Choose Health Wellness Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary May 1. The location offers preventive care by searching for the root causes of health issues and uses natural methods to achieve optimal health and prevent disease, according to the website.

Dr. Julie Beth Yelin, a native Houstonian and doctor at the health center, said with 10 years of serving The Woodlands, she is an accessible source for wellness in the community.

Although bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women is the foundation of the practice, Yelin said she has a passion for helping girls and women with the genetic syndrome she said is misleadingly named PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

“My hourlong appointments provide the time to thoroughly discuss any issues, concerns and questions that patients have,” Yelin said. “I spend a lot of time educating patients so that they understand their health challenges and they feel empowered to achieve optimal health lifelong.”

Yelin said functional medicine is the philosophy practiced at Choose Health Wellness Center.