You may find yourself asking, “What is functional medicine?” The answer: with Dr. Katherine, it could be the answer to your most frustrating health issues. Functional medicine is science-based and focuses on you, not the diagnosis. Functional medicine approaches health on the offensive, identifying and combating elements of your environment, habits and lifestyle choices that may cause serious health issues in the future, and identifying the underlying causes of what may be affecting your health now. Dr. Katherine will help you achieve, maintain and optimize your best health with treatments that bring balance back to your system.
So, does it work? Maybe you’ve spent years battling a chronic disease or vague, unexplained symptoms. Maybe you’re tired of not getting any answers, and you’re looking for relief. Dr. Katherine Birchenough has a high rate of success with patients who are as committed to their customized plan as she is. Sometimes it’s not an easy road, but Dr. Katherine will be there to empower and guide you along the way.
You may be wondering how these individualized health plans are created. Dr. Katherine is dedicated to a thorough analysis of each patient, using comprehensive laboratory testing to identify and verify where your problems lie. With this knowledge of your individual issues, she is able to personalize your treatment protocol and explain it in detail, so there is a true doctor-patient partnership.
“After 15 years as an emergency medicine physician, I realized origins of illness lurk undetected by most patients and their physicians for years before recognizable symptoms occur. Many patients may feel unwell for years but have never been offered treatment because there was no ‘diagnosis.’ … I treat the person, not the diagnosis.”
—Dr. Katherine Birchenough
Gut dysfunction is often at the root of compromised vitality. As the interface between your body and the food that nourishes you, it’s function is of utmost importance in maintaining an optimal state of health. Analyzing digestive capability, intestinal permeability, and presence of unwelcome parasites or bacteria is often the first step to restoring your overall wellness.