Integrative Medicine is the artful use of traditional and modern healing methods. Functional Medicine uses a whole body, whole person approach that focuses on wellness, and not just the suppression of symptoms. Using state of the art testing, and starting with the gut (which is the heart of the immune system), healing occurs primarily through removing toxic loads from the body, and increasing supportive nutrition for body, mind and spirit. For complex issues, occasionally medications or nutraceuticals are needed as well.
Functional Medicine is guided by six core principles:
A client-centered approach refers to health care that is respectful of and responsive to individual client preferences, needs, and values, and that ensures that patient values guide all clinical decisions. Client-centered care is the core of what the Institute for Functional Medicine calls the therapeutic partnership; the relationship that forms between a client and clinician that empowers the client to take ownership of their own healing. Clients who are active participants in the development of their therapeutic plan feel more in control of their own well-being and are more likely to make sustained lifestyle changes to improve their health.
Annual Exam - 1 hr visit
This is the standard Women’s Health Exam that includes taking your health history, a physical exam and pap or other health screening. I have the capability to draw all needed labs.
Functional Medicine Initial Consultation - 2 hr visit
For complex health problems such as hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome and IBS, The Functional Medicine model will be used. If stool testing is needed, test kits will be provided at the visit. Any blood testing can be done at the time of the visit.
Follow Up Functional Medicine Visits - 1 hr
Our clinic does not bill insurance. Since I am an out-of-network provider for many insurance companies, I can give you a Superbill to submit to your insurance company at every visit. However, you will have to do the legwork on getting reimbursement. I accept credit, debit and HSA cards, checks and cash.