Did you know that many ear, nose and throat issues begin with health conditions in other areas of the body? Many ENT specialists focus solely on the upper respiratory and ear area when diagnosing and treating these conditions, but never consider the entire wellness of the patient. The same is true for many Sleep Medicine specialists. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, Dr. Julie Zweig is one of the only ENT and Sleep Medicine specialists that looks beyond the obvious ENT or insomnia symptoms and uses an integrative approach while incorporating functional and holistic medicine for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Julie Zweig is a double board-certified ENT and Sleep Medicine specialist, one of the few women in her field that has these credentials. She is also unique in her integrative approach to overcoming ENT and Sleep Medicine issues. Dr. Zweig understands the ear, nose and throat connections to overall wellness and how many of the symptoms of ENT concerns can be overcome without surgery. Her advanced integrative/functional medicine approach has helped many of her patients be cured of their symptoms by focusing on improving their overall wellness and health.
What Is Integrative and Functional Medicine?
With integrative medicine, all factors that influence health are considered – mind, body, spirit, social relationships and the environment and every treatment plan is customized to the patient. Dr. Zweig utilizes functional medicine to uncover the source of ENT and Sleep Medicine conditions, which looks at each patient’s genetic, biochemical, environmental and lifestyle influences. This medical approach takes into consideration the complexity of disease – one condition often has different potential causes, and different triggers may result in similar conditions.
Holistic Approach to Wellness
Dr. Julie Zweig has a rare ability to find the source of symptoms and applies the right wellness solution to obtain amazing results for her patients using the least invasive treatment possible. The solution is often not obvious – simply performing sinus surgery may not address the underlying cause of symptoms if they are related to gut health, hormone imbalances and other wellness issues. Many ENT and Sleep Medicine issues can be managed or even cured using wellness methods including continuously testing cortisol, glucose monitoring, hormone testing/replacement therapy, genetic testing and functional/holistic medicine treatments.
If you have been to one ENT specialist after another without relief for your symptoms, it is time to consider that your sinus or inner ear problem may not be all in your head. Dr. Zweig is one of the only double board-certified ENT specialists in the country that provides an integrative approach while combining functional and wellness medicine within her practice. To learn more, call us at Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT in Alpharetta, GA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zweig.
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