Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Flu Season
Hello, everyone! I'm Dr. Linebarger and today I want to talk to you about something very importantRead More
How 360MD is Disrupting the Traditional Healthcare Model
Meet Austin’s New Preventive and Primary Care Powerhouse: 360MDRead More
Did you know that a majority of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Adequate hydration is essential for metabolic and cellular function, detoxification of the liver and kidneys, and waste removal. Without it the body does not fire on all cylinders. Dehydration can contribute to fatigue, headaches, dry skin, pain, poor concentration, weight gain, and decreased micro-nutrient absorption. Direct intravenous infusion can restore your body to its optimal state in the most efficient and effective modality. Book your infusion today and discuss with your provider the optimal cocktail personalized just for you. Some options to choose from may include:Performance Enhancing-Brain and Body Containing an essential amino acid blend, nutritional vitamin complex and fundamental trace minerals, this IV infusion can leave you ready to take on the world, mentally and physically. Perfect for high-functioning executives wanting to achieve their peak potential, meet deadlines, or, for athletes desiring a performance enhancing boost.Classic Recovery and Hydration (Myer’s Cocktail)The Myers Cocktail IV is an incredible formulation designed to support your body and increase energy, mood, and vitality. It contains Vitamin B12, calcium, high dose of Vitamin C and magnesium, delivered directly into your blood stream for maximum absorption.Kickstart Metabolism This IV cocktail is designed to increase your metabolism and energy levels. It contains more than six different compounds to help burn fat and provide the nutrients your body needs for restoring energy and boosting performance. Immune Boost Containing the evidence based viral fighting vitamins and minerals of zinc, glutathione, and vitamin C, this infusion can protect against viral infections and speed up the recovery process. Add an IM shot of Vitamin D for an extra boost.Vitamin CVitamin C, also known asL-ascorbic acid, is a nutrient found naturally in citrus foods, peppers, and papaya. It serves as an antioxidant to protect the body from free radical damage and helps support a healthy immune system. Vitamin C helps increase energy and support a healthy metabolism. IV therapy bypasses first-pass metabolism so the body can utilize it at a much more concentrated rate.GlutathioneGlutathione is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants that helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body. It has many benefits including brightening the skin and metabolizing unwanted dark spots (ie improving melasma), increasing fat metabolism, supporting the immune system and liver detoxification and, energizing the body at the cellular level.Methylcobalamin Also known as B-12, methylcobalamin is the active form of cyano-cobalamin and is recommended for those wanting or needing an improvement in cell growth, nerve regeneration and promotion of healthy red blood cells.Read More
360 MD is dedicated to optimizing the health and wellness of men. Your needs are unique and must not be overlooked. We focus on hormone balance, aesthetics, sexual function, and hair restoration, tailored to your needs. Hormone Replacement Therapy: Brain fog? Fatigue? Decreased libido? These symptoms can be attributed to low testosterone. Using a custom algorithm, which considers age, weight, symptoms and hormone levels, we find the specific dosing regimen to restore your vitality. Sexual Function: As men age their sexual health isn’t always what it used to be. And for some that’s ok. But for others, it can be distressful within themselves and their relationships. Many factors play into decreased libido or performance, both mentally and physically. We work with you to find the root cause and from there, we can assist you in functioning at your peak performance.Hair Restoration: Ask us today about medical and procedural enhancements to a thinning hairline. Ask us today if you’re a good candidate.Aesthetic Medicine: Men are underserved when it comes to aesthetics. Why? Because the misnomer is that if you receive aesthetic treatments, you’ll look fake or even feminine. It is not true. Like most, you aspire to look your best at any age and want to look on the outside the way you feel on the inside. At 360 MD we specialize in subtle enhancements to your look, taking into account the distinct male facial anatomy.Read More
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is a systems-based approach to health. We work to set aside the conventional concept of “a pill for every ill” and move to understand the “how”and “why “of your illness. Having a solid understanding of this enables us to balance the body by addressing the root causes of dysfunction so we can guide the body toward self-healing and regeneration. Typical consultations are 90 minutes and include an in-depth look at your health history, current health status, and health and wellness goals. At the end of your initial visit, you will walk away with a customized step-by-step path to wellness.In my functional approach, I take a deep dive into the history of your health. Based off that, extensive lab work will be ordered depending on your needs. We often need comprehensive analysis of hormones to understand how you can heal as well as urine and stool testing. Whether it’s fatigue, headaches, stress, thyroid, gut imbalances, or other, we will work to find the root cause of what’s going on.Healing through functional medicine takes time. It’s an investment in your own health and our investment in you. Functional medicine with Dr. Linebarger is membership based at $249/mo which includes your initial appointment, monthly follow-ups, access to our tech-forward symptom tracking app and unlimited communication with your provider.When looking for a functional provider, it is important to assess their training and background. As a medical doctor (M.D.), Dr. Linebarger spent five years in college, four in medical school, three years in residency and two years studying functional medicine. She has a comprehensive understanding of how the bodyworks, inside and out. Using her foundation as a Western medicine trained physician, she integrates that knowledge with Integrative and holistic approaches. This is truly the best of both worlds. “I work tirelessly to make sure I leave no stone unturned as I find ways to solve and treat your health problems.” -Dr. LinebargerRead More
Read this! Primary care that will change your life!
