They treat CLIENTS as a unique and marvelous individual, A being like no other, and were committed to fully resolve my issues.
The Philosophy That Drives Us
“We believe that the body has incredible capacity to heal itself! The challenge is to identify and replace what is missing, while removing what is no longer healthy!”
Dr. Christensen and Dr. Iratcabal founded Carpathia Collaborative on the belief of participatory care where the client is an instrumental partner in returning their body back to health (or keeping it healthy). And that it’s not about predetermined ideas about a diagnosis without a full understanding of a client’s situation. That’s why we will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your problems.
We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with decades of knowledge that our team has accumulated.
Carpathia Collaborative is centered around you
We use our expertise to find the root causes of illness instead of just treating your symptoms. With your active participation and our collaboration, we will help you build resilience, vitality and well-being for a lifetime of vibrant health.
An Integrative ApproachRooted in our focus on participatory client care, it’s our mission to empower you with knowledge to create health for yourself, no matter where you are right now.
Guided by our care team, you will embark on a whole systems, integrative, functional medicine approach to your wellness. Utilizing leading functional laboratory markers, genetics, nutritional analyses , and other assessment tools, we’ll design a personalized wellness program, including smart lifestyle modifications, that will significantly improve your health and symptoms.
Dedicated AttentionYou will receive dedicated attention from our collaborative care team.
During your initial intake consultation , you will meet with one of our certified functional medicine and integrative practitioners whether MD, NP, DO, ND, RD, DC, RN or LAc.
Weekly meetings with our entire collaborative team, bring the minds of many healing disciplines to your care. Together we determine which diagnostic labs are most needed, help coordinate your nutritional and lifestyle program, along with appropriate prescriptions and other modalities.
Personalized CareNo client is exactly the same, and yet there are common factors that affect your health, such as: gastrointestinal function, nutritional deficiencies, toxin exposures, genetics and stress. Guided by our team, we will get to the root cause of your issues using diagnostic tests that your current doctor may not even know about.
We’ll explore your situation holistically, uncovering disrupting “mediators” in your home, at work, and your emotional state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to health.
Innovative TreatmentsDid you know that it takes on years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Carpathia Collaborative, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that lag.
All our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their knowledge by attending leading edge conferences, collaborating across specialties and seeking out innovative solutions to help our clients achieve their health goals. We strongly believe in keeping up-to-date with holistic health and food science, as well as any technology that can help patients heal more effectively.
Root Cause ResolutionUnlike traditional with Western Medicine approaches, our team always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating key imbalances such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal disruption or imbalances, environmental toxins, and more that cause “dis-ease” symptoms that are typically diagnosed incorrectly.
The Functional Medicine approach seeks to help the client create health from the inside out, taking into account everything that may be creating illness, rather than just treating symptoms with drugs or surgeries that typically do not deal with the root cause(s).
Co-Creating HealthLet’s face it, addressing and healing chronic illness has its challenges. Steady, regular support is one of the many ways we help our clients achieve desired health outcomes. We have seen, first hand, the power of community and personal connection in helping individuals to make the necessary habit changes that seem daunting when you are alone.
We leverage group structures for client education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team AND your fellow clients rooting for your success as you begin and follow your own personal healing journey.