Combining the best of functional medicine, nutrition, and mind-body techniques with conventional treatments to treat the root cause.
Our Rheumatology services offer you a personalized, focused experience including Functional Medicine and mind-body-services, whether you choose to visit us seeking help in obtaining a diagnosis or in finding treatment solutions.
Rheumatic disorders include many conditions including chronic diseases that are often difficult to treat and are not “curable,” some of the most common conditions include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
These conditions affect over 50 million Americans! Autoimmune diseases have become an epidemic and their treatment eclipses cancer care costs. The NIH estimates the cost of treating autoimmune diseases to be around $100 billion, almost double spent on cancer.
In recent years, there have been a number of breakthroughs in pharmacologic drugs to suppress the immune system to ameliorate symptoms associated with autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. These treatments have improved the lives of many who have suffered from pain and disability. But the treatments often have side effects and long-term risks to health and ultimately do not get to the causative root of the problem.
We look for the root causes of autoimmune conditions. Taking a functional medicine approach to uncover the triggers and correct underlying imbalances, we combine the latest in autoimmune research to treat even the most complex autoimmune conditions.
Why Take the Functional Medicine Approach?
Traditional Western Medicine, or conventional medicine, focuses on diagnosing and treating symptoms, generally with prescription medication or surgery. This approach works well with acute medical illnesses, like a heart attack or trauma, but is often less successful when dealing with chronic medical problems, like arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmune diseases.
Functional Medicine is personalized medicine and emphasizes an understanding of the causes of physiologic imbalance in the individual patient. Functional Medicine is holistic and considers the optimum functionality of all systems of the body. This approach incorporates a variety of methods and therapies for supporting those systems and keeping them healthy, such as nutrition, botanical therapies, diet, lifestyle approaches, and stress reduction programs.
At Living Well Dallas, we seek to understand the causes and reasons for the development of disease and aim to provide preventive approaches to maintain optimal health and vitality.
Nancy Scheinost, MD has been practicing Rheumatology in Bryan/College Station for almost three decades. She is now offering her services in Dallas. Dr. Scheinost considers every patient’s hereditary background, past medical history, and current health conditions, current treatments, and lifestyle choices.
If you struggle with a particular condition or illness, we work hard to identify the causes of the problem and prescribe an individual program to restore healthy function, while at the same time, making appropriate use of the state of the art traditional medical therapies.