About

The Resilience Medicine Approach

How We Help You

We are a UK-wide virtual integrative & cannabinoid Holistic Private Doctor Practice founded by Dr. Dani Gordon, a world leading expert in this field.

The Resilience Medicine Clinic our approach to health is different. Our goal is to dramatically improve your quality of life and sense of wellbeing. We specialise in treating complex multi-symptom conditions which affect mood, energy, cognitive function (brain fog), stress, pain, sleep and digestion.

We believe in combining the best of conventional medicine with effective holistic and plant medicine therapies to get your better, even if you have tried many approaches in the past that have not worked. We offer integrative medicine treatment options alongside medication including medical cannabis .

Who We Work With:

If you are looking for a trusted partner for your mental and physical health who will

  • Truly listen
  • Offer individualised treatments that get to the root of the problem
  • help ‘connect’ all the dots for complex or difficult symptoms
  • Consider medication as AN option but not the only option

Then you are in the right place.

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We Don’t just prescribe medications but help you create health and wellbeing to live a happier more fulfilled life and become more resilient.

We do it by incorporating targeted medications, plant medicines, mindbody & nutritional medicine, brain-gut connection optimisation and personalised medicine approaches into a holistic bespoke treatment plan to help you reach your goals.

My Practice Philoposy: Dr Dani

We are all unique, so our medicine should be too. I firmly believe that every one of us has the potential to become more resilient no matter how big the challenges or what stage of your health journey you are at.

I believe in the innate healing potential in each of us especially when we can remove obstacles to healing and connect all the dots-even when a ‘cure’ may not be possible.

I use a root cause approach to medicine. I don’t just look at each symptom in isolation or use a ‘drugs only’ approach where more medications are added for each new symptom. That approach doesn’t create the most potential for healing. A ‘one-sized fits all’ approach is also bound to fail especially if you suffer from a complex chronic condition or symptoms.

My approach to seeing you as a patient is not just about assessing a specific symptom, diagnosis or disease, it’s about looking at you as a whole and unique person and choosing treatment modalities which are expertly integrated. Not for the sake of making things complicated but to make your treatment plan work better and support your long term healing.

I am active in mentoring physician colleagues and teaching and I try to live by example too. This includes following nutritional medicine approaches and having a mindbody practice as well as doing my own ‘inner work.’

At the end of the day, we all want to be happy, feel fulfilled and connected to the people and things we care about most. I will work with you to help remove the health barriers to achieving this best self version of you.

Holistic treatment is the core of what I do, but I won’t recommend a ‘natural’ treatment or approach just because it’s natural–it has to actually work and have value. Otherwise holistic treatment can become just as unempowering and frustrating as ‘drug only’ approaches. It’s all about doing what works-for you.

How Resilience Medicine Began

Our Founder, Dr Dani Gordon created the Resilience Medicine system based on a decade + experience treating thousands of patients with integrative medicine (IM) and medical cannabis (MC).

Early in her medical practice in Canada she specialised in long term chronic conditions and found most patients improved significantly more when integrative programs including diet, nutraceuticals and mindbody approaches were added to drug therapy.

After adding medical cannabis (MC) to her practice, she found even her most difficult to treat patients experienced dramatically improved quality of life and relief from symptoms. Significantly, they were more able to engage with their integrative programs, often with life changing results.

Cannabis Medicines Dramatically improve Quality Of Life

Many MC patients see positive changes within days, but often 3-6 months of adjustments such as strain, ratio, form, dose & timing can be needed to maximise treatment effect, especially for complex or sensitive patients.

Without this adjustment process, many patients can stop treatment prematurely believing MC was just ‘another treatment that didn’t work for me’ when a huge improvement in their quality of life was possible

Most chronic health patients have multiple symptom clusters that interrelate and respond effectively to MC but do not fit just one diagnosis or medical speciality. Standard narrowly focused assessment tools do not accurately capture these more global changes in symptoms.

Dr Gordon developed Resilience Medicine to address these problems.

 

Using Data To Personalise Treatment

Resilience Medicine uses integrative treatment options alongside medications and medical cannabis and uses proprietary wellbeing analytics throughout the treatment process to fully capture specific functional wellbeing and symptom domains. This improves medical treatment by allowing us to:

  1. Start initial protocols based on personalised data signatures, not just simple broad diagnoses criteria.
  2. Longitudinally track detailed patient responses to treatment, allowing for more effective protocol adjustments.
  3. Consider more specific treatment or testing options based on a more complete data picture.

