I became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner after seeking health answers for myself and my family that did not solely rely on medication that had unwanted side effects. I became disillusioned with traditional medical care while working in a large family practice setting. I began to notice that many of my patients were not getting better despite some of them being on staggering 10-15 medications. In this setting, I felt like a traffic cop, referring people to different specialists for their health problems and each time they would come back with a new diagnosis and medication. It is clear there has to be a better way to health care and I believe the functional medicine approach is that answer. Functional medicine seeks the root causes.
My primary interest is in balancing all hormones, including sex hormones, thyroid, insulin and cortisol. We do this with a variety of modalities such as life style changes, weight loss, stress reduction, maximizing sleep and using bio-identical hormones when needed. We also offer in-depth labs that include saliva, urine, vitamin analysis and comprehensive stool testing.
Indy Wellness Center also offers weight loss consultation. Our weight loss program, based on the anti-inflammatory diet, is directed by Jennifer Fluhr RN. Do you ever feel like no matter what diet you try, how long you exercise or how few calories you eat, you cannot lose weight? These statements are commonly heard at Indy Wellness Center, so we look for other answers. For instance, are there food allergies, hormonal imbalances, an under functioning thyroid, an imbalance in brain chemicals, adrenal fatigue or a leaky gut that needs to be addressed? We work to restore any imbalances and then use a Paleo based/anti-inflammatory diet to assist your weight loss.
It gives Jennifer and I great joy watching people regain their health, wellness and a wonderful sense of well-being. We will spend quality time with you, listen carefully, order individualized/specialized testing and design an effective treatment plan.
This type of specialized and personalized testing is not offered by most traditional practices. Wellness is a hobby for nurse Jennifer and myself, as well as our occupation. I am not an athlete but I do practice what I preach. I am an avid walker and having completed two full marathons and many half Indy marathons. Nurse Jennifer loves going to the gym and lifting weights. Our desire is to work with each of you and your provider to get to the root cause of the problem, we like to think outside the box and provide you with appropriate alternative therapies to enhance what you are currently doing.