Press Release 10/02/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stillwater - Based Medical Clinic offers sliding scale for Speciality Gastrointestinal Laboratory Test
Natural Medicine of Stillwater offers income-based breath testing to assess presence of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
Stillwater, MN (Sept 11th) Natural Medicine of Stillwater announces a partnership with the local non-profit, Compass Healing, and laboratory device manufacturer, QuinTron Instrument Company, Inc. This collaboration is now providing medical breath testing services on an income based sliding scale.
“Our clinic is very excited to offer breath testing as part of a comprehensive gastrointestinal workup,” said Dr. Bradley Bush (Owner/ Clinical Director Natural Medicine of Stillwater). Partnering with the Compass Healing organization and QuinTron will greatly increases access of this laboratory testing to people who need it.
Compass Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that encourages collaboration among alternative healing disciplines. Compass Healing was created to help people in the most natural and efficient manner possible. “This collaboration is yet another example where science and holistic mindedness can be used to improve the quality of peoples lives,” said Marilyn Calver (Compass Healing Board Chair).
“We are a family owned and operated business that believes in a strong and healthy community,” said Eric Hamilton (President of QuinTron Instrument Company, Inc.). “Many people suffering from gastrointestinal disorders can find simple relief with proper diagnosis. We are excited to assist Natural Medicine of Stillwater and Compass Healing to offer testing to people who can greatly benefit from it.”
“Our in-house testing offers an income based sliding scale,100%-300% the government poverty rate,” said Dr. Bradley Bush. “For many people, the difference between illness and improved quality of life may be access to medical breath testing. Natural Medicine of Stillwater is hoping to help many people in our community.”
Natural Medicine of Stillwater is an integrative medical clinic at 105 New England Place, suite 220, Stillwater, MN. They take a holistic, yet science-based approach to health care. The clinic treats a wide-variety of conditions and offers hope to people looking for complementary options and alternatives. Natural Medicine of Stillwater will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 12th from 4-7pm. For more information: www.stillwaternatural.com or call 651-342-1043.
For more information about Compass Healing please visit www.compasshealing.org. For more information about QuinTron Instrument Company, Inc. and breath testing please visit http://www.breathtests.com.
Medical breath testing can be used to diagnose Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), defined as excessive bacteria in the small intestine. SIBO is very common, yet remains a poorly understood disease. Initially thought to occur in only a small number of patients, it is now apparent that this disorder is more prevalent than previously thought. Patients with SIBO vary in presentation, from being only mildly symptomatic to suffering from chronic diarrhea, weight loss, and malabsorption.*
*Dukowicz AC, Lacy BE, Levine GM. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: A Comprehensive Review. Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2007;3(2):112-122.