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Start your journey today towards a healthier, happier you!

What is Functional Health?

Functional Health addresses the root cause of illness by looking at the body as an interconnected system, rather than treating symptoms alone.

Utilizing this approach, we empower our patients to achieve optimal health and vitality through lifestyle and diet modifications to address the root causes.

Did You Know?

Dr. Kirsten Ferguson, our esteemed practitioner, is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. With her expertise and commitment, she leads our team in providing comprehensive care tailored to your individual needs.

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What is functional health?

This is a personalized, integrative and investigative approach to healthcare that looks at a patient's history, genetics, environment, and lifestyle to determine causation for long-term health and chronic pain or dysfunction.  To simplify...I look at how to achieve the optimal function for each individual.

 

How is this achieved?

By utilizing medical history, genetic profiles and in-depth specialized labs, I can gain insights to which systems need to be addressed to achieve better health.  Treatment may include lifestyle changes (such as eating habits, sleep, activities, and self-care), nutraceutical supplements to support repair, stress management, etc. 

 

Is this covered by insurance?

While you may be able to submit some of your labs to insurance, my services, expertise, and consultations are not.

 

How do I get started?

To become a functional health patient, you will need to gather your records (all medical records and lab work).  Contact the office and a link will be sent to you to complete your paperwork online.  After all paperwork is received, your initial consultation will be scheduled.  This appointment must be prepaid and is non-refundable.  If necessary, the appointment may be rescheduled but will be subject to a rescheduling fee.

 

How many consultations will I need?

This will depend on the complexity of your needs.  Plan on the initial consultation and two follow up visits at the minimum.

  • What is my training?
    I am a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP). I received my doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. My post doctorate education and training includes Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. I have received complete training in the biological sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, histology, blood chemistry, neurology and pharmacology, conventional medical diagnosis and treatment, as well as, extensive training in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and lifestyle counseling. I have also developed and taught curriculum and programs in higher education for 15 years.
  • Are you a medical doctor?
    I am a Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP) and Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). I received my doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. My post doctorate education and training is in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Therefore, I do not practice medicine and do not diagnose or treat diseases or medical conditions. I focus my practice on promoting health and optimal function. My services are not meant to substitute or replace those of a medical doctor but my programs are meant to work in conjunction with them.
  • Do you prescribe medications?
    No. I do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. Your prescribing medical doctor will manage all medications. I use natural, noninvasive methods such as nutritional therapy, herbs, supplements, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal function and health.

My Journey 

My name is Dr. Kirsten Ferguson, DC, CFMP

"Since entering practice in 1996, I  have worked with countless patients on nutrition, health, and wellness.  Over 2 decades, I feel that the level of chronic illness in our population continues to increase.  In my 20s, I became chronically ill suffering from severe daily headaches.  After years of tests and pills, I decided to find the answers to better health in a more natural way.  I thought I was practicing a healthy lifestyle but discovered that I was missing some large pieces of the puzzle.  I became a chiropractic doctor in 1996.  Throughout my career, I have continued to study nutrition and wellness.  In 2017, I decided to return to school to further my education at Functional Medicine University.  Just as Thomas Edison said,

 

"I am here to work with you and teach you to achieve better health."  

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