Scott Jamison, MD
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Jamison is an internal medicine specialist from Blacksburg, Virginia, where he has been practicing for 29 years. He is board-certified in internal medicine and trained in functional medicine as an IFM Certified Practitioner with substantial experience ranging from routine primary care to complex medical care. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Jamison supervised three clinics, and was also the Consulting Physician Director for the Environmental Health and Safety Program at Virginia Tech.
His training in functional medicine has had a profound effect on his practice of medicine and patient care. Whether an individual seeks preventive care or has a chronic illness, Dr. Jamison sees great potential to combine functional medicine with his extensive knowledge and skills in primary care and internal medicine, blending the best of both into one clinical model.
“I have always felt that I was here to listen to people with awareness and compassion… to learn about them and their families, their personal style. I treat my patients like family. This approach is very applicable to functional medicine — learning how patients got here, how we can change their trajectory, and how we can empower them with the guidance and tools to improve their world.”
WHY FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
“My interest in functional medicine has increased over the years, but I always leaned in this direction, helping patients with diet and exercise — what is referred to as lifestyle medicine. When a family member was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I was disappointed in her care and looked for supportive and complementary care. In doing my research and helping her, I was exposed to a huge body of data regarding functional medicine and wanted to commit to that approach.”
WHY JOIN PALM HEALTH?
“As I have gone through training and talked with people, I have learned that a number of those practicing functional medicine now are cash-only providers; they do not do primary care; they do not take insurance. PALM Health is not like that. We are not the norm, as we are able to practice functional medicine in an integrative model, along with all the other kinds of well-being care offered in this wonderful facility.”
WHAT MAKES PALM HEALTH SPECIAL?
“PALM Health is a rare setting with a unique clinic model. We provide excellent care for multi-faceted diseases as well as preventive care. Plus, I get the chance to practice with like-minded individuals throughout the building!”
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
The clinic is now taking appointments for Dr. Jamison’s schedule, beginning May 1, 2019. If you are interested in becoming a patient of Dr. Jamison’s, please contact your member Navigator or Medical Reception.
Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Primary Care
Preventive Care, Nutrition, Exercise, Lifestyle Medicine, Complementary Wellness Therapies