About Carolina Center for Functional Medicine - Functional Medicine In Anderson

At Carolina Center for Functional Medicine, our #1 priority is getting to the root cause of your chronic health issues.

Whether you are struggling with a chronic disorder or simply want to optimize your health, we can provide you with the tools you need and a personalized treatment plan to heal, rebalance, and get your vitality back! 

At CCFM, we understand the frustration that goes along with having a chronic health condition or concern. Many of the people that we meet have actually come to believe that their problems are “normal.” They think that having no energy, GI issues, poor endurance, Migraine headaches, chronic pain, diabetes, and continued weight gain are just a part of life; unavoidable and inevitable circumstances that arise as we age. Others believe their condition was acquired as a result of being dealt a bad genetic hand. All of these things could not be further from the truth.

When a patient comes to the Carolina Center for Functional Medicine for help, our focus is not just on naming a condition and treating related symptoms, but on identifying what underlying nutritional imbalance; structural imbalance; toxin; emotion; food intolerance; lifestyle choice is causing the problem. Often there are a combination of causes, creating layers to the illness. It is our job to identify those causes, and by working with the patient, peel away the layers to discover ideal health.

We have helped countless people uncover the underlying cause of their chronic health concerns and become happy, healthy, and strong.

Patients who ARE a good fit:

  • want to learn about the true cause of their health issues
  • are open minded about learning new things
  • prioritize their health
  • are realistic in their expectations of how long it may take to correct a chronic health condition
  • understand the importance of their participation in the healing process
  • are willing to refer friends and loved ones
  • do not feel that their health care must be limited to only what their health insurance covers

Patients who are NOT a good fit:

  • only seek relief/rescue care when symptoms flair up
  • think they already know everything about their condition
  • prioritize many non-essential things in their life above their health
  • are not realistic in their expectations of how long it may take to correct a chronic health condition
  • expect the clinician to do everything, while they make very little effort in the process
  • expect a medication to be the solution to their problems
  • seek health care based only on what their health insurance covers

Why Choose Us?

A Holistic Approach

Most chronic health concerns are multifaceted, and yet the conventional approach relies on the "One ill, One pill" mentality of diagnosis and treatment.

For the first time, be able to approach your problem from a perspective that isn't just focused on symptom management, but gives you new insight into the various factors contributing to your condition.

Find The Root Cause

Finding the root cause of your problem can be challenging due to the complex interactions of the various systems in your body.

At Carolina Center for Functional Medicine, we have many tools available to assist in our investigation and direct you on the quickest path to optimal health.

Personalized Plan

Not only will you be able to find out about the true, underlying cause of your chronic condition, you will also receive a personalized plan to address those issues.

However, it requires more than a plan to realize lasting change. At CCFM, we have the resources and know-how to guide you step by step through your journey to discovering ideal health.

Utilizing the tools available within our collaborative practice model, we are able to treat patients with a wide variety of health concerns, such as:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Migraine Headache
  • Tension headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Gout
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Related disorder
  • PTSD
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • GI Issues
  • SIBO
  • GERD
  • Infertility
  • Low Libido
  • Low Energy
  • Chronic Infections
  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Migraine Headache
  • Tension headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Gout
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Related disorder
  • PTSD
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • GI Issues
  • SIBO
  • GERD
  • Infertility
  • Low Libido
  • Low Energy
  • Chronic Infections
  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Thyroid Disorders

An Integrative Approach

The words 'Integrative Approach' are no doubt overused buzzwords. However, at CCFM we commonly use tools from physical/neuromuscular medicine, functional medicine, and body-based psychotherapy to restore our patient's physical, physiological, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Dedicated Attention

In your typical 10-minute doctor's visit, there is little time to understand the depth of your illness... let alone the contributing factors that may have caused it.

During your in-depth patient intake process, we take the time needed, one-on-one, conducting a thorough evaluation to understand all the potential triggers for your condition or illness.

