Casey is passionate about helping families find a healthy balance. She has been practicing family medicine since she graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1999. She finished her family medicine residency at Baptist Medical Center in KC, MO and followed that with a fellowship in obstetrics at Truman Lakewood in KC, MO. Casey has had a life long interest in integrative medicine.
Since 2011, she has been practicing and learning functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is looking forward to finishing her certification in 2016. Recently, she also completed Andrew Weil’s 200-hour Integrative Fellowship for faculty. Casey strongly believes that health is within each person’s reach and isn’t dependent on people taking another pill.
She has a husband and 2 boys who are pretty passionate about health too! One of her favorite memories is of her oldest son coming home from kindergarten and asking, “why are they trying to poison me at school with all those artificial foods?”. Casey is super-excited to realize her dream of working at Sastun Center for Integrative Health Care and can’t wait to work with you and your family as well!
What is Functional Medicine?
” I believe it is the most profound and efficient way to treat and prevent chronic health issues.”
Functional Medicine is All About You.
It is a health-focused, patient-centered partnership where the doctor and patient work together to dig deep and find the causes of illness and disease.
Functional Medicine is not Assembly Line Medicine.
It is not unusual for the Sastun Direct staff to spend an hour or more with patients, listening to their history, doing detective work, asking questions, and examining the genetic, environmental, and life patterns that affect their health. Functional Medicine practitioners design unique and personalized healing plans for their patients.
Functional Medicine is the Best of Both Worlds.
Functional medicine is not an either/or system, rather, it is a combination of conventional medicine and many different alternatives and complementary therapies. By drawing from an array of different approaches and paying close attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation, and stress reduction we are able to give patients sustainable wellness and vitality.
Functional Medicine Looks for the Cause
In functional medicine, we use specialized testing to find the underlying imbalances—what actually causes the disease. By looking at and treating the root problem we can then treat the disease.
Functional Medicine is Medicine on a Mission.
We are on a mission to help people. We believe strongly the unwell can transform their health. The patient needs to do the work as we can’t do it for them. However, as partners, we will work to restore balance and health in their lives. Watching a person transition from illness to wellness is our greatest joy!
Functional Medicine is True Health
We now have the knowledge to offer patients a better approach to their health. We can incorporate lifestyle medicine, nutrition, supplements, stress reduction techniques, and exercise to improve the function of organs, prevent disease, and create vibrant, sustainable health!
The Sastun Center for Integrative Health Care has provided amazing holistic care since 1998! Today, we are excited to announce the addition of a new affordable way to access your care—Sastun Direct!