Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine which focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems. Also includes Genetic Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. Practitioners develop individual treatment plans for people they treat.


  • Dr. Brian Lum
    Dr. Brian Lum D.C.

    Functional Healthcare Institute (FHI) – Specializing in Genetic Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. Expert in diagnosing and treating highly complex conditions based on genetic testing and other advanced diagnostics.

    phone: To schedule an appointment, call YWC at 913.962.7408
    hours: Tue, Wed, Thur 9-6, Sat 8-1

    Dr. Lum is a an Integrative and Functional Medicine Specialist. He is one of the only doctors in the Midwest region that specializes in genetic testing in the treatment and prevention of degenerative diseases and conditions. His post-graduate training includes chronic degenerative disease diagnosis, preventative medicine, genetic medicine, and nutritional medicine, as part of the Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internist program (DABCI). He is also trained in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

    Dr. Lum is passionate in providing hope for people with complex chronic conditions. He witnessed his mother’s 15 year struggle with Crohn’s disease. This debilitating illness often caused her to be bed-ridden, and experience chronic abdominal pain and digestive problems. She was told that her condition was life-long with no hope of improvement. At the time there were no options for effective treatment, except symptom management. Fortunately with breakthroughs in education and technology we are far better equipped to not only cause disease processes to retreat, but to prevent them altogether. Dr. Lum implements cutting-edge research in treating the underlying causes of disease so that the whole person may be healed.

    Genomic medicine is the future of healthcare. Using your unique genes we can precisely identify how to treat and prevent health problems. Before the Human Genome Project in 1990, we thought that our genes dictated what diseases or health problems we would eventually develop. Scientists thought that they would find individual genes for each disease process. We now know that there are dozens to hundreds of genes associated with the development of a particular disease. Science has also determined that our environment (i.e. food, lifestyle, nutrition, sleep, toxin burden etc.) can turn on or off genes to either help or hurt our health. Dr. Lum uses genetic testing to identify which processes your body are not working efficiently and then implements treatment to bypass these defects.

    It is not uncommon for people to have already seen dozens of doctors and specialists with no real answers or relief prior to being seen by Dr. Lum. His unique approach of using genetic testing and other advanced diagnostics, allows him to precisely personalize treatment in order to get the best possible results and outcome for his patients.

  • Aisha Chilcoat
    Aisha Chilcoat ND, FABNO

    Lovis Healing LLC – Specializing in Naturopathic Oncology, Functional Medicine and Environmental Medicine

    phone: 816.888.9165
    hours: Friday – Saturday by appointment

    Lovis Healing LLC is a functional medicine practice that focuses on health solutions utilizing modalities such as botanicals, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, low-level energy laser (LLEL) therapy and life-style management.

    Aisha Chilcoat, ND, FABNO is a Naturopathic Doctor who earned her doctorate degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.  Dr. Chilcoat has completed several advanced environmental medicine courses and a two-year naturopathic oncology residency at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.

    Following her residency, Dr. Chilcoat worked as a Naturopathic Oncology Provider at the CTCA Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, GA.  While working at CTCA, Dr. Chilcoat developed a passion for helping and loving patients who were diagnosed with cancer. Although her focus was primarily treating those diagnosed with a hematological malignancy, she worked diligently with patients in survivorship to support their lifestyle, nutrition and other health concerns.

    Dr. Chilcoat is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO).

  • Dr. Georgia Nab
    Dr. Georgia Nab D.C., M.S., C.N.S.

    Authentic Life, Inc. – Specializing in genetics, functional medicine, nutrition and chiropractic for its patients.

    phone: To schedule an appointment, call YWC at 913.962.7408

    Dr. Georgia Nab, DC, MS, CNS owns Authentic Life, a clinic that focuses on genetics, functional medicine, nutrition and chiropractic for its patients.

    A 1994 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City campus in Overland Park, Kan., Dr. Nab owned a chiropractic clinic in Wichita, Kan., before joining a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin from 2012 through 2017. Dr. Nab provide chiropractic care, nutritional counseling and educational training to the employees at the company’s corporate headquarters. While here, Dr. Nab authored of “1 Degree of Change” as well as numerous other publications.

    Dr. Nab is a 2015 graduate from the University of Western States with a Master in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine degree. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Western States for their masters program. Dr. Nab is a Certified Nutrition Specialist from the Board for Nutrition Specialist and works with Affiliated Monitors, an independent monitoring company for professionals.  Dr. Nab is also working to obtain her Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, having completed all courses. She will be testing in November 2018 to complete her certified practitioner status.

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