Creating health to reveal meaning and ultimate purpose
It is the mission of Telos Functional and Integrative Medicine to provide customized and personalized care for each of our clients. We accomplish this by applying a Systems Biology approach to our practice of medicine.
In alliance with our clients, we succeed by leveraging leading-edge science to decipher the complex interaction of our clients' genomes and their unique epigenetic responses to exposures over time.
The Telos of a thing is that which it does when it fulfills its full potential. -Aristotle
Dr. Cheng Her
Meet Dr. Her
Cheng Her, MD, MS, IFMCP completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and PreProfessional Studies.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1996, Dr. Her was accepted to a 3-year Family Medicine Residency training program in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin.
Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Her undertook a Primary Care Research Fellowship while serving as Junior Faculty with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. This two (2) year graduate research program culminated in a Master of Science (MS) in Population Health bestowed by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
At the conclusion of his residency and additional graduate training, Dr. Her served as Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and greatly enjoyed teaching medical students, residents, and fellows who regularly rotated through his clinic.
He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), having successfully completed this additional three (3) year training program in 2018.
Dr. Her was formerly on staff at the Gundersen Health System Department of Family Medicine in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he practiced full scope Family Medicine from 2002 to 2010, after which he practiced outpatient Family Medicine until October 2020.
Like many before him, Dr. Her's path to Telos Functional and Integrative Medicine LLC reflects a series of choices over time, entangled within and flowing from personal loss, acceptance, recognition, and reconciliation.
Welcome to Telos Functional and Integrative Medicine LLC . . . Let's get to it!
I’m Samantha Kabat, the Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) here at Telos. Two main paths have led me to this position: my professional experience in the healthcare field and a strong personal desire to understand health and wellness.
The first path began with my career, involving several roles in the conventional health care system. I started out as a caregiver working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in private homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. I then developed into an advocate working as a medical Social Worker in the nursing home, hospital, and clinic settings. In a span of 15 years, I learned a lot about chronic disease and the physical and mental toll it takes on one’s life. I also learned that the conventional setting is not where I belong. My heart ached for something more.
The second path started with my own personal journey and exploration of what health and wellness means to me. As for many, the major shift in my health and lifestyle choices came after the birth of my first child. Becoming a mother was a swift awakening to the fact that my choices no longer impact my health alone. With the new responsibility of being a major influence on my family’s wellbeing, I set forth on an exploration to find health and wellness for myself and my family. During this time, I discovered that there are many ways to gain a fulfilling and healthy life and I began to explore all of these amazing avenues to approaching health and wellbeing. I merged these two paths and all of my experiences into a passion, and a career, which is where I am today. Some of the other things that bring joy to my heart are spending time with my family, music, experiencing new places, yoga, house plants, and coffee.
Here at Telos, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to walk alongside others on their own journey to health and wellness. I walk without judgment, keeping an open heart and mind, reflecting each person’s authentic self which is full of power and knowledge. I help by evoking your power within to help you recognize and illuminate a path to wellness. You could be looking to support your health through changes in areas such as exercise, nutrition, stress management or your relationships with yourself and others. Maybe you have tried multiple avenues to improve your health that have all felt like dead ends. We can work together to create attainable and sustainable changes. You may know exactly what you want or need to do but haven’t quite found the way to get there. Together we can dive into what the barriers have been, and what strengths can get you moving on your way. Maybe you have no idea where you want to go. We can explore your hopes and dreams, aligning them with your health and wellness goals.
Health and wellness are lifelong journeys, and I am honored to travel with you on this part of your path.
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