Meet Dr. Rob Norris
With certificates in both integrative health and functional medicine, Dr. Rob provides holistic care to patients throughout every stage of life.
Over nearly two decades as a family doctor, he’s educated patients on how to remain healthy, while trying to reduce the need for medication.
"If a patient comes to me with an idea or something new they’ve heard about, I always listen," he says. "If I’m not familiar with whatever it is, I’ll research it so that my patient and I can learn together. My goal is to serve as a guide."
Dr. Rob’s integrative and functional approach means looking beyond the typical Western medical remedies (think pharmaceuticals) and considering the impact of an individual’s environment, gut health, and supplement usage (just to name a few items) on a patient’s overall health.
He also holds a nutritional biochemistry certificate, which enables him to dig deeper into his patients' diet and supplementation.
He has experience with cutting-edge functional medicine strategies such as analyzing minerals in the hair, organic acid testing of urine, yeast overgrowth, bacterial overgrowth, or even if there are too many toxins in the body.
"A lot of health can be traced back to balance. Even if you eat the best possible diet, you’re still going to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals," he says. "To balance, most people will need vitamin D, magnesium, sometimes vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids."
By combining his integrative, functional approach with the relationships he develops with his patients, Dr. Rob aims to uncover health problems before they start to cause issues.
"The main drive I have for people is to learn how to be healthy and stay healthy, and not ever need medicine."