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About Our Practice
We are located in downtown Snohomish and our practice is not your typical primary care. We are the practice of the future, NOW. We are here to help you reverse disease, optimize your health, and help you achieve the life you want to live.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a new type of membership practice in which the patient has a close relationship with their physician. That is why our initial get-acquainted visits are up to an hour long, and follow-up visits are up to 30-60 minutes.
You will enjoy exceptional access not only through office visits, but also via texts, phone, email, or even video. The focus is on having a strong relationship between physician and patient. We carefully limit the number of patients assigned to our physicians to make sure that we can be available when you need us and spend the time necessary to provide you with personal care. In traditional practices, each physician may be assigned as many as 2500-3000 patients. At Functional Health Solutions, we prefer to limit our practice to about 1/5 that number. This means your physician will know you personally and be able to work with you to tailor your care to what you need as a unique individual.
Here are some advantages to the direct primary care model:
Virtual or in-office appointments to fit your schedule
Initial 60-minute remote visit to review your medical history and health goals. This will also include a presentation on the Dr. Sam’s secrets to living a healthy life!
Comprehensive 90-minute medical evaluation with a physician including review of labs, imaging results, prior records and any other testing performed.
An additional 30-minute visit with a health coach to reiterate the plan and any follow up needed
Access to our regular group coaching meeting
Primary care patients will have access to our health coaches for questions on nutrition and lifestyle
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Our clinics specific model is all about removing the roots of your problems and human optimization. Normal primary care offices put you on medications and send you to surgeons to control symptoms. We are scrapping that way of thinking and instead work with you to optimize your biology to be the healthiest version of yourself possible. This is done through advanced lab testing, nutrition plans, exercise plans, and carefully directed medications that enhance your daily life (i.e. hormone replacement, low dose naltrexone)
At Functional Health Solutions our mission is simple: we want to help you achieve the health you always wanted (and to maintain it!). We do this by empowering you with the knowledge and collective wisdom it takes to accomplish this. Our goal is to liberate as many people as possible from the sick care system by
Empowering Healing from Within.
We are changing the face of medicine. The system is broken from the standpoints that it only treats symptoms and doctors don’t have the time they need to give you the care you deserve. Our goal is to give you the time you need in order to understand exactly what you need to do to be the healthiest version of your self possible. You’ll have direct access to your physician, with no one else in between. You’ll be able to use whatever form of communication you desire, whether it be a face to face visit, a phone call, a text message, or even a video chat to access your doctor. You won’t spend hours at the office waiting for the doctor because each patient gets 30 minutes to an hour, and there will never be a “one problem” limit during your visit.
Medicine for too long has been about treating symptoms and has lost control to expensive pharmaceuticals. We are throwing this paradigm out in exchange for ancestral wisdom and a functional medicine approach (aka root cause). Too many functional medicine visits are thousands of dollars for 2 visits and very little follow up. That is why we are bringing the two game changing paradigms together in order to provide long lasting health changes to the community that we serve.
Are you tired of rushed primary care visits where the doctor focuses on masking symptoms and getting out of the room as soon as they can?
Are you tired on being told that your problems are irreversible and that the only thing you can do is suffer and take a medication or other medical treatment?
Are you chronically struggling with fatigue, chronic pain, GI issues, sleep disturbances, or weight?
Join us if you are motivated to fix the roots of your chronic problems. At functional health solutions we are committed to helping every individual resolve their chronic ailments and live the healthy lives they always wanted. We promise that we will never focus on treating symptoms and will meet your effort to help you get better!
Dr. Sam Lavis
Dr. Lavis has always had an interest in peak performing no matter if it was in sports, academics, or his personal health. When he was a junior in high school he developed a vision issue that ultimately led him to functional medicine. Since this time, it has been his life passion to stay on top of the latest science and implement it in his own life to see what works and what doesn’t. He loves bringing what he has learned to his patients to positively affect their lives. You can bet that if he recommends something, he has probably done it himself!
He attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University and is board certified in family medicine. He has also done extensive functional medicine training through the Institute of Functional Medicine and is always looking for new conferences in order to learn and implement the latest cutting edge health science.
Dr. Kathleen Lavis
Health Coach And Practice Manager
Dr. Kathleen Lavis is the original Dr. Lavis and has been a practicing chiropractor for over 30 years. Her passion in life has always been teaching others the steps necessary to reverse their chronic disease or to optimize their life. She joins her son, Dr. Sam, as a health coach as she eases into retirement as a chiropractor. Between the two of them you will get all the tools you need to attain the health you want.