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
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.
Hi, I’m Carolyn!
I’m honored to take care of hundreds of people just like you in Algonquin
A little bit about me:
Lived In Crystal Lake for over 17 Years and grew up in Elgin.
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
Certified Diplomat with the AntiAging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine (FAAMFM) Fellowship through A4M/MMI.
Get to the root of the problem
We’ve helped countless people like you in the Algonquin area using a holistic approach. We’ve helped clients achieve:
Reduced Joint Pain
Reduced Depression Symptoms
Improved Mood and Energy
Reduced Weight Gain
Help with Emotional Illness
Reduced Sleep Issues
Personalized Health Care
True Health Understanding
Reduced Chronic Pains
Reduced Menopause Symptoms
Increased Lean Muscle Mass
Improved Sexual Performance
Clients from the area love us
Client of 6 Years
Cannot say enough great things about Carolyn and her staff! She doesn’t just mask your symptoms with medication, she helps you find the root of the problems and helps you develop a plan to get your body back where it should be.
Client of 2 Years
This place is fantastic and represents the future of healthcare; preventative, tailored, holistic approaches to fulfilling your health potential for long term success that taking a pill can’t provide.
Client of 6 Years
Rachel at the front desk is stellar! As someone who despises making phone calls, calling Serenity is easy for me thanks to Rachel. Take charge of your health with the help of Serenity NP. You won’t regret it.
Client of 4 Years
Carolyn has a non-judgemental attitude and she asks for my thoughts on my treatment and is concerned about my well-being. I know I am in good hands under her care.
Client of 5 Years
I credit Carolyn with essentially saving my life. I have been seeing her for the past 4 years, after suffering from crippling PPA/PPD. I have recommended her to so many women, you will not be disappointed!
Client of 2 Years
She is kind and honest in her responses, very professional. I feel like I've made big improvements with her guidance.
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
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!
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.
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.
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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