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Functional Medicine in Crystal Lake, IL

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 Crystal Lake

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

  • Nutrition guidance

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

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Get to the root of the problem

We’ve helped countless people like you in the Crystal Lake area using a holistic approach. We’ve helped clients achieve:

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Reduced Joint Pain
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Reduced Depression Symptoms
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Improved Mood and Energy
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Reduced Weight Gain
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Help with Emotional Illness
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Reduced Sleep Issues
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Personalized Health Care
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True Health Understanding
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Reduced Chronic Pains
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Reduced Menopause Symptoms
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Increased Lean Muscle Mass
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Improved Sexual Performance
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Clients from the area love us

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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're open for both in person and virtual appointments to best fit your needs. Our office is located near the intersection of Route 176 and 31 at 820 E Terra Cotta Ave Suite #132, Crystal Lake, IL.

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.