Richard Firshein, D.O.
Integrative Medicine & Family Medicine located in Manhattan, Upper East Side, NY
Innovative screening methods like DNA testing can provide unique insights into your health and medical needs. Dr. Richard Firshein of Firshein Center on the Manhattan of Upper East Side relies on precision medicine powered by experience and technology through advanced screenings and diagnostics to help you reach and preserve optimal health. To see how DNA testing can enrich your overall health and help prevent disease, call the Firshein Center, or schedule an appointment online today.
What is DNA testing?
DNA testing panels can provide valuable information to medical providers on your specific medical needs. These profiles act as a unique reference guide for key functions in your body, including:
- Immune function
- Cardiac function
- Brain function
By analyzing your DNA testing panels in combination with your symptoms, family history, and personal medical history, your doctor has more opportunities to evaluate the role genetics can play in your overall health. This strategy offers an even more personalized approach to your medical care, potential treatments, and preventing diseases from developing.
How does DNA testing work?
There are several different DNA testing panels performed using either blood or saliva samples. Based on your specific needs, Dr. Firshein might recommend a variety of options, such as a genomic wellness profile.
Genomic wellness profiles evaluate several aspects of your health, including:
- Diet type
- Eating behavior traits
- Nutritional needs
- Food reactions
- Body and weight
- Metabolic health factors
When lined up with this type of profile, your genetic markers can help determine your ideal diet and which foods you metabolize best. These panels can also indicate your specific nutritional needs and how you respond to different types of exercise.
Your genomic wellness profile can also help indicate potential health concerns, like insulin sensitivities and your ability to lose weight
What are the benefits of DNA testing?
DNA testing can reveal unique insights into your health and improve your overall wellness. When you have a greater understanding of your body and genetic responses, Dr. Firshein can work closely with you to develop a diet and exercise plan customized to your specific needs.
When having access to your genetic data, Dr. Firshein can also create a more personalized approach to managing your overall healthcare. Although DNA testing can’t prevent you from getting sick, knowing you have certain sensitivities or risks can help your provider make more effective recommendations to protect your health. In addition to nutritional changes, this might also include additional preventive screenings for certain diseases.
In many cases, off-site blood drawing in the convenience of your home or office is available to ensure lab tests have been processed prior to your visit.
For more information on DNA testing, call the Firshein Center, or schedule an appointment online today.