The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. In most cases it does not take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual or factors such as environmental exposures to toxins and the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease in modern Western society.
Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as diet and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients.
We believe in the importance of understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease, and using that knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
Our focus is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the we bring the patient into the discovery process and tailor treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.