Kyle Chavers, M.D., IFMCP
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual Kyle S. Chavers, MD is a Board-Certified Family Practice physician with over 9 years of experience that includes outpatient family medicine, hospice, medical mission work and long-term care. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Dr. Chavers ultimately chose medicine as a career because he wanted to find the best way to help people in the most significant way. Taking that desire together with a long-standing passion for and personal experience with proper nutrition and exercise, he set out in a traditional Family Practice setting ready to make a difference in the lives of his patients.