Dr. Sarah Lynley Rader is the founder and owner of Access Family Physicians in Zionsville, Indiana. She is an Indiana native who was raised in Greenwood. Her parents were a physical therapist and a surgeon, so she saw the satisfactions and difficulties that went with a medical career from an early age. This is what encouraged her to earn her medical degree and become a member of the esteemed Indiana Academy of Family Physicians.
Rader earned a medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She then served an internship in family medicine at Denver’s University of Colorado and a residency in family medicine at Indianapolis’ Community Westview Hospital.
Dr. Rader has earned board certifications in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. She is also a member of such professional organizations as the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, and the Indiana State Medical Association.
What is osteopathic manipulative treatment?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment or OMT is the use of one’s hands to prevent, diagnose and treat injury or illness. An osteopathic doctor will use techniques like stretching and gentle pressure to move a patient’s joints and muscles. Some of the techniques are similar to those used in chiropractic or physical therapy.
OMT is most commonly used to treat pain, especially in the neck and back. It can also help people with asthma, sinus problems and carpal tunnel syndrome.
What kinds of services does Access Family Physicians provide?
Access Family Physicians provides services that fall into three broad categories: anti-aging treatments, skin care and medical services. The clinic provides both conventional and complementary treatments. Anti-aging services include hormone replacement therapy, detoxification treatments and testing for risk factors of heart disease. Skincare services include BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers, acne treatment and cryotherapy.
Medical services include acupuncture, sleep therapy and studies, OMT and exercise and weight loss programs. Other services include prescription medications and sports physicals. Office visits can be categorized as “well child checks,” “comprehensive office visits” that include annual physicals, or “low complexity office visits” in which the patient needs treatment for a simple illness or injury.
Access Family Physicians also performs a variety of tests including tissue biopsies, pregnancy tests, EKGs and urine tests. Other procedures include toe nail removal, ear wax removal and skin laceration repair.
What is pharmacogenetics testing?
Pharmacogenetics testing, also known as pharmacogenomics or drug-gene testing, is the study of how a patient’s genes affect their response to medications. The procedure helps a doctor determine what kind of side effects a given medication is likely to cause in a patient, and what the ideal dosage of that medication would be.
The doctor takes a blood or saliva sample from the patient and sends it to a laboratory. The tests can only be done for one drug or type of drugs. For example, the results of a test done to check a patient’s response to a blood thinner could not be applied to an antidepressant or vice versa. However, since genes do not change, a patient would need to undergo a given test only once in their life.
At Access Family Physicians, Dr. Rader exhibits the values of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and similar organizations every day by providing personalized care to each and every patient. Contact our office in Zionsville today to book your first appointment.