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To provide education and support for patients to heal and renew their mind, body, and soul.
To provide patient centered healthcare that enables ascension to optimal wellness.
A science based approach to medicine that provides individualized tailored health plans based on genetics, hormones, lifestyle, and dietary needs of the patient.
About 90% of serotonin is found in the gut. Only about 10% is produced in the brain.
Serotonin is made from the essential amino acid tryptophan. An essential amino acid means it can’t be made by your body. It has to be obtained by the foods you eat.
Your intestinal tract is your largest immune system organ, with about 80% of your immune-producing cells living there.
Bacteria in the gut can influence brain function and mood disorders
50% of adults have at least one chronic health condition
Chronic disease accounts for 86% of all healthcare costs (and growing)
25% of adults have two or more chronic health conditions
Cleveland Clinic reported a study showing that Functional Medicine care is associated with improved health-related quality of life.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root cause of disease for each individual. -IFM.org
What Does Functional Medicine Treat?
Chronic Pain, Inflammation, & Stress
Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders
Persistent Illnesses of Unknown Cause
Cardiovascular Disorders Including Cardiometabolic Syndrome
Is Functional Medicine Covered by Insurance?
Most often, Functional Medicine is not covered by insurance. The visits are so
comprehensive that they take much longer (1hr 45min for the initial visit) and are so directly personalized to the patient that it does not fit the traditional cookie cutter medicine practiced in healthcare today. The benefit of this is that your provider has no obstacles in giving you the proper treatment they see fit for you.
However, a patient may use their HSA or FSA as a form of payment.
*This office sees patients 18 y/o or older
Holistic Question of the Week
What are you currently doing to keep your immune system working at peak performance?
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