Dr. Christopher Davis, founder of Reveal Vitality in Sarasota, likens a visit to his practice as “drinking from a firehose.”
During a visit, Dr. Davis takes as much time as needed with you to find out your health history and get closer to the root cause of your health problem. There’s a lot of education involved, and that’s where you may feel a little overwhelmed with information.
Not to worry though—Dr. Davis will share his health messages until they become clear. Eventually, you’ll also see how the information he teaches and the approach toward health used at Reveal Vitality makes a difference in your well-being.
That’s because Reveal Vitality combines certain aspects of traditional Western medical practice with integrative and functional medicine practices. Dr. Davis, a medical doctor trained at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia with specialties in internal medicine and interventional cardiology, worked as a conventional medicine physician for more than 10 years. As a solo practitioner, he sometimes saw 30 to 40 patients a day, with only five minutes or so of time per patient. Seeing a large number of patients was necessary due to declining health insurance reimbursement. “It became more and more frustrating,” he says.
After reading the book “Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor,” Dr. Davis’ ideas about conventional medicine solidified. It’s often a system of disease management versus health care that truly prevents future health problems or gets to the root cause of a health issue.
Dr. Davis decided to pivot into a health care model where he could provide personalized, quality care to patients, and that led to the start of his practice, Reveal Vitality, in Sarasota five years ago.
Since then, he’s helped patients improve their health by focusing on personalized care, nutrition, genomics (genes), hormone optimization, and other underlying causes not examined as often within traditional medicine. Sometimes, the causes relate to lifestyle, diet, and toxins commonly found in our everyday lives.
Dr. Davis is motivated by continuous learning so that he can best help patients. That quest for knowledge helps Dr. Davis treat patients with everyday health concerns as well as those with more challenging problems, including those with Lyme disease, mold toxicity, long COVID, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
“It’s not putting Band-Aids on issues. It’s fixing the problem and educating patients on what they need to do,” he says.
A Simple Change, A Big Difference
When you start to see Dr. Davis at Reveal Vitality, you’ll experience a more detailed approach to your health. Yet sometimes, a simple change may make a huge difference.
For instance, take the story of a marketing executive from Chicago who was experiencing dementia. The man and his wife came to Reveal Vitality after also seeing specialists at Mayo Clinic and New York University to help diagnose his memory problems. His memory issues had led him to get lost several times in Chicago, requiring assistance from police officers to get him home. He also had to stop working due to memory loss.
While reviewing his health history, Dr. Davis observed that the patient’s cholesterol was abnormally low. That was most likely due to the use of cholesterol medication. Although cholesterol is often vilified as a cause of heart disease, it’s also important for brain function, Dr. Davis says. He recommended the patient cut his cholesterol medication use in half.
Dr. Davis points out that his approach to health isn’t anti-medication—it’s more about using medication where it’s actually needed versus prescribing it just to follow certain guidelines applied to the public as a whole.
Two weeks later, Dr. Davis received a call from the patient’s wife, who was hysterically crying. The reduction in cholesterol medication had helped his memory improve, and he was acting like he did before. “Thank you for bringing my husband back!” she said in between tears.
Another issue Dr. Davis has seen is patients who have abnormal levels of homocysteine, a substance that raises the risk for dangerous blood clots. Often, the treatment is increasing the amount of B vitamins. This isn’t an approach you’ll typically find used in conventional medicine practices.
Want Better Health? Here’s What Reveal Vitality Can Do for You
Dr. Davis and the staff at Reveal Vitality collaborate with you for personalized health that combines certain aspects of traditional Western medical practice with integrative and functional medicine practices.
Here are just some of the services offered by Reveal Vitality that can help you focus on wellness instead of sickness:
- Natural weight loss
- Integrative cardiovascular care
- Vitamin therapy and nutrition counseling to get you on a better nutritional path
- Personalized health care, which includes about 20 to 25 hours a year of care
- Precision nutrition plans based on your individual responses, food preferences, and genomics
- Peak cognitive performance plans that help you take charge of your cognitive function
When prepping for your first visit to Reveal Vitality, Dr. Davis recommends bringing your previous health records with you. This will make that initial visit productive and even exciting as Dr. Davis takes the time to see your health issues.
Contact Reveal Vitality today at 941-217-2777 to discover how we can guide you toward better health and a future with less chronic disease and aging.