Functional Medicine Fact vs. Fiction


This month on A Healthier Mid South, we have Kate Gassaway a board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and earned both her RN and MSN from University of Memphis. She entered the healthcare through a conventional family practice hoping for the opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives. 

The more time she spent cycling patients through the practice and writing prescriptions, the more she felt that she was simply treating symptoms and not finding the root cause of her patient's illnesses. This drove Kate to open Solutions Medical where each and every patient can receive the personal care they need.  It has grown to be a "one stop shop" where patient's can look and feel their best and where functional medicine works alongside advanced aesthetics. 

In today's interview you will learn:

  • What is functional medicine?

  • Debunk myths about conventional medicine. 

  • Why you might want a functional practitioner on your healthcare team?

To learn more about Kate Gassaway and Solutions Medical you can visit them at solutionsmedicalcenter.com/

For more information on Functional Medicine you can visit the Institute for Functional Medicine at www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/  or Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/functional-medicine/about

Welcome to A Healthier Mid South Podcast


A Healthier Mid South podcast is for people in the community who want to live a healthy, active, and fit lifestyle. In this introductory episode, your host Dr. Amanda Ling will explain the inspiration for the podcast and why she is passionate about sharing these upcoming interviews with local health and fitness professionals with the community. The expert knowledge discussed will be a great asset and resource to those who want to take full advantage of the amazing opportunities for wellness right here in the Mid South. This podcast is sponsored by Peak Potential Physiotherapy & Wellness whose goal is to empower our community to transform their lives, stay independent and be active.