Why I love functional medicine

My practice is founded on the belief that everyone – absolutely everyone – has the potential to feel happy. I’m proud to say that I’ve built a place where I can provide both proactive and predictive support to my patients so they can reach their optimal expression of health and vitality.

I do this by taking the time to really get to know each of my patients, their histories, and their lifestyles. My goal is to be a true therapeutic partner in my patients’ personalized healthcare.

I became a functional medicine practitioner because I believe in the advantages of forming a deep relationship with my patients. By learning my patients’ stories and histories, I’m able to tailor treatments to address their specific needs. Over the years, I’ve found that it’s just not possible to squeeze this level of care into a quick 7-minute office visit.

As I shadowed doctors during my time in school, I realized that the traditional healthcare system wasn’t going to be a good fit for the way I wanted to practice. I’ve never been able to see my patients as a number moving through the system, and I didn’t like a third party dictating the way I practiced. Often, I found that what my patients really needed didn’t fit neatly into the system’s rulebook. I knew I could do more if I threw the rulebook out the window.

So I did.

It wasn’t easy, but starting my own practice was the best move of my career. I took the risk because it was the right move for my patients. Some of them didn’t make the move with me, and that was hard. The last thing I wanted to do was make it more difficult for people to get the care they needed.

Now my practice is flourishing and I’m helping more people than ever before. This isn’t just a job for me – it’s a passion and a lifestyle. I love helping my patients continue to do the things they love to do. I have one patient who was told he would never play golf again, and I got him through 18 holes the other day. It was the best feeling in the world.

I believe that every patient should have a meaningful relationship with their doctor. I would be honored to hear your story and partner with you on your path to achieving long-term health and vitality.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation so we can get to know one another and begin our work together.