Cool Springs Family Medicine is a young and growing practice with a difference. Traditionally, medicine has been about treating disease – repairing a problem, fixing something that’s broken.
However, we believe the focus should be on overall Health. And by helping our patients understand specific steps they can take to maintain and improve their health, many diseases can be prevented, or at least be less severe. Of course, if you’re sick our job is still to help make you well. But we believe in taking a preventive and integrative approach to the health of you and your entire family.
Integrative Medicine treats the person, not just the disease. It combines the teachings and practices of traditional medicine with proven complementary treatments. Many of them are more natural ways to address the variety of acute, chronic, and preventive care issues everyone faces.
That's why we ask our patients questions about their diets, exercise habits, their stress levels, and things they come into contact with in their environments. Ours is a broader perspective that treats the whole patient, not just the problem at hand.
Though we are a general medical practice and see patients ranging from newborns to super seniors, we have developed strong interests in a handful of areas we believe are key to improving our patients' overall health.?
Our bodies come with natural protective mechanisms that help cleanse it, as well as fight off assaults from disease and poisons in the environment. But today, our bodies are overwhelmed. Our autoimmune systems are being pushed harder than they should be. And in many children, and adults, those systems have been ruined.
As a result, doctors everywhere are seeing an increases in allergies, ADHD, developmental disorders, autism, and eczema. When you combine those with unhealthy lifestyle choices in adults, you get serious conditions.