“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” – Hippocrates
If you’re the sort of person that wants to become more resilient and increase your longevity while feeling great, I will help you to do just that. My goal is for your lifespan and healthspan to be equal. Healthspan is the functional and disease-free period of life. New science shows that by changing what we eat, what we do and how we think, we have control over both healthspan AND lifespan. We at PharmToTable aspire to help you extend your life and your health; feeling good or even great for years to come.
We are all on our own paths to wellness and every personal path is unique. My motto is “start where you are”. It’s never too late or too early to get started. We will start where you are by going over your list of medications, complaints and history. Then we will evaluate your goals, develop a strategy and implement the plan. It probably won’t be simple nor will it be easy but that’s why I’m here, to help you sort through the complex issues and find actionable steps you can take to improve your resilience and overall well-being. Let’s get started now!
I've been practicing pharmacy for over 30 years. I graduated from University of Houston in 1990 and took the path less traveled. As a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist I worked for many years with cutting edge technology in the detection of diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, at the molecular level.
Eventually I found my way closer to the frontline of patient care as a hospital pharmacist. I can see clearly the impact I have on patient care in the acute setting. I am proud of the help I provide to patients with acute illnesses such as broken bones, heart attacks, stroke or cancer. However for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, anxiety or depression, it is clear to me that the traditional Western Medicine approach is not really helping these patients get better. Western Medicine focuses too much on treating the symptoms of chronic diseases rather than identifying the root causes of those diseases.
That is why I am so excited to be part of the PharmToTable team where we use the Functional Medicine approach to health care. We look for and address the root causes of disease and in today's busy and toxic world, the causes are seemingly everywhere. There are many things you can do today to improve your health; things that health professionals in the Western Medicine model simply don't have time to talk to you about. Join us at PharmToTable and let's get started today on your journey to wellness.
Like most health professionals in Functional Medicine, my path was a personal journey from ill health to well-being. For many years I struggled with anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, insomnia and obesity. Traditional medicine failed to cure me of any of these issues not for the lack of trying many of same the medications I dispense daily to others. It was only when I looked into alternative approaches to my illnesses that I began to get better. Today I feel and look younger than my chronological age, I sleep well and have the energy and drive to pursue my passions. My passion is helping people feel better.
Currently I am a traveling hospital pharmacist, licensed in over 13 states and territories. My fiancé, Bill and I enjoy travelling the US and working in new places. I especially enjoy meeting and working with new people. As I get to know them, I inevitably begin helping them with their personal health issues. I've been told many times that I should change careers and help individuals for a living so that's what I have done! By joining the PharmToTable team I look forward to helping many more people applying the Functional Medicine approach to health.