Functional medicine is a powerful tool for diagnosing the root cause of chronic illness by addressing the whole person, not a set of isolated symptoms. A functional medicine consult with one of our functional medicine physicians may focus on:

  • preventive medicine and well-being optimization;
  • difficult-to-diagnose symptoms and conditions;
  • reversing age-related illness; or,
  • chronic illness management and treatment.

How is this approach different?

A functional medicine approach:

  • is highly personalized to the patient;
  • examines the patient’s history, physiology, genetic makeup, and lifestyle;
  • considers the mind, body, and spirit of the individual;
  • takes into account external factors such as physical and social environment;
  • employs integrative medicine, a therapeutic approach which combines the best of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies for treatment; and,
  • conservatively prescribes pills and surgery when medically necessary.
Explore how Functional Medicine Can Help You

Meet Our Functional Medicine Physicians

Schedule a complimentary Meet & Greet with our doctors to find out more about our functional medicine approach.

Our personalized and functional medicine approach to well-being helps get to the root cause of symptoms that are difficult to diagnose.

If you’re struggling with unexplained symptoms or would like to explore a whole-person approach to health, our physicians and wellness experts support you with personalized solutions so you can feel better and stay healthier in mind, body, and spirit.

Fill out the form and one of our Navigators will reach out to you. Together, we can help you feel better and live a healthier life.

Our Functional Medicine Providers

Varsha Rathod, MD, IFMCP
Varsha Rathod, MD, IFMCP
Rheumatologist and Functional and Internal Medicine Physician
Scott Jamison, MD, IFMCP
Scott Jamison, MD, IFMCP
Functional and Internal Medicine Physician
Catherine (Karrie) Hohn, MD, IFMCP
Catherine (Karrie) Hohn, MD, IFMCP
Functional and Family Medicine Physician
Sarah Bird, DNP, IFMCP
Sarah Bird, DNP, IFMCP
Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Why take this approach?

We have found that an integrative and holistic approach to wellness that considers the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — is the most effective. Our clinic features multispecialty physicians who combine the best of conventional medicine, lifestyle medicine, and wellness therapies to help you achieve your health goals.

Our specialists in functional medicine use an advanced diagnostic approach to uncover the root cause of illness, based on the understanding that lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors influence long-term well-being. Our medical care team offers proactive, highly personalized preventive care and treatment for both physical and mental health.


Trusted by a Community of Members

PALM Health was voted #1 in Preventive Health services in the 2021 Ladue News Platinum List awards and was a finalist in Medical Weight Loss in the 2022 St. Louis Magazine A-List Reader’s Choice awards.

With over 1,900 satisfied members, since 2016 we have continued to help individuals reach well-being.

Years Experience
in Preventive Health
Satisfied Members

Certified by National Organizations

Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, trainers, coaches, and wellness specialists have decades of experience, extensive education, and multiple degrees from organizations such as the Institute for Functional Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, and Anthropedia.

Explore How Functional Medicine Can Help You

Learn more about our functional medicine approach and which programs, memberships, and services are the best fit for you. Connect with one of our Navigators at 314-801-8898 option 0 to get started with functional medicine.


“There are no words to convey the love and appreciation I have for this healing place. We drive four hours to be seen by the doctors and it is totally worth it! My daughter has a chronic health condition that has not been triggered since we started our PALM protocol. Life-changing for her!”


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“Finally, an approach to wellness that embraces and cares for the whole person, in a beautiful environment with a dedicated and compassionate staff. Thank you, PALM!”

SUSAN L., MAY 2018

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