Myra Phipps is a board certified Family Practice physician and Functional Medicine provider who is excited to join Mountain Movement Center. After graduating from Emory School of Medicine in 1995 along with her husband, Myra completed her Family Practice residency at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and successfully practiced Family Medicine in the Easley/Powdersville area for 11 years. In 2006, Myra stepped away from her work as a physician to homeschool her four children, Lucy (now 20), Thomas (17), Luke (15) and Matthew (11). While working as a full-time mom and teacher, Myra discovered her love of hiking, yoga, and walking her two beloved dogs, Theo and Opie — yet she never lost her passion for medicine and helping others improve their health.

 

Now Myra is excited to return to the practice of medicine and pursue her passion for holistic, evidence-based care through Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is a unique approach to health that takes into consideration how different organ systems work together to maintain a healthy homeostasis. Functional Medicine provides an alternative to traditional medicine by looking beyond symptom-based treatment to an investigation of the root cause of illness.

Functional Medicine utilizes specialized (functional) lab work and testing not typically available in a traditional medicine format.

 

Myra’s passion for Functional Medicine began when she embarked on her own health journey over 17 years ago. With a family history of significant gastrointestinal health challenges, and her own symptoms of IBS and gluten intolerance, Myra explored everything from traditional medicine to diet based intervention, but found nothing that merged scientific evidence with a holistic approach — until she discovered the emerging field of Functional Medicine. Through Functional Medicine, Myra was able to resolve GI symptoms, balance hormonal fluctuation, increase energy levels, better prepare for a healthy future, and help do the same!

 

If you, too, are interested in seeking evidence-based, holistic care for auto-immune disease, gastrointestinal issues, brain health, hormonal balance, or any of the frustrations Myra has walked through in her own health journey, she would love to help you begin! Myra specializes in adrenal and hormonal assessment (utilizing the Dutch Test provided by Precision Analytical Inc.), gastrointestinal evaluation (various tests available), and organic acid analysis (provided by Genova Diagnostics).

 

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Myra today, please call 864-448-2073 or email

mountainmovementgvl@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!