Dr. Katherine Birchenough was the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer nutritional optimization services for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION?
Nutritional optimization is an essential part of metabolic repair and performing at your best, both on a physical and cognitive level. Performance isn’t just for athletes, but also for people who strive to achieve and maintain a superior quality of life. From this perspective, nutritional optimization means that your body is operating at the highest level to regulate your energy, stamina, mood, sexual wellness, and other aspects of life.
HOW MUCH DOES NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION COST?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. Phone consultations are complimentary, and we charge a fee for an in-office consultation. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your nutritional optimization therapies, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION THERAPIES?
Nutritional optimization is not a new concept in the field of medicine, but it is one that has taken a back seat to the disease-oriented model of health care. It is also being used for Dr. Shawn’s surgical patients who are preparing for cosmetic surgery procedures and is viewed as important for the healing process. Dr. Katherine takes these same methodologies and applies them to all of her patients. She helps personalize nutrition and supplementation based on the unique needs of your body, which can be defined with comprehensive testing.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION THERAPIES?
Optimizing nutrition goes beyond counting calories or balancing macronutrients. You learn to see food as a source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients. With additional genetics testing and looking at food sensitivities, you learn what your body needs specifically, as well as what is best avoided. You are also given a personalized supplement plan.
HOW DO I KNOW IF NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION IS WORKING?
There are many indications that your nutritional optimization therapies are working, such as:
- Improved mood
- Energy and stamina
- Sexual wellness
- Weight loss
- Fewer age-related conditions
- Clearer thinking
- Better sleep
Dr. Katherine works with you to formulate a baseline of performance and body composition, and she monitors your progress over time. She helps you see the gradual changes that come with nutritional optimization, and how these changes improve your quality of life, health, and wellness.
CAN I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION FOR NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION?
Figuring out the most optimal nutrition on your own is challenging at best, so Dr. Katherine encourages you to schedule a consultation with her. We offer complimentary 15-minute phone consultations, or you can pay a fee for an in-office consultation.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your nutritional optimization options.