My journey to this place was anything but linear. It took years of working in the conventional medical system before it became clear to me that what I was practicing as a physician wasn't a solution for wellness, it was a practice of fixing numbers with pharmaceuticals. This problem needed this drug. That problem needed that drug.
No physician will tell you that they dedicated their entire professional career to become a drug dealer, but that is what I felt I had become.
For the vast majority of patients, bandaging the same illness with the same medication doesn't fix the problem. What patients need today - what we as people need today - is a guide to wellness. I will tell you that wellness isn't about having perfect numbers or taking all the right pharmaceuticals.
Wellness is a way of life - a way of life that focuses on nutrition, hormone optimization, stress reduction, immune system support, detoxification, and neurotransmitter balance. I am confident in telling you that wellness is absolutely attainable. Together, I would love to guide you along the path that will take you from where you are now, to the place where you can be the best you can possibly be.
I believe we can prevent and reverse many of the leading causes of chronic disease if we treat patients as one integrated system with scientifically-proven dietary changes, natural supplementation, and restoration of healthy hormone balance.
Fellowship trained in functional medicine and certified by both the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Restorative, and Functional Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine, I offer a holistic approach to my patients by focusing on optimization of each organ system. I specialize in treating female and male hormone imbalances, thyroid disorders, adrenal dysfunction, fatigue and pain syndromes, weight loss and autoimmunity.
Functional medicine is individualized health care. If our goal is wellness, the one size fits all paradigm simply does not work. Patients deserve customization of their health care.
This is my focus and my passion.