If you’ve made it this far then you’re looking for something better. Welcome. You found it. The traditional healthcare system is stifling. You feel trapped. You don’t know how to get in touch with your doctor and when you do, you can’t get into see him. Or you’ve planned far enough ahead, arrive to your appointment and feel rushed because you only have 20 minutes-maybe less, rarely more. Then you leave your appointment and forgot to mention the thing you came for. And don’t even mention the bill that comes weeks later after you thought you knew the price. Does this sound familiar?In Direct Primary Care (DPC) this will NEVER happen to you. Never, ever, ever, never. Truly. Direct Primary care is not just a model of primary care. It’s a movement. Join the club. You will never leave. What exactly is DPC? It is a membership model where Doctors charge an affordable monthly fee, granting them access to premium services. Better than what any insurance plan will give you. I promise. In fact many or most of our patients have insurance they deem “good” or “bad” plans. Many of our patients are self-employed, contract workers, or service industry, and do not have a traditional insurance plan. DPC works for everyone regardless of insurance status.What does your monthly membership fee cover?· Direct access to your doctor. No confusing portal system, rigid front desk, or nursing barrier to fight through. · Message your doctor directly and no confusing portal to navigate · Unlimited visits: You can come in as often or as little as you want. Because we don’t have a “pay to play” model, an appointment for a refill is rarely needed. Or if you forgot your meds on vacation, a simple text to your doctor and an hour later, your refill is ready at the nearest pharmacy. · No rush: All are visits are 30-60 minutes for those wanting their provider to really know their health journey. · Guaranteed same or next day appointments. We are available WHEN YOU NEED US!· TRANSPARENCY: We value transparency and never charge patients without them knowing and understanding exactly what they are paying for. You ALWAYS know what you are paying before you pay it. YES, REALLY.Not only will you love going to the doctor (you will, trust us) but your doctor will love seeing you. Because the quality of care we can provide makes us so happy. It is freeing to be able to get to know our patients.It is freeing not to be dictated by insurance companies, needing to spend more time with our heads down charting into the computer system than facing our patients personally. It is freedom that we can listen and hear what YOU NEED.DPC was the best decision we ever made. Will it be yours?Read More
Natural remedies for stress or anxiety
If we don’t watch out we can all struggle with significant anxiety. Life is stressful. No one is immune to that. But besides just “gittin‘er done”, how else can we manage? As a provider I have a special interest in mental health and integrative approaches on managing. As a mother and full-time physician I routinely feel anxious about things professionally and personally.I learned in my training many modalities for managing and wanted to share whatI personally have found to be effective.Breathing. Yes. Duh. Breathing. It truly works. You can make it simple and take five or ten slow deep breaths when feeling stressed out. You can also use one of the evidence-based methods, my favorite one, called 4-7-8 breathing. To practice this:· BREATHE IN to a count of FOUR· HOLD your breath to a count of SEVEN· EXHALE to a count of EIGHTThe COUNT is NOT in seconds, unless you want it to be that.The 4-7-8 COUNT is your own timing. Why does this work? Breathing in oxygen and holding it allows for increased time for gas exchange (IE oxygen goes out into the body and carbon dioxide comes in for “waste” removal). The longer exhalation allows the carbon dioxide to be released. Too much carbon dioxide in the body tells our brain we don’t have enough oxygen (called hypoxia). This activates our sympathetic nervous system and puts us into fight or flight mode, which can exacerbate and cause anxiety. Working to restore the oxygen and get rid of the carbon dioxide simply by breathing can reduce anxiety on a metabolic level. Try it.Progressive muscle relaxation (or as I like to call it, Tense and Let Go). This can be done anywhere, anytime and lying down or sitting up. I really like it at nighttime when I’ve gotten in bed too wound up to fall asleep immediately. It’s my alternative to counting sheep. To practice this:· Starting from the bottom, gently curl your toes and squeeze enough to cause contraction but not too much to cause a cramp; hold for a count of FIVE and deliberately RELEASE· Contract your lower and upper leg muscles; hold for a count of FIVE and deliberately RELEASE· Contract your pelvic floor, glutes and abdominal muscles for