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Natural Functional Integrative Care with a Certified M.D.
Dr. Winstrom is a certified M.D. licensed in the State of Texas as a Family Physician.
She specializes in Functional Medicine-- proactive holistic health, deep diagnostic investigation for the root causes of disease, diet and lifestyle interventions, and natural approaches to healing chronic conditions.
Dr. Winstrom jokes with a patient in 1985. Check out the pager!
Decades of Trusted Care
For over 30 years, thousands of families have considered "Doc W" a trusted confidante and partner in their well-being.
"My family has been seeing Dr. Winstrom for 30 years, and for good reason. She listens and gives you the time you want and need! She asks all the right questions! She doesn’t push pills as solutions! She laughs! She has wonderful compassion! She leaves no stone unturned in her quest to keep me healthy. She is on top of the latest information, answers all my questions, and provides me with new ideas and resources to meet my health needs. ”
~ Shannon B.
Experienced in Traditional Medicine but in Love with Ground-Breaking Results of Functional Medicine
Dr. Winstrom has seen almost everything in her years of practicing traditional medicine. She has observed where the acute care approach works well for certain sick patients. She has also witnessed first hand where the symptom and pharmaceutical-focused traps of the insurance-driven medical system fails patients.
She has been committed to ongoing learning, welcoming new research, and implementing new practices that she sees make a difference with her patients. She has dedicated herself to ongoing study in the advancing disciplines of natural, alternative, integrative, and functional medicine. As a primary care and preventative care doctor, she has found that the approach of Functional Medicine fundamentally makes sense for the future of preventative care.
A Focus on the Root Cause, Not Just Symptoms
Dr. Winstrom believes in not just treating symptoms with drugs, but finding the root cause of chronic conditions and actively working on positive health.
A Balanced Approach - Naturopath & Scientist
She brings a balanced, measured approach to the care of our bodies. She believes in the body's ability to heal itself, which takes time, consistency, balance and care.
She takes advantage of cutting edge testing and treatments and brings a scientific skepticism to fast fads.
Food and Lifestyle As Medicine
Good food and rest are by far the best medicines. Yet, in today's confusing and complex world, staying healthy or overcoming illness can be a challenge that requires informed partnership.
It is increasingly obvious that diet, environment, and lifestyle are at the root cause of many of our nation's health epidemics. It is a shame (a travesty!) that most medical doctors learn almost nothing about the role of nutrition in health at medical school. If appropriate, we try to help patients get to a point where they can stop taking medications because they are healthy . . . naturally.
We are astute students of the body's natural processes and strong believers in its ability to rebound if given what it needs.
Dr. Winstrom Walks the Talk
Dr. Winstrom may be a grandmother but she has the unstoppable radiant energy of a kid. She walks the talk and it shows!
When she is not in the office, she is out in the fields running a 100+ acre organic farm and grass-fed beef ranch (where she carries twice as big a load as the farmhands). We also sell her grass-fed beef! Come see the cows at our Brenham location.
She considers herself to be the ultimate guinea pig for anything she advocates to patients.
Apparently, it's all working.
Affordable Consultations with a Functional Medicine MD
We strive to keep our prices not only competitive with other functional medicine doctors and M.D.s, but also within reach of patients paying both inside and outside of a constantly cost-escalating health insurance system.
We charge $200 for half hour consultation with the doctor. The final charge will include the number of minutes you spent on the phone or in the room with her as well as the minutes it takes for her to follow up on your case by ordering labs, calling in prescriptions and medical charting, (average 15 mins). We also add reasonable charges for in-office visits ($35) and, sometimes, for administrative work related to labs, insurance, and prescriptions.
Cutting Edge Diagnostic Tools for Personalized Care
In Functional Medicine, we really want to find out what is going on with your particular body and measure the impacts as we make natural modifications.
With so many advancements happening every day in our scientific understanding of the body and food's impact on the body, the microbiome, hormones, allergies, environmental toxins and more, we have an opportunity to learn now what we need to put in place for future health.
We like to perform a revealing set of tests that help paint a full picture of what is going on with your particular body. While some of these tests are covered by insurance, we have also negotiated great "cash-pay" deals for our patients, by going outside of the insurance system. We are able to provide cutting edge insight that may impact your lifelong health for less than your might spend on an tune-up for your car.
These tests are rapidly helping us pinpoint exactly what each individual body needs. Please note: certain states have restrictions on the kinds of lab tests that can be performed.
Course of Treatment
Our course of treatment involves a process: investigation > diagnosis > treatment/bootcamp > maintenance > stabilization.
Many patients dealing with chronic illness can reach stabilization within 6-18 months. During the initial phases, we generally consult with new patients every 6 weeks to 3 months. Once patients stabilize, we may only need to touch base once or twice a year.
Partnering to Empower Self-Directed Patients
The Internet has become a wonderful tool to bring the specialized knowledge of experts to non-medical patients who want and deserve to know what is going on with their own bodies, especially when the traditional medical field has not served them well or has blown off their first person experience.
We love to work with patients who investigate diagnostic hypotheses that fit their experience of their bodies and research the full breadth of treatment options. We would love to partner with you and provide appropriate treatments while helping you identify and avoid the snake-oil salesmen!
Are we a good fit for you?
Please give us a call at 713-572-7540 and we will be happy to help you decide!
In some cases, we are not the best fit for a patient's needs. If you are in urgent need of medical care or are facing life threatening conditions, please seek treatment through an emergency room or urgent care clinic. If you have insurance that requires prior authorization on common prescriptions or you are looking for a primary care provider to provide referrals to specialists, we will not be able to meet the administrative needs of your plan. If you need to use your insurance and cannot afford our office visits if your insurance does not reimburse them, please call your insurance company and ask for recommendations for a primary care provider. If you have found in the past that you often need urgent refills on a complex course of medications, we are probably too much of a "preventative" practice for your acute care needs. If you are using controlled substance medications and are not aggressively working to reduce your dependence on them, we are not a good fit as we rarely fill prescriptions for controlled substances.
If you are looking for natural, integrative, holistic medicine from a certified M.D. who truly listens to you and your individual body, you've found us.