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Healing Arts Physician Brings Functional Medicine to Blanco
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013

Dr. Dane Mosher has joined the staff at Healing Arts Community Health Center. He provides functional medicine consultations and osteopathic manipulations. Real Ale Brewing Company attracted Dane to the area in 1999 as one of the primary brewers during its formative years. He left Blanco in 2002 with the intention to return as a physician. Dr. Mosher graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathy from University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006, and finished his residency training in Family Medicine in 2009 at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport. He is currently pursuing his certification in Functional Medicine. He also provides services at the Johnson Center in Austin to children who have developmental delays as well as working in Urgent Care. Dr. Mosher is originally from Spring, Texas. He is married to Ann Marie Mosher, and they have three children.

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach that considers lifestyle, genetics, physiology and history in determining an individualized health plan. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices of laboratory testing and medications with complementary or alternative approaches such as nutrition, vitamins and botanicals. There is a focus on prevention and a balanced approach to diet and activity. After a functional medicine consultation, a patient may leave with prescriptions for medications, recommendations for supplements, and an activity plan to optimize sleep, exercise and manage stress. More information regarding Functional Medicine is available at www.functionalmedicine.org/about/whatisfm/.

Dr. Mosher will be in Blanco at Healing Arts Community Health Center to see patients one day weekly, currently Tuesdays. Dr. Mosher does not participate in any insurance networks so patients are responsible for the fee. He can not currently accept Medicare patients. Charlotte Widick, nurse practitioner, will provide services for insurance-based and Medicare visits.

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