58 minutes | Mar 3, 2021

Natural Anxiety Treatment Options in Functional Medicine, with Dr. Tara Scott

Dr. Tara Scott discusses the natural anxiety treatment options she uses in her functional medicine practice. Hear insights about:

  • The most effective natural anxiety treatment options in functional medicine
  • What anxiety means and how it is diagnosed in the functional medicine field
  • Anxiety as a symptom vs. anxiety as a condition
  • The organs, tests, and biomarkers we can check to identify the root cause of anxiety
  • How SSRIs function pharmacologically
  • How inflammation and chronic illness can help us identify the cause of anxiety
  • How we can better communicate clinical situations to our patients
  • General treatment approaches, guidelines, and diet supplements for anxiety
  • How we can become more solutions-oriented on the front end
Natural Anxiety Treatment Options

Dr. Tara Scott is back again for another episode of the FM Shift. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to our previous conversation with Dr. Scott, you can find it here. For those of you who didn’t get to know her the first time, Dr. Scott is the founder and clinic director of Revitalize Medical Group. She has over 20 years of experience practicing OB/GYN, and additional training in Integrative and functional medicine. Dr. Scott shares a wealth of information by lecturing around the community to raise awareness about wellness and preventative health for patients. In this episode of The FM Shift, Dr. Scott discusses the natural anxiety treatment options she uses in her functional medicine practice.

A Condition and a Symptom

Dr. Scott has placed a significant emphasis on natural anxiety treatment options in Revitalize Medical Group. Many of us have an idea of what anxiety is and have likely experienced it ourselves, but anxiety can be both a condition AND a symptom. Anxiety is often attributed to adverse childhood events, but in the functional medicine field, we are seeing a large number of patients with adult-onset anxiety rooted in hormonal changes. In addition, anxiety has emerged as a byproduct of other dietary and physiological diseases as well, so to treat it effectively, it is important to develop a better understanding of what anxiety is.

Diagnosing Anxiety

In order to come up with an effective natural anxiety treatment plan, you have to make an accurate diagnosis. But diagnosing anxiety can be quite difficult because there is no blood test, x-ray, or objective measurements to make a determination. It is a subjective diagnosis based on what the patient tells the clinician, but there are specific organs, tests, and biomarkers we can check to increase our understanding of the root cause. At the same time, however, the best approach is to use a diagnosis of exclusion because underlying psychological disorders may not have obvious physical indicators.

About Dr. Tara Scott

Dr. Scott has been in front of an audience since she was the president of speech team in high school. This evolved in educating the community on hormone therapy, having taught doctors in five continents about an integrative approach. With over 20 years experience practicing OB/GYN, and additional training in Integrative and Functional medicine, Dr. Scott shares a wealth of information by lecturing around the community to raise awareness about wellness and preventative health for patients.

Having watched people suffer for years with little to no relief after countless visits to multiple healthcare providers, Dr. Scott knows how exhausting this can be. She has lived it as a patient and seen the benefit of finding answers to the core issues. Speaking helps her reach more people in less time, helping them conquer chronic health issues. Dr. Scott’s humor and analogies make complex health concepts easy for the audience to understand and put into action in order to enjoy optimal health.

In addition to being the Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Summa Health in Akron, OH, she is also the Chief Medical Officer and founder of Revitalize Medical Group, a wellness practice. She is triple board certified in OB/GYN, Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She is a mother of 3 college age children, enjoys running a half marathon in every state, traveling and being active outside.

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