Functional & Integrative Medicine

Functional and Integrative Medicine is an approach to health care that evaluates functional systems, not just by treating symptoms. An example is that certain micronutrients are essential for our bodies to function optimally, and the lack of these essential nutrients can lead to illness. Functional and Integrative Medicine uses sophisticated laboratory testing procedures to examine biochemical imbalances in the body, which can cause or complicate a specific health problem. Doctors that practice Functional and Integrative Medicine use the test results to reinstate balance into the body often by designing personalized diets or supplementation programs.Read more...

It's Time for Flu Shots

Please don't tune me out on this one. Don't let this post resemble Gary Larson's "The Far Side" cartoon where you only hear, "Blah, blah, blah, Flu shot, blah, blah, blah, Flu shot, blah, blah, blah".

I write about the flu every year because it's one infectious disease that is not only more aggressive and dangerous for babies and young children, it's vaccine-preventable.

The Case for Concierge Medicine

Today’s doctor-patient relationships are under pressure. Providers face financial demands from the government and payors, and many feel forced to squeeze as many patients as possible into each day in order to maintain their practice.

It’s unsurprising that new models of care are emerging that address physicians’ desires to spend more time with each patient.

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Dr.West would like to thank the readers of Style Magazine, his colleagues, his staff, his awesome patients, and HIS FAMILY for their support in voting him #1 Favorite Doctor and #2 Favorite Practitioner this year! Dr. West would not be on the top of his game without the sacrifice from his family to allow him to take trips on his weekends and holidays around the country to further advance his medical knowledge and expertise through advances functional, integrative & medical conferences that he both attends and teaches to medical students, interns & residents from 15 medical schools throughout the USA.

 

Dr. West is a board certified family osteopathic physician that believes the best investment you can make now is in your health and wellness. Osteopathic physicians are the only true complete physicians, practicing both hands-on manipulative treatment and preventive wellness.

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The specialty of family medicine is centered on lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. Family physicians integrate the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to provide continuing and comprehensive health care.

 

The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. Read more about the history, scope and definition of family medicine by reviewing the following resources.

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I have practiced medicine here in California for nearly 20 years and during this time I have had the privilege of caring for many of you and your families. It has been such an honor to be your physician and share in your quest for a healthy, active life.

 

As you know from personal experience, our health care system is becoming extremely complex. From my perspective as an experienced physician, the many changes underway in healthcare will continue to affect our relationship and my ability to provide the highest standard of care to you, my patients. After much reflection and soul-searching, I have decided that I do not want to compromise my diligent attention to your individual care.

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Office Hours

Monday to Thursday
8 to Noon and 1 to 5

Friday
8 to Noon and 1 to 2

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Prescription Refills

If you need a prescription refilled, please have your pharmacy contact us and allow 3 business days for us to respond. Therefore, if your prescription is running low, it's a good idea to contact your pharmacy 5 business days in advance to allow for the time required for approval and filling your medication.

Office Dispensary

As a convenience for our patients, Creekside Osteopathic offers some of the more popular and essential medications in our office. Often, a patient wants or needs to start a regimen right away. Check with your doctor, as you may be able to leave the office with your prescription, thus avoiding delays at your pharmacy.

Nutrition Center

After performing due dilligent research on the leading providers of nutritional products, Doctor West choose Metagenics to be the provider for Creekside Osteopathic patients.

Many of these products are available in the office ... all can be ordered online. Some of the products we offer are only available in the office.

You can find out detailed information about every product on this page. The page includes a link for online ordering.

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Creekside Osteopathic
Family Practice

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1731 Creekside Dr., Suite 100
Folsom, CA 95360
916.984.4100

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