Integrative and Functional Medicine
Integrative medicine is an approach to care that believes a number of therapies can and should be provided in a collaborative way to give a patient the best means possible to heal themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. The ideal of integrative medicine sees the best of conventional medicine combined with the best of complementary medicine provided in a seamless and safe manner.
The CHI offers Integrative and Functional Medicine with our Medical Doctor, Adrienne Junek, and our Nurse Practitioner, Jamie Batsch.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) work much like a Medical Doctor (MD), providing the following services that an MD would, including comprehensive assessments, diagnosis, ordering laboratory/diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and referring to a specialist when necessary.
Our Nurse Practitioner, Jamie Batsch, comes from a nursing background with an emphasis on a holistic approach to care and provides a bridge between the medical establishment and our integrative care. Jamie is passionate about providing high quality integrative care and uses a functional medicine approach to identify the root cause of your symptoms to help guide optimal holistic care management. She treats all her clients as if they were her own family and friends and goes above and beyond to enable them to achieve optimal well-being through an integrative approach while providing an individualized therapeutic care plan.
Jamie specializes in primary care and has a special interest in mental health, cannabis, pain management, nutrition, irritable bowel syndrome and digestive health. She strives to empower and advocate for her clients in order for them to achieve their optimal well-being. Jamie is very resourceful and if she doesn't know the answer, she is sure to go looking for it through further collaboration and consultation with other health care providers.
Functional and Integrative Medicine - Supportive Cancer Care
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Integrative Medicine FAQs
Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to health care that embraces both conventional as well as complementary and alternative approaches to health and wellness. Integrative medicine incorporates the best available evidence with patient values and preferences to deliver health care that considers all therapeutic approaches such as medications, herbals, supplements, mind-body or manual practices, or other interventions.
For more information on integrative medicine and related definitions, see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health definitions on integrative medicine here.
Functional medicine is a systems-based approach to health care that strives to identify and treat the underlying root causes of disease. Functional medicine addresses and attempts to optimize biological imbalances in core physiological functions (digestion, metabolism, energy production, hormone communication, immune system optimization, and elimination) in order to promote optimal health and wellness. For more information on functional medicine, see here.
A Nurse Practitioner is very similar to a medical doctor as they can do comprehensive assessments, diagnose, order laboratory/diagnostic tests, prescribe medications and refer to specialist. The only difference is the length of education versus experience, and that NPs come from a nursing background which utilizes a holistic rather than a disease-oriented approach.
Although Jamie is not certified in Functional Medicine she is passionate about providing high quality integrative care and uses a functional medicine approach to identify the root cause of your symptoms and help further guide management. She treats all her clients as if they were her own family and friends and goes above and beyond to enable them to achieve their optimal well-being through an integrative approach to provide an individualized therapeutic care plan. She specializes in primary care and has a special interest in mental health, cannabis, pain management, nutrition, irritable bowel syndrome and digestive health. She strives to empower and advocate for her clients in order for them to achieve their optimal well-being. Jamie is very resourceful and if she doesn't know the answer she is sure to go looking for it through further collaboration and consultation with other health care providers.
Dr. Junek MD accepts patients for integrative health consultations by referral from a medical doctor. Accompanying letters from a patient’s naturopathic doctor or other health care providers are helpful.
No. Dr. Junek MD practices as an integrative medicine consultant only. Patients are required to have their own family doctor for routine care.
First time visits are booked for 90 minutes for a full integrative health assessment. Follow-up visits are usually 25 minutes.
Please fax the following to the clinic or bring with you to your appointments:
- Any relevant diagnostic tests done with your medical doctor or naturopathic doctor.
- A list of the medications and supplements you take.