Areas of Focus: We also treat many conditions not mentioned below but these are our primary areas of specialisation

Depression & Mood Disorders

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue, ME & Long Covid

Anxiety

Chronic Pain

Women’s Health Conditions

Burnout Syndrome

hEDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) Management

Service Offerings

We don’t just provide appointments. we provide solutions in the context of a holistic long-term partnership for your health & wellbeing.

  • Medication Management-Integrative & Cannabinoid medicine doesn’t mean ‘anti-medicine.’ Where needed, we use a personalised medicine approach to find the best medications including novel therapies to help you feel better without unnecessary side effects. Using the Resilience medicine approach can also reduce the need for medications in many instances by using holistic and natural treatments to maximise efficacy where possible.
  • Cannabinoid & Plant Medicines- Nearly 50% of modern drugs came from plants.   Cannabinoid medicines are one of the most powerful group of plant chemicals to help aid healing in many cases where drug alone approaches or even other holistic approaches have failed. In addition to this, we will help optimise the right supplements, formulation, dose and synergistic combinations to have the most biochemical impact while avoiding unsafe or simply ineffective costly supplement regimens.
  • Functional Medicine Testing-functional medicine goes beyond the limitations of conventional lab tests and blood tests to look at the root causes and contributors of illness, ranging from chronic fatigue to digestive issues to brainfog, mood and attentional issues as well as chronic pain.  We use testing for nutrient levels, organic acid levels, essential metabolism of key nutrients, oxidative stress, methylation pathways and circadian rhythm hormone levels such as cortisol and melatonin rhythm testing.
  • Microbiome Testing-We now know that the gut microbiome, inflammation levels and many of the special molecules made in our gut directly affect our brain, mental health, immune system and overall health.  We provide advanced gastrointestinal stool testing to assess for maldigestion/absorption, inflammation, dysbiosis, metabolite imbalances and chronic low grade infections that can impair the gut health, gut barrier function, contribute to food sensitivity and mast cell dysregulation and impact global immune and nervous system functioning.
  • Genetic Testing-No one person is exactly the same and now research is showing that due to genetic differences, people can respond very differently to specific medications.  We use advanced genetic testing to predict and optimise your response to medications where needed
  • Mindbody Medicine-we help you use simple, targeted meditation and mindbody techniques to help get control over symptoms, enhance emotional resilience and change patterns of thinking or doing that are no longer working for you
  • Integrating Psychedelic Experiences-the therapeutic use of psychedelic substances, as well as non-drug approaches including holotropic breathwork, has growing evidence for a number of conditions including treatment resistant depression, ptsd and others.  We can help assess if you would be a good candidate for ketamine assisted psychotherapy, which is legal in the UK and done in a medical setting, and help you process the learning from such experiences so that they are a tool in your healing journey towards greater happiness, resilience and life fulfilment.
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Treatment Track & Consultation Fee Schedule

Initial Integrative & Cannabinoid Medicine Assessment £399 (75 minutes, over 2 visits)

This is an initial comprehensive multidisciplinary integrative & cannabinoid medicine consultation and assessment. It begins with a 1 hour consultation with Dr. Gordon after a very detailed intake process to understand you and your condition(s) and symptoms deeply and develop your personalised treatment plan. This is particularly beneficial for patients suffering with multiple or complex conditions/symptoms, difficult to treat symptoms or who have failed straightforward drug therapy.

For patients seeking the option of cannabis-based medicine as part of their integrative medicine approach, Dr. Gordon will recommend an initial recommended cannabinoid medicine plan to work with your integrative plan. Dr. Gordon is the most experienced cannabis medicine physician in the UK having treated thousands of patients over many years.

The hour long visit with Dr. Gordon is followed by an initial shorter (20 min) specialist consultation to initiate your 1st medical cannabis prescription where appropriate.

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Initial Integrative Medicine Assessment £299 (55 minutes with Dr. Gordon)

This is an initial comprehensive integrative medicine consultation and assessment with Dr. Gordon, after a very detailed intake process to understand you and your condition(s) and symptoms deeply and develop your personalised treatment plan. This includes a detailed report from Dr. Gordon outlining your treatment plan. This is particularly beneficial for patients suffering with multiple or complex conditions/symptoms, difficult to treat symptoms or who have failed straightforward drug therapy. It is also beneficial for patients who lack a central doctor to manage and coordinate the different aspects of their care to ensure that the interrelatedness of symptoms is being addressed most effectively. Dr. Gordon also specialises in burnout and peak performance medicine for patients who want to optimise their stress response, cognition and physical and mental health using a cutting-edge preventative medicine and longevity approach. Integrative approaches may include functional medicine testing, targeted medication and non-medication integrative medicine treatments tailored to each patient.

