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Dr. Su Fairchild

Integrative Medicine
Bloomsburg, PA
25 years experience female

Locations

Alliance Integrative Medicine

Herndon, VA

Address

462 Herndon Pkwy, Suite 103, Herndon, VA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Office

Bridgeville, PA

Alliance Integrative Medicine

Bloomsburg

About

Bio

Integrative Medicine (Board Certified), Orthomolecular Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Nutrigenomics/Genomic Medicine. I deal with MTHFR, Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, Autoimmune Thyroid (Hashimoto's, Graves), Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, Food and Gluten Sensitivities, Heavy metal detox, Mold Exposure. And, yes, I do prescribe Armour Thyroid and Low Dose Naltrexone

Specialties
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Integrative Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Environmental Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Orthomolecular Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

856 Answers
551 Agrees
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Sounds like two different issues. You can check TSH to rule out hyperthyroidism. But the fast metabolism of drugs may have more to do with your liver ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Hmm: I cannot guess without more details. What I would do for starters is run comprehensive vitamin and mineral testing to look for any deficiencies, and f... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Stop drinking: Sounds like you have alcohol induced gastritis. You likely also have vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Please stop drinking alcohol, and please see a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Issue?: please do tell us what exactly the issue is. B12 supplements can be very useful in certain conditions, but they are not a 'cure all'. This being said,... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Diabetic: A normal non-diabetic person has an ave A1C of 5.4 - this is a measure of average blood glucose over a 6 wk period. The higher the A1C, the worse. In ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Lots: Chia seed, beans, lentils, nuts, and more. Eggs are also excellent.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Getting a second opinion can often be helpful. Consider seeing an Integrative Medicine physician.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
See GI: See your PCP or gastroenterologist ASAP! You may need an ultrasound of your abdomen as well as other tests. You may need digestive enzymes.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Pat down: i personally am not sure I believe the claims about safety. Always ask for a pat down. This does take longer, so plan your schedule to allow for the e... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
See Dr: You may have caught a virus. Please see your doctor ASAP.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Liver: Your liver needs some support. Further evaluation is recommended, and a full orthomolecular workup with checking vitamins and minerals would be good f... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Copper: To assess copper, I usually test serum copper, serum zinc, and ceruloplasmin. Anemia workup also includes: Iron studies, reticulocyte count, and testi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Either: Yes, you can chew them both together. I looked up the ingredients, and while Bellybar has better ingredients than Centrum, it is still a mediocre su... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Biliary dyskinesia may sometimes be due to hypothyroidism.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: PRP is very safe, and can be very effective.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Must treat: This is very suspicious for Lyme. About 30% will never test positive for Lyme. You need a course of antibiotics ASAP. Lyme must be treated quickly, or... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: But it may sting a little. For infection prevention, best to use a mixture of SSKI DMSO. It will sting as well.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Hormone balancing: It appears the migraines are hormonal, and you may have too much estrogen. Or you may not be breaking down the estrogen well. Consider finding a holis... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Could do better: Centrum would not be my first choice of a multivitamin because of the FD&C color, which is aluminum. Why take a vitamin with toxic metals purposel... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Ok: There should be no conflict. If you are feeling good on your meds, then there are no issues. But if you are still tired, depressed, and having digesti... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
See MD: You should be under the care of a specialist. If you already are, and your doctor is not helping you enough, you should consider switching doctors.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Alkaline phosphatase can be from liver, bone and intestine. The first step is to figure out which fraction is elevated. That will give clues for the n... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Tell surgeon: First: make sure your surgeon knows about this. Pay attention to what foods bother you most. Try blending a smoothie of coconut milk, frozen blueber... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Food: Fix low iron with food: beets, red cabbage, and other iron rich vegetables. You can blend them into a smoothie with frozen blueberries and coconut mil... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Ok: If the bleeding has stopped, you should be fine. Make sure to follow up with your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Diet: Consider changing your diet. Avoid sugar, eat lots of organic green leafy vegetables, drink lots of water. Limit meat intake. If this persists, consi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: How we can help depends on what he wants. If he wants medication, see a doctor. If he wants to improve diabetes by diet, see this nutritionist: www.zi... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
