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So What Makes DIFFERENT?

Dr. Hagmeyers clinic works on the principles of Functional Medicine. This means Dr. Hagmeyer’s treatments involve treating the whole body in a more natural way. We do not prescribe medicine but instead work with the body and its ability to heal itself.

What makes our practice unique, is that Dr. Hagmeyer will leave no stone left un-turned when it comes to putting an end to the frustration that you have been feeling with your current health problem.

Dr. Hagmeyer enjoys treating chronic health issues because the principles of Functional Medicines are based on individuals not the labels you have been diagnosed with.


What kind of patients Come to see Dr Hagmeyer?

Dr. Hagmeyer sees a wide spectrum of health conditions. Examples are thyroid, adrenal, sex hormone imbalances, anxiety or depressionyeast overgrowth or intestinal issues, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, Migraines, Chronic Headaches and fatigue syndrome.

How many times have you taken a supplement and wondered if you really even needed it or not? Our approach removes that doubt and provides you with a scientifically based approach to determine which and how much of a supplement your body requires. Every person has a biochemistry which is unique to them; there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to your health.

Whether it is fatigue, fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Thyroid disorder, weight gain, intestinal and digestive challenges, PMS, perimenopause, arthritis, acne, food allergies, Cardiovascular disease, or male Andropause, there is an underlying cause that we will work on identifying and correcting. This common sense, science-based individualized approach will put you on your pathway to wellness.

If you are wondering why you doctor doesn’t practice like this you can read this article why doesn’t my endocrinologist know this?


What Kind Of Testing Does Use.

We offer some of the most advanced Functional Testing available today! Patients who consult with our practice often need  a combination of the tests you see below. This often includes Saliva, Urine, Blood, Breath, Genetic and Stool.

Comprehensive Metabolic Blood Panel:

Have you been told that everything is normal in your bloodwork? If your like many of our patients this is confusing and also frustrating. In today’s managed care system doctors are encouraged to limit the amount of testing and the kinds of tests patients often desperately need in order to get better. This can be incredible frustrating. Tests are clues into what could be wrong with a patient. If you don’t have these clues how can you help a patient. 

Why are People so Sick?

Thats an easy one. Combine Incomplete testing with Doctors who only spend 10-15 minutes with their patients and patients who leave every appointment with prescription medications and you have patients who only get sicker.

Full Thyroid Panel including Free T4, Free T3, T3 uptake, Reverse T3,  and Antibodies.

Having a complete Thyroid Panel is absolutely necessary if you have a chronic Health condition. This is an ideal test if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fatigue, heart palpitations, constipation, unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight, dry skin, hair loss (even thinning of eyebrows), and/or cold hands/feet and depression. Even if your doctors have said your thyroid is normal theres a good chance its not. Conventional doctors seem to be very confused about Thyroid testing these days.  Below is an example of a comprehensive thryoid Panel. If you have a chronic Heath Problem you need to have more than just the basic TSH test and T4 test.


Female Hormone Test:

Sadly, many self help books reccomend that men and women start a hormone protocols with proper testing. They give dosages, time of the month or day to take the hormone and what supplements to take. THIS IS DANGEROUS. Why would anyone want to start hormone therapy without first measuring the needs? This simple to perform, very accurate salivary hormone testing measures the 6 most important sex hormones relating to most women’s concerns. Your DHEA (anti-aging, bone health, memory, energy and sleep capactiy, immune strength), testosterone (muscle mass, bone and heart strength, sex drive), the 3 estrogens you make (estrone, estradiol, estriol), and progesterone (bone, uterine, breast, and mental health) are all measured with this simple salivary test.

This is an ideal test for women dealing with PMS, depression, perimenopause, menopause, infertility, Insomnia, and those with or wanting to prevent breast or uterine cancer.

Learn more about the Female Hormone Optimization Test

Estrogen Metabolism Test:

Some women preferentially convert their estrogens into a potentially toxic and inflammatory hormone called 16-hydroxyestrone. This hormone has been associated with an increased incidence of breast and uterine cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. This is a simple urine test you collect in the privacy of your home and send to our reference lab. This is a critical test to run if you have breast or uterine cancer, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or even a family history of these.

