Dr. Charles Gant MD, PhD

 

Dr. Gant functional medicine Specialty:
Functional Medicine, MTHFR and Predictive Genomics (Gene Testing), Precision Medicine to address the root causes of most chronic medical and psychiatric disorders.

Practice Philosophy:
If you don’t test, you’ve guessed…. Many of the root causes of medical and psychological disorders can be discovered and modified if a careful and thorough, science-based search is made with cutting-edge, mostly insurance-covered, laboratory testing.

Areas of Focus:
Functional and Precision Medicine to optimize genetic expression in every patient by assessing metabolic, infectious, gastrointestinal, neuropsychological, endocrine, immune, allergic, nutritional, toxicological and genomic risk factors.


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About

Dr. Gant is an author, teacher and most of all practitioner who provides innovative and personal care for his patients. Charles Gant MD, PhD has practiced functional and integrative medicine, and mindfulness-based cognitive psychotherapy for nearly four decades. He has incorporated Precision Medicine into his practice in the last decade. Precision medicine is an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual differences in genomics, environmental stressors, and lifestyles.

Formal Training/Education:

B.S. in Chemistry - Hampden-Sydney College

M.D. - University of Virginia Medical School

Postgraduate Training in Family Practice, Psychiatry and Psychology  (Ph.D)

Disorders Treated with a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • AD/HD, autism and childhood spectrum disorders
  • Alzheimer’s, memory loss, dementias
  • Anti-aging, preventative medicine
  • Anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders
  • Asthma, dermatitis, allergies
  • Autoimmune disorders, Hashimoto’s, Lupus, others
  • Cancer prevention and co-management
  • Cardiovascular disorders, stroke, co-management of risk factors
  • Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and related disorders
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Detoxification from heavy metals, petrochemicals, other toxins
  • Diabetes, metabolic disorders, dysglycemias
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders, GERD, irritable bowel disease
  • Hormonal imbalances, men or women, any phase of life
  • Lyme, Candida, and bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic co-infections
  • MTHFR, COMT and predictive genomics, genetic testing
  • Parkinson’s disease, neurological disorders
  • Stress management, psychotherapy, mindfulness
  • Substance Abuse - illicit drugs, prescribed drugs, alcohol/nicotine
  • Weight loss and obesity
     

Several decades of practicing medicine has led me on a journey to ever deepening discoveries of the root causes of both wellness and disease. The question has always been for me, and I ask this now of you; exactly what nutritional deficiency, toxin, metabolic defect, infection, allergy, neurotransmitter or hormonal imbalance, psycho-emotional conflict and/or genetic predisposition do I/you NOT want to know about, that could be contributing to or causing your symptoms and problems? For me the answer has always been; I want to know about every one that I can test for and address in a rational way, and this is why I routinely test for hundreds of risk factors and spend a great deal of time piecing together the unique biochemistry of each patient. I am not comfortable with not knowing and guessing and I am not satisfied until I can find the answers. My faith in science compels me to believe that medical and psychiatric disorders “don’t just happen,” that magical forces don’t make people sick, and that causes for many disorders can be found if our technology is up to the task and I can be diligent enough to find the answers. My motto has always been, “If you don’t test, you’ve guessed.”


Decades into this journey, I now find it hard to imagine how many chronic medical or psychiatric disorders could not be eliminated or at least significantly modified, if one embarks on a thorough search through the 1000’s of potentially causal nutritional, immune, infectious, allergic, psycho-emotional, metabolic, energetic, hormonal and genetic risk factors, followed by precisely targeted treatments designed to address each risk factor. It does not matter what other kind of healthcare treatment you use, integrative, holistic, psychotherapeutic or conventional, or what kind of medical or psychiatric challenge you face. Finding and correcting the root molecular causes can only improve your outcomes.

Current Professional Activity:

Chief Science Officer of the Academy of Functional Medicine which offers a fully accredited doctorate degree in functional medicine and genomics in association with Huntington College of Health Sciences (www.hchs.edu )

Healthcare educator and lecturer

Author: ADD and ADHD: Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) Solutions, End Your Addiction Now, End Nicotine Addiction Now, and ADHD (Attentional Disintegration of Hurt and Distress) Therapies, Basic Concepts in Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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