Dr. Julie Taylor practices functional medicine because she believes treatment of the whole person results in better health. Rather than simply addressing symptoms, Dr. Taylor’s functional approach addresses the underlying cause of disease or illness. If you are a man or woman living near Pasadena, CA and are frustrated and tired of not getting the answers and treatment you need, the care you need is close at hand at Julie Taylor MD Center for Functional Medicine.
Functional medicine takes a patient-centered approach to screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Instead of looking at the patient as an illness or cluster of symptoms, Dr. Taylor considers your lifestyle, genetics, and environment when diagnosing and recommending treatments. This empowers you to take an active role in your own health.
As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Taylor recognizes that each patient is a unique human being whose biochemistry is influenced by genetics and their particular environment. She’s committed to patient-centered treatment and seeks to balance your mind, body, and spirit as a way to ultimate health. Dr. Taylor recognizes that all of your body systems are connected and a symptom in one may be caused by a disturbance in another.
Functional medicine views good health as more than the absence of disease, but as the enhancement of vitality. Her practice aims to extend the quality, not just the length of your life. Dr. Taylor will always be respectful of your needs, values, and preferences.
In functional medicine, the emphasis is on nourishing the basic foundational aspects of your health. These include quality of sleep, nutrition, stress management, relationships, genetics, and exercise. When any of these are out of balance, it has a dire impact on your health. Hormone irregularities, nutritional deficiencies, an abundance of stress, and aging can all disturb this “foundation” and affect your health.
Conventional medicine looks at the symptoms, often without regard to what may be causing them. While you may get resolution to acute problems with medication and other care, the underlying problems causing your symptoms may go undetected.
Dr. Taylor will spend an hour with you at your first appointment to connect and gain the information needed to develop a customized treatment plan. You’ll be asked about daily habits, prior illnesses, environmental exposures, and genetics. She may recommend specific lab tests, including blood and stool to determine how your systems are functioning. Treatment may include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutritional recommendations — provided by the on-staff dietitian — exercise and stress management techniques, botanical medicines, and conventional medications.
"I feel so grateful to have found Dr. Taylor. Not only is she an intelligent and knowledgable doctor, she has taken thoughtful care of me and my individual needs."
"She is a great doctor, great credentials, a passion for her work and is generous with her time and attention to my worries , questions and fears."
"Dr. Julie is great at creating a welcoming atmosphere for new patients. I typically dread doctor visits, but the staff and atmosphere is very welcoming."
"The office is beautiful and the service is catered to perfection. Thank you for the beautiful experience I will be back for more."
"I came here after being a little sick from food poisoning and needed to get my fluids back in check. The interior is extremely clean and very peaceful."
"She is great to go to for women especially because she understands the female body let's face it we are more complicated and need someone who understands what going on."
"I had a wonderful experience. Barb administered the IV drip for both me and my boyfriend. She was very relaxing, and knowledgable."
"Wonderful location, parking is easy, staff is great and I was in and out in a couple minutes for my injections! Loved the whole experience!"