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Follow up Appointments £150 (25 minutes)

Standard follow up visits are 25 minutes in length with Dr. Gordon and our other consultants. Please note that the doctor may recommend scheduling a double appointment (50 minutes) to discuss complex issues, functional medicine testing results and planning treatment but this is not often necessary for most patients.

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Treatment Lengths & What to Expect

Most patients will work with us for a minimum of 6 months time, with many patients seeing us long term to continue with their medication management and integrative care plan to manage chronic conditions.

Initially, monthly consultations is recommended for most cases and then spacing these out to every every 3 months, every 6 months thereafter depending on the patient, the treatment plan and the type of medications prescribed.

We specialise in the long term management of complex chronic symptoms and conditions as your trusted long-term integrative physician team. We are not a replacement for your NHS GP and do not offer acute or emergency care

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Other Services

Existing Cannabis Patients Switching Clinics

£150

For patients who already have an existing medical cannabis prescription and wish to continue medical cannabis treatment at our clinic. The first visit is a 30 minute assessment with our specialist to receive your prescription in our clinic which will be a continuation of your existing prescription.

After your prescription is started in our clinic it is possible to see Dr Gordon for follow ups and changes in your prescription. If you are a complex patient or suffer with multiple complex conditions and are looking for a more comprehensive integrative approach, it is recommended (but not required) that you book a complete initial assessment with Dr. Gordon.

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Adult ADHD Assessments

You will receive a full assessment from Dr. Metastasio for ADHD and a detailed ADHD report as well as your first prescription of ADHD medication if deemed appropriate for you. 

This service will include up to 90 minutes of clinical time as well as physician time to write the detailed ADHD report for you and holistic ADHD management approaches.

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Meet the Team.

Dr Dani Gordon MD CCFP ABIHM ABOIM

Dr Gordon is double board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine and is a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist Physician. GMC License 7818491.

Dr Gordon obtained her medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, Ontario, and then completed her Family Medicine speciality at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. She went on to become American Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) accredited by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

Founding member and vice-chair of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Policy Advisor for the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group, Dr Gordon is also a member the independent scientific committee of Drug Science and sits on the Editorial Board of the American Journal Of Endocannabinoid Medicine. She speaks internationally on cannabis medicine and integrative medicine and trained many of the UK’s first cannabis medicine specialist physicians. She is the UK’s most experienced cannabis medicine doctor. She has treated thousands of patients with medical cannabis using an integrative medicine approach over the past decade first in Canada and now in the UK.

A world-leading expert in cannabis medicine, integrative medicine and stress resilience, Dr Gordon’s first book, The CBD Bible, was published in 2019 with her second book, The Resilience Blueprint on sale in early 2023.

Dr Antonio Metastasio MD, MSc, MRCPsych

Dr Metastasio is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in personalised medicine, emerging treatments including ketamine and genomics. GMC License 6117543.

Dr Metastio qualified from the University of Perugia in Italy in 2000, going on to train in Psychiatry in Cambridge. Dr Metastasio completed a Master’s degree at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and holds a Master’s degree in Genomic Medicine from the University of Cambridge.

Dr Metastasio has expertise in adult psychiatry and in addictions, including the treatment of a number of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar affective disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, chronic fatigue syndrome, personal personality disorders and psychosis.

A highly skilled psychiatrist, Dr Metastio has also trained in Genomic Medicine. He has published extensively in the field of depression, psychosis, alcohol and substance misuse and genomic medicine and has a special interest in genetic testing.

A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Association of Psychopharmacology, Dr Metastasio is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

We are Part of T21

Resilience Medicine Clinics, as part of our commitment to real world evidence research is participating in Project Twenty21, the largest observational medical cannabis research project in Europe. The value of real world evidence (RWE) to assess the effectiveness of medical cannabis is increasingly being recognised by the mainstream medical and research community, since cannabis medicines contain multiple active ingredients in one medicine and treat multiple symptoms at one time, making traditional RCT (randomised placebo controlled trials) more difficult. T21 aims to add to this valuable RWE base so that the lack of perceived evidence, a major barrier to having medical cannabis available on the NHS, may be addressed. You do not have to participate in T21 to be seen as a medical cannabis patient, it is completely up to you. If you do wish to become a T21 medical cannabis patient please let us know at the time of booking your first visit with us.

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