Private GP, Functional& Integrative Medicine
Dr Bernard Willis is a holistic doctor with many years experience in practising Functional Medicine.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a holistic, patient-focused, science-based, and collaborative approach to health that looks at the origins and the underlying causes of the illness and symptoms. It is a comprehensive approach that emphasizes not just restoring health but also preventing disease in the first place.
Dr. Willis’ approach to medicine aligns with the principles of functional medicine, which aims to identify and address the root cause of disease rather than just treating symptoms.
Treatment involves lifestyle changes, nutrition, stress control and selected supplements.
What is Integrative Medicine
Integrative physicians are licensed medical doctors who have an integrative approach to healthcare. This involves combining conventional treatments and CAM.
Integrative medicine is meant to be used with traditional medical care. It can also involve a wide range of therapies.
There isn’t a formal degree for becoming an integrative doctor, instead, a person attends medical school, becomes a licensed physician, then receives training or experience in CAM. They can also become board certified in integrative medicine.
How can Integrative & Functional Medicine Help Me?
Diseases treated by practicing Integrative Physicians include but are not limited to:
- cardiovascular conditions
- chronic pain
- digestive conditions
- endocrine conditions
- fertility issues
- hormonal imbalances
- immune system conditions
- mental health conditions
- paediatric conditions
- women’s health conditions
When is Dr Willis available?
Dr Willis is available here at Hambledon Health in Blandford, Dorset on a Monday morning, commencing Monday 4th December2023.
Testimonial Dr Bernard Willis
I take great privilege in writing this testimonial for Dr Bernard Willis.
As a gynaecologist, GP and menopause specialist of 25 years experience, I did
not know that my growing interest in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy would
lead me to find a mentor of Dr Willis’s stature and experience.
Marion Gluck Training Academy facilitated clinical support through Dr Willis. I
am grateful for that: as no learning can be put into practice without guidance
and discussion with an experienced colleague.
Dr Willis has an integrated approach to treating disease and improving
wellness . His advice is based on experience and backed by evidence. He makes
learning easy. In my communications with him he was extremely prompt and
very precise in his advice. Being able to discuss my treatment plans with him
fortified my confidence in being able to incorporate compounded bioidentical
hormone therapies into my existing practice.
He is an asset to any institution he lends support to and one that I would
always turn to for advice.
Dr Saadia Meyer
Sent: Thursday, 6 September 2018 8:22 a.m.
Subject: Some Nice Words From FB Left Yesterday
I’m a patient of Dr Willis for my Thyroid and it’s no exaggeration to say that if it wasn’t for the tests he recommended and the treatment he has prescribed for my Thyroid I might not still be here.
The NHS will not test for Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease) and my GP won’t prescribe the T3 that I need. Without this treatment my immune system would continue attacking my Thyroid and destroying my metabolism. The effects of Hashimoto’s are completely debilitating.
I owe my life to Dr Willis’ knowledge and care.
The NHS has diagnosed me with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. There is no specific diagnostic test for these conditions but the Hashimoto’s panel of blood tests is conclusive. I may still have ME and Fibro and I’ve only been on the new T3 Meds for a short time so not at full effect yet, but already my mood is lifting - I have hope, my memory and cognitive functions are improving, my stamina and resilience have improved and my face is less puffy - I have cheekbones for the first time in YEARS! � Most of all, I’ve been able to leave the house.
A huge Thank You to Dr Willis.
Mon 1 Oct, 08:47 (8 days ago)
So sorry to learn about your health problems. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for putting my hormones back on track. I trusted you with changing to Natur Throid and it has been great. All the other supplements too.
I would like to in touch for the other services you will continue to provide so please keep me on your mailing list.
I wish you all the very best and hope your operation will be 100% successful so you can enjoy your semiretirement !