Bone Resorption Test:

Bone is made of more than just minerals like calcium. As a matter of fact, a large portion of its strength is due to the collagen-type protein found only in bone. Bone is a dynamic organ, breaking down daily and being reformed daily. As bone is broken down, some of this bone specific collagen will show up in the urine. The more your bone is breaking down, the more collagen appears in the urine. Therefore, they have developed a urine test (again, collected in the privacy of your home) which measures this bone-specific collagen. This is a great tool for both men and women with a family history of osteoporosis or those who already have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis to determine effectiveness of therapy.

Male Hormone Test:

Like the female hormone test, it makes perfect sense for men to measure their hormone status. Men with low testosterone levels tend to have the following: high cholesterol and/or triglycerides, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, abdominal obesity, higher levels of blood clotting factors, inability to concentrate, tend to be more moody and emotional, fatigue, and diminished sex drive and often just feel blah. This is a simple salivary hormone test which measures the following: DHEA, androstenedione, estradiol, estrone, testosterone, and the inflammatory dihydrotestosterone.

Learn more about the Male Hormone Optimization Test

Cardiovascular Health

Since over 50% of the people who have heart attacks have NORMAL cholesterol levels, it has led researchers to search for more potential risk factors than just these lipids. So far, the following have shown to be the most important, which are blood tests:


A caustic chemical your body makes which damages the smooth lining of your blood vessels, causing enough damage to allow calcium, cholesterol, and fibrin clots to adhere to your blood vessel walls affecting blood flow.

C-Reactive Protein:

A protein that becomes elevated in the blood due to infection or inflammation. If elevated, one has an increased incidence of heart attacks and stroke.


A precursor to clot material. Some people make more than others, and if their fibrinogen is high, they are predisposed to forming blood clots.

Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing

Have you ever wondered if what you are eating is affecting your health? We have found that food sensitivities have been the underlying cause of a multitude of symptoms people are experiencing, such as headaches, migraines, arthritis, asthma, colitis, sleep disorders, eczema, bed wetting, fluid retention, and even depression. Once

Did you realize that the majority of “food allergies” reactions are delayed reactions, meaning they may not present themselves for up to 3 to 4 days after consumption? In other words, the reaction you are having today may be due to something you ate 3 to 4 days ago. This is not the same test as what an allergist might run. Those tests are looking for acute Hypersensitivity as opposed to a delayed onset hypesensivity reaction. This is a blood test which measures your antibody (immune) response as well as cross reactive foods.

Fecal (Stool )Microbiology

We all have trillions of healthy bacteria in our intestinal tract; however, these can become imbalanced and actually cause chronic inflammatory conditions, such as headaches, eczema, colitis, irritable bowel, weight gain, mood disorders and even arthritis. Why put yourself on a strenuous anti-parasite or yeast treatment program if you don’t need to? It makes sense to test first. There are several stool culture tests available, which can check for parasites, yeast, and pathogenic bacteria. If our lab does find a pathogenic bacteria or yeast, they run a culture and sensitivity on it, informing Dr Hagmeyer of what would be the best options for treatment. This might include using prescription drugs and or natural herbs, to see what is the most effective agent needed to eradicate the bug.

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Gluten Sensitivity Testing

Cyrex Labs Test 1- Gluten Sensitivity Screen

This saliva test is the best way to detect gluten sensitivities early. Standard blood testing for gluten intolerance typically tests positive only after their has been extensive damage to the gut or other tissues. Since autoimmune conditions such as celiac disease and Hashimoto’s have gluten and genetic components, this test would be of use for those with a family history of autoimmune disease. Taking a saliva sample is also easy to collect in the case of children who are suspected of being gluten intolerant.

