Dr Hale’s Approach
Thorough Medical Assessments
As of early 2022, Dr Hale is focusing on:
- Midlife Women’s Health – menstrual disorders and menopausal issues
- Undiagnosed and chronic gut disorders (not inflammatory bowel disease)
- Chronic infections, recurrent infections, and surgical wound infections
Depending on her time availability, Dr Hale may return to taking on new patients with other medical problems such as mycotoxin illness, general autoimmunity, mast cell disorders, cognitive decline, and chronic complex illness from 2023
Dr Hale’s assessments involve a thorough investigation of illnesses in order to ascertain the causes and contributors to your medical or health issue.
Using her decades of clinical experience and expertise, Dr Hale is renowned for her ability to swiftly and efficiently identify the investigation strategy patients need to get to the bottom of their health/medical issues.
She can also search for, and make sense of, a single or a multitude of contributing or aggravating factors underlying your symptoms or illness.
Even if a disease or illness is not yet present, her comprehensive assessment will present an ideal opportunity to learn about where you are not in optimal health and how to take steps to realise optimal health and reduce or reverse the evolution to disease or illness in future”.
Dr Hale recognises and understands the existence of optimal health and the fact that there is nearly always HEALTH before there is DISEASE. Through her additional Functional Medicine training in 2012-2016, Dr Hale has become increasingly adept at interpreting patient symptoms, and teasing out important clues that the symptoms are giving about the patients’ health/disease process. In this way, she is able to assist patients in devising patient-centred management strategies that are aimed at slowing or even preventing the progression to illness or disease.
Dr Hale is now focusing on midlife womens’ health issues, chronic gut/digestive disorders, and recurrent or stubborn community infections. She has become an expert in sorting through the multiple aspects of the physical body (gut, metabolism, and the immune, circulatory and neurological systems), mental/emotional health and the environment (diet and surrounds) and clarifying how each are contributing to unexplained symptoms or illness. In this way, she has become an expert in putting the ‘whole picture’ of the patient together, interpreting investigation results and devising personalised management programs directed at reducing the triggers and perpetuators of symptoms/illness.