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. Andrea Arvan
    Dr. Andrea Arvan M.D.

    Arvan Integrative Health Care – Specializing in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine

    phone: To schedule an appointment, call YWC at 913.962.7408
    hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Dr. Andrea Arvan is an Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine physician practicing in the Kansas City area since 1996. She studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia for medical school and completed her residency at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She studied acupuncture at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine and has been practicing acupuncture since 1998. She completed her studies as an Associate Fellow in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona in 2003. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Her primary focus is preventive health.

    As the daughter of Greek immigrants, Dr. Arvan has learned the value of traveling to different countries, exploring their cultures and learning from their ideas. She has traveled in the United States from coast to coast and loves road trips. Born and raised in Kansas City, however, she is a true Midwesterner at heart and loves to go to baseball games, parade around town with her dog and hang out at the Plaza. She is very active in her church, an avid photographer, but mostly spends time with her family and friends.

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  • 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

    Monday: 8:30 – 5
    Wednesday: 8:30 – 5
    Thursday: 8:30 – 5
    Friday: 8:30 – 11
    Saturday: by appointment only

    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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