Cyrex Labs Test 2- Intestinal Permeability “Leaky Gut” Screen

The gut of those who are gluten intolerant can be damaged by gluten intake. This damage can lead to what many call “leaky gut syndrome”. This means that things like large food proteins and bacteria that are meant to stay within the lumen of the gut now enters into the blood. The body’s immune then reacts to naturalize the “foreign invaders”. This reaction creates inflammation, which if allowed to continue, can damage organs and lead to other chronic diseases. Testing for intestinal permeability is important in the recovery from long-term gluten exposure.

Leaky Gut Test Is leaky gut effecting your health?

In many people, gluten and other food proteins cause inflammation in the gut, which eventually leads to intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut.” Leaky gut allows undigested food particles, bacteria, and other materials to enter into the bloodstream where they can trigger the immune system creating allergies, sensitivities, and inflammation in other parts of the body.

There are several different ways leaky gut can occur:

  • Breakdown of intestinal cells
  • Loosening of the junction between cells
  • Bacterial infections

How can the leaky gut test help me?

This test pinpoints which of these is causing leaky gut so Dr Hagmeyer knows what to specifically target for faster and more efficient gut repair. This test can also be used to monitor the intestinal support used by Dr Hagmeyer. As the leaky gut improves, you should see a improvement in your test results.

What’s being tested:

  • Actomyosin IgG
  • Occludin / Zonulin IgG
  • Occludin / Zonulin IgA
  • Occludin / Zonulin IgM
  • Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgG
  • Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgA
  • Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgM

Cyrex Test array 3  (12 Component Gluten Intolerance Test with Autoimmune Screen)

Research has shown that components other than alpha gliadin can cause damage. As mentioned earlier, standard testing for gluten intolerance only tests for antibodies to one component of gluten, alpha gliadin. This test looks at the 12 most common reactive components of gluten. This is important because not all who are gluten intolerant test positive for alpha gliadin. Since gluten intolerance is highly associated with celiac disease, markers for autoimmune celiac is included with this test. This test is also referred as “Array 3- Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity & Autoimmunity Profile”.

Cyrex Test 4- Gluten Cross-Reactive Foods

Gluten has received the majority of the attention because it is the the most researched. It is extremely important to understand that other foods (even gluten-free foods) can react in the same manner as gluten. Many foods can cross-react like this, however, this test looks at the 24 most common foods that cross-react with gluten. Some common cross-reactive foods are corn, rice, coffee, and chocolate. This test can help doctors and patients develop a clear and effective lifestyle plan.

Cyrex Labs Array 5 Systemic Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
Many studies shows that autoimmune antibody can be elevated in the blood many years before symptoms occur. Cyrex Labs have now developed their array #5, a comprehensive autoimmune screen that helps in the early detection of autoimmunity. If detected early, natural and/or medical interventions can begin in order to minimize long-term illness and promote a better quality of life.

Multiple autoimmune antibodies are tested in this panel due to the fact that more than 40% of those with auto-antibodies to one area have auto-antibodies to other areas of the body. The Cyrex Array #5 tests the gamut of autoimmune antibodies in order to minimize “missing” a potential autoimmune condition. See below for a much more in depth understanding of What Dr Hagmeyer would be looking at. This Test can be extremly helpful in determining a course of action to minimize long term illness and promote better quality of life in any individual suffering with autoimmune conditions. Learn more about autoimmune conditions here

What’s Being Tested in Array 5:

