True Patient Centered Care
I will do the advanced testing required to diagnose the underlying root causes of your condition, making this a truly patient-centered approach. Getting healthy and staying healthy is a skill set that can be learned. My goal is to empower you with the tools and skills to restore you back to full health. When you understand what your root causes are and how to correct them, you become an active participant in creating long-term and sustainable good health.
Core Values Of Care
Involving you in your own care, it’s my mission to empower you with the knowledge and skill set to so you can create health yourself, no matter where you are right now. It’s been said that the doctor of the future is…the patient!
It’s nearly impossible to deliver good medical care in a 5 or 10-minute appointment. First appointments are 60 to 90 minutes in length. Follow up appointments are 30 to 60 minutes.
No patient is exactly the same, and not everyone who has the same diagnosis will have the same causes. I will help you find YOUR specific root causes using diagnostic tests that your current doctor may not even know about.
Cutting Edge Treatments
It takes on average 17 years for breakthroughs in research to make their way into the standard of care. I am committed to bringing you the best in cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments… now.
Root Cause Resolution
In contrast to the standard of care approach, which aims to manage chronic disease, the aim here is to uncover the causes, address them and reverse your condition.
I believe in using what works… whether it’s a lifestyle intervention, a supplement, a hormone, or a prescription medication. There really are so many tools.
Diagnoses are labels that rarely explain how you got that label. We know that almost all chronic diseases are secondary to lifestyle and environmental causes, so why not address lifestyle and environment?
Health comes from how we live our lives and not from a doctor’s prescription pad…it is a skill set that can be learned. When the obstacles to health (the underlying metabolic imbalances) are removed, the body will innately heal. I will turn over every stone if required to find and remove these obstacles.
It takes lot more work to go from sick to healthy (although that is possible!) than to stay healthy. Prevention is therefore emphasized. It is also a lot more expensive to treat disease than it is to live healthfully in the first place. That makes lifestyle medicine a cost-effective approach.
In contrast to the standard of care approach, I do a lot more advanced testing. This is because, in the standard of care model, testing is not done when there is no intervention – the intervention generally being a medication or a procedure.
However, in the Functional Medicine model, we do test for these underlying root causes because we know that the tools to address the issues do exist. I address the basics such as lifestyle, diet and stress. I also use nutraceuticals, bio-identical hormones, and when appropriate, targeted medications.
This approach benefits you if you are currently ill and symptomatic but also if you want to prevent and decrease risk of developing disease. If you’re interested inn optimizing performance, both physical and mental, you can definitely benefit from this type of medicine!
What we’re realizing is that through targeted interventions it’s possible to live a long life and more importantly, be vital for life!
When someone else is paying for your healthcare, chances are, they are not spending on things that you would want to have covered.
The government funded medical model does not cover a personalized style of medicine that focuses on prevention and wellness. This kind of approach requires spending adequate time with patients, getting to know their histories and ordering the appropriate testing to understand what is really going.
When it comes to your health, I want to be able to do “what’s right”, not merely “what’s covered”.