Dr. Amy Beard was never satisfied with the current health model in which most people have to participate today. Studying nutrition and becoming a Registered Dietitian prior to achieving her Doctorate in Medicine allowed her to see things differently than most students while in medical school. Almost everything that she was taught was based on pharmaceuticals, not nutrition, and on reacting to and treating a symptom, not investigating the root cause of a condition. This convinced her to look for a better way to treat her patients, and Functional Medicine was that pathway. Functional Medicine is western medicine with a different approach. It is patient-centered, not disease- centered.
As one of only 10 MD/Dietitian/Functional Medicine experts in the country she is uniquely qualified to help her patients get the help they need. Performance athletes, patients with chronic conditions, and frustrated weight loss patients seek out her unique gift for unlocking their health potential. In addition to her impressive academic achievements she is also a competitive athlete. Dr. Beard owns H2MD Functional Medicine and Weight Loss Center and is an advocate for changing western medicine to a model that works in today’s world.