Charles Rust, MD
Charles Rust, MD, has been a board-certified family physician for more than 30 years. He is also a board-certified fellow in functional medicine, and has practiced functional medicine for over 10 years. Functional medicine determines the root cause of illness, using cutting edge testing. Dr.Rust's areas of expertise include:
Nutritional Deficiency Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing
Food Allergy Testing
A Family Physician is concerned with the total healthcare of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The Family Physician receives a broad range of training that includes adult medicine and care of the aged, the care of children, women’s health, maternity care, preventive medicine and behavioral science. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants and community resources when appropriate.
American Board of Family Medicine
Education & Training:
Bachelor of Science
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
1972 - 1976
Doctor of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
1976 - 1980
University of Colorado-St. Mary Corwin, Pueblo, CO
1980 - 1983
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I practice functional medicine. The functional medicine approach is based on the thought that many common ailments are due to hormonal or biochemical imbalances that could be remedied before disease occurs. At its core, functional medicine strives to minimize cellular aging in all body tissues, which leads to optimal health and vitality. The goal is not merely decreasing disease symptoms but heal.
Many people sense that we must change our approach to health care. Our entire staff believes that a functional medicine approach offers the best chance for optimal health, not merely decreasing disease symptoms. That is our goal for all patients at Baptist Primary Care, St. John's Bluff