U: The Center of Your Healthcare

 

 

What is the focus of modern medicine? 

 

Modern medical care is primarily focused on the treatment of diseases and acute care (emergency or urgent care). Do U have a broken leg? Were U in an automobile accident? Go to urgent care.

 

Urgent Care

 

 

Functional Medicine has a different focus: the patient. Patient-centered care requires a very important component: U and places U at the center of your healthcare. A functional medicine practitioner partners with U for your health.

 

 

Patient Centered

With U at the center of your healthcare, U are an active participant. Unlike a doctor visit where U receive a prescription to address your symptoms, U and your functional medicine practitioner will undercover the underlying causes of your maladies.

 

Chronic conditions are the common concerns which functional medicine practitioners address with their patients.

 

 

If U are facing a chronic condition, U want a functional medicine practitioner guiding you on your path toward health. In partnership with U, your functional medicine practitioner will unearth the root causes of your chronic condition. Once the causes are revealed, your unique plan will be created.

 

 

What does patient-centered care look like?

 

Patient-centered care starts with a medical symptoms questionnaire. Pretty standard, right? You’ll also complete form about your history: date of birth, prior surgeries (nothing unusual there), adequate sleep, fast food (we’re entering new territory with that question). Labs will be ordered for you. Once test results are received, you meet with Dianne Hinton or Jessica Santos and the uniqueness, which is U, begins to emerge.

 

 

U and Functional Medicine

During your session, your life journey is discussed, starting from the prenatal U.  Other aspects of your past and current life are addressed: where U live, what U do, how U live, how you feel, and more. You may wonder why the interest in such diverse aspects of your life.

 

A wide range of components created the U of today: your genetic makeup, the chemicals in your environment, the messages U received as a child, the preservatives and dyes you consumed, the toxins in your body, your molecular interactions, your physiology, your psyche, your emotions, your activity level, your diet, your interests, your stress levels, your relationships, and more.

 

Your path to vibrant health may involve lifestyle changes, removal of environmental toxins and internal toxins, new approaches to stress management, an examination of relationships, supplements, even learning new ways to breathe.

 

 

 

 

Together with your functional medicine practitioner,

U will create the changes which will allow your body

to heal. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal.

You will discover how to provide your body the macro and micronutrients that it needs to heal and thrive.

Stress management techniques that work will be

shared. Your deficiencies will be addressed and resolved.

 

 

We look forward to helping you traverse your journey of healing and your return to being your vibrant self.

 

To your health,

 

Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C

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Calmglow Office Opening May 11, 2020

 

In light of the news from Governor Newsome regarding modifications of the stay at home order, Calmglow offices will be open on May 11, 2020 to see patients in the office.

 

In addition to in-person office visits, Calmglow will continue to offer virtual telehealth visits. To quote Governor Newsom, “COVID-19 will be present in our communities until there is a vaccine or therapeutic, and it will be up to all of us to change our behavior and eliminate opportunities for the disease to spread.” We understand that, at this time, being able to obtain healthcare from the safety of our homes is the best option for many people.

 

In following the guidelines regarding reopening safely, Calmglow has established the following protocols for in person office visits:

 

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, please stay home and call our office to schedule a virtual telehealth visit.

 

  • Everyone is required to wear masks while in the Calmglow offices (patients and Calmglow staff).

 

  • Practice physical distancing of 6 feet from others within the Calmglow office.

 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout Calmglow’s offices and we recommend all to use it frequently while visiting.

 

Calmglow’s offices are thoroughly disinfected and an enhanced disinfection protocol is in place.

 

Calmglow’s virtual telehealth rates remain unchanged. Below are Calmglow’s rates:

 

New patient initial telehealth visit

$245

New patient initial in-person visit

$305

Established patient telehealth 1-hour visit

$195

Established patient in-person 1-hour visit

$245

Established patient telehealth 45-minute visit

$170

Established patient in-person 45-minute visit

$220

Established patient telehealth 30-minute visit

$140

Established patient in-person 30-minute visit

$190

 

Supplements and test kits prices remain unchanged.

 

We at Calmglow are here to support our patients’ health and wellbeing during this time and beyond. Please call our office at (209) 247-9170 if you have any questions or to schedule a virtual telehealth or in person appointment.

 

To your health.

 

Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C

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Virtual Office Visit: How To Join A Zoom Meeting

We at Calmglow prioritize our patients’ health and wellbeing. We are able to care for our patients while following the shelter in place and stay safe orders by offering virtual office visits. 

 

We recommend using your computer or laptop for your virtual office visit, as information will be shared and will be easier to view on a computer monitor or laptop screen.

 

Joining a virtual office visit is as simple as clicking a button. Realizing that not all of our patients have utilized a virtual meeting room before, below we list the steps to join a virtual meeting room. If you would rather watch a video on how to join a Zoom meeting, here is a video.

 

Once you have scheduled an appointment with our office, you will receive an email with information about your appointment, including the Join Zoom link. Also included is the Zoom meeting ID. 

Join Zoom Meeting

 

 

On the day of your appointment, five minutes before your appointment time, click on the Join Zoom link.  You will be prompted to either download (if this is your first time using Zoom) or launch Zoom. 

Launch or Open Zoom.us

 

Click Open zoom.us. 

 

You will see a notification that you are waiting for the host to start the meeting.

Waiting for host

 

 

While you are waiting for the host to start the meeting, test your audio. Should you have issues with your audio, here is a Zoom video helping with audio troubleshooting.

 

Test audio for Zoom meeting

 

Once your host opens the virtual meeting room, you will be virtually ushered into the virtual room and your virtual office visit will begin.

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

To your health.

 

Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C

 

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What our
patients
are saying

Always get clarity and understanding…

Dianne has always help me understand the complicated issues of hypothyroidism, understanding the symptoms and long term effects. She has helped with my dietary needs and overall well being. Highly recommend if you are still feeling the symptoms even if your on traditional medications.

—- MC

The best part of talking with new patients…

I have worked with Dianne Hinton at Calmglow for 4 years. I receive calls from new patients every day. I think the best part of talking with new patients is that I give them the knowledge and hope in knowing that I–like all of Dianne’s staff–was her patient before her employee. I think that says a lot about Dianne as a practitioner. She is very compassionate and caring towards each individual patient.

— Cindy Toste

Diane Hinton saved my life!

After over a year of traditional doctors misdiagnosing and mistreating my illness, Diane immediately got it right. She identified the root cause of my illness, and I went from being chronically ill to healed and healthy in less than a year. Diane listens to and cares for her patients like no one I’ve ever known. I highly recommend her for diagnosing the true health issues, rather than just treating your symptoms.

— Sarah Hayes

My husband and I just love Calmglow …

Just what is Functional Medicine?  Simply put…. I call it getting to the “cause” of a health issue. Rashes, High Pressure, Arthritis, Obesity, Insomnia, and Fatigue are a few of the issues she’s helped us with.  But what I really like best is; she doesn’t say “here, take this pill” and it’ll “treat the symptoms”.  She treats the “cause” of those symptoms so they truly go away without requiring “pills”.  Our bodies are healing, and the we feel we’re the healthiest we’ve been in a long time! What we’ve discovered about the manner in which our bodies “had been” functioning previously, from the in depth tests she recommends, was pretty astounding. We’ve learned so much since starting to see her as our practitioner, I would never choose to go back to an Allopathic doctor!