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A Different Kind of Practice

Bio

“I have always wanted to provide a different type of healthcare. I want people to look forward to going to the doctor, knowing it will be an avenue to help them. Knowing, it will improve the way they feel on a day to day basis. Doctor visits today are often rushed. Patients often leave with unanswered questions. In my practice I have time to sit and really talk to my patients.”

  • The focus in medicine today is on treatment, not prevention or etiology of illness. We need to step back and see where problems start in order to solve them.
  • While I firmly believe in, and use, traditional medicine, I also know there are other avenues that can aid in achieving optimal health. These include areas such as nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, mind-body medicine and acupuncture. I try to use as natural of an approach as is possible.
  • I know sometimes traditional medicine falls short in treating certain health issues. I will work with you from an integrative medicine perspective to treat issues such as these.
  • I have the unique perspective of an integrative medicine physician and dietitian and truly believe in using all aspects of my knowledge to treat you. I do work as a consultant and ask that you continue routine care with your primary care physician.

Amy Burkhart M.D., R.D.



Testimonials

“I have been a patient of Dr. Amy Burkhart for several years. I suffer from Crohn’s disease and was having difficultly in my daily life. After visiting many doctors, all of whom were unable to help me, Dr. Burkhart took the time and patience to create a plan which brought me back to health. I still follow her plan to this day and have been living a normal healthy life. Dr. Burkhart listened to my symptoms along with listening to me, she took her time in preparing a plan which led me to  non-invasive testing, which led me to the road for recovery. I cannot thank Dr. Burkhart enough, and I would recommend her to anyone.”
G.A.

I came a long distance to see Dr. Amy Burkhart and I feel it was definitely worth it. Dr. Burkhart has a great bedside manner and she really listens to you and pays attention to your concerns. I think with her help I’ll finally be able to get better.

Anonymous

Dr Burkhart is an amazing doctor. She is extremely up to date on the current conditions, successful treatments, and has a clear vested interested in her patients getting well. She continuously goes above and beyond your visit to assist in your healing.
Anonymous

Dr. Burkhart is an amazing specialist who is helping me to address a condition that no one else has understood. Anonymous

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Treatments and Services Include

  • Integrative Medicine Consulting
  • Integrative Approaches to Digestive Health:  IBS, Low FODMAP diets, Gas/Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, Reflux, Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, SIBO and more.
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Nutrition and Dietary Therapies for  Optimal Health

The Celiac MD™

A monthly column focusing on topics in nutrition and medicine

The Psychological Toll of the Gluten-Free Diet

 

Man in restaurant talking to chefThe term “gluten-free” is now commonplace in our daily lives. Because of gluten’s new found popularity, people believe adhering to a gluten-free diet is easy. Gluten-free food is everywhere, thus people assume it must be a simple diet to follow. It is not. One must worry about crumbs, shared cooking surfaces and the daily potential for serious illness triggered by tiny, accidental and often untraceable exposures to gluten. For people who must strictly follow the diet, the constant attention to detail can take a significant emotional toll.

Imagine being a child sitting at a birthday party wondering what the Barbie cake tastes like as you nibble the gluten-free cookie… Read on to understand more…

15 hours ago

"You may not think celiac disease affects you - neither did I. My story (below) describes how this genetic disease can go undetected, even in a doctor. For millions of people with undiagnosed celiac disease - and it could be you - I hope you will donate. This research will help generations to come."
— Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Please consider donating to the crowdfunding campaign for this very important study. I have no financial interest in this project. Read my personal story to understand why I think this study is vital to everyone, whether or not you have celiac disease.
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NEW PROJECT from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital in partnership with Child Health and Development Studies, an initiative of the Public Health Institute looking at "The Impact of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease." consano.org/projects/the-impact-of-undiagnosed-celiac-disease/ Amy Burkhart, MD, RD shares about her own undiagnosed celiac as well, "My family’s story is a perfect example of the importance of studying how celiac disease can impact the health of multiple generations. My journey to diagnosis was dramatic, prolonged and left me approaching death. Even though I am a physician and a registered dietitian and was ill, I remained undiagnosed for 10 years." Please share this crowdfunding project with those you know who are impacted by celiac.