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Mistletoe Therapy

What is Mistletoe Therapy?

Mistletoe, or Viscum Album, is a parasitic plant that grows in trees, such as apple, oak, maple, elm, pine, and birch. It has medicinal uses dating back to ancient civilizations. The extracts from this plant have been used in adjunctive cancer care for over a hundred years and have demonstrated consistent safety and effectiveness when used with established treatment protocols.  Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied and evidence-based, naturopathic medicines prescribed for cancer patients in Europe.  Numerous studies have shown Mistletoe therapy can enhance survival, improve quality of life and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation such as nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite.   It can also reduce tumor related pain and the risk of tumor recurrence.

Mistletoe tree
  • What is Functional Medicine?
    Functional medicine is a patient centered way of healthcare. It’s more than prescriptions and big bills. It doesn’t simply treat your symptoms. Our integrative medicine approach addresses the root causes of illness. Learn more about Our Functional Medicine Approach>>
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Our style of comprehensive health care does not work within the limits of most health insurance contracts. At this time, we are not contracted with any private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. However, some of the testing you may require MAY be covered under your insurance.
  • What treatments do you offer?
    We have a variety of integrative treatments including: Life Style Programs Prolozone Therapy Ozone Therapy Hair PRP Cosmetic PRP PRP Therapy for Joints & Soft Tissue Diabetes Treatment Weight Loss Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy IV Vitamin Therapy Photoluminescence Therapy Low Dose Allergen Immunotherapy Thyroid Optimization Plaquex Therapy
  • How much will this cost?
    Your treatment or treatment program is custom made for you by a licensed MD and certified Functional Medicine Doctor, so the price will vary from patient to patient. The initial 1 hour consultation fee is $275.
  • Is Functional Medicine safe?
    Our functional medicine approach is integrative and holistic. We prioritize safe, natural, and effective treatments. Most of our treatments are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and we minimize the use of drugs and thereby, minimize side effects. This means functional medicine is one of the safest healthcare options you can pursue.
  • Is Functional Medicine legit?
    Functional Medicine is a great healthcare option that gets results. It's not a miracle cure or magic bullet, but it does work. The prestigious Cleveland Clinic has a functional medicine department.
  • Are you a doctor?
    Yes. Dr. Qadir is a licensed MD, trained at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and is a certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Riffat Qadir >>
  • Do I have to pay before I'm treated?
    Payment is required at the time of service.
  • Do you replace my current doctor?
    No. We do not replace your current physician or doctor. Our treatments are designed to go hand in hand with your current healthcare in order to help you optimize your health.
  • Can you prescribe medicine?
    Yes. Dr. Qadir is a board certified MD and is able to prescribe prescription medications when necessary.
  • What about laboratory testing?
    We offer comprehensive testing that is individualized for each patient. Some of these labs MAY be covered under insurance.
  • Do I have to be in office to see the health coach?
    You do not have to be in office to speak to the health coach. Our health coach, AJ, is flexible and can schedule calls or other forms of meetings that do not require you to be in office every time.
  • How much is a consultation?
    A new patient 1 hour consultation is $275.
  • How long is a consultation?
    A new patient consultation is scheduled for an hour. We gather a comprehensive medical history, your current symptoms, and ask you questions about your lifestyle in order to make a complete and custom treatment plan just for you.
  • What is your Functional Medicine approach?
    Our functional medicine approach is a holistic, integrative one. We start by obtaining a detailed history and perform advanced specialized lab testing. This allows us to get to the root causes of your problems and develop a comprehensive approach. We combine the best practices from all approaches of healthcare. This creates a well rounded option that works to keep you healthy in every aspect of your life. Learn more about Our Functional Medicine Approach >>
  • Do I have to be in a program or can I just get a treatment?
    You do not have to be in a program to receive a treatment. However, there may be a consultation or discovery call required so the doctor can determine if the treatment is right for you.

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