We find and fix the root cause of health problems!
Root Cause Medical Clinic is a unique place where doctors work together as a team to combine the best of internal medicine, functional nutrition, physical therapy and chiropractic. While all the doctors are from different disciplines, they work together in an integrated fashion, utilizing root cause medicine to resolve your unique health problems. We are located in Clearwater, FL and Saratoga, CA.
What really sets us apart from most medical clinics highlights a very unfortunate fact about the traditional medical industry – its emphasis on treating symptoms, typically with drugs.
We are what every medical clinic in the world should be: a place that finds and fixes the root cause of health problems.
You are driving down the street and you hear your car making a strange sound. There obviously is a problem, so you take it to the mechanic. He tells you he knows what to do.
He hands you a bag of earplugs and says, “Before you start your car, put these in your ears. This will make the noise go away. When you run out of earplugs, come back and I’ll give you some more.”
It sounds absurd, until you realize this experience is what most people receive from the medical industry. Other experiences include being rushed through an office visit, feeling like you were not listened to, your doctor making light of your problems or symptoms, and typically ending the visit with a new drug prescription. You will not experience any of that here. In fact, just the opposite occurs.
Instead you will find doctors who are dedicated to solving your health problems, not just prescribing medication to block pain or mask symptoms. We are a friendly office where you are greeted by name. Our doctors really listen to you. We know that the only way we’re going to be able to truly help you is by understanding what’s actually happening with your body, and you know your body better than anyone else.
What you should expect at your first visit
The first step when we meet a new patient is to schedule them for a free consultation. This is a no charge, half hour consultation to determine if we can help you and if so, how we would go about doing that. The initial consultation not only gives us time to get a good history and feel for if we can help you, but it also gives you a feel for us. Maybe you don’t want to have to expend the effort to get well. Perhaps you like the idea of swallowing a pill to temporarily feel better. We don’t pretend to be the right clinic for everyone, but if you like the idea of unraveling why your body is creating certain symptoms, and you are willing to make some changes in your lifestyle, then you’ll love our approach.
After your initial consultation, providing we feel we can help you, you are then scheduled for a thorough examination. You’ll meet our Medical Director at that exam as well as our Physical Therapist or Chiropractor, depending on the care you need to correct your problems.
After the exam, the team doctors meet to review your case in detail and create a treatment program designed to return your body to good health. This may include one type of care or several, depending on your case, but it will by customized to you. This program will then be reviewed with you on your next visit.
What to expect from a Treatment Program
A treatment program is unique for each patient. Generally, we begin with the basics and refine the program as we diagnose exactly what is causing your health problems. Being experts in many medical disciplines, we have a wide array of tests and treatments at our disposal. State-of-the-art laboratory testing is one of them, and an integral part of performing the in-depth analysis at the heart of Root Cause Medicine.
The types of things you can expect from you treatment that are different from what you are used to include dietary changes, lifestyle management, home exercise programs, and prescription strength nutritional supplements, to name a few.
While we strive to use natural methods whenever possible, we do occasionally need to use medications, usually in the eradication of an infection. But any medication used is done for a temporary period and never as the sole treatment.
Typical programs at Root Cause Medical Clinic last 3 to 4 months, and over 85% of our patients who follow our program achieve excellent changes in their health.
Call us to set up a FREE initial consultation at (408) 733-0400 to see if we can help you.