Have you been told “you’re fine”, “your labs look great, see you in a year”, or “there’s nothing you can do, that’s just the way it is”, but yet you feel like something is off and your doctor isn’t listening? The body gives symptoms as clues, and even if symptoms are common, they are not normal. Let’s explore these dynamics together. Sara would love to partner with you on this journey to uncover the root cause that other practitioners have dismissed or tried covering up with prescriptions.
Sara’s passionate about foundational gut healing. Did you know headaches, eczema, depression, and so much more usually begin in the gut? Using a personalized approached to facilitate your body to heal, seemingly unrelated symptoms subside. In addition to gut work, Sara has additional training in adrenals, hormones, blood sugar, food sensitivities and deciphering blood chemistry within functional ranges (vs lab ranges).
Dr. Sara Mahan received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2011. She currently practices in a community pharmacy setting where she loves to answer questions, lend a listening ear, and build relationships with her patients. It's here she noticed many of her patients weren't getting better using conventional methods. In fact, most were getting worse and being put on additional medications. This led her to study functional medicine, as well as health coaching, and now she's known as the "natural pharmacist" at her store. She does not want to cover up symptoms with medication, but instead recommends dietary, lifestyle, and alternative remedies. Her functional medicine training has mainly been with The School of Applied Functional Medicine and Restorative Wellness Solutions. As there is always more to learn, she continues her studies with various seminars and classes.
Sara is originally from Chicago, but after graduation she moved to southern California and fell in love with the sunshine. She also fell in love with her husband, Ryan, who was stationed at a military base near by. When he got out of the Navy, they moved to the Seattle suburbs to be closer to family. They have 2 sweet and crazy kids, as well as 2 cats and a red-headed golden retriever. If their 5 year old has anything to do with it, a small dog that wears sweaters will soon be added. Her favorite things include: being with family, learning new things, having silly dance parties and eating the yummy, healthy food her husband cooks up. And yes, she misses the sun, but her husband's pretty great.