Traditional medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Once the diagnosis is established, the diagnosis is cross-checked with the list of medications used to treat that particular disorder. Often times, the medications chosen are merely treating symptoms, rather than the root cause of the problem. This is often referred to as the “disease-drug” model.
The integrative or functional medicine approach focuses on prevention and, when problems present themselves, seeks to find the underlying cause. This approach is relatively simple and consists of identifying those things that might be making you sick and eliminating them, while at the same time replacing any identified deficiencies, be they hormonal or nutritional.
Who We Are.
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Dr. Gerard Guillory is a board certified internal medicine specialist who has been practicing in Aurora, Colorado since 1985. He is a nationally recognized speaker and writer on irritable bowel syndrome. He strongly believes, as Hippocrates stated some 2000 years ago, that “all disease begins in the gut”.
His clinical focus utilizes a functional/integrative medicine approach which seeks to discover the root cause of the problem. Unlike the traditional "drug-disease" model which automatically resorts to medication, we attempt to discover why someone is feeling ill and not just the diagnosis.
With each patient a customized evaluation and treatment plan is developed to help achieve optimal wellness. This approach is patient-centered rather than disease-centered.
- Integrative Medicine: Holistic health care that works
- Supplements instead of pharmaceuticals when possible
- Nutritional counseling and healthy eating
- Cutting edge diagnostic,functional medicine testing
- Customized health advice to achieve optimal wellness