From Dr. Abrams
To all my wonderful patients:
I am deeply humbled by your trust and dedication over the last 17 years and honored to care for you and your families. We have grown together in monumental ways, and every day I feel blessed to be able to practice medicine and effect positive change, wellness, and healing into your lives.
Health and wellness are not static states. High-level health and wellness involve giving good care to your physical self, using your mind constructively, expressing your emotions effectively, being creatively involved with those around you, and being concerned about your physical, psychological, and spiritual environments. True health is a symphony with all instruments playing in harmony. However, optimizing your health and living with wellness is not the focus of our current healthcare system.
Our traditional healthcare system is top-notch for treating acute diseases and primarily focuses on symptoms. Its downfall, conversely, is taking care of complex chronic conditions. Initially, many of you came to my office after you had already been to other providers and numerous specialists and were still not getting any better. You have been criticized for seeking natural products, using alternative supplements, adhering to an unfamiliar diet, or given a prescription medication to cover up your symptoms. Worse, you were told it was “all in your head.” You confidentially shared with me your frustrations, your fears, your anger, and you just cried. I knew you were sick and tired of not being heard, respected, or given no input. I realized that our healthcare system was trying to “help” patients but was not healing patients.
Well, I truly hear you; I always have. I’m always searching for more knowledge to help you find answers for you, for me, and for my mom, who passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease. My mother was one of those very fiery, strong-willed, brilliant, independent women who raised me by herself. She pushed through life with perseverance and resilience and taught me about having respect, integrity, compassion, and grit. She supported my desire to be a doctor and go to medical school even though we did not have any money. Hearing the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and watching her deteriorate was extremely painful. The medications did nothing to slow her decline or reverse her symptoms. Doctors had no answers; our system had no answers. I had no answers. I felt helpless.
This traumatic experience changed my life and encouraged me to ask why patients in a traditional standard of care medicine model do not truly get well. How can I genuinely prevent disease and heal those who are already ill? What are we missing? I have found that there are so many different approaches and modalities that can be used synergistically with conventional medicine to facilitate healing.
My epiphany began when I discovered Functional Medicine, or rather, it discovered me.
This science-based, whole-body approach complements traditional care and focuses on healing chronic diseases by treating the underlying root cause of disease, not the symptoms. Patients can improve and optimize their health, overall wellness, vitality, and extend the longevity of their life.
After numerous years of study and exams, I am one of the few medical physicians in this country who graduated, completed both fellowships, and received my Functional Medicine Certifications from The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). These are the largest, most well-respected international organizations in the world.
I am very excited to share with you that I am bringing Functional and Integrative Medicine Wellness Programs to our office. Joining me will be my beautiful and amazing wife, Kelly. Over the years, she has been called the “sage” for her wise advice and counsel. Combining her nursing background with her functional medicine coaching certification, she will be your Health Coach who will help intervene in that space between the gravitational pull of old habits and your desire for lasting change.
Together, as partners in your health, I look forward to spending significant and meaningful time with you to create the best environment for natural transformation and healing so we can bring back your zest for life. You deserve a lifetime of optimal health and wellness to prosper and thrive.
Dr. West-Ky Abrams, D.O., ABAARM, FAARFM, IFMCP
Your health is priceless!
After all, without our health, we have nothing.
So I invite you to step into a new world,
-a world of possibility;
-a world of good health and happiness;
-a world where you are given the tools to take charge of your health:
Increase energy throughout the day so you can participate in the activities you enjoy
Sleep through the night without getting up 3-5 times to use the bathroom
Balance healthy hormone levels so you can feel more like yourself again
Reignite your libido
Improve digestion & heal your gut so you can go out with friends and family and eat your favorite foods
Detoxify your body so you can lose weight
Improve your immune function so you are less susceptible to illness
Repair mental clarity & sharpness
Rekindle your joy and vitality for life