Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
We investigate, through advanced diagnostic testing and a thorough patient history, where the manifestation of the problem may be coming from. This is process of uncovering the root, underlying issue or issues.
How Do I Get Started?
1. After contacting us, we will send you a comprehensive questionnaire (approximately 26 pages). This will allow us to evaluate your history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. An initial report will be prepared with recommended (if any) diagnostic tests to further investigate your condition.
2. Results of the ordered tests are summarized with key findings and treatment protocols is established.
The majority of the time, uncovered issues can be resolved through non-pharmacological means, and/or diet additions or eliminations. For cases which require more aggressive intervention, we offer integrative medicine with partner physicians.