Women’s Healthcare Center
Our female gynecologist at Medicine in Balance provides conventional women’s healthcare services, including:
- Annual GYN exams and Pap tests
- Birth control counseling and options
- Gynecologic visits for problems such as
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- PMS, endometriosis and other issues
- STD testing and counseling
- Urinary incontinence treatment
- Sexuality counseling
We offer a wide range of options for the perimenopausal / menopausal woman, including:
- Compounded Bioidentical hormone therapy
- Herbal medicine
- Osteoporosis counseling and treatment
Note: We do not provide obstetrical services, and all procedures are done in the office only.
Integrative Functional Medicine Consultations
Dr Warner sees women, men and teens for a variety of concerns and different “diagnoses”. This can range from hypertension and high cholesterol to autoimmune issues or diabetes.
Looking through the lens of Functional Medicine, she will seek out the underlying cause of these conditions and help to rebalance the person, restoring normal processes in the body.
In Functional Medicine, we look at processes, not individual issues, and that means that steps taken to rebalance one issue usually work to rebalance other issues as well.
Genetic Investigation for Personalized Treatment
We are all individuals, having received our genetic makeup from our parents. No one else is exactly like us (unless you have a twin!). In order to provide truly personalized medical care, these genetic predispositions should be kept in mind and taken into account as medical decisions are made.
We order and interpret genetic testing for many specific issues, and can help provide information about how you handle medication, how well or poorly you take in your food, and how you metabolize your hormones. Know that our genes are also not the end of the game: how we live our lives determines which genes get expressed and which remain silent. Let us help you determine which genes get a voice in your life.
Most of us can use some help in meeting our goals to eat more healthfully. Sometimes we need more basic knowledge, sometimes we “know” what we “should” be doing but simply can’t seem to make it happen.
Our nutritional counseling services can help you untangle the many moving parts of your eating habits. If you have a new medical diagnosis that can be managed with changes in eating, we can help. If you need to overhaul your pantry, or figure out how to eat well and still keep your family happy, we can help. Also, we can adjust supplement choices based on dietary patterns.
The goal of our nutritional counseling is to not remind you how much you’ve “cheated” but to help you find a balanced, healthy relationship to food that works for your lifestyle.
Health coaching is more than just talking about your diet.
A coach helps you find your priorities and make first steps in change. They also help you figure out why you can’t move forward. Part cheerleader, part counselor, part nutritionist, part confidant, your coach shows you the way and helps you remain accountable to yourself and your goals. They will give you the data you need (Bioimpedence Assessments, diet review, supplement review, exercise patterning) to make an informed decision about the next steps in your health journey. We can all use a second opinion like this!
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Asian cultures, restoring health involves restoring appropriate flow of qi (life force energy) in specific pathways in the body called meridians. An acupuncturist places very fine needles into specific points along these meridians to improve the flow. Other techniques include moxibustion (heating herbs over these same points), Chinese cupping, scraping, electrical stimulation and other ways of improving flow. A diagnosis is made based on history as well as observation of the tongue and extended pulse readings.
Traditional diagnostic methods are supplemented with computerized Digital Meridian analysis, which allows one to actually see the status of one’s energy or Qi in the various meridians/organs, making this ancient art more tangible and allowing for greater refinement in treatment strategies and patient tracking over time. For those who desire to take bio-impedence technology one step further, testing with the Bio-Meridian device provides a glimpse into the functional health status of each system of the body – based on this data, treatment priorities can be determined and appropriate natural healing herbal remedies can be recommended to change the physiology in a positive direction. Chinese medicinal herbal formulas, being a key component of Oriental Medicine, are a sophisticated system of herbal combining that can be utilized to address practically any health issue on a day to day basis – these are frequently included as part of the treatment process.
Osteopathic Manipulation / Craniosacral Therapy
Osteopathy is a hands on healing technique that all DO’s are taught. The foundational belief is that the body can heal itself and does not require maintenance body work if you are feeling well. Doctors of Osteopathy are trained to evaluate the soft tissue in addition to the bones, and focus on the entire body, not just the spine. It can be used to treat numerous health conditions, not just pain. It is gentle and does not include any “cracking” movements.
A session of OMT is often accompanied by craniosacral therapy, which allows the practitioner to evaluate the fluidity of the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, with gentle pressure to reestablish balance.