My job as a Functional Medicine and Wellness practitioner is to help you feel your best through personalized health, nutritional, and lifestyle guidance.
I know there is a better way. Your unique body, when thoroughly analyzed and supported thoughtfully, can thrive. And I’m here to be your guide.
"Food, thoughts, and lifestyle choices translate into the molecular information that tells our genes and cells how to function. My mission is to help individuals understand what their bodies need to function properly so that they can achieve their highest expression of health and happiness."
I'll help you understand what foods and nutrients your body needs in order to function optimally.
Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine
that provides better tools to address the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
Through genomic and network-biology research, we understand that diseases are interconnected on the root-cause level, sharing common genetic and biologic pathways. Functional Medicine addresses health at this deeper level.
The conventional method of viewing diseases as isolated "silos" and treating conditions with individual medications that only address symptoms, is outdated.
Links symptoms and conditions from a root cause perspective, using targeted, advanced lab testing and thorough history taking to assess physiologic dysfunction.
My life’s mission is to use scientific knowledge as a tool to maximize the human experience for myself and my patients. Life is precious, and I believe that science can help us all experience better, happier, and healthier lives, if we choose to implement scientific knowledge in an effective way.
Originally from Washington, DC, I headed west for college, and graduated with Honors from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, with a concentration in the Cellular and Genetic Basis of Disease. I completed my medical degree at Stanford School of Medicine, and subsequently trained to be a Head & Neck Surgeon at OHSU before transition to Functional Medicine.
My training with the Institute for Functional Medicine allows me to help you stay healthy and heal from within. We will look deeply into your unique health story and biology to identify the root causes of your health concerns.
I have spent thousands of hours in the operating room and hospital, and have seen almost everything that can go wrong in personal health. My Functional Medicine approach offers safe, effective, and natural interventions that address the root cause of disease.
I see patients online and in-person at my office in Portland, OR, for Functional Medicine consultations
My goal is to guide you towards comprehensive, personalized and lifestyle recommendations that help your body heal from within, allow you to feel your best, and reduce your need for prescription medications and certain medical procedures over time.
After filling out my contact form, I will contact you to set up a 15-minute complimentary introductory call. We will review your responses and further goals.
The first visit lasts for 2 hours and is done in-person in my office, or via online video call.
Ongoing visits generally involve thorough review of lab work and iterations on the initial plan