Functional Medicine Doctor
Dr. Shama Patel is a leading functional medicine specialist who is passionate about helping you feel better and live your best life. From our Alpharetta practice, we treat all types of diseases and health conditions using a naturopathic or functional medicine approach. This means that instead of simply trying to treat or manage your symptoms with drugs or other forms of modern medicine, we devote our knowledge and expertise to uncovering the root cause of your disease. Dr. Patel is qualified to use this innovative and highly preferred approach to treat a number of common chronic conditions involving allergies, digestive issues, hormone imbalance, metabolic conditions and even neurological problems.
What is Functional Medicine?
At Nova Clinic, we look at the “why” behind your sickness. As experts in functional medicine, we acknowledge that every patient is unique, and chronic conditions deserve an individualized treatment approach instead of the one-size-fits-all methodology often used in conventional medicine. Dr. Patel utilizes biochemical lab testing to consider the specific role that food sensitivities, nutritional status, hormone imbalances, genetic polymorphisms and brain chemistry imbalances may have towards your disease or chronic illness. Using functional medicine, we are able to treat the patient instead of the disease. By treating the underlying cause, we can unlock your body’s natural healing mechanisms and help you find a long-term solution to better health and wellness.
Functional medicine is based on proven scientific research. Dr. Patel has a keen understanding of how nutrition, lifestyle habits and our unique biomarkers can contribute to certain diseases and health conditions. Once these influential factors are discovered, we can often implement a naturopathic method of healing. Depending on the patient, Dr. Patel may recommend herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, home hydrotherapy, essential oils or other homeopathic treatments. Our Alpharetta office is equipped to offer a full menu of innovative and conventional laboratory assessments to ensure we pinpoint and treat the accurate cause of your sickness.
To learn more about Atlanta’s most trusted functional medicine doctor, contact Nova Clinic today. If you have failed to find relief from conventional medicine or want to avoid the disruptive side effects of prescribed drugs, consider naturopathic therapy and science-based alternatives at Nova Clinic.