What is Functional Medicine
Have you been to multiple doctors trying to find the answer to your list of symptoms only to have the doctors randomly diagnose you with some "disease" without telling you the how and why? Are you convinced that there is some underlying issue that has caused your symptoms but you feel powerless to find out what that issue is? Wouldn't you love to have your healthcare practitioner look for the underlying root causes of your various conditions and treat those causes rather than just prescribe medications which put a band-aid over the issue? Functional medicine could be the answer that you have been looking for. Functional medicine is a personalized approach to health care that seeks to restore the body’s normal function by looking for and addressing the root causes of a patient’s illness or symptoms.
Why seek Functional Medicine
People seek out functional medicine practitioners for a variety of reasons. Some have experienced longstanding vague, puzzling, or debilitating symptoms or illnesses. Many have had testing of various types and have been told that the results were “negative”. Others wish to incorporate a more “natural” approach into the treatment of their health condition. The majority of them are continuing to look for answers for themselves or loved ones and are intrigued by and hopeful about an approach that looks for “root causes”. In order to look for root causes, our team spends the time needed with her patients to gather a detailed health history and perform an evaluation. Using the information we have gathered, we order the necessary lab testing. After discussing the results with our patients, we work with them to create a personalized treatment plan which includes a combination of recommendations for dietary and lifestyle modifications, botanical preparations, nutritional supplements, or medication. Our goal is to find the most gentle and effective way to support our patient's return to optimal health and balance and to prevent new health problems and diseases before they start.
Conditions commonly treated by Functional Medicine
ADD/ADHD • Addictions • Adrenal & Hormonal Disorders • Allergies • Anxiety • Arthritis • Asperger Syndrome • Asthma • Autism • Autoimmune Disease • Chronic Disease • Chronic Pain • Detoxification Impairment • Eating Disorders • Eczema • Fibromyalgia • Gluten Sensitivity • Insomnia • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) • Lethargy • Methylation Deficiency • Migraines & Recurrent Headaches • Mitochondrial Issues • Multiple Sclerosis • Neurodegenerative Disorders • Obesity • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Recurrent Ear Infections • Skin Disorders • Stress-related Conditions • Thyroid Disorders • Toxic Exposure • Vaccination Injuries
We are proud to offer testing from Genova Diagnostics. They provide functional lab testing that focuses on finding the cause of your problems not just treating the symptoms. Many of these tests focus on prevention by arming you with the knowledge of what lifestyle changes you need to make in order to stop or slow the progression of heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease and many more. See More
We are pleased to provide clinical grade nutritional supplements by one of the leaders in the industry, Ortho Molecular Products. Even if you have chosen evidence-based ingredients, the formula will not work if the dosages are too small. That is why these products are provided at therapeutic dosing of each ingredient, based on established research. Our goal is that you get better, faster. See More