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Functional Medicine in Northern Illinois

Functional Medicine bridges the gaps in your healthcare. It’s when you seek to find the root cause with preventative, wellness-based medicine. We can’t wait to help you live a healthy life through our integrative approach.

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Does this sound like you?

Functional Medicine may be the best fit for you if you are any of the following:

  • You are Frustrated with traditional medical care

  • You want preventative healthcare

  • You have emotional or psychological illnesses

  • You want to understand your health

  • You want personalized healthcare

  • You are open to alternative treatments

  • You have a lot of stress

  • You have difficulty sleeping

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Functional Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine focuses on the illness at surface level and often times treats symptoms more than the root cause. This can leave you without a cure for the actual problem. This is where Functional Medicine steps in.

Functional Medicine takes a holistic approach and looks at the bigger picture. It takes into account your psychological, physical, environmental, social, and spiritual situations. Often times, this holistic or integrative approach can help identify the root cause of an illness which can help prevent further or worse symptoms from appearing.

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Hi, I’m Carolyn!

I’m honored to take care of hundreds of people just like you in our community.

A little bit about me:

  • Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University / Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago in 2004

  • Nurse for over 26 years

  • Skilled in treating endocrine, hormone disorders

  • utilizing cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

  • Board Certified in Women’s Health

  • Treating mood, hormone related disorders

  • Nutrition guidance

  • Certified Diplomat with the AntiAging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine (FAAMFM) Fellowship through A4M/MMI.

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Start your journey to a healthier you

We are here to listen and walk with you on your journey, exploring evidence-based solutions related to your experiences to help you heal. We all have a story to tell and desire to be acknowledged, validated and understood in a compassionate and safe environment. Welcome to Serenity.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Functional Medicine is a unique approach to your health. Unlike traditional medicine which focuses primarily on medication, Functional Medicine takes an integrative approach of combining all factors that can affect your health. If you're frustrated with traditional medicine and are ready for a personalized health care plan, then Functional Medicine is a perfect fit for you!

If you are ready to engage in an active journey to find the best version of you possible, then we think we'll be a great fit. Let's talk!

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We work alongside your primary care provider to combine medicine, exercise, diet, and lifestyle to find healing and experience lasting joy.

While we are not a primary care provider, we like to think of ourselves as a crucial part of your health journey. If you have questions on what services we offer, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Every patient is different. We develop a specialized plan to identify and bring healing to your health concerns. For some this could be trouble sleeping, feeling drowsy, or having stress overload. There are countless symptoms and illnesses that Functional Medicine can help with. Reach out to our friendly staff to see how we can help.

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You're embarking on a journey for your health. We can't say exactly how long it will take to reach your desired health goals but we can guarantee you'll start seeing improvement within 4-6 weeks of starting your journey.

Along your journey of healing, we'll explore all your options together to find the perfect balance of medication, diet, exercise, hormone replacement, and lifestyle. This is a long term commitment while we partner in bringing you healing and lasting joy.

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We work with patients from all over! Using online appointments and telehealth, we can help you wherever you're at. For our in person appointments, we have patients from the following areas:

Of course, if you would like an in person appointment and your town is not listed above, you are more than welcome in our office! 

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Functional medicine is all about personalized care and getting to the root of health issues. While insurance does not cover them, there are some empowering things to consider:

  • Tailored Treatment: Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, functional medicine and BHRT look at what's going on with you specifically. It's like having a treatment plan customized just for you.

  • Feeling Empowered: These approaches often focus on lifestyle changes and natural remedies, which means you get to take charge of your health. It's like being the CEO of your own well-being!

  • Feeling Better: BHRT can help tackle things like fatigue, mood swings, and low energy by balancing your hormones. People often say they feel like themselves again – just with more pep in their step.

  • Overall Wellness: Functional medicine looks at the big picture, considering how everything in your body is connected, trying to identify the root cause of your concerns. So, it's not just about fixing one problem – it's about helping you feel your best from head to toe.

  • Happy Patients: Client’s who've tried functional medicine or BHRT often rave about how it changed their lives for the better. They appreciate the personal attention and holistic approach, which makes them feel like they're in good hands.


While insurance coverage is not available for these treatments, the benefits they offer in terms of personalized care, empowerment, improved quality of life, comprehensive wellness, and client satisfaction highlight their value in the realm of modern healthcare.

Not what you’re looking for?

Try one of our other services

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Women's Health

Hormone balancing, Lifestyle support, wellness exams, and personal care.

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Hormone Optimization

Using the BioTe method of hormone replacement to balance your hormones.

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Lifestyle Support

Sleep habits, proper diets, and custom plan to keep your lifestyle healthy.

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IV Therapy

Infuse your body with vitamins and nutrients to feel rejuvinated.

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