About Seattle Functional Medicine
For over 10 years, our patients have received comprehensive and compassionate care that address their biggest health concerns. With extensive experience in functional medicine and internal medicine Dr. Claudine Kubesh listens to your concerns, identifies root causes, and responds proactively to improve and maintain your whole body wellness.
Your journey to wellness
Based on the latest research, our functional medicine approach allows patients to assume a greater role in collaboration with their doctor. When we look at symptoms as interrelated, not just isolated events, we’re able to gain a better understanding of their causes. This approach is a more personal way to provide individual medical care and a more effective way to improve your overall health.
Preventative & Chronic Illness Treatment Plans
I hear often- “Why can’t you be my primary care doctor. I want to find someone that has a broader perspective on health who offers lasting solution not just medications”.
Most people want to understand their health, make informed choices and are looking for answers and solutions that empower and make them feel better. Well, you have asked and we have listened. Now you can have all you care in one place. We created SHPC to provide complete care for you to help you reach your health goals.
From IBS and Reflux, to Abdominal Pain… Gut health is often key to resolving underlying health conditions. Digestive symptoms like heartburn, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain are often your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. If you are experiencing these symptoms despite normal routine lab testing, functional medicine can offer an individualized treatment protocol aimed at healing your gut and thereby improving your overall health.
Are you living with any of these symptoms: Hair loss, weight gain, cloudy thinking/ brain fog, hot flashes, irritability or infertility? These are some of the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance. This can feel like a no-man’s land of confusion and helplessness, especially if conventional testing is normal. Utilizing specialized testing, greater insight can be gained in order to find the root cause and to create an individualized plan, which may include the use of bioidentical hormones if needed.
Various Illnesses & Conditions
Having thyroid issues can lead to many debilitating symptoms. Are you exhausted no matter how much you sleep? Are you having trouble thinking clearly? Do you have difficulty losing weight, no matter how much you diet or exercise? Are you always cold? Is your hair falling out or are you losing the outer third of your eyebrows? You may have an under-active thyroid condition. Heart palpitations, bulging eyes, or trouble gaining weight may be signs of an overactive thyroid condition. Thyroid lab results normal, but still having symptoms? Unfortunately, many doctors only run very basic thyroid panels and may miss the root cause of your symptoms, especially in the early stages of autoimmune thyroid disease. If you are suffering from these symptoms, comprehensive thyroid testing may be recommended in order to rule out a thyroid condition.
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Difficulty falling or staying asleep? Do you rely on a sleep aid that leaves you feeling groggy the next day? Our bodies need restorative sleep to heal. Current research is compelling that for optimal health you need 8 hours of sleep. If you are experiencing insomnia or other sleep issues, these must be addressed in order to start on your healing path. It is worth the effort to find out the reason you are not sleeping well. Your future health depends on it.
Do you find yourself going through the day feeling exhausted, worn out or unable to deal with the stress and obligations of your daily life? Have you been told that being tired is just a sign of aging? Chronic fatigue can negatively affect your life and should never be accepted as just part of getting older. Once you get to the bottom of what is causing your fatigue, there are many effective treatment options to restore your energy and quality of life.
Blood sugar control is imperative to good health. It is not always just about eating a better diet either. There are many other factors that, when addressed, can reduce your risk or eliminate blood sugar issues by addressing the root cause. It is important to have a doctor that will take the time to look at the whole picture and all the lifestyle influences that may be a roadblock to getting on the path to recovery and then design a protocol that is not only effective, but practical for you to follow.
Empowering our patients
Most people who come to our practice want to understand their health, make informed choices and are looking for answers and solutions that empower and make them feel better. If this is you- we can help.