Dr. Chong's primary specialty centers around Nutritional Cardiology & Lifestyle Medicine.
This approach primarily involves the combined use of research-proven, plant based nutritional counseling, healthy lifestyle modifications, and individualized use of concentrated nutrient, food and herbal extracts, for the prevention and treatment of various cardiovascular disorders.
These disorders include:
High blood pressure
Atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries)
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention
It is important to note that Dr. Chong is not a cardiologist. As a licensed naturopathic physician, his job is to help minimize or eliminate the need for a cardiologist. However, when needed, he will not hesitate to involve and coordinate with a conventionally trained cardiologist in his patients' care.
An Ounce of Prevention...
We all know the deal. Prevention is always preferable to trying to treat a disease, and this may especially be the case with cardiovascular disease. Once a patient has a heart attack or stroke, they can at least count on the addition of multiple drugs to their daily lives, many of which side effects. Their condition may also require one or more dangerous surgical techniques. Rarely are people the same after such ordeals. For these reasons, Dr. Chong's absolute primary focus is on helping his patients prevent these conditions from ever occurring in the first place.
To that end, in addition to the therapies noted above, Dr. Chong employs a number of non-, or minimally invasive tests to help get a more thorough assessment of his patients' risks and progress, once treatment begins. These tests include:
Advanced blood/lipid markers such has LDL particle count, Lp(a), hs-CRP, ADMA, TMAO, Lp-PLA2, and many others.
CIMT and Carotid Ultrasound Screening
Coronary Calcium Scoring