Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Dr. Ken Litwin excel at determining the fundamental reasons underlying the symptoms their patients are experiencing, through applying Functional Medicine. The practice of Functional Medicine requires that careful attention be paid to the details that make up YOU.
Your first visit to our Clinic will be 1 ½ to 2 hours in length, significantly longer than the standard medical evaluation. This extra time provides us the luxury of being able to take a complete history, review past medical records and perform a physical exam. After gathering this crucial information, we will work together to determine the underlying causes for your health challenges.
Together, we will generate a timeline of your life, which will incorporate family history, health history, and the significant events which have affected you during your lifetime. This is essential for determining the root causes of your conditions and symptoms. We will then create a personalized “map” of treatment that will enable you to restore and optimize your health.
This treatment plan will incorporate many facets, including laboratory evaluation, a customized nutritional plan, supplements and/or appropriate medications and lifestyle recommendations.
Our staff will assist you with coordinating your treatment program- every step of the way. This includes a consult with our brilliant Nutrition Team, who will carefully assist you in implementing your individualized nutritional plan.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician, with a focus on chronic disease. She is well-known for her background in laboratory science and her role on the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to those listed below.
Dr. Litwin has practiced primary care and general internal medicine for over 15 years. He now uses the training he has received from the Institute of Functional Medicine to determine the underlying causes of conditions and goes beyond treatment of symptoms in order to optimize the health of his patients.