Every time I get to this time of the year, three things happen. I look back and reflect on the past year. I look forward and anticipate and plan for the new year. And finally, I express gratitude. That’s what I want to do today.
Looking Back: This past October, The Woodlands Institute for Health and Wellness started its 14th year in business. We have accumulated a depth of experience and knowledge as well as a loyal patient following. How grateful I am that I chose the functional medicine path 14 years ago, especially in light of what has happened in the conventional model since that time. Functional medicine is the place for patients and all health practitioners to be.
We don’t rest easy in our seats here at TWIHW. We don’t take you or our success for granted. We recognize that there are more functional practitioners today than 14 years ago and we take a serious and intentional approach to remain the most trusted leader in a marketplace where experience matters. My staff is expected to stay abreast of current trends and practices and I require my staff to read and discuss books on relevant medical topics. We attend conferences in functional and conventional medicine and participate in web-based seminars on relevant topics from cancer and Lyme disease to autoimmunity and food sensitivity testing. When I’m not directly caring for my patients, much of my time is spent reading, researching, learning and exploring how we can better meet your needs and restore your health. Experience matters. You expect it. We intentionally strive to deliver it.
Looking Forward to 2018: In the new year, we anticipate the addition of several new services. Stay tuned, as we plan to introduce IV Therapies using vitamins, glutathione and ozone. We are also expecting to expand our chronic Lyme treatment protocols and will be offering more retail products and specialty diagnostic tests.
Finally: In this season, it is a perfect time to express my deepest gratitude for our patients, vendor community, and my staff who have made every day of the journey challenging, exciting and rewarding. We are keenly aware that we are here because of you, and we extend a special thank you for your loyal following! We wish you a joyful holiday season and, of course, a healthy and prosperous new year. We look forward to serving you in 2018.
Mila McManus, MD