Dr. Millie Lee uses many methods and services to help you optimize your heart health.
Dr. Lee encourages patients with the following conditions to schedule a consultation:
Coronary Artery Disease, Afib, Cardiomyopathy, patients with risk factors for heart disease including Hypertension, Diabetes (and Pre-diabetes), High Cholesterol, Smoking, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, sedentary lifestyle, family history of heart disease, alcohol and drug abuse, hormonal imbalances, and chronic stress.
Tools Used to Help Your Heart
Comprehensive Initial Consultation
During your first visit to Dr. Lee’s office, you will engage in a detailed conversation about your “health story” starting from childhood up to the current state of your health. She will discuss potential approaches to improve your health and will recommend laboratory testing to identify the underlying causes of your symptoms. The visit is primarily an information gathering and sharing session. She may make some simple recommendations at this time, but most customized advice will be deferred until after lab results are in and there has been time to thoughtfully consider your case.
The initial evaluation will include the following:
- Extensive review of your medical, nutrition and exercise history, eating
behaviors, and lifestyle
- Determination of your health and fitness goals
- Complete physical examination
- Body composition (body fat and muscle) measurement
- Lab test recommendations (conventional labs as well as specialized testing options for digestive imbalances, vitamins/nutrients, hormones, etc.)
- Recommendations for noninvasive cardiac screening tests
Based on her assessment of the complexity of your case and your individual goals, she will then recommend a treatment plan.
In order for her to prepare for your initial evaluation, you will be asked to complete several health questionnaires through her online patient portal. Once these questionnaires are sent to you via email, we ask that you please fill them out as thoroughly as possible at least 5 days prior to your initial evaluation so that I have adequate time to review them before we meet.
Cardiovascular Disease Screening
Heart disease remains the # 1 cause of death worldwide, affecting both men and women alike. Unfortunately, despite conventional methods and guidelines to reduce cardiovascular risk, cardiovascular mortality is on the rise.
Almost half (1 in 2) of all Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease. These traditional risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, or a family history of heart disease. They do not, however, take into account new risk factors that have emerged from recent research. These include stress, inflammation and digestive disorders.
Early signs of heart disease are not easily identifiable with the most common or even specialized cardiac tests, such as and ECG, an echocardiogram or stress testing.
Dr. Lee advocates for a more comprehensive cardiovascular screening for all American adults.
Screening may consist of any of the following:
- Blood pressure
- Waist Circumference
- Body composition Analysis
- Routine lipid profile
- Advanced lipid profile
- Blood markers of Inflammation
- Blood Glucose
- Hemoglobin A1c
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
- Adrenal Labs
- Metabolism and Detox Labs
- Genetic testing
- CIMT – Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test
- CCS – Coronary Calcium Scan
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