Services Offered by Dr. Gina Neonakis
Gina offers a variety of services that are chosen based on individual cases, lab results and physical exams. Only techniques that are indicated will be provided in a treatment protocol.
Gina often prescribes bioidentical hormones in the form of estrogen, estriol and progesterone for peri-menopause and menopause management. Lab testing and risk assessments are performed before prescribing, so patients understand all of the risks and benefits. Lab testing is repeated every 6-12 months to ensure the dosage is correct for optimal health.
Gina holds prescribing rights, and is able to prescribe a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs where indicated. Discussions around alternative therapies often take place, so patients understand the benefits and efficacy in order to make the best decisions for their health goals.
Herbs and nutraceuticals are prescribed as supplements where required. When used in therapeutic doses, these can be a safe alternative to conventional treatments.
Gina uses supplements and herbs often in cases of PCOS, menopause, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, digestive concerns, infertility and menstrual irregularities. Your safety is my top priority. Before prescribing supplements, I ensure there are no contraindications or interactions between current medications or supplements you are taking.
Acupuncture is a service where fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. From a fertility perspective, acupuncture can improve blood flow to the uterus and support ovulation. It has been shown to improve pregnancy rates when used before and after an embryo transfer in IVF.
Gina uses acupuncture in cases of irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, menopause, pregnancy, muscle or joint pain, digestive concerns, anxiety and stress. Cupping is an additional technique that can be used to release tight muscles, improve stagnation and increase circulation to relieve pain and muscle tension.
Microneedling is a technique that uses small needles to penetrate the skin, in order to stimulate natural collagen production. This can be used anywhere on the body, and is most commonly used for acne scarring and hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, injury scars, stretch marks, hair loss, sagging skin and discoloration. Sessions are often 1 month apart, and optimal results are seen within 3-6 treatments.
Gynecological exams + PAP testing
Gina offers gynecological exams to assess the health of the external genitalia, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries. She can perform PAP testing for cervical cancer screening, swabs for yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, HPV testing and STI testing.
Diet and lifestyle counselling
Diet and lifestyle practices are the foundations of health. Therefore, I provide dietary recommendations as part of most treatment plans. However, I work within my patients values and dietary restrictions in order to optimize health in a way that is sustainable long term. I am here to answer any questions you may have along the way.
I offer Food Sensitivity Testing in my practice. This is a blood test for IgG antibodies against 120-220 foods. This is helpful for people who want to determine specific food sensitivities. Symptoms of food sensitivities include gas and bloating, brain fog, inflammation, joint pain, headaches, low energy, changes in bowel function etc.
Full physical exams
Physical exams are used to assess patient health and support diagnosis. This may include blood pressure and vital signs, examination of the head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, throat, lungs, heart and abdomen. Pelvic exams are also available if required.
Vitamin B12 injections
Offered for those who have low levels of vitamin B12 on bloodwork. Vitamin B12 injections can be helpful for fatigue or low energy, numbness or tingling, fertility, those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or for mood support. This injection is often administered into the arm.
I offer virtual or online videos to any patients where this is the preference. Treatment plans are sent via email or uploaded to a secure online system. Supplements can be ordered via my online dispensary and mailed to your preferred address. Offered to any residents of British Columbia.
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