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About Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a way of practicing medicine that truly looks at all of the parts of the body and how they are functioning as a whole. The various organs and systems (circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, etc.) have a way of interacting with one another that promotes health and wellness. If one of these systems has a weakness or breaks down entirely, the entire whole will not work at its optimal capacity. 

Functional medicine focuses on a complete and detailed history of the patient, along with information from diagnostic tests; like that of blood, urine, saliva, and feces. Care is individualized in order to better understand the root cause of disease and to access risk factors associated with disease.  

Early detection of potentiality toward certain disease processes allows for providers to guide treatment options specific to that individual patient in order to prevent disease from happening. Evaluation of existing chronic disease grants the patient and practitioner a chance to impede or actually reverse progress of chronic disease processes.

 

Managing health instead of disease is the cornerstone of our future health care model.