Functional Medicine

“There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause”  ~ D.D. Palmer

Four Features of a Functional Approach to Your Health & Wellness

Although it is not necessarily a new approach to healing, you may be hearing more about Functional Medicine these days.  Often coined as the ‘medicine of the future’, these four features will help give you a taste of what you can expect to experience with me.


Your body is NOT your enemy. It is communicating with you.  

I will guide through a process as we investigate your specific health concerns and understand the story your body is telling. This involves a comprehensive history, review of any prior health records, labs and previous treatments as well as an opportunity for you to share, ask questions, express your concerns and discuss your goals.


You are unique!

Although two people may present with the same symptom(s) or condition, no two people are exactly alike.  My functional approach takes in mind your individual make-up and physiology in determining a course of action. There are no cookie cutter approaches here. Functional labs may be ordered to further understand your specific chemistry and physiology.


A Whole Body Approach!  

Your body is composed of many systems that make up the whole including but not limited to your GI system, your hormonal system, your physical/structural body, as well as your emotional and mental well-being.  My functional approach looks at the entirety of how everything is related and functioning together - to understand the complete story, get to the root cause and determine the best course of action for YOU!


Your body CAN heal!  

A functional medicine approach recognizes that given limitations of matter, your body has been designed and made with an innate wisdom to heal.  When functioning well, your body will naturally express a state of health and wellness. I am here to assist you in restoring and then ultimately maintaining this natural expression of health and wellness. Yes, I am a physician, but just as importantly I am your coach and advocate. Your individual factors like diet, lifestyle, detoxification and personalized supplemental support will be addressed.

Can I help you?

Many patients seek me out after everything else has failed but that mindset is changing as interest is growing in integrative and holistic approaches to wellness. My approach is personalized, restorative whole-body health. Better function naturally results in better health and wellness.

Conditions I help my patients with:

🗸 Hormonal Imbalances (perimenopause, menopause, adrenal fatigue, estrogen dominance, PCOS, PMS, etc.)  

🗸 Thyroid Dysfunction

🗸 Hashimoto’s and Autoimmune Conditions

🗸 GI/Digestive Problems

🗸 Migraines and Headaches

🗸 Sleep Dysregulation

🗸 Skin Conditions

🗸 And more …

Schedule an initial functional assessment

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