As a functional medicine physician, Dr. Leazenby works with people who are chronically ill as well as those seeking optimal wellness. Dr. Leazenby works with each patient to identify patterns and connections that may be leading to the body’s imbalances and expression of disease. Dr. Leazenby spends considerable time getting to know you and your health history in order to understand the factors that have contributed to your current condition. Once identified, she works with you to develop a treatment plan to create health and balance, often beginning with nutrition, exercise and self-care skills. When necessary, these foundational skills are combined with medication, limited targeted supplements and outside professional consultation. For a functional medicine physician and their patient, finding a diagnosis is the beginning, not the end. The goal is to determine the "why" of your health issues and then work to restore balance and functionality to your body.
Some of the services provided at Relish Health include the following: functional medicine assessment and physical exam; personalized nutrition consults, plans and support; specialized testing including genetics, stool and parasite, nutritional deficiencies, and heavy metals; nutraceutical and botanical supplements; basic lab tests and prescriptions; referrals to specialists. Also, you always have online access to your labs, medical records, and refill requests.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
A sample of conditions we treat include: gastrointestinal disorders (IBS/IBD/Reflux), hormone imbalance, diabetes, pre-diabetes, anxiety and depression, sleep/insomnia, unhealthy weight and metabolism, asthma and allergy, autoimmune disorders, migraines and headaches, dermatological conditions (acne, eczema/psoriasis), thyroid and adrenal disorders, elevated cholesterol and heart health, healthy aging, fatigue, environmental and food allergies, and female disorders (PMS, PCOS, menopause, infertility, libido).
As part of your treatment program, Dr. Leazenby may order certain tests that will help you and her customize your plan for improved wellness. While there is wide array of testing available, here are few of the more common tests conducted as part of a functional medicine program:
A four-point cortisol salivary test: looks at how the adrenal glands are functioning, determines the level of adrenal fatigue and indicates how daily stress is affecting your cortisol curve throughout the day
Comprehensive stool testing: provides immediate, actionable clinical information about the overall health of the GI tract, helps identify inflammatory conditions, parasites/candida, and other digestive imbalances
Genetic testing: assesses a small part of the genome and reports on drug metabolism and overall detoxification
Relish Health’s proprietary blood panels: nutrient deficiencies, female/male hormones, allergens and antibodies to gluten, mold and other common irritants, cardiovascular health including NMR lipid profile, serum heavy metals, autoimmune screening.