Why Functional Medicine

Are you tired of taking pills that don’t really help you feel much better? 
Or being told nothing more can be done for you?
My passion is to help you achieve True Wellness.

We are living in challenging medical times, where doctors are all trying to keep up with the volume of our patients and their complex medical needs. As a result, medical care has been suffering with patients getting less and less time with their doctors.

My Functional and Integrative Medicine Practice is all about giving you:

  • More…time spent on thorough evaluations and physical exams
  • More…focus on underlying causes instead of just treating symptoms
  • More…personalized diagnostic testing and individualized treatment plans
  • More…options, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and complementary (herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, qi gong)
  • More…lasting solutions

I love to give hope to people who haven’t found enough help through conventional medicine, as I’ve personally experienced being told that everything was normal and nothing more could be done for me. After two cancer surgeries and being overwhelmed by food and chemical sensitivities, I decided to figure things out for myself. Despite 25 years of working in medicine, even teaching as a Clinical Professor and Attending Physician at a major medical center, I lacked the training to fully address my own chronic disease problems. My searching eventually led me to the fields of Functional and Integrative Medicine.

Functional Medicine works with the truth that our bodies function as an interrelated whole. I determine whether you have any nutritional deficiencies that can prevent your body from healing or working correctly. I strive to balance your brain neurotransmitters, adrenal, sex, and thyroid hormones, aiming to keep them all at optimum levels. I focus on strengthening your immune system, as well as addressing underlying dysfunctions and undiagnosed infections in your gut. I test for genetic mutations, as these can affect whether or not certain medications or supplements will either harm you or fail to help you. Genetic Profiles give us another valuable tool for choosing the best treatment plans for you, as a unique individual. I incorporate herbal medicine, acupuncture, and Energy Medicine to enhance your emotional health and decrease your risk for heart disease. Functional Medicine means we no longer treat symptoms, we treat you.

Integrative Medicine is the practice of combining conventional medicine with complementary treatments, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, Energy Medicine, oxidative and light therapies, yoga, Qi Gong and stress reduction techniques. My whole person focus includes working closely with acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, and other specialists to give you a multi-disciplinary team approach. I also invest a significant amount of time and money every year attending conferences to keep up on the latest Functional and Integrative Medicine developments, as part of my commitment to offer the best options for your treatment plans.

Disease Detectives
Dr. Oz explains why Functional Medicine doctors are his top choice, when he has to send his own family members for help… The disease detectives who look beyond symptoms and treat the actual cause

Feel Your Best
The world famous Cleveland Clinic, consistently ranked one of the top 3 hospitals in the US, explains why they needed to add a new Center for Functional Medicine

Investing in Functional Medicine to Cure Disease, Not Soothe Symptoms
Why we should put our money into Functional Medicine