The IB Solution Method begins at the beginning. This means going beyond symptoms to find out what may have caused them. If you are suffering, it’s understandable if you don’t care about what caused your pain; you just want relief, and as soon as possible. However, taking the time to find out what’s going on in your body beyond the immediate, obvious symptoms is an critical step. Many people can share the same symptoms, yet have completely different causes for them. Each patient is unique. For example, Irritable Bowel Syndrome caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) requires a very different course of treatment than candida-induced IBS, which needs different treatment than IBS stemming from allergies or intolerances, or IBS caused by SIBO or a parasite (with different parasites requiring different treatments). Without stopping to discern what is behind the symptoms, IB Solutions would be guessing, trying “this or that” and hoping it worked. Regardless if “this or that” is a medical prescription, comes from a health food store, or is a high quality neutraceutical, throwing a one-size-fits-all solution at a patient is the same unacceptable approach: kind of like debating which towels soak up the water best, instead of fixing the leak which is actually causing the mess! That’s not the way we do things. That is not Functional Healthcare. We take the time at the beginning to gather information, create your blueprint of health and disease, putting pieces together to arrive at a course of treatment that is targeted and personal: unique, just like you.
We begin with a complete history. You will fill out a very comprehensive intake questionnaire, which Dr. Binley will read before seeing you. During your first visit, Dr. Binley will physically examine you, and clarify about your situation. From there, he may request certain tests to gather more information. He will review each completed test with you, one at a time, as the results are received. Piece by piece, the unique clinical mosaic that is your health is depicted, and a course based on real data is charted. During the time it takes to receive and review all your test results, Dr. Binley may have protocols for you to begin if certain test results warrant it. Your healing and relief is his highest priority, so your treatment may begin before all results are received if that is appropriate, with adjustments possible as more information is gleaned.
You may have sequential courses of treatment. Allergies, lifestyle changes, active infections, nutritional deficiencies, parasites, fungi, candida, SIBO, TBI, can all be involved in your health problems, and if so will each be addressed. Frequency and number of appointments depends on the complexity of your situation, including how long you have been ill, and how willing you are to make changes. Progress is individual, based on many factors, but most of Dr. Binley’s patients who are willing to make changes, work hard and follow through make significant progress toward restored health quite quickly.
The goal of the IB Solutions Method is to fire you! Don’t be shocked by that — what it means is that a patient who heals and is then on his or her way out into the world with restored health is our aim for you. We love seeing a patient move from misery to an annual check-in or two. If the IB Solutions Method seems like a good fit for you, please contact us. It would be our privilege to be of service.