You likely usually go to the doctor to get a medication when you're not feeling well. But a Sioux Falls doctor has opened a clinic where he aims to keep patients healthy through a more holistic approach.
As a nephrologist, or kidney specialist, Dr. Oleg Georgiev has years of experience and education in the medical field, but he's actually trying to prescribe fewer medications.
"Drugs are foreign substances and the body doesn't need the foreign substances to work properly," Georgiev said.
Georgiev embraces new age medicine or a more holistic approach. He's opened a New Age Medical Clinic.
"Four or five hours I sit down and talk to the patients and get information from them, review the medical records and try to figure out what's really the problem," Georgiev said.
After testing and talking with patients, Georgiev recommends supplements, diet changes or hormone restoration therapy, just to name a few. Georgiev aims to keep patients like Gill Johnson feeling and looking as young as possible.
"A lot of times the only time you go to a doctor is when you are sick, but there's so much more you can do," Johnson said.
Through her testing Johnson was able to find out she's allergic to rice. She's also been better able to control her hot flashes and is taking Vitamin B supplements.
"If you know what your issues are before they manifest themselves as symptoms, then you can prevent a lot of care later," Johnson said.
That is exactly what Georgiev hopes to accomplish without the help of many medications.
Some of the testing and office visits are not covered by insurance.