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Dr Fenske's functional medicine and holistic health care video

Ten-minute excerpt from a presentation where Dr. Fenske discusses the benefits of functional medicine and holistic health care.

Dr. Nicole Fenske is a Functional Medicine practitioner and¬†Chiropractor. At Fenske Holistic Health care Center she uses her background (click here to see her CV) to care for patients with a very wide array of conditions. Her approach to treating a patient reflects the philosophy of Functional Medicine which is to find the root causes of poor health instead of merely naming the disease and suppressing the current symptoms. For example, acid reflux is not caused by a deficiency in your body of acid blocking medication. Nor is a headache caused by an aspirin deficiency. Functional Medicine goes beyond the pathological diagnosis to define the mechanisms underlying the origin of the dysfunction. In other words, Functional Medicine seeks to restore the function of the body so symptoms are not just hidden, but resolved. This is truly a system of ‘health care’, not just ‘disease care’. To accomplish her goals, Dr. Fenske will study your case history very thoroughly. Ten patients with the same symptoms could have ten different causes of their diminished health and require ten different treatment plans. Her recommendations are very individualized and very thorough.

We evaluate and care for people with:

  • Allergies and hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diet concerns
  • Digestive problems
  • (diarrhea, constipation, colitis, indigestion, irritable bowel sydrome)
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema, acne, and other skin eruptions
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Infertility
  • Joint problems such as jaw, hip, knee, or elbow pain
  • Menopause concerns
  • Mood imbalances
  • Muscle pain
  • PMS
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress

What to Expect at Dr. Fenske’s Functional Medicine Practice

Dr. Fenske will treat each patient based on their individual needs. Patients seeking Chiropractic care will complete our thorough intake forms and have a consultation, exam and treatment on their initial office visit. Follow-up treatments will be based on each individual case. For patients seeking Functional Medicine (sometimes less specifically referred to as Nutritional, Integrative, or Alternative) care, Dr. Fenske will gather information through extensive intake forms as well as past medical records or lab results that the patient makes available. After she studies this information our staff will schedule an initial office visit and at this visit Dr. Fenske will recommend any additional lab work that may be necessary to fill in gaps in her information. Her goal is to have as complete of a picture as possible of the causes of ill health. After this new information is available Dr. Fenske will meet with the patient a second time to provide her recommendations. These may include dietary changes, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, and follow-up visits to monitor progress.

Our Mission at Our Madison Holistic Health Care Center

Dr. Fenske will provide the services and educational tools that empower people to transform their health and lives. Her unique, integrative practice is committed to combining compassion with holistic health care to create an individualized, patient-centered experience, which includes:

  • Listening to a patient’s needs
  • Thorough evaluations to recognize the deepest cause of problems
  • Care that is truly corrective – not just a quick fix
  • Explanations that further a patient’s understanding and empower them to participate in their care
  • Educational materials that support the process of lifestyle change
  • A philosophy that encourages treating oneself well physically, mentally and spiritually to¬†maximize their human potential

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Fenske

Dr. Fenske

Mary Nording Clinic Manager

Mary Nording
Clinic Manager

Niki Wood Clinic Assistant

Niki Wood
Clinic Assistant

Mandy Sonzogni Patient Educator

Mandy Sonzogni
Patient Educator