Values Of Care
A Functional Medicine Approach: Educate, Inspire, Empower
We first educate patients to help them understand the root cause of their health issues, and then inspire them with the confidence they need to overcome. We empower them with the knowledge and tools to avoid many of the pitfalls that created their illness or imbalances in the first place. No matter where you are right now, our expert guidance can help you heal and lead a vibrant life!
Guided step-by-step by our care team, you will implement the approach needed for your healing. Drawing from the most up-to-date in functional and lifestyle medicine, you will have all that you need to significantly improve your health and alleviate bothersome symptoms.
Not only is each patient biologically unique, their illness is unique too. There are so many factors that may be to blame for your illness--lifestyle, food choices, allergies, toxins in your immediate environment. Plus let's not forget mindset, which plays a significant role in your health.
After we do your intake, we may conduct further specialty lab tests. Plus, we also use other assessment tools to get the full picture of your health so that with a precise diagnosis, we can come up with a precise "healing prescription."
Changing your lifestyle may seem daunting, but we teach you how to use mindset tools to overcome stubborn habits that aren't serving your wellness. We make the prospect of becoming healthy "fun" and have a wide range of tools in place to support you during your health transformation and beyond.
We also leverage health coaching and other forms of support and accountability so your new healing lifestyle practices can become an integral part of your everyday life. We also harness the support of online communities to give you support remotely, as you make important changes that translate into lasting health.
A nominal doctor's visit (time actually spent speaking with the doctor) may take about 7 minutes; there is barely enough time to understand the depth of your illness...let alone the contributing factors that may have caused it.
At Awaken, we take approximately an hour and 45 minutes during your in-depth intake consultation. This time allows for a thorough one-on-one review to understand all the potential triggers for your illness. This initial review includes your past medical history, your past and present diet, environment, stress levels, and gut health. Your in-depth health history is the start to unravelling the root causes of you illness.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike some conventionally-trained doctors, our care team always focuses on getting to the root causes of your illness. We also examine the key cellular imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Also known as functional medicine, our care is so effective because we focus on dealing with the "up-stream" catalyst of chronic illnesses--including toxicity in your home or place of work, potential food intolerances and allergies, gut & hormonal imbalances, along with mindset issue that all determine how healthy you are to date.
Did you know that it takes an average of 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to be adopted into a conventional doctor's office?
At Awaken, we are trained in up-to-date medicine--including the best, most advanced laboratory testing, and we pair that with current nutritional science so that you can finally achieve your health goals .
About Amy Drab
Amy Drab is a mother of three girls, devoted wife, and physician assistant with over 22 years of experience in family practice, OB/GYN, urgent care, emergency medicine, and functional medicine settings. She also served as an associate professor of education at Kettering College of Medical Arts. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Professions/Physician Assistant from Kettering College of Medical Arts and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, and she is an IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine) certified practitioner.
Amy gained valuable experience working in the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, where she had an opportunity to collaborate with some of the most prominent thought leaders and practitioners in functional medicine, including Dr. Mark Hyman. Her passion is to educate patients regarding the root causes of their health issues, inspire them to make the changes needed, and then empower them with the necessary tools to be an active participant in the healing process. This is truly where healing begins.
Amy Drab is the best functional medicine practitioner I’ve ever had! I’ve seen many over the years and she’s the only one that has truly restored balance to all areas of my life! She has leveled out my hormones, stopped my hair loss, managed my hypothyroidism and oversees my nutrition as well. Amy’s brilliance in her field is equally matched by her beauty as a person. I am grateful to have found her.
Functional medicine and Amy are nothing short of amazing! I have been struggling with MS for years, seen many doctors and have been on chemo and steroids with little to no help. Amy helped me get off my medication and get my life back and I will be forever grateful!
Prior to giving functional medicine a try, I had been seen by many doctors and specialists without positive outcomes. Since being treated by Amy Drab, I have come to particularly appreciate her approach and that of functional medicine. Amy Drab has a clinical eye, truly cares about her patients and takes the time to identify and address underlying issues that affect overall health. She practices medicine the way it should be practiced. I highly recommend her!
Take The First Step On Your
Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make the decision to become a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you may have to determine if Awaken Functional Medicine is right for you.