Understanding Our Approach
What is Functional Medicine?
Rather than a disease-centered model, functional medicine focuses on the patient, considering all aspects of an individual’s genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors to promote optimal performance of the body and its organs. Both internal (mind, body, genes and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors will be addressed during treatment.
Instead of treating symptoms, functional health seeks to reveal the underlying causes of disease.
Our personalized approach to healthcare recognizes that every person is biochemically unique and deserves individualized treatment. Our team works with each client to implement treatment programs that work towards achieving the patient’s individual health objectives.
The latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques will be used to identify malfunctions that require correction in order to build health and vitality. Unlike traditional treatments, a functional medicine approach not only serves patients with current health conditions, but also yields significant benefits in optimizing one’s health.
We use a combination of traditional and functional testing to get the necessary information. Tests may use blood, saliva, urine, or stool.
Below are some of the tests commonly ordered to help determine our approach and help us customize a plan:
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