I learned early in life that I wanted to use my God-given abilities as a student of biology and chemistry to help others. This naturally led me into the medical field. Good fortune allowed me to gain entrance into one of the finest medical schools in the country-UT Southwestern in Dallas. After completing my medical education I had a rewarding career serving US soldiers and their families while serving in the US Army medical corps.
Our family chose to settle in beautiful Southern Colorado after active military service. It was there that my life began to change. I became known among my physician colleagues as the doctor who would tackle the really hard patients. The ones that nobody else had answers for. I listened carefully and then applied all the tools that I had in my traditional Western doctor bag. It soon became clear that I didn’t have all the tools I needed. Many of my patients were suffering from multi-system chronic disease as a result of environmental exposures (agricultural and mining toxins that were prevalent in our local area). A quest for answers to these patient’s problems led me to study the principles of functional medicine.
By applying the elements of functional medicine amazing results were seen. I saw my patients again experience real disease resolution and maintain their wellness. Problems in multiple systems just melted away. Their lists of traditional prescription medicines began to shrink. The more I learned, the more excited and passionate I became. Now I have merged everything I learned as a Western doctor with the world of holistic, functional and alternative medicine. I have learned to combine my skills and abilities with those of others-both traditional and alternative like accupuncture, massage, chiropracty, naturopathy, nutrition, biofeedback, herbal medicine and many other specialties and disciplines of healing. This way of providing health care requires me to become a wellness detective for my patients. Every person is slightly different and has there own unique set of disease-causing genetics and environmental stressors. My practice is more exciting and rewarding than ever. It is a blessing for me to bring this approach to health and wellness to Central Texas.
Dr. Taylor practices integrative medicine at Texas Integrative ENT and Allergy in Austin, Texas. He sees children and adults in consulation at his central Austin clinic located at 4107 Medical Parkway Suite 100. His motto is “Health and Wellness from Head to Toe”. www.texasintegrative.com office phone-512-420-9300