Caroline Turek, M.D. – Ajax Ontario Bioidentical Doctor
Ajax Ontario Bioidentical Doctor, Caroline Turek, M.D. at The Centre for Restorative Medicine is an Anti-Aging and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist that looks at the big picture when treating patients.
Taking a functional medicine approach, Dr. Turek is trained to find the source of a patient’s health concern, and her mission is to integrate the knowledge and experience of both Naturopaths and Medical Doctors.
Her philosophy is to use a systems-oriented approach that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Successfully treating countless patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy throughout 25 year long medical career, Dr. Turek offers solutions that lead to long lasting results.
What Makes Functional Medicine Different?
When you have a specific health concern, the typical course of action is to visit a doctor for a prescription, testing, or advice. The doctor treats your symptoms and sends you on your way. This works well until the problem returns or you have new issues that concern you. If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may feel it never gets better despite spending much of your time at doctor appointments and undergoing continual testing. This is neither the doctor’s fault nor yours. While you are doing what you can to improve your health, the doctor is treating one symptom at a time just as he or she was trained to do.
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At The Centre for Restorative Medicine, Caroline Turek, M.D. for example, works closely with patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long-term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Caroline Turek, M.D. is able to provide the most effective treatments to each patient every time.
Why Acute Care Treatment is Quickly Becoming Outdated
Acute care, which is the diagnosis and treatment of short-term problems such as a broken arm or a ruptured appendix, is ill-equipped to handle issues related to aging and hormone imbalance. As a result, you’re unlikely to get the help you need to deal with your symptoms and feel your best. Even if your doctor does write you a prescription to help make you more comfortable during menopause or andropause, it usually isn’t enough to improve your quality of life. That is because the medication is the same for anyone who complains of similar symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), on the other hand, is effective because it only provides natural replacement hormones where your body actually needs them.
BHRT is an Important Part of Functional, Patient-Centered Care
Just because you don’t have a diagnosable disease, it doesn’t mean that you are feeling the best that you can. Women may experience frequent mood swings, bloating, insomnia, and low energy due to having too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. While most doctors will tell you there isn’t a lot they can do to help you feel better, a functional medicine practitioner like Caroline Turek, M.D. of The Centre for Restorative Medicine welcomes the challenge.
One of the tenets of patient-centered care is a doctor that truly listens to the patients in order to understand their history, current lifestyle, genetic factors, and physiological makeup that effect how their hormones interact with one another. Caroline Turek, M.D. is just as interested in your mind and spirit as she is in the dysfunctions of your body. Along with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Caroline Turek, M.D. works with you to improve your diet, encourage exercise, reduce stress, and other practices that improve your wellbeing while reducing symptoms commonly associated with aging.
How Functional Medicine Providers Work with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe, also their bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones. This results in a natural treatment solution without fear of side effects, as well as a faster and more effective result.
Getting Started With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
All hormone levels must be in balance in order for optimal levels of health to be achieved, and Caroline Turek, M.D. performs testing on all essential hormone levels in order to determine imbalances. After assessing hormone levels, medical history, personal health goals, and lifestyle, Caroline Turek, M.D. will develop an individualized treatment plan, incorporating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, nutrition, and supplements.
Delivering Bioidentical Hormones in the forms of injections, creams, nutraceuticals, Dr. Turek will prescribe the patient’s preferred method of administration. After beginning a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, patients will receive continued support from the clinic’s Medical Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors, Nurses, and Administration Staff. After starting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, patients will have a follow up booked after the end of each appointment to ensure the continuity of their care.
To learn more about getting started with a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Ajax Ontario Bioidentical Doctor, Caroline Turek M.D. at The Centre for Restorative Medicine today to schedule a consultation!