Make illness optional. Address the root cause.
An Alternative Approach to Medicine.
Functional Medicine for anyone, from anywhere
Dr. Amy Beard Explains Functional Medicine
Welcome to Our Functional Medicine Practice
After my own healing experience with Functional Medicine, choosing to use the Functional Medicine approach was a no-brainer for me. Making the change from treating symptoms with pills and unnecessary procedures to using an approach that seeks to uncover and address the ROOT CAUSE(S) of my patients’ health issues was welcomed with my arms wide open.
Spending precious and much needed time with patients is crucial for understanding each patient’s uniqueness—their unique health issues, concerns, history, lifestyle, and goals. We strive to hear and understand our patients. Our patients’ complaints and concerns are never dismissed. The patient is part of the team. This collaboration between patient and our Functional Medicine clinicians and health coaches is extremely important for healing and health optimization. Each patient’s path towards healing will be different because each patient is different. We never use a one-size-fits-all approach.
Lifestyle factors have the most significant impact on the health issues a patient may (or may not) develop. In fact, lifestyle factors make up ~ 95% of the total contributing factors of one’s health status. By evaluating each patient’s unique lifestyle—diet, stressors, physical activity, home and work environment, toxin exposures, sleep quality, etc.—along with genetic predispositions, we are able to get closer to uncovering the root causes of our patients’ health problems. And when we treat those root causes our patients get better.
I’ve had the privilege of taking care of thousands of patients over the years, and I can assure you that using a Functional Medicine approach has FAR better success and outcomes than using pills and procedures to treat symptoms. My Functional Medicine journey is far from over, and will likely never end.
“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” ~Fabeinne Fredrikson
Thank you, to all my patients, old and new. I owe much of my joy and purpose in life to you.