Medical/Family Medicine

Medical for Adult and Pediatric Patients

Team Health Care Family and Pediatric Clinic in Champlin provides medical evaluations, screening to patients of all ages including pediatric patients. Evaluations provided by our family health clinic in Champlin include wellness screenings and medical evaluations typically covered by insurance, as well as sports physicals and concussion screenings. Tiffany Watson CNP is certified as a family practice nurse practitioner. Richard Leach MD is Board Certified in Family Practice. Uniquely, these providers do not typically utilize medications as their first treatment option. They share the clinic philosophy to help their patients attain sustained wellness, which typically means avoiding medications until the cause of their patient’s conditions have been addressed. Come to us for physicals and screenings in the Champlin area provided by skilled family medicine and pediatric professionals.

Nutritional Therapy and Supplementation

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Our providers consider nutrition to be one of the foundations of good health. Nature has provided food that contains all the nutrients we need to sustain life and health. When we are deficient in these nutrients, we set ourselves up for illness and disease. Taking a functional approach at our family medicine and pediatric clinic in Champlin can address the underlying cause of disease and illness and can improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Our modern SAD, or Standard American Diet, has been recognized as the cause of many chronic health problems in our country today:

  • Overweight or Obese
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Pre-Diabetic (Metabolic Syndrome)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammatory Conditions/Autoimmune Disorders
  • Asthma/Allergies
  • Heart Disease

Because so much of the food we eat today is processed, genetically modified, grown using toxic chemicals, and grown in soil that is almost depleted of its nutrients, many of us are ill or have chronic disease as a result of being nutritionally deficient or have compromised body systems resulting in dysfunction.

Many of the foods we eat are loaded with toxic substances, chemicals, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and other additives. They become something the body doesn’t even recognize or assimilate as food! Research is now showing the damaging effects these adulterated foods are having on our bodies, frequently resulting in:

  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Dysbiosis (imbalance of beneficial microflora)
  • Candida (yeast overgrowth)
  • Chronic constipation
  • Improper digestion
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Food allergies
  • Adrenal Stress
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Skin Problems
  • Other digestive problems

Cleaning up our diet and repairing damage to our body’s tissues and systems is necessary if we are to regain our health. At THCC, our family and pediatric medical providers in Champlin work together to treat internal problems with laboratory screenings, testing and natural remedies as a first line of treatment to correct patient’s causes of their conditions. Only when conditions cannot be managed with natural remedies does the medical provider have to turn to medications or more invasive procedures.

Dr. Tim Bertsch, DC, DABCI is one of our providers and has a board certification in functional medicine and over 30 years of experience treating difficult internal disorder. He was awarded Board Certification as a Chiropractic Internist in 1990, making him one of the most experienced functional medicine providers not only in the state, but the nation. Tiffany Watson CNP, the THCC nurse practitioner, offers a unique blend of experience and training as a nurse, a medical provider, and as a functional medicine provider.

Many health conditions can be greatly improved and may even be reversed by addressing their conditions using a functional family medicine approach, including screenings and physicals in Champlin. This may mean making dietary changes, lifestyle changes, supplementing with the appropriate nutritional products, biofeedback, exercise training and many other options. Some examples of how we assist our patients in achieving sustained wellness:

  • Making better food choices by educating you on how to eat to promote rather than impede health
  • Providing nutritional support for detoxification
  • Repairing damaged tissues, organs and systems through targeted nutritional products
  • Supplementing the diet when necessary with quality vitamins, minerals, herbals, enzymes, and nutritional products targeted for specific health conditions. The products we use at Team Health Care Clinic have been tested for purity and potency and can greatly aid the body’s regeneration process.
  • Laboratory testing for deficiencies and imbalances in key wellness markers.
  • Stool testing for imbalances in normal gut flora (bacteria, yeasts, etc.)
  • Hormonal testing: saliva and blood
  • Food allergy and sensitivity testing
  • Providing ketogenic weight loss programs
  • Exercise instruction for wellness
  • Neurofeedback for brain imbalances: sleep, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, etc.

If you suffer from any chronic condition in Champlin and would like to find out more about the Team Health Care family medicine and pediatric medical clinic's methods to help or reverse your health problem, contact our office and find out how to get started on your way back to health!

Thyroid Imbalances

A Comprehensive and Innovative Approach to Restoring Health & Vitality

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Joint pain & stiffness
  • Depression
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Dry skin
  • Sensitive to cold

Do any of these describe you? If so, you are not alone. More prevalent than you might think, it is estimated that thyroid disease affects up to 10% of the population. If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, but the providers have not determined WHY it happened, then you have an incomplete workup.

New Hope and Surprising New Findings

New findings are showing thyroid disease is actually the “symptom,” not the underlying problem. This is important information as simply treating the thyroid may not be resolving the actual cause. You have to dig deeper if you want to get to the root cause!

What The Conventional Approach is Missing

  • Conventional tests can be incomplete, often resulting in misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment.
  • It is now known that up to 90% of thyroid issues are actually caused by an underlying autoimmune disorder; if left untreated, it only exacerbates the problem.
  • There are critical lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition that need to be addressed; conventional treatment relies on medications as the primary form of treatment.

This leaves a huge gap in terms of offering real help. No wonder so many patients are frustrated!

Team Health Care’s Innovative & Comprehensive Approach

Thyroid disease and underlying autoimmune disorders can be effectively addressed using specialized testing, natural therapies, diet, and lifestyle. The relationship between adrenal, digestive, insulin & blood sugar, reproductive hormones, brain health and thyroid disease must be addressed. Proper testing to uncover these imbalances is so important if we are to restore function and health. Our doctors are uniquely qualified to correctly diagnose the root cause of the problem and make recommendations for treatment that is safe, natural, and effective.

Restoring the Thyroid: The Team Health Care Clinic Protocol

Our program is successful largely due to the precise and orderly method we use to rebuild your health. It combines specialized testing with therapeutic nutritional remedies. Because of the connection to the brain, neurologic based treatments may be included.

Testing can include: food allergies, functional profile (thyroid, thyroid antibodies, vitamin D, CBC, inflammatory markers, kidney & liver function, lipid panel), sensitivity testing for foods/chemicals/colorings, adrenal stress, comprehensive stool analysis, and neurotransmitter and Interactive Metronome assessments. Nutritional remedies are then prescribed based upon your lab findings.