Early in my career, I encountered many patients that I could not help with traditional medicine. I discovered that the “bustle” of life has entered medicine. In the rush to treat the “patient,” the person is lost. This began my quest to find another way to practice medicine. Now, after practicing functional medicine for five years, I have discovered a way to synergize my medical school training with treating the patient holistically. Functional medicine is a comprehensive approach to medicine that sees each body system as part of the whole picture of wellness. True wellness occurs when every body system works together in harmony. This approach allows me to meet my patients where they are in life, and it allows me to address their minds, bodies, and spirits in our cohesive pursuit to achieve lasting wellness.
As someone that loves hiking, trail running, mushroom hunting and horseback riding with my family in the mountains of western North Carolina, living a full and vibrant life is near to my heart.