Complete Care Family Medicine                                    June 2014 
CCFM 2011
My War On Cancer 
Part 4 - Chronic Infections  

Many studies have demonstrated the presence of chronic infections and underlying immune dysfunction. Some examples include: Borrelia Burgdorfi causing Lyme's disease, Ebstein Barr Virus causing mononucleosis, herpetic infections, Mycoplasma infection causing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and/or a chronic dental condition causing a chronic infection.


Many patients do not recall their acute infection or had such mild, barely noticeable symptoms and therefore do not realize that they have a chronic infection. Symptoms that can arise from a chronic infection can include: intermittent fevers and chills, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, neurological changes, digestive issues, and even cancer. There are specialty labs to help uncover whether you may have a chronic infection. These labs are typically not covered by insurance, and require a specialized provider to interpret the findings and implement the proper treatment program.


The providers at CCFM can work with you to discover hidden infections and help restore normal immune function and help alleviate many undesirable symptoms.


Should you have any questions and/or want to inquire about which specialized labs are best for you, contact our office to schedule your appointment.


To your optimal health,

Dr. Marcela Dominguez and Dr. Cheryl Thomas 
and the CCFM Team








We are pleased to announce the newest member of our team 

Dr. Dominguez is excited to inform you that she has officially hired a new Physician's Assistant,  

Ms. Phon Vuong, to help assist with her patients. Her first day is July 17, 2014 and will be available for appointments from 2-5 pm Thursday afternoons.


Specialty testing and  

insurance billing


Insurance companies are making it more challenging for doctors to bill for specialty labs. They question any testing done outside of conventional medicine, and often label testing as not medically indicated, or experimental, and will deny coverage even though benefits indicate they should cover the cost. For this reason, effective April 1, 2014, we will no longer bill insurance for specialty lab testing. We will recommend ways to allow insurance to help cover the cost based on a patient's benefit plan, or we can offer a more affordable cash price. Please contact our office for more information. 


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