"Since entering practice in 1996, I worked with countless patients on nutrition, health and wellness. Over 2 decades, I feel that the level of chronic illness in our population continues to increase. In my 20s, I became chronically ill. After years of tests and pills, I decided to find the answers to better health in a more natural way. I thought I was living healthy and discovered that I was not. I became a chiropractic doctor in 1996. Throughout my career, I have continued to study nutrition and wellness. In 2017, I decided to go back to school to further my education through Functional Medicine University. Just as Thomas Edison said, "I am here to work with you and teach you to achieve better health." ~Dr. Kirsten Ferguson
What is functional health?
This is a personalized, integrative and investigative approach to healthcare that looks at a patient's history, genetics, environment, and lifestyle to determine causation for long-term health and chronic pain or dysfunction. To simplify...I look at how to achieve the optimal function for each individual.
How is this achieved?
By utilizing medical history, genetic profiles and in-depth specialized labs, I can gain insights to which systems need to be addressed to achieve better health. Treatment may include lifestyle changes (such as eating habits, sleep, activities, and self-care), nutraceutical supplements to support repair, stress management, etc.
Is this covered by insurance?
While you may be able to submit some of your labs to insurance, my services, expertise, and consultations are not.
How do I get started?
To become a functional health patient, you will need to gather your records (all medical records and lab work). Contact the office and a link will be sent to you to complete your paperwork online. After all paperwork is received, your initial consultation will be scheduled. This appointment must be prepaid and is non-refundable. If necessary, the appointment may be rescheduled but will be subject to a rescheduling fee.
How many consultations will I need?
This will depend on the complexity of your needs. Plan on the initial consultation and two follow up visits at the minimum.