About Functional Medicine Clinics
Everything we do at Functional Medicine Clinics is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of our wisdom will create long term health.
Our Core Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
We, at the Functional Medicine Clinics, optimize your health by identifying and correcting root cause imbalances in and across all body systems. We recognize that in order to treat one part of the body, all other parts must also be considered. It’s part of our mission to give everyone the ability to not just survive, but to thrive and live life to its’ fullest.
You’ll receive dedicated attention from us. We work closely with you as you progress towards optimizing your health. Group meetings and lectures provide even more support outside your individual sessions with us. You will become an expert as we dig deeper into gut and hormonal health, nutrition, etc.
No patient is exactly the same. Science has shown us that our genetics, microbiomes and exposomes (our environmental exposures throughout our whole life) are so unique and diverse that there is no such thing as an average person. Optimal health is effectively attained through personalized care.
We create specific and appropriate therapies aimed at root cause imbalances based on results interpreted in the context of your individual unique genetic and environmental profile.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Functional Medicine Clinics, we will keep you abreast of recent research and innovative health technology to help you reach your health goals.
Root Cause Resolution
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using root cause analysis, designed to seek out, identify and correct root cause imbalances responsible for your symptoms.
If we don’t treat the cause, then your symptoms and disease will not go away. We seek to give you solutions, not more bandaids to cover up your symptoms
Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.
We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.
The Philosophy That Drives Us
We believe that everyone has the ability, power and capacity to not just survive, but to thrive and live a meaningful and purposeful life.
We believe that it’s a myth that you should feel poorly as you get older. We believe that everyone can achieve optimal health and feel good throughout their whole life.
We believe that optimal health is key to the vitality of the individual and the community in which they live.
Functional Medicine Clinics was created for you; for those seeking to learn and take charge of their health; for those who demand quality and consider themselves a priority. Health, like everything else, cannot be created in vacuum. You must be present. Health creation is efficiently achieved through partnership with you, your provider and community. We serve as your guide on your personal journey to optimal health. We provide you the tools that empower you to live life as you want – healthy, balanced and with Vitality!
About Functional Medicine Clinics
Dr. Rice is a board-certified primary care doctor who saw a need to build a new and different relationship with patients in order to create health – a transformative and personalized approach to medicine. He has special certification in bioidentical hormone replacement, functional medicine and nutrition. Functional Medicine clinics was created in 2017 by Dr. Rice in order to deliver his vision of healthcare to optimize health. He has developed a reputation among his peers and patients as a provider who cares, listens and is committed to delivering comprehensive, personalized care. His reputation is built on a foundation of respect, trust and use of evidence based scientific research to provide innovative care to patients.
About Dr. George Rice
Dr. George Rice is a family medicine physician with special certification in functional and preventive medicine, nutrition and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. His approach to patient care is to seek out, identify and correct root-cause imbalances that affect health.
He specializes in developing personalized treatment and lifestyle plans that correct imbalances in and across all body systems to optimize health. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Stanford University, and he obtained an M.S in Health Systems Management and an M.D. from Rush University.
Dr. Rice completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Southern California and is board-certified in Family Medicine. He is also certified in Age Management Medicine and certified by the Academy for Preventive and Innovative Medicine in Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
“Dr. Rice Has Changed My Life For The Better…”
I’ve had stomach problems for as long as I can remember. No matter where I went, no one could seem to help me. However, after meeting with Dr. Rice I knew my problems had finally been solved. His comprehensive health assessment gave me the tools to finally improve my stomach health for good!
“The Team At Functional Medicine Clinics Is Life-Changing…”
From the moment I walked through the doors at Functional Medicine Clinics, the entire staff and medical team there have been SO helpful! From helping me schedule my initial appointments to answering any questions I had about my treatment, they always knew exactly what to say, and how to help.
“After Years Of Searching, My Stomach Problems Are Solved…”
For as long as I can remember, medical “experts” had told me I was lactose intolerant and that was what had been causing my stomach pain. Dr. Rice and his team looked beyond the initial diagnosis to figure out the REAL cause of my ailments. One year later, my stomach problems are finally solved.
Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Functional Medicine Clinics is right for you.