Dr. Saxton (DO) at Roots Integrative Medicine
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is a patient-focused, healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person. It includes all aspects of lifestyle and uses a blend of western and alternative medicines to reach optimal health and healing. Roots Integrative Medicine is located outside of Austin in Marble Falls, Texas. Dr. Saxton and her team strive to identify and treat the root cause of the problem and use a whole-body approach to healing: lifestyle, diet and supplements mixed with conventional and cutting-edge medical therapies. We specialize in keeping patients healthy with natural treatments when possible. In addition to treating illnesses, we practice preventative medicine—helping patients optimize health, vitality, and longevity.
What is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine?
A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is a licensed physician who goes through four years of medical school followed by advanced training in a residency program. In D.O. school, the education and training focus on the body as an integrated whole rather than treating for specific symptoms. D.O. programs require 300 hours of osteopathic manipulation medicine (OMM) training. OMM focuses on the musculoskeletal system and are trained to address conditions from both a medical and lifestyle perspective.
As a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), Dr. Saxton is licensed to practice medicine in both North Carolina and Texas. She graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Chemistry and went on to receive her DO degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. She completed further training at an HCA hospital in Georgia for residency. During her medical journey, she discovered a passion for helping patients reach optimal health through holistic and alternative pathways. She approaches well-being and vitality as a whole-body approach incorporating diet, lifestyle, and nutraceuticals in addition to pharmaceuticals when needed. Dr. Saxton enjoy treating patients with complex health issues and finding individual strategies for healing. She is a voting member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society), attends their conferences annually and completed their physician training program. She is also RGCC-accredited practitioner in addition and has completed advanced training courses in hormones optimization and naturopathic dermatology.
“I thoroughly enjoy helping patients in all walks of life. From patients seeking health and wellness from a preventative perspective to patients who have been struggling with chronic illnesses for years and desperate for answers. Some areas of medicine I particularly enjoy include:
- Mold Illness
- Tickborne Illnesses
- Naturopathic and Holistic Dermatology
- Preventative medicine
There is a time and a place for prescription medicines and pharmaceuticals. However, there is also a wonderful place for natural remedies to help with healing and wellness. I also enjoy augmenting treatment plans with cutting edge integrative therapies, such as IV therapies and have seen patients benefit immensely. I count is a blessing to have the honor to walk alongside patients in their health journey and help them reach their goals.”