathione, is way more convenient, and cheaper. Similarly for magnesium, I teach self injection into muscle, which, while slightly less effective than an IV magnesium push, is more convenient and economical, and far more effective than oral magnesium. People with ports can easily administer IV vitamin C at home with some training. I will also teach people how to do oral chelation and home ozone.

Purchase products through our HealthWave virtual dispensary. Physician picked supplements:

Supplements can be purchased using Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

FullScript allows me to pick out specific supplements for my patients as well as recommend doses and give individual instructions. I often use their shopping cart just to show people exactly what I am recommending.

Customers receive 20% off MSRP, and shipping for orders over $49 is free.

Thorne Research 25% discount off MSRP on Thorne Research products.

I do receive a very small profit from supplement sales through these sites. Patients or clients are NOT obligated to buy from these stores, and are encouraged and welcome to shop around. My recommendations and quality of care will NOT be affected by where you decide to buy your supplements from.

Promolife Ozone generators and oils.

No holding lab results hostage:
Your lab results belong to you, and I do not force anyone to make an appointment with me before releasing results. However, I do not check my fax daily, and if your lab results are past due, it does not hurt to send me an email regarding your lab results.

However, unless otherwise stated, lab results are released unreviewed, so you will still need to make an appointment for me to go over the results with you and to plan the next steps. On occasion, if there are only one or two results that are fairly normal, lab review can take place by email. You also may have the option to have me produce a written lab review; charges for this are comparable to an appointment.

However, make sure your insurance pays for an 'out of network' doctor to order labs; check their definition of an 'out of network' doctor. Otherwise, you could be saddled with large lab bills. I have noticed this particularly with Quest lab.
Alternatives are to ask your in-network PCP to order the labs. Or to pre-pay cash and get things done through OptionOne Labs. Other labs that are gentler with bills include Accu Reference Labs, and Sunrise Labs.

Limited insurance:
I do not accept any insurance in my private practice, as then I would have to do things their way. If you have insurance, you can in some cases submit the bill to your insurance for reimbursement according to your plan. Many insurances will not reimburse for phone or video visits, but some will.

At this time I cannot see Medicare patients as I lack the capacity to bill Medicare.

Paperless office:
I try to keep my office paperless. Documents can be sent by email, fax, MedTunnel, or PushHealth. My fax is paperless. Please try not to mail any hardcopies to me. Any paper mailed has to get scanned, then shredded. This can take significant time, and will likely greatly delay your first appointment. If I need to send outgoing paper mail, postage and handling fees may apply.

Reasonable fees:
I try to run with low overhead and pass the savings on to my patients; my fees are about half that of comparable specialists on the east and west coast.

Billing is by time. New patient appointments are usually in the ballpark of $300-600 for visits around an hr long, and follow-up appointments are generally $80 to $180, again depending on duration.

Click for additional: Fee details .

Telemedicine hours:
Semi-urgent single issue matters can sometimes be "squeezed in" after office hours Tues through Thurs; you will be seen on stand-by after I am done with office hrs; use text/msg communication to narrow down exact time.
Monday: Generally 10:30 am through 4:15pm.
Tuesday: Booked at another office.
Wednesday: Booked at another office.
Thursday: Every other week
Friday: Booked at another office.
Weekends: closed

How to schedule an appointment:
You schedule directly with me via e-mail (preferred) or secure message. Do not schedule by phone.

For new patients:
New patient form: Please download, complete, then email, fax, or MedTunnel back to me.
Email consent form: Please download, complete, then email, fax, or MedTunnel back to me.
Privacy notice: Please download, complete, then email, fax, or MedTunnel back to me.
Medical Symptom Questionnaire: Please download, complete, then email, fax, or MedTunnel back to me.
Methylation and Mood Questionnaire [if applicable]: Please download, complete, then email, fax, or MedTunnel back to me.
Diet Log [optional]: Please download, complete, then email, fax, or MedTunnel back to me.

Forms do not have to be printed. All you need is the free version of Adobe reader, which is likely already on your computer, but if it isn't you can get it from here: Adobe

Open the document in Adobe, and on the top right, you should see Tools Sign Comment. Press Sign.

You can then Add Text, and Place Signature. Then save it and send it back via your method of choice.

However, if using Windows 10, the older free Abobe may no longer work well, and you may need to download an alternative free program, such as Foxit PDF Editor (

This website is hand-coded using notepad (I shun webpage editors), so if something is not working right, please let me know.
However, as my HTML programming skills are self-taught and rudimentary at best, and I have not taken the time to learn Java, this website is unlikely to get much fancier.
(I prefer to spend my time researching SNPs rather than become a better page-coder)



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