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Advanced Care Through Collaborative Medicine

Metrodora is unlike any other clinic or hospital – and that’s by design. Traditional medical models focus on individual body systems, which often prevents coordinated care. This approach is inadequate for neuroimmune axis disorders because they are complex conditions characterized by myriad interactions across multiple body systems. Accordingly, effective treatment requires comprehensive, organized care that matches your needs over time.

At Metrodora Institute, we understand that you are more than the sum of your parts. And we know that the best care for neuroimmune axis disorders requires a team of specialists who collaborate with each other – and with you – to find answers.

To meet our patient-partners’ needs with precision, our services are usually provided over several days. In addition to traditional appointment types, a typical patient journey includes:

  • A comprehensive intake to ensure personalization of your care
  • The most advanced diagnostics and procedures
  • Evaluations with specialists, primary care, and an extensive range of therapies
  • Real time, evolving, care plans informed by collaborative, patient-provider goals
  • Long-term care that will adapt to your changing needs

At the end of your stay, you will receive a comprehensive summary and care plan. This includes discussion of your results from the range of advanced diagnostics and evaluations you receive, and providing you personalized care plans that can adapt to your needs over time.

What Are Neuroimmune Axis Disorders?

The human body is extraordinarily complex, requiring multiple organ systems to work together to function properly and maintain health. The neuroimmune axis plays a critical role in coordinating multi-directional communication between the nervous, immune, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Dysregulation of these communication networks can lead to neuroimmune axis disorders, medical conditions that simultaneously affect multiple body systems and often lead to chronic illness.

Many chronic multisystem conditions fall under the neuroimmune axis designation. The current classification for many of these disorders is based on symptoms, not on validated biomarkers or an understanding of the molecular and cellular cause of disease. Unfortunately, it is common for people to receive multiple diagnoses from different specialists depending on their area of expertise. This usually results in contradictory treatment plans that patients are left to manage on their own.

Neuroimmune axis disorders include many conditions that fall under the following umbrellas:

This list is by no means complete. Many chronic conditions fall under the neuroimmune axis designation. It is also not uncommon for someone to have more than one condition on this list.

The Metrodora Institute Patient-Partner Experience

At Metrodora Institute, we understand that your medical journey with neuroimmune axis disorders is a complex one. Most of our patients have seen many doctors but have still failed to find successful treatment.

As clinicians, we believe that the best care for these conditions demands we work together with you to find the right way forward. Our relationship with you, our patient-partner, is a true collaboration. Every member of our multidisciplinary team is an expert in neuroimmune axis disorders. They work with each other — and with you — to provide a different level of care.

During your time with us, you will have a thorough evaluation by our team of specialists, including:

  • Neurogastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Neurorehabilitation Medicine

 

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The Care Centers of Metrodora Institute

Our 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility has been designed specifically to meet the diagnostic and treatment needs of individuals with neuroimmune axis disorders. Depending on prior diagnoses and symptoms, patients may receive diagnostic and therapeutic services in one or more of our care centers:

  • The Center for Multidisciplinary Medicine (CMM) will have world-class specialists from neurology, autonomic neurology, gastroenterology, neurogastroenterology, neuroimmunology, immunology, allergy, internal medicine, genetics, and pain management that work as an integrated team to diagnose and treat patients. The CMM offers a wide variety of advanced diagnostic tests, procedures, and services, including a state-of-the-art infusion center to provide patients with access to cutting edge biologics along with fluid and nutrition management. Our personalized medicine program provides whole genome sequencing and pharmacogenomics to optimize care for each individual. 
  • The Center for Advanced Interventions (CAI) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center that offers routine and complex gastrointestinal and neurogastrointestinal procedures, vascular studies, and pain therapies in a patient-centered setting. The CAI is a Mauna Kea Technologies national center of excellence for confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE), a new procedure that can detect atypical food allergies that are common in patients with gastrointestinal disorders. 
  • The Center for Health Creation (CHC) offers advanced neurorehabilitation programs that integrate physical, occupational, speech, cognitive, respiratory, and nutritional therapies. Therapeutic programs are patient-collaborative to create personalized care plans that improve participation in the activities each of our patient-partners value most. Thoughtful integration of CHC services across Metrodora Institute provides patient-centered therapies that create meaningful change, which have a lasting impact on daily life.

Partnering With Patients to Drive Discoveries

Metrodora Institute is also home to a world-class research program. The tools and therapies needed to cure neuroimmune axis disorders don’t exist yet, so we have set out to discover them. Our patient-partners are an important part of that process.

What we learn directly impacts your care. With our integrated clinic and laboratories focused on the same mission, we have the agility to pivot and make your care more effective when we make a new discovery.

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If you are interested in learning more about becoming a patient-partner, please call us to make an appointment today.

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