Medicine has always been my passion, and family medicine in particular provides an opportunity to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with patients.
As a young medical student, I was fascinated with the work of Dr. Andrew Weil, and the idea of helping the body to achieve balance naturally. As I went through my own health issues, including treatment for thyroid cancer, I started searching for answers as to why and how I developed illness. I wanted to know what I could do to heal and how to stay healthy throughout my life.
This led me to Functional Medicine. I felt the earth move with this knowledge! It was the first time I could see the deep connections of my health and wellbeing, how to think of the body as an intimate conversation with many different systems working together. I began to realize that gut health was critical. After years of issues with digestion I started to closely examine my diet, focusing on vegetables, healthy proteins and fats, and cooking more at home. I started to do diagnostic testing to find my systemic imbalances. I cut down on coffee, and prioritized getting more sleep to help heal my adrenal system from the stress of years of medical training and practice. The results have been amazing. I was able to go on to have healthy twins, and to pursue this area of medicine fully.
MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP
FAMILY PHYSICIAN, FUNCTIONAL AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Board-Certified: Family Physician, and Board-Certified, American Board Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).
Medical Doctor - Rush Medical College, Chicago.
Internship and Residency - University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
John Muir Medical
Crossover Health: Apple and Facebook campus