Array 5 – Systemic Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
ANTIGENANTIBODIES ASSOCIATED WITH*: *This test by itself is not diagnostic for any condition or diseaseBODY TISSUE:
Parietal Cell + ATPase IgG + IgA CombinedGastric Autoimmunity Chronic Atrophic Gastritis Pernicious AnemiaGastrointestinal
Intrinsic Factor IgG + IgA CombinedAutoimmune Gastritis Pernicious Anemia
ASCA + ANCA IgG + IgA CombinedBehçet’s Syndrome with GI Involvement Crohn’s Disease Long-term use of Anti-Thyroid Medication Ulcerative Colitis Vasculitis
Tropomyosin IgG + IgA CombinedAutoimmune Cardiovascular Diseases Colon Autoimmunity Ulcerative Colitis
Thyroglobulin IgG + IgA CombinedAutoimmune Thyroid Disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Graves’ DiseaseThyroid
Thyroid Peroxidase(TPO) IgG + IgA CombinedAutoimmune Thyroid Disease Graves’ Disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Vitiligo
21 Hydroxylase (Adrenal Cortex) IgG + IgA CombinedAddison’s Disease Adrenal Autoimmunity Adrenal Insufficiency Atrophic Gastritis Autoimmune Endocrine Disorders Diabetes Insipidus Graves’ Disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis VitiligoAdrenal
Myocardial Peptide IgG + IgA CombinedAcute Rheumatic Fever Autoimmune Myocarditis Heart Disease Heart Trauma Rheumatic Heart DiseaseCardiovascular
Alpha-Myosin IgG + IgA CombinedAutoimmune Myocarditis Dilated Cardiomyopathy Myasthenia Gravis Rheumatic Heart Disease
Array 5 – Systemic Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
ANTIGENANTIBODIES ASSOCIATED WITH*: *This test by itself is not diagnostic for any condition or diseaseBODY TISSUE:
Phospholipid IgG + IgA CombinedAntiphospholipid Syndrome Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)Cardiovascular and Endocrine
Platelet Glycoprotein IgG + IgA CombinedArterial Thrombosis Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia Cardiovascular Disease Coronary Artery Disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Ovary/Testis IgG + IgA Combined* Ovary and Testis are tested together to avoid any confusion arising out of potential cross-reactivity.Autoimmune Endocrine Disorders Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 1 Hypogonadism Premature Menopause Premature Ovarian FailureReproductive
Fibulin IgG + IgA CombinedAtherosclerotic Lesions Osteoarthritis    Joint
Collagen Complex IgG + IgA CombinedArthritis Goodpasture’s Syndrome* Type 1 Bullous SLE *rat study
Arthritic Peptide IgG + IgA CombinedMixed Connective Tissue Disease Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteocyte IgG + IgA CombinedOsteoclastogeneis Osteopenia OsteoporosisBone
Cytochrome P450 (Hepatocyte) IgG + IgA CombinedAutoimmune Hepatitis Type 2 Chronic Hepatitis C Heptocellular Carcinoma Liver/Mycrosomal AutoimmunitiesLiver and Endocrine
Insulin + Islet Cell Antigen IgG + IgA CombinedInsulin Autoimmune Hypoglycaemia Insulinoma Type 1 Diabetes Unexplained Hypoglycaemia
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 65 (GAD 65) IgG + IgA CombinedBattan Disease Celiac Disease Cerebellar Ataxia Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Polyendocrine Autoimmune Syndrome Stiff-Person Syndrome Type 1 Diabetes
Array 5 – Systemic Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
ANTIGENANTIBODIES ASSOCIATED WITH*: *This test by itself is not diagnostic for any condition or diseaseBODY TISSUE:
Myelin Basic Protein IgG + IgA CombinedMultiple Sclerosis Autism PANDAS / ANDAS / OCD Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Toxin ExposureNeuronal
Asialoganglioside IgG + IgA CombinedChronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Cerebrovascular Accidents Cranial Trauma Guillain Barré Syndrome Miller Fisher Syndrome Motor Neuron Disease Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Multiple Sclerosis Myasthenia Gravis PANDAS / ANDAS / OCD Rheumatoid Arthritis Sensorimotor Neuropathy Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Alpha + Beta Tubulin IgG + IgA CombinedAlcoholic Liver Disease Demyelinating Disease Graves’ Disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Infectious agent exposure PANDAS / ANDAS / OCD Rheumatoid Arthritis Recent Onset Type 1 Diabetes Toxin Exposure
Cerebellar IgG + IgA CombinedAutism Celiac Disease Gluten Ataxia Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration Syndrome Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome
Synapsin IgG + IgA CombinedDemyelinating Diseases Inhibited Neurotransmitter Release Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Multiple Sclerosis

Dr Hagmeyer uses many of these tests to understand the big picture of your health puzzle that many others doctor will not take the time to investigate.

Contact our office today if you are ready to start your new journey to Health.