“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
Dr. Tru is a medical provider who will help you identify and heal the root cause of ill health.
For patients who want more say in their health. Conscious Medicine is a Integrative Functional Medicine practice, where Western and Eastern Medicine come together to restore health in your body and mind.
I was at a crossroads early in my medical practice.
My first patient had cancer and I had to break the news to her.
To make matters worse, I did not have answers to questions she asked me, such as what foods to eat and what diets to consider.
I was flooded with memories of my own experience as a patient. I had to undergo one major surgery that led to lots of additional questions and complications and eventually to another surgery. Doctors told me that I would never have children. Lo and behold, I had a beautiful baby boy. This miracle was followed by a long bout of severe depression. I felt like I had nowhere to turn. But I knew there had to be a way out.
Too often, we treat symptoms and leave underlying causes unaddressed.
So, in 2015, I began to look at how and why illness occurs and how to restore health by addressing the root causes of disease.
If you have ever tried to see your medical provider about an issue you want to learn more about or want their help with, you know that the insurance-controlled model that governs how medical practices operate is frustrating.
The insurance-based medical system makes it impossible for your doctor to invest more than 15 minutes of their time with you.
How can you possibly get their help in creating a plan for your health?
The current system is set up so that you don’t get the doctor you want, you don’t get to see them when you want, and you don’t get the care you want.
After I began my research in 2015, I decided to start Conscious Medicine to remove these barriers and leave behind a medical model that leaves both patient and doctor unsatisfied.
More than that, I opened Conscious Medicine to heal patients by addressing the root cause/s of the disruption in their health.
You are a dynamic living system that functions best when balanced.
I am committed to working with and empowering you to manage that balance between your health and well-being.
I will spend the time necessary with you to get to the root causes of the health issues blocking you from your own vitality.
My innovative and integrative assessments are designed to help you access and witness the barriers in your health. Together, we will come up with a plan to restore healthy functionality to your bodily, mental, and emotional sub-systems. We will focus on healing at the cellular level by altering the environment within your physical body and the environment you come into contact with every day.
Start restoring your body’s natural vitality and ability to heal itself today.
Finding a therapeutic match is crucial in getting the most out of your medical care. I’ll ask a few preliminary questions to make sure that we are a good fit.
Or, if you have a quick question, email me.
Your Care Team
Truc Nguyen, MD “Dr. Tru”
President & Medical Director
Dr. Tru studied medicine at Ross University in Florida after studying at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. After her medical education, Dr. Tru trained in family medicine at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Her entry into the world of functional medicine began in 2015 when she was confronted by her own medical dilemmas. Faced with tough decisions, she started researching for solutions outside of the proverbial box. Once she started looking at food as medicine, she fell in love with the natural nourishment and vitality-giving power of food as well as the beauty and power embedded in the natural abilities of the human body to heal itself.
Family medicine doctor Karla Booker at Gwinnett has been instrumental in the direction that Dr. Tru has taken her practice. Dr. Tru completed certification at the Institute of Functional Medicine and has gone on to earn board certification in stem cell medicine. She is currently a fellow at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Ronak Patel
Dr. Ronak Patel is a licensed Naturopathic doctor and is excited to bring the medicine to the Southeast. He grew up in Connecticut and went to pharmacy school in Albany, NY where he received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. As a graduate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, Dr. Patel received the prestigious Daphne Blayden Award for his “commitment to naturopathic medicine, academic excellence, compassion, perseverance, a loving sense of humor and a positive, supportive outlook.” He truly believes in an integrative approach, using the best of both worlds of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical interventions. His personal areas of interest are endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology and chronic Lyme disease.
In general, Dr. Patel enjoys individualizing care for each of his patients while treating the root cause of their dis-ease. He enjoys longer visits with patient to get to truly know them and effectively creating long-term treatment plans.
In his time away from work, he enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling and watching Seinfeld reruns.
We're an integrative functional medicine membership-based practice in Gwinnett County Georgia. Conscious Medicine promotes chronic disease prevention, natural holistic healing, functional nutrition, and integrative functional healthcare. Dr. Truc Nguyen will work closely with you to bring an integrative and functional healthcare approach designed to empower your health and well-being.
Conscious Integrative Family Medicine
& Anti-Aging Center
6601 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 220 Duluth, GA 30097
(678) 629-3833 | firstname.lastname@example.org
M: 2:00PM-5:00PM | T-F: 10:00AM-05:00PM