Functional medicine is a holistic healthcare approach based on the premise that every system in your body is connected. There's no such thing as an isolated issue. When one system fails, your entire body suffers — and you need a whole system model to restore your health. Our functional medicine doctors use the following approach:
Through lab tests and evaluations our treatment plan will be based upon data specific to the patient, to target dysfunction at its source. We require basic testing, health questionnaires, medical history and other lifestyle information to get a baseline of health. This helps our doctors identify key factors affecting overall health and make more personalized recommendations.
- A Relationship Based on Trust and Patient Empowerment
We take an empathetic approach to care and treat patients as individuals, not just a list of symptoms on a clipboard. This philosophy helps to create a patient-doctor relationship based on trust.
We offer advice and recommendations, but we also empower you to make your own decisions. We help patients to tap into their unique “innate ability to heal”. As soon as patient’s realize what a huge impact providing basic foundational requirements to the body is, their journey to wellness begins. You will have all the tools to become an active participant in your healthcare.
Functional medicine requires a strong commitment from both doctor and patient to make the necessary changes to heal. Everyone knows that they should eat healthier and exercise more, but actually committing to a wellness plan is difficult. We understand this and will work to help you overcome your specific roadblocks. We want to empower patients to look past the “quick fix” mentality and understand that true healing is often never “quick”.
In stark contrast to conventional medicine, functional medicine requires a systems approach vs. a symptoms approach. In a systems approach, the root cause is identified and all affected systems are supported naturally and restored to function. In a symptoms approach the symptom is addressed, or often masked, while multisystem dysfunction runs rampant.
- Hormone testing
- Nutrient Testing
- GI Testing
- Genetic Testing
- Detox Programs
- Anti-Inflammation Protocols
- Diet Protocols
- Wellness Coaching
- Integrative wellness-wellness approach working within someone's conventional medicine needs to achieve optimal health and wellness.
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