Beacon Center on DPC

Good evening,

The Beacon Center provides a quick look at Direct Primary Care and urges our state legislators to take action to protect this great health care delivery model.  Having provided some of the background information to a Beacon Center representative, I was glad to see this article come out as it did. 

Why Patients Love Functional Medicine

This past week, had the opportunity to share some feedback in the Williamson Herald about why patients love functional medicine.  I have copied that editorial below:

Since opening Sanctuary Medical Care and Consulting this year, many patients have expressed a similar question, “What is functional medicine?” Dr. Hutton and I enjoy answering this question for two reasons: 1) We see it working in our patients.

PFC MVP – A New View of Nutrition

At the end of September, I was privileged to attend an AFMCP conference.  This stands for Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice and was hosted by the Institute for Functional Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.  I wanted to share some of the things I learned and realized during that week.  Not all of the thoughts will be completely organized as I was taking notes while writing these notes for you. 

Can immunizations cause autism?

The immunizations and autism debate doesn’t seem to go away. As of today, the scientific evidence does not support the hypothesis that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md. In fact, the initial study implicating vaccines has been retracted and its author has lost his medical license.

Developmental Paediatrics

Developmental Paediatricians have specialty interest, training and experience in the development of children: how they grow, how they acquire knowledge and skills, how they learn to behave and socialise. We use our training to understand children from a medical point of view, in order to determine the reasons for different problems of development and behaviour.

Why your child might see a paediatrician?

Your child might see a paediatrician if your GP wants a specialist opinion about your child’s health and development, or thinks your child needs specialised care and treatment.

– behaviour problems
– developmental delay
– autism
– ADHD
– sleep problems
– brain conditions – for example, epilepsy

What is paediatrics?

Paediatrics is a medical specialty that manages medical conditions affecting babies, children and young people. Paediatricians are doctors who look at specific health issues, diseases and disorders related to stages of growth and development. This is an area of medicine where the doctor works closely with the patient and their family. Paediatrics is a diverse,

Essential Hypertension and MTHFR 677

MTHFR garners enough attention these days that the gene should run for office. Furthermore, it would have a great career in politics since it is accustomed to being blamed for everything medical under the sun anyway. This time Chinese researchers linked it to Essential Hypertension in a meta-analysis of other studies comparing the risk of high blood pressure in persons with the 677 or 1298 variation and those without the genetic change.

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