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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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We accept most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and offer a cash model if you are currently uninsured. We can even provide you with a super bill to submit to your insurance provider if you are out of network. To learn more about insurance and payment options contact us before your appointment.

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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! 

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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Functional Psychiatry

Help with mental disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression.

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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 rejuvenated.