STEP 1: INITIAL CONSULTATION
Dr. Stanford will meet with you face-to-face at the Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine (BHIPM) or via HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing if you prefer. Together with Dr. Stanford, a comprehensive personal medical, family and lifestyle history will be obtained. Dr. Stanford and you will discuss and select the appropriate precision medicine testing.
STEP 2: TESTING AND MONITORING
Standard testing includes saliva collection for whole genome sequencing (WGS) and medically significant genetic variant determination utilizing multiple high repute curated genomic databases. In addition, standard testing includes a comprehensive assessment of your health status performed by our partner laboratories and imaging centers. BHIPM will make all necessary arrangements for completing the necessary biochemical testing which is noninvasive, requiring blood and urine collection. In addition, patients undergo a 60-minute whole body MRI with high-resolution scans of the brain and cardiac MRI with extensive image post-processing. The MRI study is noninvasive, non-contrast and radiation-free. Patients may select further testing which can include bio-monitoring options which integrate cutting edge health care technologies. Specific tests and monitoring methods are selected based on your individual health concerns, preferences and goals.
STEP 3: INTERPRETATION
Dr. Stanford personally reviews, analyzes and integrates all the health data collected in Steps 1 and 2 and develops a report for you and your primary doctor. This comprehensive medical report will include important findings and actionable recommendations, including the basis for these recommendations, that you and your primary doctor may incorporate into your personalized health plan.
STEP 4: PATIENT AND HEALTH TEAM CONFERENCE
You, your primary doctor, and Dr. Stanford, will meet face-to- face or via HIPAA compliant teleconferencing to review and discuss in detail your personalized precision medicine report. You and your primary doctor will continue to have access to the BHIPM team, which includes a certified genetic counselor, a registered dietitian, a personal fitness trainer, lifestyle coaches, and of course, Dr. Stanford, for as long as you wish to participate in the BHIPM precision health program. It is recommended that patients complete the biochemical and imaging studies every 6-12 months as changes from the baseline measurements are most helpful for informing the need for early interventions to achieve the best outcomes. Prevention is the best cure. If needed, referral will be made for consultation with other specialists that are experts in genomic and precision medicine such as cardiologists, oncologists, and medical geneticists.