"We don't want band-aids for our symptoms. We want to get to the root cause.
We don't want to be treated as a body part.
We want to be understood as a whole person."
Dr. Mark Hyman, MD
Functional Medicine is the science of finding health. Rather than treating symptoms, we seek optimal physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and community wellness.
This personalized model empowers patients to achieve their highest expression of health by working in collaboration with their doctor to address the underlying causes of disease. That means you won't just get prescriptions to cover up your symptoms. We'll work together to dig deep into your history and thoroughly examine your current state of health to develop a personalized plan to achieve YOUR optimal state of wellness.
Conventional Medicine is separated by organ systems, with a different specialist in charge of each body system. Functional Medicine has a systems-oriented approach, looking at how all of the body systems work together and how external factors in a person's life affect their health.
Functional Medicine is similar to integrative and naturopathic medicine in that most practitioners in these fields look for the root cause of illness and use a holistic approach to treatment. What makes Dr. Naylor different is that she is a fully licensed, board-certified physician with years of experience in hospitals and conventional medical clinics. This allows Dr. Naylor to better understand the treatment you've received in the past and better collaborate with your primary care doctor or specialists.
What to Expect
Unlike your typical doctor, Dr. Naylor will spend 60-90 minutes with you during your initial visit, delving into your story to uncover factors that may be limiting your health. She will partner with you to create a personalized plan for nutrition, movement, relaxation, sleep, and emotional and spiritual fulfillment, in addition to recommendations for routine and specialized testing and targeted supplementation.
You are unlike any other person, and just the same, your healing journey is unique to you. With Dr. Naylor, you won't be treated like a body part or a set of lab results. Her mission is to make you feel heard and cared for as a whole person - body, mind, spirit, and community!
Want to learn how Functional Medicine can help YOU?