Personalized Care

Each person's journey, biology, and expression of health is unique. Usually, there are a combination of many factors that contribute to an individual developing a chronic condition or illness. It is our job to uncover what those factors are, create a plan to correct them, and guide our patients through the process of discovering optimal health.

Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs in the current medical literature to make their way into your conventional doctor's office? That means many health care practitioners are dispensing outdated advice and not using the most up to date methods of testing.

At Carolina Center for Functional Medicine, we are trained in up-to-date medicine – including the best, most advanced testing to help you finally achieve your health goals.

Root Cause Resolution

The conventional approach to treating chronic conditions or illnesses focuses primarily on symptom relief. Although this care can be appropriate and helpful, it falls short of true healing and restoring optimal health.

Our goal is always to find the root cause or causes of your chronic condition. Patients are often surprised when they learn what that cause is and how knowing that cause helps them understand their condition and move forward on a path to discovering ideal health.

Co-Creating Health

Changing your lifestyle may seem daunting, but we teach you how to use mindset tools to overcome stubborn habits that aren't serving you any longer. We make the prospect of getting healthy "fun" and have a wide range of tools in place to support you during your health transformation and beyond.

We also leverage health coaching and online communities for support and accountability so your new healing lifestyle practices can become an integral part of your everyday life.

About Dr. Douglas Hanner

Dr. Hanner was board certified as a Chiropractic Physician in 1995. He later became a board-certified Fellow through the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute. For over 25 years, his practice concentrated on treating patients for their neuromusculoskeletal health complaints, with a focus on chronic pain.

Through many years of practice, Dr. Hanner became overly aware of the limitations of conventional methods for treating chronic pain and other chronic health concerns. As a response to this, Dr. Hanner began studying Functional (“root cause”) Medicine and now holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Kresser Institute in Functional Medicine and Ancestral Health. His studies also led him to the body-oriented psychotherapeutic method called Somatic Experiencing (SE). He is currently completing the SE Trauma Institute’s 3-year program to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

Testimonials

"Within about 6 weeks of treatment, my headaches are gone”

I am so thankful to Dr. Hanner for his help with my severe headaches and cognitive impairment after a brain injury. I was under the care of a neurologist for 2 years who said that I had improved all that I was going to and just needed to manage my symptoms with medications. Dr. Hanner gave me some specific nutritional advice and treated me with CranioSacral therapy. Within about 6 weeks of treatment, my headaches are gone, and my family and friends started to comment on my obvious improvement. Thank you forgiving me my life back.

"I can attest that I am 85% improved in my symptoms”

When I first saw Dr. Hanner, I was always tired, had significant GI issues with bloating/pain and a very limited diet, had begun having pain in the joints of my hands, and began to have scaly patches on arms and legs. Through Dr. Hanner’s testing, we found out that I had Adrenal Fatigue, a serious imbalance in the bacteria of my gut, Leaky Gut (which means that the contents of the bowel could now enter the bloodstream), Vitamin B12 deficiency causing a mild anemia, and a parasite infection! After 4 months, I can attest that I am 85% improved in my symptoms and the scaly patches on my arms and legs are gone. Thank you for all you do!

"The pain in my legs was gone and hasn’t returned since”

I am 78 years old and had severe leg pain that returned every time I walked any distance. Even going to the grocery store was very difficult. After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, I tried chiropractic, physical therapy, and steroid injections, to no avail. Dr. Hanner’s therapy was so gentle that I was not sure how it could possibly help. But after about 8 weeks, the pain in my legs was gone and hasn’t returned since. I even got to go on a trip with my family that involved a lot of walking and had no problems. Thank you!

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Do you have questions about our program and starting your path back to health? We are happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Carolina Center for Functional Medicine is right for you.

  • 864-900-4549
  • 864-900-4573
  • info@discoveridealhealth.com
  • 1115 Dunlap Road, Anderson, SC 29621
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