Personalized Medicine

Ridgway Center for Whole Health

Functional Medicine Specialist & Primary Care Medicine located in Ridgway, CO

No two patients are the same, so your care shouldn’t be either. At Ridgway Center for Whole Health in Ridgway, Colorado, Shirley Olson, NP-C, IFMCP, and her team provide personalized care to every patient who walks into their office. With a functional approach to care, they perform a thorough review of your family and medical history, your lifestyle habits, and any other factors that may impact your health before delivering a comprehensive treatment plan. To schedule an appointment with Ridgway Center for Whole Health, call the office or book a visit online today.

Personalized Medicine Q & A

What is personalized medicine?

Ridgway Center for Whole Health understands that medical care isn’t effective with a one-size-fits-all approach. Rather than using the same treatment for every patient, the team provides comprehensive testing, screenings, health history reviews, and physical exams to create the right care plan for you. These steps often result in more targeted treatments than traditional medicine that suit your unique needs.


Which types of personalized testing services are available?

Ridgway Center for Whole Health provides a variety of personalized testing services at their office, such as:

Food sensitivity testing

Food sensitivities are more difficult to diagnose than allergies or intolerances to certain ingredients. The team uses comprehensive food sensitivity testing to determine which foods might be causing inflammation, bloating, and digestive problems.

Comprehensive microbiome analysis

During a microbiome analysis, your provider carefully studies samples from your skin, blood, or stool to determine which foods you should and shouldn’t eat for optimal health and wellness. 

Complete hormone testing

Your hormones play a crucial role in the way you look and feel. A complete hormone test is a blood test that evaluates your levels of estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, and more to detect imbalances.

Comprehensive nutritional testing

A nutritional test can help detect vitamin deficiencies that may be causing you to feel fatigued or sluggish.

Organic acids testing

An organic acids test evaluates the yeast and bacteria in your intestines to determine whether they’re causing uncomfortable symptoms, such as low immunity, fatigue, or even hyperactivity.

Toxic chemical profile

Toxic chemical profiles screen for toxic chemicals in your body, including phthalates, benzene, and organophosphate pesticides.

Genetic testing

A genetic blood test helps determine whether you’re genetically predisposed to certain substances, sensitivities, intolerances, diseases, and medical conditions that can negatively impact your health.

Primary Care Testing

Along with a broad range of testing services, the team provides comprehensive dermatology screenings, vision screenings, urinalysis, strep and glucose testing, and Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer.


Which personalized procedures are available?

At Ridgway Center for Whole Health, the team performs minor surgical procedures and therapies, such as:

Skin neoplasm biopsy

If your provider detects any unusual growths, moles, or markings during your dermatology screening, they may perform a skin neoplasm biopsy to remove a portion of the lesion for testing. For small growths, they may remove the entire lesion.

Laceration repair

To prevent infection, the team may recommend a laceration repair that completely closes your wound with sutures.


Also called cold therapy, cryotherapy uses freezing or near-freezing temperatures to destroy diseased tissue.

CDOT physical

A CDOT physical is a preventive exam that evaluates your general health and fitness before you can work for the state’s Department of Transportation.

To schedule a personalized visit with the team, call Ridgway Center for Whole Health or book an appointment online today.