Personalized or precision medicine is a healthcare model that customizes treatment to the needs of each patient.
Traditional medicine often relies on a standard of care that is geared toward an entire patient population. For example, patients with the same symptoms may be prescribed a standard antibiotic used to eradicate a suspected infection.
In the absence of highly specific and quantitative testing results, the differences between Patient A and Patient B are obscured.
Personalized medicine offers clarity. Every patient is viewed individually. Testing targets the underlying causes of patient complaints. Results allow practitioners to tailor treatment that includes information about the patient’s antibiotic resistance genes, virulence factors, and genomics.
*Personalized medicine is not a one-size-fits-all treatment paradigm. It is precision medicine at its best and is the future of all medicine.*
I offer patient the tests. The interpretation of these tests and recommendations are not covered by insurance. Please, call the office to make an appointment to discuss further details.