MaxWell is the fullest possible expression of brain, body and being potential that best maximizes the pursuit of your dreams and the fulfillment of your life’s purpose.
The mission of MaxWell Clinic is to create maximum wellness in one unique patient at a time. Since each person that comes to the clinic is environmentally and genetically distinct, we need a place in which to learn about how best to work with that uniqueness. This is not taught in medical schools. It’s that next level of healthcare:
Patients come to MaxWell Clinic from all over the United States and world for treatment of a wide range of dysfunction. Ultimately, we focus on the person rather than the disease. That can be confusing in a world where we’ve been brainwashed by the marketing of disease names.
For example, if you have osteoarthritis, you may be told that you need a particular anti-inflammatory (trademarked product). However, osteoarthritis is not caused by a drug deficiency – yes that is obvious, but if that is so, it is also obvious that using that drug will not fundamentally FIX the cause that started the problem in the first place. Instead, we should ask:
What is osteoarthritis? Osteo =bone, arthr = joint, itis=inflammation. Then ask: WHY do you have inflammation? This question begins the process of functional medicine, which is not the medicine of what but the medicine of why.
Thus, we do not have a defined list of diseases that we treat, rather, we treat the people who are experiencing symptoms, which may or may not fall under a specific definition of disease. As we treat the person, we are successful in treating a vast majority of symptoms because we are looking at fundamental underlying processes that tie together most dysfunction.
Our philosophy is that diseases do not really exist. Diagnoses means to know through and through. When you name a disease you often abandon the pursuit of knowing the person. You put them on an accepted protocol and may not pay attention to all of the confounding factors caused by that person’s uniqueness.