Functional Medicine

I focus my practice on functional medicine because it provides a portal through which I can work with each patient as a whole person, while also delving into the details of the intricate and interconnected biochemical framework that comprises each of our bodies.

Although the basis for an illness may be rooted in biochemistry, the solutions are often macroscopic – targeted nutritional or lifestyle changes, stress management practices, supplementation, or, as needed, medications.

Many diseases – including diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, and mood disorders – are often treated insufficiently in the conventional Western medical setting because the root cause of the issue is not understood or addressed. I will work with you to unravel any fundamental disruptions in your biochemical pathways, and identify ways to nurture your inherent healing processes so that you can find a path to true health and wellness.

What can I expect as a patient?

Together, we will:

  • Engage in a process of discovery and understanding of your health concerns in the course of a 1.5 hour initial visit;
  • Work to develop a plan to address imbalances in the function of your metabolic processes;
  • Evaluate and modify the plan to optimize your body’s innate healing abilities.

I am always willing to discuss whether a functional medicine approach is right for you. Please call (919) 945-0300 or send an email to learn more.