Find Your Unique Path to Health
At Elevate Health, your functional medicine provider will take a very in-depth, comprehensive approach to finding the root causes of chronic conditions.
Appointments Are a Conversation
This involves detailed history-taking and cutting-edge diagnostics to evaluate how your environment, lifestyle, personal beliefs, psychosocial experiences and genetics impact your health.
They will have a nuanced perspective when looking at various screening tests to detect any early signs of potential health problems.
More Tools for Healing
Functional medicine providers use diet, physical activity, nutritional and botanical supplements, hormone therapy, medications, and other lifestyle changes as well as referrals to other healing modalities –counseling, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, hypnosis and meditation.
They work with you not only to reverse any disease processes but also to optimize your unique expression of health.
7 Principles of Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is shaped by seven core principles:
- Acknowledging the biochemical individuality of each human being, based on concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness.
- Incorporating a patient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatment.
- Seeking a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in a patient’s body, mind and spirit.
- Addressing the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors.
- Identifying health as a positive vitality – not merely the absence of disease – and emphasizing those factors that encourage a vigorous physiology.
- Promoting organ reserve as a means of enhancing the health span, not just the life span, of each patient.
- Functional Medicine is a science-using profession.
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Having been an RN for over 40 years, I have had excellent relationships with physicians as a staff member and as a patient. But the best relationship of my career has been with Dr. Dahra Perkins of Elevate Health. She is the premier example of a positive and beneficial physician-patient partnership. She brings her expertise of family practice medicine and integrates it with functional medicine to provide holistic yet practical health care. I feel listened to and valued as a patient in a truly collaborative relationship.
Dr. Perkins, my exam last Thursday was the most thorough that I have ever had—at the end of your working day, no less. You approached every concern that I had—and others that I didn’t know to be aware of—with clarity and thoughtfulness. You seem to be someone who is passionate about their occupation—and always wanting to know more. I feel fortunate to have you as the person looking after my physical needs at this point in my life.
I wanted to pass on to both of you what the pharmacist at Walmart told me, "I have never met such a rock star team as your doctors at Elevate Health. Your doctors go beyond, like I have never seen." I couldn't agree more. Thank you so very much for not giving up on me. You both have given me light in a dark tunnel over the years.
Dr Perkins has helped me get to a functioning level again. I was a
complete mess, couldn’t eat and in constant pain when I started seeing
her 3 years ago, failing from one doctor to the next. But she worked
with me and I can enjoy my life again and I couldn’t be more thankful!!
Functional Medicine FAQ
Improvement in symptoms is unique to the individual. Many factors influence your course of recovery including how long you’ve been unwell, other supportive measures you’ve been doing until now, your genetics, and your capacity to adopt a variety of therapies and interventions that may be recommended.
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Portland OR 97210
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