Genetic Assessments

GetzWell’s Genetic Assessment

Our mission is to find the root cause of your or your child’s health challenges. (Yes, we see adults who are interested in this approach!) With functional medicine as the guiding principle, we take the time to identify the underlying and often overlooked factors that impact human health.

We achieve this level of granularity through our Genetic Assessment in which we take a deep dive into a symptom timeline, birth and medical history, nutrition and lifestyle details, sleep quality, temperament and emotional habits, and genetic polymorphisms to understand the unique biology of every patient.

And this is just the jumping-off point – we often need to look further to determine food sensitivities or allergies, celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), infections, mold exposure and susceptibility, body burden by metals or industrial chemicals, intestinal permeability, parasites, dysbiosis and other measures of gut health, etc. All of these factors contribute to inflammation in the body, which is the common upstream variable in all modern illness.

This is a comprehensive and collaborative process which affords us the time, tools, and information we need to create meaningful and personalized treatment plans that allow the body and brain to achieve vitality – without the primary use of medications.

We want to help our patients heal from the inside out.

By focusing on treating the whole person — not just an isolated set of symptoms — we’re able to deliver non-pharmaceutical solutions to many common and chronic conditions such as ADHD, allergies, eczema, anxiety, autism, autoimmune disease, GI complaints, headaches/migraines, and many more.

What our families are saying:

“Dr. Getzelman is exceptional and has transformed the health of our entire family. We came to her in search of a deeper understanding of our son’s medical issues and are thrilled to report that in the past year of the highly personal process with Dr. G, we have seen remarkable improvements in our son’s health. Not only that, since she now works with adults, my husband and I have taken advantage of her customized approach. She assessed our 23andMe genetic data and made meaningful recommendations that have benefited us greatly. Shortly after we started my husband said, ‘Even music sounds different now’.”

Samantha and Alex G.

“It’s unbelievable what we have accomplished with GetzWell’s unique approach to our son’s ADHD. Dr. Getzelman has helped him go from being wiggly, impulsive and challenged-to-focus in the classroom to a more calm and successful student in a competitive San Francisco academic setting in just a few short months. We had been preoccupied for years, going from one specialist to another, ultimately without a lot of confidence that a purely conventional approach would provide our highly intelligent kid the help he needed to fulfill what we believed was his full potential. We’re finally seeing that kid: focused, more motivated than ever, and with a growing self-esteem that makes us proud. We are just so amazed and grateful!”

Katya M.

“After 30 years of a constant looping, stomping, and crashing parade of worries and rumination, I self-consciously reached out to Dr. G for help after reading that she had been using genetic testing to uncover the root causes of patients’ mental and physical issues. Her compassion was overwhelming in the very best way. She took my complaints seriously and after analyzing my genetic test, she explained from a medical perspective why I felt so awful and trapped. More importantly, she developed a plan for me to get better. Today, I am so much better. I feel astonishingly good, and I’m so grateful.”

Kelly W.

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