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Functional Medicine

As a chiropractic physician I know that the body has the innate ability to heal itself. When we give the body the proper care it can work its magic!

Caring for and maintaining the body’s health is an act of integrating treatment methods, not separating them. At Modern Health KC, I prioritize a method of functional medicine that treats the unified system of your body.

The concept of “functional medicine” springs from the idea that health care is an act of integration, not separation. Instead of simply addressing different symptoms across separate areas, functional medicine seeks to treat the issues that altogether affect the unified system of your body.

The principles that characterize Functional Medicine care are as follows:

  • Practitioners prioritize quality over quantity with their patients. A doctor will only make a diagnosis after listening carefully to a patient’s history, documenting their personal choices and medicinal interactions.

  • Assessment and prevention are prioritized over wait-and-see treatment approaches

  • A prioritization is placed on utilizing the most modern and advanced medical equipment that is available. Instead of using antiquated equipment for outdated treatments, newer devices that can treat the complex network of interconnected systems that make up the body

  • Patients are not to feel that they have taken on a passive role in their own health. Instead, they are to be empowered with information and encouraged to take an active role in improving how they feel.

Utilizing the functional medicine approach can allow patients who have been searching for solutions to their problems for years to finally have hope. Instead of relying on being prescribed medications again and again for temporary relief, Dr Kerri Howerton diagnoses problems holistically in order to find permanent cures.

Dr Howerton is passionate that she will leave no stone un-turned to get to the bottom of your health struggle. No one deserves to struggle with their health in a country that has all the greatest amenities. True health should be our top be better than “normal”.

Whether Modern Health KC is the first clinic you are visiting for treatment, or simply the latest one, we’ll make sure we do everything in our power to find an effective treatment and make sure it’s also the last clinic you’ll need to visit.

Take The First Step On Your Journey Back To Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Chat with Dr. Kerri in a free 20 minute phone consultation, I'll happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Modern Health KC is right for you.