Hi! I’m Dr. Jamie Gilliam!
If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, you've come to the right place. I specialize in healing and treating the root cause. Your body is an integrated unit with 12 body systems that work independently and together for your body to function. When you have a problem in one body system, it can cause a domino effect of problems throughout your entire body. There are many factors that play a role in the development of health conditions; hereditary factors, structural abnormalities, exposure to things in the environment, side effects to supplements or medications, aging, stress and many other factors contribute.
I practice integrative medicine. This means that I focus on evaluating the entire person and explore all treatment modalities for the best outcomes for each individual patient. I hold a PhD in Integrative Medicine, an MS in Exercise Science and a BA in Sports Management. I am a thyroid and cervical cancer survivor, and I have hypothyroidism caused by my thyroidectomy due to thyroid cancer. I also have diagnosed Hashimoto's and lupus and I am a woman in menopause. I am living symptom free and feel amazing. You can, too! You just need the right treatment plan for your individual body.
My symptoms of thyroid cancer were ignored for more than a year by doctors. I was told I had anxiety and that "my labs were normal" over and over again. It was cancer.
After finally insisting on an ultrasound, I received a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. A fine needle biopsy confirmed this, and I was scheduled for a thyroidectomy. When I woke up from the surgery, everything changed.
I felt like crap. I was steadily gaining weight, regardless of exercise and nutrition. I constantly felt fatigued and bloated. My body ached, and I suffered from chronic headaches, declining vision, deteriorating dental health, a plummeting libido, and a severely impaired short-term memory. It made me wonder, "Is this going to be my life from now on?"
Meanwhile, my endocrinologist and primary physician consistently disregarded my pleas for help, dismissing my concerns with "your labs are normal." Fed up with their indifference, I decided to seek a new physician who actually listened to me and ordered comprehensive labs. The results were alarming. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (which affects 25% of post-thyroidectomy patients). My thyroid hormone levels were far from normal because I was grossly under-medicated. (my TSH was at 7, and free T3 was at 2.1). I had deficiencies in testosterone and progesterone, as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, high inflammation, elevated cholesterol, an increased A1C and fasting glucose (indicating insulin resistance). Additionally, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with Lupus several months later.
The shocking revelation was that my doctors had neglected to order proper lab work or interpret the results correctly. It was infuriating to suffer while being overlooked by the very professionals who should have been helping me. Amidst my battle with post-thyroidectomy symptoms, I received another blow—a diagnosis of cervical cancer. At this point, a friend suggested a holistic approach to treat my cancer. Initially skeptical, I committed to trying it for six months. I was skeptical, but at my oncology check-up six months later, there was no sign of cancer. I couldn't believe it. That's when I decided to go back to school to study holistic and integrative medicine. I decided to take my health into my own hands.
I now live symptom free and feel amazing! I regained control over my life and my body. How did I do it?
It started with:
Comprehensive lab testing
A thorough evaluation of my symptoms and medical history
An assessment of my supplements and medications
A review of my lifestyle, including nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress
Addressing past trauma
Then, based on the evaluation, I implemented:
Proper dosages of t4 and t3 thyroid medication
Hormone replacement therapy
A targeted supplement protocol
Continued adherence to a balanced nutrition and exercise plan
Improved sleep quality and stress management
You possess the power to heal. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, let's work together to help your body heal from within.
If you're ready to embark on your healing journey, schedule a consultation with me by clicking the link below. Consultations are only $25, and I assure you that taking this first step toward a healthier, happier you will be worth it.