What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is an innovative form of treatment that incorporates both the doctor and patient working together to achieve the goal of an optimally functioning body. The primary goal is to uncover the underlying cause(s) of diseases in each individual patient. The systematic approach to functional medicine is to assess, treat, and even prevents disease in patients by focusing on the body as a whole and identifying the root of the problem.
Advanced Physical & Our Functional Medicine Treatments
We utilize functional medicine because our doctors need to know how every aspect of our patient’s life that may be contributing to their health issue(s). When we both examine and talk with the patient, we gain valuable information that leads us to the source of disease. This viewpoint about health empowers our doctors to provide patients with workable solutions in the clinical setting and teaches them how to take an active role in the care of their health. This essential form of medicine replaces the outdated disease-centered standard of care and shifts to an action based plan specific to each individual’s needs. Prescribing medication is only a temporary solution and has the potential to create even further problems such as substance abuse and withdrawals.
What Can Functional Medicine help?
We have utilized functional medicine to help improve a variety of different conditions. These include:
- Diabetes- For Type II Diabetes, our doctors utilize a very specific system which can not only lower or reduce your blood sugar back to a more normal range, but in many cases can fully restore function to the areas of your body that led to the problem in the first place from which the problem originated.
- Auto-Immune Disorders- arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, Graves’ disease, diabetes and more.
- Belly Fat- We will not just give you a diet send you off on your own. Utilizing functional medicine, we will get to understand your lifestyle and formulate a weight loss plan that will work for you personally and be there to support you every step of the process.
- Thyroid Problems- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can both be improved through proper functional medicine treatments that work to understand why your thyroid is not functioning properly.
Our medical professionals are experienced in finding ways to treat conditions through better treatment standards that do not require prescription medication and actually get to the root of the cause.