Integrating Traditional and Functional Medicine

with a focus on disease prevention and cardiovascular care

Whole Heart Family Medicine (WHFM) was established as a place where patients could receive cutting edge and integrative healthcare.

We provide standard medical care for adults and children (ages 12 and up) but we carry a particular expertise and passion for identifying and treating heart disease in the early stages, so we offer advanced testing to those interested in a more comprehensive work-up.

At WHFM we believe strongly in the importance of disease prevention. Since inflammation is the driving force behind many diseases (heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, depression, Alzheimer’s, etc.), we order advanced blood tests to identify hidden inflammation in our patients. We then implement appropriate lifestyle and prescription therapies to shut it down, personalizing care to each individual based on their unique needs.

In addition to assessing markers of inflammation, we also examine genetics, advanced lipid measurements, key nutrient deficiencies, and early markers of pre-diabetes (since the damage from elevated insulin and blood sugars start years before someone actually becomes a diabetic).

At WHFM, we believe good medicine is based in good science, but open to new paradigms.  We know there is not a “one-size-fits-all” model of medical care, so we individualize care, tailoring our treatment recommendations to each patient’s specific needs and preferences. Instead of just prescribing a “pill for an ill,” we make every effort to target the source of the problem. In this way, we practice with a functional medicine approach to medical care, first implementing natural and dietary approaches to help alleviate a patient’s symptoms. However, we recognize no one branch of medicine has all the answers so we often combine both holistic and traditional approaches to medical care in order to achieve optimal results. And if needed, we will gladly collaborate with other medical providers to help manage your whole care.

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Since heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this nation (despite guideline-driven medical care) 1, we perform advanced testing on our patients in order to detect hidden risk factors and root causes of disease at the early stages. By doing this, we can aggressively target these problems before it is too late. We currently have the tools available in medicine to beat cardiovascular disease, but only if we are willing to think outside the box and reach beyond the current standard of care.

At WHFM, we are committed to changing the statistical landscape for our patients - with proper testing and treatment no one has to fall victim to a heart attack or stroke. We want you to be around to enjoy your loved ones and experience the fullness this beautiful life has to offer.

You really do matter to us.

What does the name Whole Heart Family Medicine mean?

The name of our practice has a three-fold meaning. First of all, practicing medicine is not just a business to us - we wholeheartedly care about you. Secondly, we care about your literal heart health – one of our niches is aggressively identifying and eradicating cardiovascular disease . . . thus making your heart healthy and whole. Lastly, we believe optimal health encompasses more than just your physical health, but also your emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. We love to restore hope by offering encouragement to you throughout your journey to wellness, helping your heart find the figurative wholeness it needs along the way. This starts with us listening well and taking your concerns seriously . . . but it may also mean connecting you with other sources of support in the community so you are equipped with the resources you need to truly thrive.

At WHFM, you are never just another “number” to us - we genuinely care about the well-being of every single one of you. We consider it a privilege to partner with you in your journey to health.

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REFERENCES

1 - Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS et al. Circulation. 2015;131:e129.