Treating the Whole Body and Finding Underlying Causes
In our practice, our providers use a functional medicine approach in treating our patients. We believe in the power of the human body and because of this, we also believe that there is a big difference between going through life not feeling good versus living your ideal life. Our mission is to be proactive and assist both women and men to improve their quality of life through an individualized health and wellness plan — through hormone balance, nutrition, and supplement support, gut health testing, and treatment and weight management.
Functional medicine is a drastically different model of practice as it looks at what can be done to restore the patient to optimal health rather than just treating a symptom.
Some examples of how this is achieved can include:
- First and foremost, just spending more quality time with patients is crucial. Our providers see 4-6 patients per day.
- Treating everyone as an individual — no cookie-cutter diagnoses or treatments.
- State of the art, comprehensive testing, and treatment protocols. For example, for thyroid patients, it’s common for a conventional medicine provider to test TSH levels and possibly T4 hormone levels. A functional medicine approach involves six different tests to find all aspects of potential dysfunction so that the patient can be diagnosed and treated accurately.
- Focusing on prevention and cures through an integrative approach that includes hormone balance, nutrition, diet, exercise, and stress management.
- Recognizing that successful treatment and optimal health can only be achieved with a whole body/all systems approach, not just putting a band-aid on a symptom.
- Provider/patient partnerships so that patients can participate in their wellness.
- The use of compounded hormones and medications can be tailored to the individual.
- Incorporating the use of quality nutriceuticals in therapy protocols to address deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
As more research is emerging showing how much influence gut health has on the immune system, autoimmune disorders, and chronic illness, we understand the importance of having a healthy gut microbiome. Because we take a functional medicine approach to your health, our office offers gut health testing to find the root causes of disease.
We offer nutritional testing, GI health testing, and food sensitivities testing to complement patients being treated for hormone and thyroid balancing and now as a stand-alone service for new patients.
Gastrointestinal function is important for general health. Balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut is key to proper digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. The Genova GI Effects test detects both beneficial and harmful bacteria and flora in your gut so that you know what you need to work on to restore gut health. A healthy digestive tract is vital in building a strong immune system, preventing inflammation and disease, and achieving overall wellness. Keeping the “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria balanced in your GI tract can rid you of conditions such as:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Gluten Sensitivity
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Arthritis/Joint Pain
- Weight Loss/Gain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Acid Reflux/Heartburn
It can be surprising to learn that many people are malnourished and not getting the nutrients that their bodies need. Reasons for this vary, but one of the biggest culprits is the “Standard American Diet” which is sugar/carbohydrate-dense and nutrient-poor. Commercial farming depletes the soil so that much of the food that we eat is just not as nutritious as it used to be. The NutrEval by Genova Diagnostics is a blood serum test that looks specifically for nutritional deficiencies in your body.
Because certain elements of healthy nutrition are considered “essential,” and must be obtained from the diet, lack of these nutrients can contribute to a number of health conditions including inflammation, cardiovascular issues, hormonal imbalances and deficiencies, mood disorders, and many more.
NutrEval Testing delivers very exact insights about the way nutrition and the environment impact your body’s needs. Dr. Scott and her nurse practitioners will tell you how you could benefit from such nutritional testing to achieve optimal health. It is used by our office to give a better understanding of patients’ nutritional deficiencies. These deficiencies could be worsening or, in some cases, causing unwanted physical conditions. Discovering what these deficiencies and imbalances are can open the door to vastly improved nutrition, wellness, and quality of life.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Many years ago Lucretius stated, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” For over 20 years, food tolerance testing has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to the activation of the immune system. We use the ALCAT test. By testing hundreds of common foods and other allergens, you can discover if your body has an intolerance or a sensitivity that can cause adverse reactions. These conditions include but are not limited to:
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aching joints
- Skin disorders
- Autoimmune disease
Free Phone Consultation with Our New Patient Coordinator
Our providers at Leigh Ann Scott, M.D. are devoted to understanding our patients’ health concerns and symptoms. We use scientific-based protocols to find the root cause of hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, and more. We believe that spending quality, personalized time with each patient provides the necessary foundation to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. Our system incorporates provider consultation, comprehensive health assessment, and laboratory testing in a warm and caring environment.
Contact our New Patient Coordinator for a Free Phone Consultation. She can explain our protocols and fees in more detail, answer any questions or concerns you have, and explain how our approach can help with hormonal balance, anti-aging, and disease prevention so that you can enjoy a vibrant and healthy life!
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