A Different Approach

Dr Magovern explains:
Most people who consult me will have been carefully checked out symptom wise by other doctors and reassured that nothing ‘serious’ is wrong with their health. But despite these reassurances, they will continue to experience symptoms of e.g. severe aches and pains, persistent unremitting fatigue, woeful headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, recurrent infections, debilitating mood problems, lack of libido, insomnia, menstrual cycle related mood problems and quite reasonably, I believe, they will think: “Surely there must be something wrong which can hopefully be diagnosed and fixed”.

This is the point at which I enter most patient’s lives.

A practical word of advice prior to coming to see me:

Prior to coming to see me, if you have significant or persistent symptoms, please consult your own General Practitioner who knows you well, to make sure there is no serious or life-threatening disease.

I use a Functional Medicine approach, which is looking both inside the “conventional medicine” box as well as outside of it. If you are coming to see me, we need to be able to work together over a minimum period of 4 to 6 months.

Consultations are different to the standard medical consultation in that they involve very comprehensive medical histories, examination of symptoms and they are significantly longer than in a traditional disease-based medical practice.

A Personalised Approach

Dr. Magovern and his 360 approach to medicine involves looking at the body, its complex systems and how the environment, lifestyle, and, to some extent genetics, influence health and well being.

Often patients suffering from conditions such as back pain, low energy and digestive disturbances will also suffer from underlying issues such as inflammation, poor digestive function causing poor absorption, or hormonal disturbances.

Dr. Magovern will follow the 360 matrix used to model all of the symptoms experienced by the patient using some diagnostic techniques and putting together a comprehensive view of the patient’s health in order to fully diagnose and treat, not only the condition, but also the symptoms experienced by the patient.