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MD/DO Led Care is a Game Changer

In functional medicine, we tend to work with the people who have either not been helped by the conventional medicine route, or who simply want more for their health. 

Many times people who come to us have complicated stories and they have fallen through the cracks getting passed around from specialist to specialist with no one stopping to put the whole picture together. Sometimes we diagnose things that require conventional attention, but have been missed for these reasons. This is why it’s important to work with someone who trained for years and treated thousands of real patients. They will have the background to recognize when something needs further evaluation. 
Being able to rule out or diagnose is an important first step, even before guiding through holistic therapies. For example:

What we very commonly diagnose that had been previously missed:  

  • Hypothyroidism
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Hormone imbalance and progesterone deficiency
  • Microbiome root causes such as yeast overgrowth, parasites, H pylori
  • Mold toxicity
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Insulin Resistance
Other conventional diagnoses we’ve found in Root members who were not getting answers before coming to Root:
  • Cushings Syndrome
  • "Unexplained Infertility" root causes like IgA deficiency, dysbiosis and HPA axis dysfunction
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • IBD, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
Most of the time, we help members without the need to refer to conventional doctors. But, having an MD/DO background is still very helpful. For example:
We can order the right labs and know how to interpret them based on your body’s physiology.
We know how supplements can interact with medications.
We know how to change a dose of thyroid medication to optimize function.
We understand how hormones communicate throughout the body.

Root is also able to recommend the right specialists through our network when necessary.

Many of our new members have worked with other holistic practitioners in the past without success. Understandably, people want to know why we can help them when others before have not been able to help them achieve results. 

We are very comfortable getting to the root cause and guiding you back to wellness, even if no one has helped you before.

Every member of our Root team was hand-chosen. We recruit nationally for the best of the best, with the following criteria:

  • A strong foundation in conventional medicine and education, as Board Certified MD/DOs. This means we can help you rule out other disease processes or establish diagnoses that other conventional doctors have missed in the past. We have the time and knowledge to put your whole picture together. 
  • Our nutrition experts are registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) with extensive education and real hands on experience guiding people through customized functional nutrition recommendations.
  • Formal training in Functional Medicine from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • A track-record of success and passion in practicing root cause functional medicine
  • An empathetic and compassionate approach to care
We’re a conventionally and holistically trained team who works together to provide you the fullest support. Seeing our members improve to the point they did not think possible is why we do what we do.

Rooting for you

We believe in your innate ability to heal with the right team by your side. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our Root community. 

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