About the same: Metanx contains methylfolate, while Homocysteine Supreme contains a mix of methylfolate and folinic acid. Both have active B12 and active B6. Homocyst... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Neurotransmitters: You are doing those things mainly to correct a neurotransmitter imbalance that you were possibly born with. You can get off both together, but best do... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
SSKI: try topical SSKI/DMSO. It is totally over the counter, although those with sensitive skin may have trouble with the DMSO.
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A male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Some workup: I would run a full thyroid panel and also check iodine. Age alone is not a contraindication to further workup, but rather function. How 'good' of a 97... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Months: Full healing can take as long as 6-9 months. At least wait several months if you plan to cover the scar with a tattoo. But beware that many tattoo pig... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Methylfolate: MTHFR is a gene that codes for the enzyme Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase. It is involved in methylation and helps make neurotransmitters, DNA, an... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
No: the vapors from e-cigs are NOT harmless, and can trigger an asthma attack in susceptible people. Other vapors without nicotine can contain flavoring a... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Irritation or subclinical infection in the pierced nipple could have caused the lymph nodes under your arm to react and be tender. See your Doctor. As... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Wrong vitamin: You should be taking methylfolate instead of folic acid. Also take methylcobalamin and vitamin D3.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Eat whole foods: Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. Eat complex car... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can. Just use advil (ibuprofen) and other things like them sparingly. They can provide short term relief but also can cause health problems. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: Consider high dose coq 10 supplements. Also consider d ribose. Heart muscle needs tremendous energy to keep pumping well. Coq is critical for making e... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If one watches their diet well it is possible to be hypothyroid and yet not be overweight.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Avoid casein too: Must also avoid casein. There is cross reactivity. Could also be other food sensitivities. Also prescription meds can contain gluten.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Reverse T3 (liothyronine): Find a doctor to order a reverse t3, free T3 and free t4. Reverse T3 should be in lower half or reference range, and free T3 in uppder half of its ran... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Sorta: The usual blood tests are not that accurate. We believe them if positive but not if negative. Blood igg may be helpful. I also like to test genetics f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes but no: Should not be contraindicated if you are on the proper dose of synthroid (thyroxine). However I am not sure if adipex is a good medication to take reg... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Avoid milk: Avoid milk unless organic. Contrary to popular opinion, milk may not be the most bioavailable source of calcium. A cup of broccoli has more calcium th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Guessing...: Possibly if one is hypothyroid their gallbladder and digestion may not be working properly and may possibly contribute to jaundice, however i would lo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Eat whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Some: Hypothyroidism cause by nutrient deficiencies might be prevented by making sure you are not deficient in iodine, selenium, iron, b12, and others micro... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Vitamin c is very safe in pregnancy. 500 mg once or twice a day is a good dose.
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Testimonials
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Sep 22, 2015
I am grateful for Dr. Fairchild's presence here. She collaborates well with colleagues and has excellent bedside manner. We learn much from her here on HealthTap, both patients and doctors alike!
Mar 29, 2014
It's great finding another doc testing everyone for MTHFR since it appears that many docs have never even heard of it, let alone know how to treat. Great to find a "partner in cure" :)
Oct 21, 2013
Dr. Fairchild is an extremely knowledgeable, generous, and helpful physician whose answers are concise and on target. She had taught me a great deal, and I highly recommend her.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My doctor is not willing to put me on armour thyroid and I have a difficult time with sinthroid. I am trying to convince her that there is not an imbalance of t3 and t4 ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I've heard good reviews from natures bounty on vitamins but just wondered if there was a comprehensive Beideman for a woman of my age and menopausal sym...Read More
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Thank you, your post was very helpful! Thank you very much for your insight. Being a Flight Attendant with a very sporadic diet for days on end, I'll focus on adding supplements.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
MD

Awards

Top Integrative Medical Practitioner in Virginia, Winter 2013
Top Integrative Medicine Specialist, National, Summer 2014
Top Integrative Medicine Specialist, National, Summer 2013

Affiliations

International College of Integrative Medicine
International Association of Attunement Practitioners
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