MSN – Masters of Science in Nursing
FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner
I started Functional Health & Healing because I believe functional medicine is the future of healthcare. After 30 years in “conventional” medicine, I realized that a whole system’s approach to health care just makes sense. I believe that the human body cannot be divided into separate systems and that each system works together as part of the whole. I have a passion for connecting with people and am always searching for answers in medical literature and research.
My role as a practitioner is based on building deep, trusting connections with patients. I view myself as a conduit of information and guidance. I acknowledge the strengths and shortcomings of conventional medicine, noting that it is effective for acute care but may fall short in addressing chronic or ongoing issues. I do not see conventional medicine and functional medicine as opposing approaches but believe in using both when appropriate.
I emphasize the importance of taking the time to listen to patients and understand their stories, as well as finding the underlying causes of illness, this is why I express dissatisfaction with short appointment times and insurance-driven healthcare. I signed on with the Institute for Functional Medicine and follow a path that combines current research, contemporary lab testing, and a personalized approach to medical care.
I have a collaborative partnership with a supervising Medical Doctor, Dr. Riva Robinson, and invite readers to join them on a journey toward achieving optimal health.
Get cozy with chaos, not knowing what is coming next, to leap into a healthier state: Mind/body, and soul.
I INVITE YOU TO DISRUPT YOUR STATUS QUO.
Dr Jones completed his Medical Degree at Ross University, School of Medicine. During residency, he undertook advanced training in family medicine with an emphasis in Emergency Medicine. After finishing his formal medical training, Dr. Jones spent 20 years as a full-time emergency physician. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Jones has specialized in Regenerative Medicine.
I first met Dr Jones at an IFM conference in March 2016. We became close friends and went through the next 2 years attending all the modules/classes needed to complete our education in Functional Medicine together. We have remained good friends and continue to work together to support overall health and healing for our community.
Dr. Riva Robinson is a vibrant and vivacious physician who walks her talk. She is extremely adept at ‘meeting people where they are at along the health spectrum and helps them advance toward a state of optimal well-being.
Clare Cattarin met Dr. Riva at an IFM conference where they discovered their philosophies about life, health, and wellness were in parallel. Dr. Riva is a champion bodybuilder who has personally used the functional medicine approach and is now in practice to help others find their health.