Dr. Rinker diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
Hormone deficiencies using Bio-identical hormone replacement, Anti-Aging Medicine (completed a 2 year training program through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and passed both written and oral examinations)
For detailed information on each of these hormones, click on the name:
Estrogen, Progesterone, Pregnenolone, Testosterone, DHEA, Thyroid, Adaptogens
Lyme disease and associated Co-infections,(Member and participant in Preceptor Program, ILADS, 2008-9)
Thyroid conditions, such as Hypothyroidism, Wilson Temperature Syndrome, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Graves Disease (mild to moderate) Certified to treat WTS and trained in treatment of several aspects of thyroid dysfunction through A4M, Institute for Functional Medicine, and International Hormone Society.
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal Insufficiency (Trained through A4M, IFM, IHS, WTS) see Dr's Bio for detailed information.
Chronic stress related conditions, Cognitive problems with memory, concentration, mental alertness, multi-tasking and mood using "smart drugs", herbs, vitamins and supplements. Patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or early dementia who wish to be worked up for treatable conditions, such as infectious diseases that may mimic these conditions are also welcome. ( Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1987)
Dr. Rinker uses a systems approach to the whole person, integrating a thorough history, laboratory testing, and a partnersh ip with the patient to arrive at a treatment plan of nutrition, supplements, vitamins, bio-identical hormones individualized to each patient, exercise plan and stress reduction plan, paced to the patient's needs and desires.