What is Functinal Medicine?

Functional Medicine subspecialists treat symptoms that are not going away after visiting your Primary Care Provider.

Functional medicine promotes wellness by addressing the entire person.

I would spend more time getting to know your individual history, interaction between environment, lifestyle and genetic factors that are underlying disease.

I would consider:

  • Environmental inputs
  • Mind-body connections
  • Genetic makeup

By understanding these influences we can look to bodily processes including:

  • How your body rids itself of toxins
  • Regulation of hormones
  • Immune system function
  • Inflammatory responses
  • Digestion and absorption of nutrients and the health of the digestive tract
  • Structural integrity
  • Psychological and spiritual balance
  • How you produce energy

Functional Medicine is a comprehensive approach to treatment by looking to correct imbalances in these systems and making you a partner to actively understand your health using expanded tools, expanded treatments with a combination of nutritional supplements, drugs, therapeutic diets and detoxification programs. We also work to balance lifestyle, exercise and stress-management.

All this starts with where you are and what you want to accomplish given your individual needs!

How I Practice

A Better Approach to Medicine

Suzy practices healing from an holistic perspective. She has found that nothing works in isolation of the whole. Each of us is made of our choices on many levels. Our body is the concrete manifestation of our inherited DNA, energy of our food, the energy of our thought patterns, the energy of our emotional patterns and the manifestation in form of our spirit.

Healing starting on any of these levels can make a difference. Sometimes lasting healing must effect change at deeper levels such as through uncovering many things including: disease at the macroscopic and microscopic level, subconscious thought patterns, emotional patterns and spiritual discomfort.

We can work together as Suzy guides, supports and illuminates your path to healing through several lenses. Standard Functional Medicine process looks to your life history, family history and medical history to uncover clues about the start of disease. She may ask you to participate in alternative laboratory evaluation, gather previously obtained laboratory tests,  journal diet, sleep, thoughts, emotions and dreams. It is a thorough dive but intensely supported dive into your symptoms at very upstream, foundational levels. Suzy has found that this process is necessary to not only get to physical causes of disease but to open deep blockages. Health, acceptance, love and recovering of lost energy to illuminate your true healing is the goal of this intense process.

Suzanne Holbrook, MD

Let me introduce myself, I am Suzanne Holbrook, Dr. Suzy to many.

I love to practice medicine. It is so much fun working with people. I am honored with this work.

I graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then completed my pediatric internship and residency in Los Angeles at Harbor-UCLA.

Exploration of various philosophies of medical practice is fundamental to who I am. I sincerely consider pushing my own boundaries and my understanding of healing as my core mission. Types of medicine that I have learned and that I have healed through include pediatric medicine 1990-present,  neonatology 1990-present, Craniosacral Therapy, herbalism, and my ongoing exploration of Functional Medicine.

I practice both pediatric medicine and as of 2022, Functional Medicine for both adults and children. I am currently in the process of becoming credentialed through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Through the study of this holistic approach, I see a paradigm shift that uses scientific principles to treat root cause of illness. This approach satisfies in me the need to get to the core cause of illness without many of the side effects of traditional Western Medicine treatments.

Thanks for your support.



We have a Fee-for Service pricing policy, we do not bill insurances, but will provide you paperwork to submit to your insurance company.

Payment in full is due at the time of your visit.

Payment for Functional labs is expected at the time of lab discussion and sample collection. The Functional labs may or may not be covered by your insurance. For greatly decreased cost, payment without submission for insurance coverage is available.


Comprehensive Consultation – $380/90 min.


Comprehensive Follow Up Consultation – $200 /31-45 min.

Extended Follow Up Consultation – $250/46-60 min. Follow Up Consultation – $150 up to 30 min.