Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Opening Times: Mon - Thurs 9-12:15 / 2-5:30 & Fri 9-12:30

ABOUT

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I qualified in 1980. After the usual postgraduate training, I spent several satisfying years working as a hospital and community-based family doctor in a remote setting in Northern Canada, doing emergency department work, in-patient medical care and GP obstetrics including deliveries. I was a strong devotee of 'traditional, conventional medicine and viewed anything else as quackery. 

I slowly realised that Western 'conventional' disease-based high-tech medicine is excellent in most situations, but had little to offer for those patients in whom I could not find a treatable diagnosis. 

The most frequently-occurring complaints were low energy, digestive disturbances, female hormone problems, mood problems, sleep problems, non-cardiac chest pain, migraine, fibromyalgia and nonsurgical back pain. The tests were all normal: there was "nothing seriously wrong" which was welcome news to the patient, but what could be done to help them? 

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Dr. Magovern’s 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 wellbeing. 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’s approach involves sitting down with the patient, learning their history which often takes up to an hour in the first visit.  From there, 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 360-degree 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.

Generally, patients will have been fully investigated and checked out with their GP or a consultant before embarking on this treatment approach with Dr. Magovern.

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Comprehensive history and symptom analysis which covers a broad range of areas including absorption, brain chemistry, hormonal fluctuations & digestion. 

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Initial investigations to clarify the diagnostic picture. These may includ standard medical testing and  hormonal, blood/saliva or urinary testing.

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Draw up an initial treatment plan taking as many of the variables as possibe into account.

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Fine tune treatment plan, integrate any new diagnositc information and monitor progress towards patient's paricular health goals   always aiming for optimal health and wellbeing.

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PROBLEMS FREQUENTLY TREATED

I try to join the dots in a patients medical history… to understand what is going on and thereby to treat the patient with functional or ‘patient-centred medicine’.

LACK OF ENERGY
POOR SLEEP
BAD BACK

BRAIN FOG
MOOD
DIGESTION

RECURRENT INFECTION
PAINS AND ACHES

LIBIDO
ANXIETY
MORE

 

UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS

What Our Patients Say

  • Dr Magovern takes the time to truly listen to his patient and acknowledge all issues,
    both physical and emotional. He is a doctor for people who don’t want to spend the rest of
    their life feeling tired, sore or depressed and taking one drug after another. I can’t
    recommend him highly enough.

  • Doctor Magovern is a very caring and attentive doctor. He sets out to assess and treat
    every case on an individual basis. He carries out an in-depth consultation with the patient
    and then recommends a treatment plan to suit that person.

  • Dr Magovern asked me to go for blood tests and other investigations. When the results came back,
    we agreed a plan for a naturally-based treatment, a mix of Intravenous infusions of minerals and vitamins
    and oral supplements. Six month later, I realised that, not only had I no antibiotic
    treatments over this past winter and my energy level has improved substantially.