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Discover a new path to a healthy life through Functional medicine. (KGO)

Discover a new path to a healthy life through Functional medicine.

Flourish Integrative Health
247 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Ph: (415) 721-2990
http://flourishintegrative.com/what-is-functional-medicine/

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems- oriented approach and that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional medicine practitioners spend time listening to their patients, asking many questions, and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

About Dr. Scharf:

Dr. Sarah Scharf is the co-founder of Flourish Integrative Health in the San Francisco Bay area and is passionately devoted to educating her community about health and wellness. Dr. Scharf received her doctorate from LifeWest Chiropractic College in 2006.

Although her original training is in chiropractic, Dr. Scharf has devoted her career to continued learning in order to help her patients even more. FUNCTIONAL Wellness more appropriately describes what they do at Flourish Integrative Health. Dr. Scharf also sees some major downfalls in the future of American health care. As a result, she has joined the PMA (Pastoral Medical Association) and is utilizing the Member Share Agreement to make sure that no one's care is compromised in any way.

Not only is Dr. Scharf a gifted doctor and educator, she is also friendly, perceptive and passionate. She enjoys volunteering her time to enrich her community by providing valuable information that will enable families to live and enjoy life to the fullest. In addition to her growing family practice, she considers herself to be doubly blessed with her loving partner and child (Graham). Outside of the practice, Dr. Scharf enjoys being very active with her family and community. On the weekends she enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing tennis.

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