Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Unlike conventional medical care, we first help patients heal and then empower them with the knowledge and tools to avoid many of the pitfalls that created their illness in the first place. No matter where you are right now... with our expert guidance you can heal and lead a vibrant life!
Guided step-by-step by our care team, you will implement an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the most up-to-date nutritional science and lifestyle medicine, to significantly improve your health and alleviate symptoms.
Not only is each patient biologically unique , but their illness is unique too. There are so many factors that may be to blame for your illness – from lifestyle choices, food choices, allergies and even toxins in your immediate environment... plus let's not forget mindset (which plays a big role of your health).
.After we do your intake, we may conduct further specialty lab tests (that your current doctor may not even know about). 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 you any longer. We make the prospect of getting 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.
In your typical 7-minute doctor's visit, there is little time to understand the depth of your illness... let alone the contributing factors that may have caused it.
During your in-depth intake consultation, we take the time needed, one-on-one, to conduct a thorough review to understand all the potential triggers for your illness. This 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 unraveling the root causes of you illness.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike 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 and integrative 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 work-place, 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 on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into your conventional doctor's office? That means many health care practitioners are dispensing outdated advice and not using the best lab testing available for your case. Chances are they are not even aware of the proper testing that could make all the difference in your healing plan.
Sarah Yoakam, MD, we are trained in up-to-date medicine – including the best, most advanced testing and we pair that with current nutritional science so that you can finally achieve your health goals .
About Dr. Sarah Yoakam
Dr. Sarah's mission is to help patients just like you struggling with chronic illness challenges. She focuses on resolving the root cause as well as helping you to create a lifestyle that safe-guards and recharges your health.
Three days after completing her fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Andrew Weil, MD, Sarah woke up with a full-blown case of lupus – swollen, red, hot joints, a malar rash, and many other maladies along the way. At the time, there was no specific integrative roadmap in how to treat lupus. As a patient traveling on this journey, Dr. Yoakam realized the medications could only get her so far. In addition, sometimes the medications seemed even scarier than the disease! As such, she researched and created her own treatment plan with the full intention of “doctor heal thyself.” Today, she is glad to report that she feels great!
It has become her mission to use her own past hardships to forge a new path for patients, by getting to the root cause of what sickened them in the first place. Only by addressing all contributors to the illness can we begin to heal.
“Thank you, Dr. Yoakam, for your focused attention and dilligent, peristent caring for my improved health”
The experience has been exhilarating, enlightening and extremely successful to this point. Dr. Yoakam spent a great deal of time with me so she could fully understand my story and issues, then she, with my input, mapped out a plan to get to the bottom of my pain, discomfort, concerns.
“We have embarked on a lifestyle of healthier living and she is our go-to person to lead the way”
Dr. Yoakam has been wonderful to work with. She finds the nuggets we need to live healthier. She is patient and a good listener.
“Dr. Yoakam is prompt, professional, and personable”
Dr. Yoakam is prompt, professional, and personable. Her tele-medicine approach has meant no loss of work time for me, which I appreciate greatly. Her knowledge of seeking to correct the source of symptoms (instead of merely treating the symptoms) has been a game changer for me.