The Bale-Doneen Method of Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention
Dr. Marshall is one of only a few physicians in Arizona to have completed the Bale & Doneen Preceptorship. Named after it’s founders Dr. Brad Bale and Amy Doneen, this protocol allows physicians to identify the signs of inflammation years before it would surface as a traditional sign of cardiovascular disease. If followed by both the physician and the member, this protocol has been proven to regress cardiovascular disease and prevent members who have had a cardiovascular event from having a subsequent event.
Heart attacks and ischemic strokes are preventable. While that’s wonderful news, it takes more than medicine’s current standard of care. It takes optimal care. And optimal care is at the core of the Bale Doneen Method.
Although cardiologists and heart surgeons across the country have successfully lowered the rate of deaths from heart attacks, the sheer number of heart attacks and strokes has not dropped. Treatment methods may have improved, but the health care industry’s approach to prevention has not gone nearly far enough.
The current standard of cardiovascular risk assessment and care simply does not do enough to actually prevent disease initially and prevent it from re-occurring after an event. Even though medical science now saves more lives after heart attack and stroke, the actual number of heart attacks and strokes has not declined at all.
The Bale Doneen Method goes far beyond standard risk factor assessment and is instead based on an optimal care model. The Bale Doneen Method features a disease treatment paradigm that identifies whether plaque is present in the arterial bed. The presence of plaque indicates that the patient is at risk for heart attack, ischemic stroke, or diabetes, and if so, presents an individualized treatment protocol.
The Method uses advanced cardiovascular disease detection techniques such as:
- Genetic testing
- State-of-the-art ultrasound measurements of major arteries
- High-tech heart scans
- Personalized treatment strategies
- “Fire panel” tests for insulin resistance