a count of FIVE and deliberately RELEASE· Curl your hands into a fist and squeeze squeeze squeeze for a count of FIVE and deliberately RELEASE· Scrunch your face up like you just ate a lemon and hold for a count of FIVE and then deliberately RELEASEAt any time you can just practice with your hands or your abdomen or your feet or all at the same time. What I love so much about this isI am consciously and physically creating a sensation of stress in my body and I am then consciously and physically relaxing that sensation. It works. It really does.SupplementsAshwagandha: - Hood for mental clarity and focus- Helpful in anxiety- Usually taken as a daily supplement- Contra-indicated in pregnant womenAshwagandha is an adaptogen which means it mimics neurotransmitters to actually have a effects on our central nervous system. Ashwagandha acts to suppress that “fight or flight” response.Fish oil:- High dosage (4-6g/day)- High Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio (ie you want moreOmega 3)- Taken dailyFish oil has shown more than any other supplement in clinical trials to decrease anxiety. This is one supplement you definitely want quality control over. The best delivery is taking shots of fish oil and one of the best brands out there is called Omega Cure. You can also buy at a local health food store. Most come flavored and contrary to what you expect do not cause “fish burps”. The repeating of fish oil after you take supplements is often due to the gelatin capsule breaking down in the stomach. Other brands I love are PURE,Thorne, Ortho-molecular and Nordic Naturals.Motherwort:- Also an adaptogen motherwort acts to suppress your beta receptors of your heart, or your fight or flight responseComes in a convenient tincture to take when you are “in the moment”.Read More
Just pick up the broom
I think it fitting to post the first blog on the new website and title it “Just Pick Up The Broom”. Life is overwhelming at times. Not always, and hopefully not often. But certainly every single person will, at some moment or another, lasting short or long periods, feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. The persistence of these feelings and sensations can be pathological and may warrant intervention (which I am here for), but also sometimes they are what they are, and just a part of life. How do we cope when faced with situations that cause us to feel scared or stressed or overwhelmed? Do we retreat and hide under the covers? Do we put off tomorrow what we could do today because we just don’t know whereto start? Or do we, as my mom says, “just pick up the broom”? My mom wore many hats. She was a teacher, a small business owner, a state legislator, and a mom. And boy did she set the bar high in the mom department. I always had the cleanest clothes, nicest hair, hand-written note in the homemade lunch packed neatly. I got all A’s in school, not becauseI was the smartest, but because my mom helped me with my homework each and every night until I finished high school. I rarely ever did anything without consulting her (this holds true today) and I know without a doubt, she is one of the strongest women in history. How is it possible for this woman, let alone any person, get everything done, always perfect and always on time? So I asked her. And she gave me great advice which I’ll share with you using my own experience over these last few months. Spoiler alert, it all comes down to you got to start somewhere. Recently I was challenged with starting a new business from scratch-opening a medical practice. Like any new task, I felt overwhelmed and anxious. I don’t know where to start. - “Make a list”, my mom said. I did. I made a list. Then I realized there were so so so many things on that list. How do I go about getting everything done? - “Just cross one thing off at a time”. Idid. I started doing at least one thing every day for the business. Everything started coming together but still the list kept getting longer. - “Set a deadline and prioritize”, she said. She was right! - “I had to start somewhere.”I could have kept adding the minute details and not planning to open until everything was in place. Once I set a reasonable deadline, it allowed me to prioritize what absolutely needed to be done initially and what could wait. And most important,- “Take a deep breath”. Mom used the analogy “just pick up the broom” but it could have been any old saying. I’m sure we have all had a party or two where, when it was all said and done, there was so much to clean up. Do you do the dishes first, take out the trash, sweep the floors, gather the left-over items?Or do we get back in bed with a large glass of ice water, blanket over our head, and pray that it will magically do itself? Carpe diem! Seize the day! Pick up that broom so you can clean up and get ready for the next party in life!Read More