Synergy Chiropractic Welcomes Functional Medicine Pharmacist to the Team
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Nicole Robinson who has recently joined the team as a Functional Medicine Pharmacist.
Dr. Robinson grew up a native of O’Fallon, an alumni of Fort Zumwalt North High School. She and her husband, Spencer, enjoy spending time outside, skipping rocks in the creek behind their house and riding bikes with their two children, Brooke and Dominic.
Dr. Robinson graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2011. Her background includes 6 years as a U.S. Army pharmacist as well as experience in community pharmacy. She completed further training in 2020 through Functional Medicine University, and is now a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
Dr. Robinson is passionate about helping people get to optimal health. Here she shares how almost 10 years in a traditional pharmacist role led her to seek a different path:
“I have personally struggled with hormone imbalance and infertility for over 10 years. The numerous doctors I’ve seen never seemed to be alarmed by my symptoms, but were quick to recommend medications to treat them.
If I’m being honest, this is not the most logical way to get people back to functioning and feeling their best. To me, the question is, why aren’t more doctors trying to find the actual CAUSE of what’s ailing us? The reality is, it’s because they’re not trained that way. How do I know this? Because I was trained in the same manner as a pharmacist. I was trained to treat symptoms of the body individually, rather than addressing the body as a whole, and to find the right drug to treat the symptom.
I have been in that approach for a while now, and I realized there had to be a better way. After searching, I found Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is the key to improving health, rather than relying on costly medications and surgeries as the first option. Functional Medicine allows us to more accurately isolate the cause of illness. By utilizing a thorough medical history, labs and symptoms we are able figure out HOW and WHERE the systems are breaking down. By correcting the breakdowns, the body is able to heal itself. Because the mind, body and spirit are interconnected, we feel it’s better to treat the body as a whole.”
Contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Robinson. She will take an in-depth look at your case from a Functional Medicine perspective. With each consult you will receive an in-depth protocol that is individualized for you. Don’t fall into the school of thought that life won’t get any better. Call today to schedule your appointment at 636-639-9660.