Executive Health Program | Austin, TX

Ruthie Harper MD is a board certified internist who emphasizes an integrative, holistic, functional medicine approach to healthcare. Her practice focuses on treating the root cause of illness rather than just managing symptoms. She promotes healthy lifestyle habits to support health and prevent chronic disease. Harper believes that traditional Western medicine tends to treat symptoms and disease when it should instead be focused on resolving the underlying imbalances in the body that contribute to disease.

Traditional medicine attempts to increase lifespan without accompanying healthspan. Lifespan refers to the length of time a person is alive, while healthspan refers to the length of time a person lives in good health, free from disease, disability, and functional decline. While extending lifespan is a desirable goal, it is only valuable if accompanied by good health and quality of life. Functional medicine is not about thinking that traditional medicine is ‘wrong’. Rather it’s to rethink what it offers and what it doesn’t.

By addressing the root cause of disease, a functional medicine approach enables individuals to achieve greater balance and resilience in their lives, to build a strong foundation for optimal health and longevity. By empowering patients to take an active role in their own health and wellbeing, Dr. Harper will create a culture of health that will support you in achieving your full potential.

If you live in Central Texas or the greater Austin, TX area, schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Ruthie Harper – and take the first step to taking control of your health, preventing disease, and feeling your best!