Functional Medicine is “root cause” medicine. Functional medicine is a personalized, individualized medicine that considers how your genetics, environment and lifestyle cause of the symptoms in your body. We use your history and story to heal the root cause of your symptoms.
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine which focuses on symptom suppression as a treatment model. For example, if one is suffering heartburn, traditional medicine prescribes drugs to minimize or mask the discomfort of heartburn. Functional medicine investigates why the person has heartburn then address the root cause to alleviate the suffering.
Heather is trained in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Heather is progressing on her IFM certification in Advanced Clinical Practice which includes courses on Detoxification, Energy, Hormones, Cardiometabolic, and Gastrointestinal issues.
Heather works in collaboration with Dr. Karen Betten to support patients at Dr. Betten’s practice in Portage, Michigan. Heather and Dr. Betten work together to determine the root cause of physical and mental health concerns with patients. If support is needed to address lifestyle modifications in association with treatment, Heather is trained as a Health Coach to support patients on the journey.
Initial Consultation $450. All follow-up appointments $150/60 minutes.