838 Powdersville Road, Suite G
Easley, SC 29642

PH: 864-850-9988
FX: 864-850-9989
infolw@livingwellhealthcare.com

For Women

When you hear menopause, do you think of estrogen? It is true estrogen levels do decline in the years approaching menopause, but there is another very important hormone that begins to decline even before that. Progesterone has been shown to begin its decline up to 10 years before menopause! Since progesterone helps with anxiety, sleep, depression, fluid retention, weight stability, hot flashes and much more, 10 years is a long time to go without it. Through state-of-the-art saliva testing, we can measure your levels of these and other important hormones to get your body back in balance.

For Men

Hormone restoration is not just for women. "Low T" is becoming a popular buzz phrase these days. While it's true that men's testosterone levels begin to decline after the age of 26, that's not the only hormone that is important. As men age, their estrogen levels can start to rise. This, in combination with declining testosterone, can be a bothersome and even dangerous situation. Also, men can have somewhat normal testosterone levels, but low DHEA levels and still have many of the same symptoms of low T such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, erectile dysfunction and lack of motivation.
Hormone Testing

Weight Loss

Our goals with weight loss are to help you become healthier. We will consider all aspects of your health as we help you lose weight. If your hormones, current medications or lifestyle choices are affecting your ability to lose weight, we will address those things. We view weight loss as an integral part of your overall health and not simply a way to take off extra pounds. We incorporate supplements, healthy eating, and exercise; as well as offering the HCG Diet Plan.
Hormone Testing

Thyroid

Have you ever thought you might have low thyroid? You've heard the symptoms all your life: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair. You go to your doctor to be tested and are told your TSH is normal. Here at LivingWell, we consider the big picture of thyroid, and if necessary, we will measure T4, T3 and even something called Reverse T3. This tells us much more than a screening TSH.
Hormone Testing

Mental Clarity

There are so many factors that affect how your brain works. Exercise, good nutrition and stress management all have their place, but most people do not realize that hormones such as estradiol, testosterone, cortisol and even thyroid, are important factors in brain function. "Brain Fog" is a common symptom for men or women who are experiencing hormonal decline. Getting these hormones back in balance, in conjunction with better lifestyle choices can be life changing!
Hormone Testing

Sleep Problems

Insomnia is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom, but whatever it's called, it's no fun to have. Finding the root of the problem and resolving it may be as simple as balancing a few hormones, or it could be very difficult and require other testing. Whichever the case, we are committed to restoring sleep because we know it is critical to all other functions in the body. The adrenal glands in particular must have good sleep to function properly, as do all systems in the body. Cortisol testing can be instrumental is solving sleep issues, but is most helpful if checked right before you go to bed. That is another benefit of saliva testing, which is done in the privacy of your home.
Hormone Testing

Low Sex Drive

Low sex drive, AKA "low libido". As most of us know, this can affect anyone, and can be frustrating for all involved. For men, the main hormone offenders are Testosterone and DHEA. However, this is not often true for women. Low progesterone is often the culprit in women, probably because if its effect on anxiety and mood. At any rate, hormone balance is critically important to help resolve this troublesome issue.
Hormone Testing

Low Energy

Do you wake up tired? Push yourself through the day with caffeine and/or carbs high in sugar and salt? Manage to get through the day only to have to do it again tomorrow? Have you already been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Low energy and fatigue can be a sign of any number of imbalances, but it shouldn't be tolerated. There is a reason, and we can help you figure it out. Once we know the cause, treatment can begin.

Dr. James C. Caldwell, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

Wofford College

Dr. Caldwell has been practicing medicine for over 22 years and for the last 6 years has been a co-founder and physician at LivingWell Integrative Healthcare. He has received additional training through Cenegenics and numerous educational activities. His interests are bio-identical hormones, thyroid disease and anti-aging medicine.

He has been happily married for 25 years and is quite busy with his four children and his church involvement.

 

Cheryl Middleton, PA-C

Cheryl is a Certified Physicians Assistant with over 25 years of experience in Family Medicine. She is a graduate from the University of GA and Emory University School of Medicine. She has supplemented her Family Medicine training with multiple seminars on nutrition and natural hormone replacement.  She has lectured extensively and is a much sought after speaker for women's groups and health organizations for both her knowledge about bio-identical hormone restoration and nutritional issues. She has put in countless hours finding local resources for obtaining nutritionally superior food. She has a very active and comprehensive approach toward addressing the needs of her patients.

She has a wonderfully complete and unique set of skills, talents and knowledge regarding hormone replacement and nutrition. Her enthusiasm and passion shows in her care of each client.

She is happily married with two wonderful children and she is an active member of her church. Her priorities are faith, family and then everything else.



Dr. Andrea N. Wininger, MD securedownload.jpg

Dr. Wininger is a board-certified Gynecologist, who now practices full time integrative medicine at LivingWell.

She is a graduate of Wofford College, followed by the University of Tennessee College of Health Sciences, where she received her medical degree. She completed her residency training with Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC in 2005, and moved to the Greenville area to begin practicing medicine. Her interests include well-woman care, bio-identical hormone therapy, thyroid disease, and weight management. She takes a personal interest in the well-being of her patients, stressing the importance of treating the whole patient with an integrative medicine approach.

Dr. Wininger is married with two children and lives in the Powdersville community. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, as well as boating and skiing on the lake in the summer months.