Rebuild your health from the inside out.
Functional medicine care proven to treat and prevent the root cause of chronic illness.
Understand Functional Medicine.
We treat health issues by identifying and treating the root cause of your symptoms.
1. Root Cause Care
2. Advanced Analysis
We understand that no two people are alike. Often times, the same disease can have different causes. That's why we tailer each treatment plan based off our in-depth analysis of your symptoms. We can also prescribe medications when necessary to correct underlying imbalances.
3. Personalized Medicine
We get an in-depth understanding of your body by using advanced testing, history taking, and evaluation.
Common Conditions We Treat
*The following health conditions are examples of common conditions we treat. If you don't see your health concern on this list, call us to see if we are a good fit for you!*
High blood pressure
Complex Chronic Diseases
Chronic fatigue and pain
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBD (Crohn's, ulcerative colitis)
Fatigue despite normal thyroid
Female hormone imbalance
Our patients come to us wanting more from their healthcare. We see how frustrating it can be when you get prescribed another medication or walk away from an appointment without a lasting solution. At Roots, we use evidence-based & practical personalized treatment to manage the root cause of your health problems. We work with with patients to uncover the root cause of their digestive complaints, hormone imbalances, diabetes, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease.
Our Approach To Medicine.
Meet Your Guide
Gavin Guard, MPAS, PA-C, CISSN, Pn1
Gavin is a native to Friday Harbor as a 6th-generation islander. He graduated suma cum laude from Whitman College studying biochemistry and received his Master's degree as a PA from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His work revolves around helping his patients realize their optimal health through building resiliency and guiding them through the common challenges that get in the way. He believes the way to a happier world is by building healthier people. A main principle in his work is to make this model of care more accessible and affordable.
Why Patients Choose Us
The best in evidence-based nutrition and functional medicine
Dr. Ben House, PhD, CISSN
"Gavin is smart, driven, resourceful, and highly capable, but more than any of that he cares. He cares about you and he cares about doing what's right."
Gavin, is attentive, understanding and non-judgmental. He asks questions to seek to understand your needs. Then creates a plan will work best for you. Gavin has taught me the importance of celebrating my small wins along this health journey.
"Resourceful" and "Attentive" Care
Your 3 Step Plan to Health
Complete Care-Better Health