The Doctors at Roots Natural Medicine ascribe to an integrative approach to health care which has evolved to address the needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, this brand of medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Spending time with our patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors allow us to support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Patients of Roots Natural Medicine will benefit from the knowledge and experience of two Doctors who have a diverse background of training in a wide range of health related topics but share the common goal of supporting the body as a self-healing organism. To learn more about the Doctors click (here).
WHY DO WE NEED THIS APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE?
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders. The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care. It is well equipped to handle emergencies or to create a diagnosis based on a set of symptoms. Once a diagnosis is reached, a course of treatment is begun which is based on the “standard of care”. Unfortunately, many patients who suffer from complex, chronic health challenges find that this “standard” fails to treat the true causes of their particular issues. Sadly, they are often led down the path of symptom suppression verses one of true healing.
HOW IS ROOTS NATURAL MEDICINE DIFFERENT? We have the goal of understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. In order to treat the root cause, we must look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning. We also have a special interest in the care of the body's structure, particularly, the health and allignment of the spinal column, not only in its relationship to pain, but also its connection to optimal funtioning of the nervous system, which orchestrates all physiologic processes.
Our approach to health care is integrative and evidence-based. We support the combining of the best medical practices. We believe in the integration of traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine. Our focus is on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and utilizing the best of both centuries old therapies along with cutting edge technology.
We are trained to know when a referral is necessary or would benefit the patient. Knowing that no single doctor has all of the answers, we look forward to being part of a team of health care providers. Certain situations should be managed through prescription drugs and Roots Natural Medicine will make sure that patients get the care that is appropriate for them.
Roots Natural Medicine, 2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 31, Ventura CA 93003 (805) 339-0050