You Talk. I listen.
This is a place to come to have your story heard, not just your symptoms, but the history and the path that brought you to this current state of being... together we will work to find the answers to bring you to your highest state of wellness through lifestyle changes, nutrition, exercise, meditation, and supplements.
Why Integrative Medicine?
I have found that through my years of practicing medicine that allopathic or Western medicine leaves both the patient and the physician searching for more. Meeting patients for their annual visits gives me a glimpse into their lives, journeys, joys and struggles. It is with great awe that I am inspired by their stories of courage and compassion to create a beautiful life for their family and themselves in the midst of a turbulent world. The time allotted to such appointments does not allow for an in depth evaluation of the state of wellness of the patient and the ability journey into complete health. Wellness is much more than what western medicine believes it to be. It is a mental, spiritual and physical state of health that may be achieved by correcting imbalances of nutrient deficiencies and toxin exposures. Integrative Medicine is a whole systems approach of treating the patient through mind, body, and spirit. When all three are healthy, wellness is achieved.
For this reason, I decided to become trained in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. I completed my Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in February 2016 from The University of Arizona and was fortunate enough to study with Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, and Dr. Veronica Maizes. Their instruction has provided me with a foundation to provide the best care to my patients in a compassionate, caring environment.
Functional Medicine is a system of evaluating a patient using a systems-oriented approach. This is a shift from disease centered, to patient centered approach to patient care that involves approaching disease at the cellular level and correcting nutritional deficiencies to promote the optimal vitality and health of the individual. Functional Medicine takes into account the unique genetic make up of the individual and the way this allows them to interact differently with their environment and even with different medications. Through Nutrition testing and toxin identification, Hormone testing, and Stool testing, with specific genomic testing for SNP's or single nucleotide polymorphism, the physician is able to determine the best course of action to provide for the very best health and optimal wellness of the patient.
I offer Nutritional, Hormonal, and GI Effects testing through Genova.
Medical grade, pure supplements, Nutritional Foods and Detox Regimens are available through Metagenics, Orthomolecular Products, Gaia Herbs, among others. These are readily accessible through the Fullscript website
In wellness and with many blessings,
Dr. Jodi Robinson
Dr. Jodi Robinson graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1992. She is a Board Certified OB/GYN Physician in private practice since 1996. She completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship through The University of Arizona in 2016 with Dr. Andrew Weil and became certified in Integrative Medicine through ABIHM in 2017. She began her studies at the Institute for Functional Medicine and became IFM certified in2018. She is currently beginning the path toward certification in Herbal Medicine under Dr. Avivva Romm. She began her Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice, "Natural Paths with Dr. Robinson" in 2017.