NYC & Long Island Immunologist
Feel Better. Live Better. | Functional Medical Treatments
At Mitchell Medical Group, Dr. Dean Mitchell M.D. and Dr. Ricki Mitchell M.D. specialize in adult and pediatric immunology. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of her patients by identifying and treating the underlying cause of their problems.
Immunologists provide treatment for a wide range of problems that cross through and integrates multiple disciplines of biology and medicine. Common conditions treated by immunologists are allergies and asthma.
Many people live untreated with symptoms they aren’t aware of or are aware of but are unsure what type of doctor to seek treatment from. Or they don’t realize how much better they will feel once their symptoms are properly diagnosed and managed by a holistic immunologist.
We have a unique approach when it comes to understanding your symptoms, concerns and then identifying your medical issues and prescribing treatment. Our unique approach includes:
- A detailed account of your medical history called a Gap Analysis
- A physical examination
- Review of your dietary history
- In some cases, we may take some blood to conduct a blood test
- Once we know your underlying condition we prescribe a personalized treatment plan which typically includes measures to avoid or eliminate triggers, recommendations for medications and education to help you take an active role in treating your disease.
Telehealth New Patient Consultations
We know it can be difficult to always find time to get to the doctor’s office which is why we are now offering telehealth virtual new patient consultations with Dr. Mitchell. During the consultation, you will speak directly with Dr. Mitchell about your health issues just like you would at his office.
It is important for all those who are interested in a telehealth appointment with me to know that medico-legally I cannot diagnose or treat anyone unless we have a face-to-face, in-person office visit. I cannot prescribe any medications or supplements from a telehealth visit (the exception to this is if you live in New York State).
These telehealth visits are intended for educational and informational purposes only. My goal is to help provide you with these resources to work with your local healthcare provider to get the best care possible.
What Makes Our Treatment Different?
At Mitchell Medical Group, we believe in treating the person, not the organ which is why we start every consultation with a detailed and thorough medical history we call a Gap Analysis.
A Gap Analysis refers to reviewing your medical history and looking for gaps in your treatment that are causing you to feel sick. It’s very similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. The good news we have gotten very good at looking for needles in the haystack.
Furthermore, when it comes to allergy treatment, instead of painful allergy shots that require weekly visits to the doctor’s office, we use sublingual immunotherapy drops to permanently reduce your allergy symptoms.
For most conditions, part of our treatment process is incorporating SHINE protocol developed by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. SHINE protocol is an acronym that stands for:
It sounds obvious but getting lots of sleep is important. In the early 1900s before electricity was widespread, and before most homes were illuminated with light bulbs, the average sleep time was 9 hours! Today the amount of sleep most of us get is nowhere near that. For patients who suffer from chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, getting enough hours of deep, restorative sleep is essential to healing.
Many patients with chronic illnesses have a depletion of crucial hormones that impact their recovery. Doctors tend to rely on blood tests to regulate hormones, but this is not enough because blood testing doesn’t reflect the clinical story. We use both blood tests and patient history and symptoms to identify if hormones are needed to treat your illness.
Infections & Immunity
Patients with a chronic illness also tend to be immune dysfunctional and prone to chronic infections. Dr. Teitelbaum puts special emphasis on treating Candida imbalance and strongly advised using anti-fungals to clear the body of an overgrowth of yeast and restore immune balance. We use diet, anti-fungal medications, and natural immunotherapy drops to rebuild a patient’s immune balance.
Nutrition is key and Dr. Teitelbaum has written books on the dangers of sugar overload. He feels sugar is public enemy number one – and so does the American Association of Nutrition. High levels of sugar, especially for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia and fatigue, leads to “crashing and burning.”
It’s important to eat a healthy diet and take vitamin supplements to make sure you are getting adequate nutrients.
Exercise is also an important part of recovery and the best way is to find an activity you like such as swimming, spinning, walking, yoga, running.