About Willowbend Health & Wellness
After more than 30 years of practice, empowerment and whole health are still the centerpieces of our care. Everything we do is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects that shape your health. Without your active participation in your journey to optimal health, none of our wisdom will likely create long term results.
Our Core Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Rooted in our focus on participatory patient care, it’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.
Guided by our care team, and utilizing functional medicine tools, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness. We will be drawing from the best of both Eastern and Western medicine – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and symptoms. These are essential steps for creating optimal health and wellness for everyone at every age.
You’ll receive dedicated attention and compassion from our care team of doctors, health coaches and nutritionists.
During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with one of our doctors to chart the plan for your course of care.
The subsequent treatment will be largely handled by our care team based on your individual needs and supervised by your physician.
No two people are exactly the same, and yet there are 9 factors that affect everyone’s health. Guided by our team, we will get to the root cause of your dis-ease – using diagnostic tests that your current doctor may not have considered.
For your best health, we must look at you as a whole person…and as a unique individual. We’ll explore your situation holistically, uncovering mediators in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to health.
You may not know that it may take an average of 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care. At Willowbend Health & Wellness, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that lag.
All of our staff are lifelong learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike conventional medical care, our care team always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalance that is responsible for the symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Also known as functional medicine, we seek to help you find solutions, not more treatments to cover up the symptoms (or treat side effects of drugs already being utilized).
Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.
We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.
The Philosophy That Drives Us
Our philosophy of care at Willowbend Health & Wellness stresses prevention and patient education. Our mission is to provide the best highly skilled medical care possible in a warm and caring environment. In so doing, we combine board certified medical care with functional medicine in an integrative fashion. We focus completely on your whole health and your unique needs.
This means you get compassion, honesty, and respect…and the support and caring that are so essential to helping you have a lifetime of good health. Your best path to health and wellness is one that’s ideally suited to you.
Dr. Gee founded Willowbend Health & Wellness on the belief of participatory care where the patient is a key partner in their return to (or maintenance of) health. This requires a full understanding of a patient’s situation.
That’s why the care team at Willowbend Health & Wellness will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your gastrointestinal problems. In fact, the conventional medical community now realizes that most disease starts in the gut, and without taking the gut into account, no autoimmunity and inflammatory process can be addressed at the root cause.
We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with knowledge that our team has accumulated. As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of Western and Eastern medicine.
About Dr. Phyllis Gee
Willowbend Health & Wellness was founded more than 12 years ago by Dr. Phyllis Gee, an integrative women’s health specialist with more than 30 years of medical experience. Utilizing all aspects of her knowledge, she helps patients understand and address the root cause of their health concerns and then provides them with effective integrative healthcare solutions.
After many years in practice, her growing interest in functional medicine and integrative therapies led her to begin more intensive study. She also takes great pride in educating her patients so they do not continue to make the mistakes of their past and can instead feel empowered to make better decisions as they continue their health journey.
Dr. Gee utilizes naturopathic and conventional therapy to develop a personalized treatment plan for patients focusing on addressing the underlying cause of complex chronic illnesses, not just the symptoms. Her philosophy for diagnosing and treating gut illness lies in a comprehensive approach that combines both physical and mental-emotional factors. She is equally honored to be joined by such an excited and experienced team who together help their patients support the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
About Dr. Phyllis Gee
Dr. Gee is a graduate of Cornell University where she received her B.S. in Nutrition. She received her M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gee began her career serving in the National Health Service Corps as a member of the faculty of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital as attending physician at Harlem Hospital Center prior to relocating to Plano, Texas.
In practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Gee has been nationally recognized for her involvement in clinical research in women’s health. She has been involved in the advancement of minimally invasive and noninvasive technology to treat uterine fibroids and raising awareness about hereditary cancer syndromes with a focus on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Gee and her team at Willowend Health & Wellness now combine non-surgical and medical care with immunology, endocrinology, and toxicology.
As Dr. Gee likes to say, “Your genes don’t determine who you are. They determine who you have the potential to become.” She has established a medical facility which provides innovative care with a unique emphasis on health and wellness for men and women. After years in practice she still brings her contagious love of medicine to each patient she interacts with.
“Dr. Gee is an excellent physician…”
Dr. Gee is an excellent physician. She took a lot of time with me and answered all my questions. I felt like I was the only patient during my appointment time. She even had many suggestions for concerns I had with my health.
“Dr. Gee is a great doctor…”
A doctor who really cares about her patients. She takes the time to listen. She provides suggestions for lifestyle changes and also provides additional reading material. Great doctor!
“Dr Gee is superb…”
Dr. Gee really takes the time to gather your medical history and ask you relevant questions to determine suggestions to help you improve your overall health.
Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision about becoming a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Willowbend Health & Wellness is right for you.