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AT CORE WELLNESS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,

We work to find the root causes that are beneath your chronic symptoms

We will demystify the confusing and often conflicting health and nutrition information, put together a custom plan, and empower you to take charge of your own health.

HI, I'M DR. CAROLYN FINNEGAN

I am here to support you. We are in this together.

You’ve been living with your symptoms for so long that being unhealthy and miserable has become your new normal. I know because I’ve been there.

Maybe you’ve rationalized living like this – as if it’s just part of the aging process. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can feel better through diet, lifestyle changes, and proven, specific science.

I’ve been working with thousands of patients for over 17 years and I know what works. I want to teach it to you so that you can get back to your life, back to your family, and back to what matters most to you. I will guide you through this journey!

AT CORE WELLNESS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,

We SPECIALIZE IN TREATING

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Anxiety, Chronic Stress
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Fog
  • Chronic Pain
  • Digestive Problems: SIBO, Leaky Gut, IBS, IBD, Candida, Parasites
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Hormonal Imbalances Including Menopause, Perimenopause, PMS, Infertility
  • Long Covid
  • Thyroid Disorders
AT CORE WELLNESS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,

We Believe In

Collaborative Healthcare

We don’t believe in a one size fits all template for care. Each individual has a different, complex set of issues and goals. We will work with you to treat your current symptoms and to find the root cause of those symptoms. We will then develop a specific, personalized plan to fit your needs.

Availability

Our practice is purposefully small and we only take a small number of patients so that we are available to spend time with you, listen to you, and really understand your case.

We Don’t Know Everything:

While Functional Medicine can be extremely helpful for a variety of symptoms, it is not a panacea. It is important to remember that conventional medicine does have an important role in health care. We work in conjunction with the care team that you already have in place.

BEING A CLIENT AT CORE WELLNESS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

How it works

1

Intro Session

Start with a complimentary 15-minute session with Dr. Finnegan. I’ll briefly go over your main symptoms and health history, find out what your goals are, and give you a firsthand look at what it’s like to work with us.
2

Initial Evaluation with Dr. Finnegan

We’ll spend about 75 minutes together to learn your history, symptoms, about any previous labs, and any other concerns you have. Together, we will decide what labs are appropriate to order. I will decide on a specific diet, designed for your needs, so you can start to heal while waiting for the results of your labs.
3

Labs & Health Coaching

While we are waiting on the lab results, you will meet with Magdalena, our Nutritionist. In these sessions she will you will usually start an elimination diet with Magdalena, our Nutritionist. She may get you started on other lifestyle changes such as stress reduction, exercise, and anything else that will aid in your healing.
4

Initial Recommendations

In our second appointment, generally 90 minutes, I will meet with you to go over your labs and educate you on what we find. I will recommend a specific plan for you based on these labs and your symptoms. Your plan will consist of a map that will help address all of the findings in sequential order.
5

Follow Up Visits As Necessary

Follow up visits are typically about 45 minutes and occur about every 4-8 weeks. At each Follow Up visit, we will review your response to previous recommendations, and make decisions based on that information. This allows us to continually modify your treatment plan to help you feel better as soon as possible. We will work through your map to continually address your symptoms and the findings from the labs to help you achieve optimal health. We will re-test as necessary.
6

Graduation and Maintenance

Woohoo! You feel a lot better and are ready to graduate. Isn’t it a relief to know that you can put this challenging time in your life behind you and move on? Of course you can schedule maintenance appointments as needed.
SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE WORKING WITH DR. CAROLYN FINNEGAN

Case Study

Janelle, 34

Symptoms:
Suffered from eczema, fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, difficult periods (PMS and cramping), and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – mostly diarrhea
Overview:
In her own words, Janelle “wanted to stop putting a bandaid on the issues”. She was on multiple medications for rashes, depression and IBS that weren't working. . She said that she felt there was something wrong that traditional medicine was not uncovering.
Approach Taken:
As a Functional Medicine Doctor, I have been taught to ask a different set of questions. Rather than searching for a drug to treat the symptoms, I asked what had caused the inflammation in the first place. Generally inflammation is caused by only a few triggers: an imbalance in the microbiome, infections, allergens, toxins, stress, and/or a poor diet.
Testing Done:
I used special testing in conjunction with a detailed history to uncover that in Janelle’s case, she had an infection in her gut: H. Pylori, her microbiome was off balance with not enough good bacteria and an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, she had a gluten intolerance, and she had adrenal fatigue.
Plan of Action:
I used a combination of lifestyle coaching and specific supplements to help her heal. I used an elimination diet to uncover the gluten intolerance and introduced more vegetables for fiber and nutrients, and I started her on a meditation and exercise routine to calm her adrenals, help her deal with stress, as well as boost her mood. In the first phase, I gave her Vitamin D, herbal adrenal support, Omega 3 fats, Magnesium, 5HTP (to boost her serotonin), and a natural product to kill the H. Pylori. In phase 2, we worked on killing the bad bugs in her gut with natural remedies like oregano oil. And finally, in phase 3, we replaced the good bacteria with specific probiotics and worked to heal her gut lining with herbal combination products.
Results:
Within a month, Janelle’s anxiety had gone down and her IBS symptoms had decreased significantly. After 3 months, her eczema cleared up, she was feeling more energetic, and her mood had improved significantly. By month 5, she was able to get off of her SSRI and she reported that she no longer had cramping or PMS with her periods.

I employed the principles of Functional Medicine to get results that have lasted for Janelle. I use these principles for repeatable results with all of my patients, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you!

REAL PEople. REal Results.

Dr. Carolyn Finnegan is an amazing Functional Medicine Doctor. I have been seeing her for over 2 months, and I began to improve after only two weeks. This is the best that I have felt in over 4 years. She identified several issues that other doctors had missed. She is knowledgeable, warm, and has a plan that is working to address my candida/yeast overgrowth, adrenal issues, gut issues, and so forth. She is the absolute BEST!

Camellia H.

I have been seeing Dr. Finnegan for years and highly recommend her. She is warm, compassionate and will take a holistic approach to your health using the most up to date technology and medical research. My husband and children have been patients as well.

Ariel W.

I felt a lot of ground was covered in my initial consultation with Dr. Finnegan. I also felt that finally I will be able to uncover the root causes of some of the nagging health issues I've been experiencing over the last several years.

Bill S.

Dr. Carolyn is amazing! As a practitioner, she's always staying abreast of the very latest in medical and treatment information, so she can bring the very best to her patients. She is also a wonderful person, whose smile can make even your darkest day bright. It's my honor to be her patient, and to have the opportunity to refer friends to her to share in her warmth and excellent care.

Brian R.

Dr. Finnegan is the only one who has helped me to create lasting change. I had GI issues, anxiety, I was so stressed, and had some depression. I am so grateful for her kindness, patience, and emotional support. She is an amazing healer. I appreciate her attention to the scientific research of what has worked--as well as the emotional and spiritual components of healing. I am feeling happier, more energetic, more integrated, my GI issues are resolved, and I feel more whole after a year in her care. Highly recommended!

Jarred C.
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