Integrative Functional Medicine
Comprehensive Primary Care
Conditions Commonly Treated:
-stress, anxiety, depression
-gut issues, food sensitivity
-fatigue, sleep disturbance
-blood sugar imbalance
-high blood pressure, high cholesterol
It takes effort to just maintain health and even more work to improve it. This is why good primary care addresses both prevention and management of symptoms. Dr. Shirley does routine wellness checks with labwork, annual physicals, pap smears, nutritional counseling, and preventive cancer screening.
The importance of mental health cannot be overestimated. Dr. Shirley often recommends counseling in addition to stress management. Natural botanicals, neurotransmitters, and amino acid precursors frequently accompany medications. She also offers oxytocin and ketamine in addition to prescription medications.
Dr. Shirley addresses the symptoms as well as the underlying problem. Medications are powerful, but lifestyle medicine embraces the power of nutrition, stress management, and exercise.
Hormone balancing is essential for optimal wellness. This includes addressing adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism for proper control of metabolism, energy, blood sugar control, and blood pressure control. Sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) for both men and women affect countless systems of the body. Sometimes, managing hormone levels is more effective than addressing symptoms in isolation. Growth hormone peptide therapy and regenerative medicine may be one way to address lost vitality.
Dr. Shirley welcomes the input of allied health professionals. There is wisdom to be learned from different health fields. For this reason, Dr. Shirley may refer you to acupuncture, Chinese herbs, chiropractic, and massage therapy.
When necessary, Dr. Shirley recommends medications to treat uncontrolled conditions. Antibiotics may be used to treat infection. Routine vaccinations will be recommended. Cancer patients are supported with oral and IV nutrition to maximize the benefits of chemo and radiation while minimizing fatigue and nausea, but are referred to oncology for primary management.
Testing: Routine, Hormone, Micronutrient, Allergy
Dr. Shirley orders routine medical testing to ensure that no major system is missed. Optional testing includes additional inflammatory markers, vitamin and amino acid levels, neurotransmitters, and heavy metals. Allergy and mold testing are offered. Testing mechanisms include blood, urine, saliva, or hair.