Dr. Whelchel received medical training at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College Station and completed his residency at the McLennan County Family Practice in Waco, Texas. He was born and raised in Claude, Texas and has been a family physician in Amarillo for the last 21 years.
Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. Jeffery Whelchel
Functional Medicine is an innovative approach to health care that focuses on multiple aspects of your health, which include emphasizing wellness, prevention, fitness, and nutrition. Together, we will work to focus on all the underlying issues that impact your health and create a path for the healthiest you possible.
Functional medicine recognizes that disease is a continuum, not a single point in time in a person's history of health. It also recognizes an individual's biological uniqueness and takes into account their personal health history, disease progression, and treatment preferences. Conventional medicine tends to group together a set of symptoms and calls that a disease. Medication or therapy is then prescribed that treats or reduces those symptoms, usually never addressing what caused the symptoms to develop in the first place. Functional medicine searches for the root issue that caused the symptoms then works to correct that underlying issue. The symptoms will then typically reduce or resolve as a result. This is the only way to have a lasting benefit beyond just suppressing symptoms.