PANDAS Treatment Center in Scottsdale, Arizona
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANDAS, is a pediatric condition that affects many children throughout the world, and accounts for 70% of our patients. PANDAS describes a subset of children with tic disorders such as Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, in conjunction with the following symptoms:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Tics and spasms
- ADHD and problems concentrating
- Learning disabilities
- Irregular urination frequency and bedwetting
In recent years, PANDAS has come to be known as a subset of Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). The major distinction between the two is that with PANDAS, the symptoms are accompanied by strep infections such as strep throat.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alarcio provides comprehensive care for patients, especially children, who suffer from neurologic disorders such as seizures, neuromuscular disorders, sleep problems, headaches, cerebral palsy, and many other neurologic conditions.
Dr. Alarcio earned her medical degree from the University of the East College of Medicine in the Philippines and completed her pediatric residency and first year of neonatal intensive care training before migrating to the US. She then completed a second pediatric residency at King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, and her Child Neurology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Patients love Dr. Alarcio’s gentle manner, expertise, and promising approach to healing “all of you, not just part of you.”
Dr. Alarcio has since been recognized as a top doctor in Pediatric Neurology in 2014 and 2017. She has published academic work entitled The Brain, the Immune System, and Encephalopathy. In 2014 Dr. Alarcio was featured as a leading physician speaker at the West Coast PANDAS/PANS Symposium as well as the FACES Encephalitis Conference in La Jolla, California.
PANDAS/PANS Diagnostic Testing
PANDAS must be clinically diagnosed. There are 5 widely accepted criteria that we use for diagnosing PANDAS:
- The presence of OCD, a tic disorder (motor or vocal), or a combination of both
- Symptoms begin during pediatric years (3 years old to puberty)
- The presence of a streptococcal infection such as strep throat
- The episodic course of symptom severity – symptoms can flare up suddenly, then improve gradually, and return when they have a strep infection
- The presence of neurological abnormalities such as hyperactivity or problems with coordination
The diagnostic testing/criteria for PANS is similar to PANDAS, with some key differences such as PANS condition does not have to be associated with a strep infection.
PANS and PANDAS Treatment
We are one of the few offices in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area that provides comprehensive treatment for PANS and PANDAS. After evaluating and diagnosing your child with either PANS or PANDAS, Dr. Alarcio will go over different treatment options with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know how difficult it can be when you’re deciding which doctor to finding answers for your health If you have any additional questions or would like more information about our services and natural treatment options, give us a call at 1-866-379-8381 and speak directly with a patient care coordinator to learn more about your treatment options at Brio Medical.
Brio Medical is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, just 15 minutes away from Downtown Phoenix and the Phoenix International Airport (PHX).
Brio-Medical treats all forms of cancer, Lyme Disease, environmental disease, autoimmune, and chronic degenerative diseases such as chronic infections, auto-immune disease, and fine-tuning the body to slow the aging and degenerative process of the body.
We have a proven track record of successful diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases, dysfunctions, and traumas. We offer a specific preventative wellness program to fight early signs of disease and aging for those individuals who strive for healthy living and improved longevity.
To view all the conditions we treat, visit the Conditions We Treat page or click on one of the links below:
- Integrative Oncology
- Lyme Disease
- Mold Toxicity
- Tick-borne Coinfections
- Environmental Disease
- PANDAS / PANS
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
As the premier integrative wellness center in Arizona, Brio Medical specializes in offering a hybrid of both conventional and alternative treatments to provide patients with a variety of non-toxic and science-based treatments leveraging research from around the world.
Most typical cancer, Lyme Disease, and environmental disease protocols attack other aspects of the patient’s health and cause multiple complications, some of which are very serious and debilitating, it is our philosophy that in order to strengthen the body, enhance the immune system, and the natural disease-fighting aspects of the patient while starving cancer and creating a host environment that is not conducive to the growth of reproduction of the cancer cells, spirochetes, or other biological threats. We stress the concept of “biochemical individuality”, where no two patients are treated identically.
At Brio Medical we are proud to offer the most comprehensive options for treatment at the most competitive prices in the integrative medical industry:
- IV Therapy
- High Dose Vitamin C
- Mistletoe Therapy
- Ozone Sauna
- Emotional Healing
- Oxygen Therapy
- PEMF Therapy
- Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
- Regenerative Medicine
- Chelation Therapy
- BEMER Therapy
- Biophotonic Therapy
- Red Light Therapy
- IV Glutathione
- IV Phosphatidylcholine
- IV Hydrogen Peroxide
- IV NAD+
Call us today at 1-866-379-8381 or sign up for a free case evaluation to speak with a patient care coordinator to review your treatment options and learn if you qualify for the Brio Medical insurance deposit program, where you only pay a deposit for the full treatment protocol sign up for a free consultation.
Brio Medical is an outpatient facility. If you choose to do treatment with us, you will come into our clinic to receive your treatment and then leave. If you do not live in the area, we work with preferred hotel partners near our clinic where you may stay during your treatment, as well as provide transportation to and from the clinic for your convenience.
Brio Medical works with patients and their families receive discounted rates and many provide shuttle service to and from our center. To learn more please visit the Lodging and Accommodations page to help plan your journey to healing in Scottsdale, Arizona.
At Brio-Medical, we realize that not everyone has the financial means readily available for a long-term treatment plan. We also know that most insurance companies don’t cover healthcare costs for integrative treatments received from non-participating medical providers.
We want you to know that there is plenty of financial help for patients seeking treatment. You still have the option to choose the treatment that resonates with you.
To view all of the financial resources, visit our dedicated FINANCIAL RESOURCES page.
Medical Bill Gurus
Medical Bill Gurus is a 3rd party medical billing and patient advocacy service that specializes in helping patients secure insurance reimbursements for treatments received at non-participating medical providers.
To qualify for insurance reimbursements, patients will need to have a private PPO insurance policy with qualifying out-of-network coverage that is provided through an employer, health sharing, or other group entity administered insurance plan.
Brio-Medical uses an integrative approach to the treatment of cancer, Lyme Disease, anti-aging, and other chronic illnesses. Our integrative treatment protocols combine the best of conventional and alternative modalities based on the recovery of the biological performance of each patient. We take a holistic approach to healing, treating the body, mind, and spirit, to treat each patient on an individual level with our personalized medical protocols.