We provide functional medicine to look at the triggers of the symptoms in order to identify areas patient need to work on to modify and eliminate stressors, toxin accumulations, etc that lead to hormonal imbalances, address HPA-axis dynfunction and treat them as a whole in our patients portal.
Dr. Alawa is accepting a limited number of patients, so she can dedicate her time to thoroughly help each and every one of her patients identify the root cause of their health problems and start the healing process.
Every condition is different and I seek to provide you with the most suitable treatment that is specifically designed for you.
Dr. Elena Alawa, D.O
Dr. Elena Alawa is board-certified internist and Functional Medicine certified physician practicing in the state of Michigan. She received her D.O. degree (doctor of osteopathy) from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine after completing her Bachelors in Biological Sciences Honors at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed internal medicine residency at the Greater McLaren of Lansing Hospital and further trained in pulmonary medicine, and has been practicing medicine in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings in her local community for over 15 years.
She has always embraced a holistic lifestyle, guided by the significance of ” you are what you eat” and “what grows in your gut affects how you feel every day.” As she became more discouraged with the conventional medical approach of ‘a prescription for every symptom’ as a movement away from the holistic approach of osteopathic principles from medical school, she went to further her medical training and obtain certifications in Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and Functional Medicine, so she could focus again on the holistic approach of searching for the root-cause, rather than simply treat the symptoms of chronic diseases.
What she offers her patients is a new approach to medicine: empower them with knowledge to be in control of their health and teach them to make good lifestyle choices which will ultimately re-balance their well-being. Many factors contribute to hormonal imbalance: environmental exposures, stress (relationships, family interactions, constant demand and pressure from jobs/careers, peer pressure), nutritional status, dietary choices with implicit impact on the gut microbiome, even the medications taken to band-aid disease symptoms, and so many others. Through the knowledge and skills she accumulated in her medical training, she was able to turn her life around and feel like herself again.
It is her privilege and honor to help men and women alike navigate gracefully through perimenopause, menopause and andropause, and help guide them to achieve their hormonal balance naturally!
Optimal health starts with hormone balance!
Dr. Elena Alawa, D.O. is a member of:
- American Osteopathic Association
- Michigan Osteopathic Association
- A4M The American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine.
Dr. Elena Alawa provides medical services in:
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy ( BHRT)
- Functional Medicine
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Wellness
- Peptide therapy