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Dr. Shayna's Transition from Conventional to Functional Medicine
As a conventional medicaI student, I saw hundreds of patients with severe skin conditions and witnessed profound adverse effects from immunosuppressive medications. As a result, I encountered many patients who desired a more holistic approach.
The irony was that I was training to be a conventional medical doctor but seeking holistic healthcare for myself.
With healthcare and patient needs changing, I wanted to have a "toolbox" to work with beyond prescriptions - safer options that would address the root cause of symptoms and improve overall health. I knew I needed to pursue holistic medical training in order to learn this skill set, which lead me to naturopathic medical school.
I now incorporate Functional Medicine, which is derived from Naturopathic Medicine. I now collaborate with doctors in other specialties to provide an Integrative Approach, combining the best of both worlds.