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Live Longer Medical delivers a fresh approach to health care. Our Concierge Primary Care offers advanced clinical diagnostic testing so you can stop guessing about your health. Advanced testing puts you back in the driver’s seat to regain control of your health. Our team specializes in advanced testing, helping you know exactly what your body needs to heal and thrive.

Regardless of what brings you through our doors, we understand that healthcare is not a one size fits all.  True health and healing that allows you to look and feel your best so you can live your best life well requires a comprehensive approach. This is why we use the best in evidence-based healthcare to deliver our  3 step approach so you can get the results you deserve.

Step 1: Test: We believe when it comes to your health that we test because we will never guess.  Based on your clinical exam, your provider will choose the most clinically relevant tests needed to identify the underlying factors involved with your health. You will be given your individual plan to achieve your health goals.

Step 2: Treat: Our team will deliver the most targeted care and treatment to ensure that your health is optimized. You will be supported with our signature patient portal that delivers the most timely health and wellness resources directly to your email inbox. From personalized diets and fitness plans to stress reduction and health trackers, you and our team will work together to ensure your success.  

Step 3: Transform: If you choose to be a patient in our practice and enroll in any of our targeted programs for brain, heart, hormone or body health, our entire focus and goal is to help you transform from where you have been stuck and struggling into where you most desire to be living your best life. We are here not just for the quick fix, we are your team here to help you transform your body and your health so you can live your best life.

Our Testing Includes but is not limited to:

ANS testing is a simple and painless test done in our office. It involves the monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure during a few simple movements. In just 15 minutes it gives information about your autonomic nervous system your risk for sudden death silent heart attack hypertension vascular abnormality is orthostatic hypotension syncope and many other hidden diseases.

Boston heart diagnostics: Live Longer medical is the only primary care provider of Boston heart diagnostics in Brevard, FL. For many years LDL cholesterol has been used as a primary indicator of cardiovascular disease risk. Research has now shown that the different sizes composition and characteristics of LDL and HDL impact cardiovascular risk in drastically different ways. Boston heart diagnostics the leading cardiac lab group that allows you to see your TRUE RISK of heart disease. Lab work includes an HDL map test cholesterol balance test Staten induced myopathy genotype test and cardiac inflammation test as well as a standard lipid profile with the addition of lipoprotein and Advanced lipid particle size testing.  

Carotid Artery IMT Unltrasound Studies by HeartSmart needed for vascular diagnostics is performed at live longer medical. We use state of the art ultrasound equipment and sonographers that will detect if any plaque or obstructions are present that could impact your cardiometabolic health and increase your risk for CVD.

Food Sensitivity Testing at Live Longer Medical in Brevard County Florida: Food sensitivities are something that we do not normally think about but they can affect the results that you get when trying to lose weight or gain muscle. If you are “sensitive” to a food then you are basically allergic to it. This does not mean that you are going to get hives or break into a rash if you eat a specific food but it does mean that the food causes a certain amount of stress on your body which increases cortisol levels and reduces the normal processing food by the digestive system. This same stress response will turn certain foods into fat storing foods that will accelerate the rate at which you gain weight and or slow down your ability to lose belly fat.

We use the FIT( food inflammation test) to pinpoint exactly what foods are helping you get the weight off and keep it off and which foods are packing on the pounds. When you know what to eat, you are now back in the driver’s seat of truly creating the results you want in your body.  Common foods which result in the most frequent allergies include Eggs, Dairy, Wheat, Tree Nuts and Soy.

Adrenal, Thyroid & Hormonal Testing at Live Longer Medical in Brevard County Florida: Chronic physical, mental, emotional, chemical and or environmental stress takes its toll on the human body and is the key underlying component to many health disorders especially when it comes to hormonal and metabolic health. We use a comprehensive saliva testing panel and blood work to look at hormonal status, adrenal function and neurotransmitter balance. This panel is important for both men and women, providing baseline and monitoring information for patients of all ages. It is especially useful in individuals who are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Mood disorders, depression, anxiety
  • Addiction, dependency
  • Fatigue, lack of stamina, insomnia
  • Chronic illness, immune deficiency
  • Cognitive confusion, learning challenges, declining memory
  • Weight issues, appetite control
  • Low libido, sexual dysfunction
  • PMS, menopause, andropause
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic pain

Nutritional Deficiency Testing at Live Longer Medical in Brevard County Florida: Vitamins are essential to human life. Depleted levels of nutrients can lead to slowed healing time, decreased metabolic rate, difficulty losing weight, hormonal imbalance and the risk of serious life threatening conditions and disease. Due to today’s standard American diet of highly processed foods, lack of rotating our crops and the heavy use of pesticides and chemicals on our foods the result is depleted soils void of nutrients.  As a result, food companies “fortify” foods with nutrients that are often not bioavailable or in the natural form so our body can actually absorb and utilize them for life sustaining activities.  When your body is deficient, your health will begin to be compromised, your energy will drop and no matter how much you exercise, you will not lose weight but most importantly, your ability to thrive will be impaired.

Vitamin and nutrition blood tests can detect mineral, iron, calcium and other deficiencies, telling you which vitamins you lack so we can support you with a targeted road map out of deficiency and back to energized health and wellbeing.

Gluten Testing at Live Longer Medical in Brevard County Florida: Gluten is a protein that is in common grains such as wheat, rye, and barley, and other less common grains such as spelt, bulgur, semolina, couscous, triticale, graham, kamut and durum flour. It has a glue-like consistency that gives bread its elastic properties. If you are gluten intolerant, your body is unable to digest this glue-like protein. The gluten that is undigested forms deposits on the intestinal walls and your body sends the immune system into the area to kill it. The immune system response creates antibodies that sensitize the body to gluten and cause an inflammatory response. This causes several things to occur: Nutritional Deficiencies, slowed weight loss, increased GI issues such as bloating and the presence of a “wheat belly” regardless of how much exercise, you just can’t get that six pack.

Not everyone needs to be gluten free but for a large percentage of the population, the need is real. Don’t guess with your health, find out with this test that is the most comprehensive test for Gluten that will let you know how to take your health back and optimize your wellbeing.

VO2/ Cardio Metabolic Testing at Live Longer Medical in Brevard County Florida: A complete VO₂ cardiac test can give your health and wellness providers the tools needed to properly assess heart health and your response to activity so a safe and effective approach can be determined in optimizing your heart health.

Many people are inefficient exercisers, with no understanding of what heart rate, intensity or duration would best help them reach their specific goals such as fat burning, endurance training, or cardio conditioning. An initial VO₂ Max test can clarify the precise target heart rates that will enable each individual to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries.

Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses. Studies show that previously sedentary people training at 75% of aerobic power for 30 minutes, 3 times a week over 6 months increase VO₂ Max an average of 15-20% producing greater cardiometabolic function, weight loss, increased energy and enhanced health.