Dr. Sarah N. Hegger
Dr. Sarah N. Hegger is a proponent of Functional Medicine. She contributes advice to AlwaysNewYou readers about understanding, balancing and managing their whole health.
Dr. Hegger began her studies at Indiana University achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science. She continued her education at the National University of Health Sciences where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and graduated with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in December of 2006. She went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Dr. Hegger’s approach is heavily grounded in the principles of Functional Medicine where patient-centered treatment emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care” following Sir William Osler’s admonition that “It is more important to know what patient has the disease than to know what disease the patient has.”
She currently practices in both Novi and in Berkley Michigan. You can visit her website to learn about her specific services and to make an appointment to meet with her.
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