Heidi Rasmussen MD
Dr. Rasmussen is a board certified family physician. She completed a family practice residency in 1994 at Albany Medical Center. She has a strong background in the sciences, having graduated from Albany Medical College in 1991 after finishing her undergraduate degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Frustrated by some of the limitations of conventional medicine in the management of many chronic medical issues, she began to explore other modalities in an effort to find answers for many patients who were suffering. She began to study osteopathic and functional medicine. Using these approaches, coupled with the best of what allopathic medicine has to offer, Dr. Rasmussen is uniquely qualified to treat her patients in a truly holistic way. She commonly sees patients who have exhausted other options and is able to provide them with solutions.
The foundation of osteopathy is in the use of gentle, hands-on treatments to establish structural balance within the body. Functional medicine strives to address the root cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms by using a matrix approach to reduce inflammation; balance hormones; and optimize digestive function, natural detoxification, and nutrition. Dr. Rasmussen works closely with patients to help them achieve a lifestyle that can maintain optimum health and wellness.
How can I help?
Many medical issues may be treated well using these approaches. Common illnesses for which people seek treatment include:
- musculoskeletal disorders
- digestive difficulties
- autoimmune conditions
- thyroid problems
- depression and anxiety
... to name just a few. Please call if you are not sure if what is ailing you might benefit from treatment.