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Functional Medicine in Bend, OR

Dr. Sheppard is a chiropractic physician at the Oregon Head and Neck clinic located in the Old Mill District.  One clinical expertise that makes is practice unique in the community is the integration of both chiropractic care and Functional Medicine in Bend, OR.

What is Functional Medicine?

The Functional Medicine approach to health is based on looking at the root cause of a disease process instead of just attending to symptoms.  Looking at a patient as a whole being, a system of interconnected parts and pieces helps determine the best approach to resolving chronic health conditions that have failed to be alleviated with conventional approaches. Functional Medicine is an evidence-based approach to health care that is great at helping people with problems ranging from chronic fatigue, digestive issues and hormone imbalances, just to name a few. The acute care health system in the United States is phenomenal, but unfortunately we are failing miserably at dealing with chronic health conditions. We need to take a step back and ask ourselves if the “one symptom-one pill” model is really working? If we are honest with ourselves the answer will be a resounding NO.

What conditions can be improved by Functional Medicine?

Most chronic health conditions have overlapping body systems that are impacted by the disease process.  The spectrum of conditions that can be improved by Functional Medicine ranges from digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune symptoms as well as other chronic conditions. Whether you have been dealing with IBS/IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, chronic fatigue, or menopausal symptoms, working with a Functional Medicine practitioner can dramatically improve your health.

healthy bodyDr. Sheppard commonly sees patients dealing with:

  • fatigue
  • hot flashes
  • acid reflux
  • weight gain
  • sleep issues
  • anxiety/depression
  • autoimmune condtions

To learn more about Functional Medicine in Bend, OR please call (541)-213-2190 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheppard. 

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