EPISODE 159: Functional Medicine Practitioner & Clinical Researcher
Episode 159 features Dr. Aaron Hartman, a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine.
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for. Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted.
Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant–and very stubborn–occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.
The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.
Dr. Harvey Castro was born in NY and raised in Queens, New York. His first job was delivering the New York Times. At age 16, he started his first business selling vitamins. He joined the US Army and was a dental assistant to help pay for college. He attended Texas A&M graduated with a BS/BA in Biomedical Science and Political Science. He went to Medical School at UTMB, Galveston Texas. He began writing books for other medical students as a form to help pay for his medical books. He went to Emergency Medicine Residency in Bethlehem, Pa. He started his own Heart vitamin company. His first job was in Dallas Texas, he created over 30 iPhone Andriod apps in health care and became a speaker for ACEP ( American College of Emergency Physicians) for health care applications. He was a consultant for health care companies. He is the founder of Trusted ER in DFW. He has the entrepreneurial spirit and passion to help others. His book on Success Reinvention has many of his personal struggles and lessons on how to be successful.