Dr. Hooper and Dr. Bolton founded RealTime Laboratories in 2005, but its history goes back further. Both doctors have worked together since meeting on their first day of medical school at the University of Nevada Medical School-Reno. Because they were interested in the same areas of research, they collaborated on projects in medical school. Many of these shared projects focused on infectious diseases.
Their medical training ignited a desire to become patient-focused and not just research-oriented. Each doctor developed a commitment to provide the best patient care. The focus of their clinical practices became their patients—the art of medicine—and not just the research—the science of medicine.
Over the years, they continued to encounter patients dealing with chronic medical problems who had been to several doctors, yet none of the previous doctors could find the cause of these ailments. They realized that there were few in the traditional medical community that wanted to deal with this type of patient. These patients needed someone to listen, care and offer solutions for their problems.
Fueled by their intellectual curiosity, grounded in their desire to help patients, and based in their research backgrounds, the doctors at RTL looked beyond simple explanations. They embarked on a search for answers to their patients’ problems. Through extensive research and detective-style problem solving, they traced many of their patients’ health issues back to an often-overlooked culprit: mold exposure!
After years of researching the effects of molds and their mycotoxins— specific poisonous chemical compounds produced by fungi—RealTime Laboratories, Inc., was formed. Now, the doctors and their caring staff provide answers to patients in need. As more research comes out and technology progresses, RealTime Laboratories will be here to continue helping those who others have ignored.