Hello and thanks for your interest in my unique and very effective type of health care. Prior to starting the SockDoc site in March of 2011, I was, and still am, primarily a referral-based practice. Though I practice in Chapel Hill, NC, the majority of my patients travel several hours to see me, and some fly in from the East Coast, Midwest, and even West Coast.
A hands-on treatment approach is typically the most effective form of therapy as it allows me to treat you as an individual and figure out what is going to help get you better as fast as possible. For example, your foot or knee problem may be coming from an old injury perhaps in your shoulder that I need to correct and without seeing you there would be no way I could accomplish this. You may also have a certain food sensitivity or need a specific nutrient to help your problem, and seeing you would be the best way to figure that out. You can get an idea of my success by reading some of the testimonials.
However, a lot of health and healing can be accomplished via dietary, exercise, and lifestyle modifications, as well as recommendations for some “self treatments” to certain muscles. Therefore, I provide phone (and/or video Skype) sessions for people who can’t travel to see me or can’t wait to get started. My new patient wait-list is currently 6-8 months long, though earlier appointments are sometimes made available. Click here for information on scheduling an office visit with me. Currently the wait-time for a phone/Skype consult is approximately two to three weeks. If you do decide in the future to come to the office in person we will not be starting from scratch. Also check out the Sock Doc Workshops where you can be assessed & treated sooner and train with me for three days.
Setting Up The Consult: Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your reason for the consult and write “CONSULT” in the email subject line. I’ll give you an approximate time I’m able to set up the appointment. Then, the week or so before we will figure out an exact time. At this time I’ll also ask for all the paperwork (below) to be sent to me. The best way to get everything to me is to scan it all and email it to me so I have a hard copy (only for phone consults, not office visits). You can also fax it all to the office (919-419-9049), or mail it to me (address on the payment form).
Forms/Paperwork: Please fill out the office forms found here. Fill out only #2A at the bottom. Along with this it would also be good to see any lab work you’ve had done over the last year or so – blood work (see below), diagnostic reports, etc. Also write down what your diet is typically like over 4-5 days, (not amounts, just what you’re eating and drinking), and also your exercise/training for that time too. Basically the more info you have written down means the less I have to ask you questions, the less I have to write, and the more we can talk about what we need to talk about!
Cost/Payment/Terms: Can be found on this form, and needs to be signed and sent to me with the rest of your paperwork.
** Please email if you have any questions and again, email me if you’re interested prior to sending your forms or any health information. Although I am the only one with access to the email@example.com account I have to advise you that this gmail account, like most all gmail email accounts, is unsecure (non encrypted); more information on this can be found on the link above (cost/payment/terms).
Dr. Gangemi “Sock Doc”
Recommended blood work:
CBC with differential
General chem panel
Vitamin D (25OH D)
*Hormonal issues? – Full thyroid panel (TSH, free T3, free T4, TPO antibody, TG antibody)
*Men – free testosterone and PSA