Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented approach to engage both patient and practitioner through a therapeutic partnership. Functional medicine provides a framework that is designed to seek out, identify and correct root cause imbalances that affect a patient’s health. Optimal health is achieved by looking at the whole patient and correcting imbalances in and across all body systems.
The principles that characterize Functional Medicine care are as follows:
- Detect disease at an earlier stage when it is easier and less expensive to treat.
- Treat the body as an interconnected whole.
- Shift the focus of medicine from reactive to preventive and from disease to wellness.
- Assessment and prevention are prioritized over wait-and-see treatment approaches
- Commitment to bringing you personalized, science based and innovative care to optimize your health. Treatment is based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and implemented with your personal context in mind.
- Patients are empowered to take an active role in their own health. We guide and provide you with the skills and information for continued optimal health.
In functional medicine, the body is an interconnected whole. There are no artificial boundaries. In order to treat one part of the body, all other parts must be considered. An emphasis is placed on early identification of factors that can lead to chronic disease and debility. Chronic disease is not an event, but a process that happens over time. There are signs and patterns that tell us if someone is on the right path to optimal path or on a path to disease and dysfunction.
Individualized bioidentical hormone therapy, microbiome analysis, nutritional evaluation and endocrine system balance enhances our therapy that improves your quality of life and helps avoid or reduce the so-called inevitable outcomes of aging. Since we consider each person’s unique genetic predisposition, cellular function and hormonal profile, successful resolution of symptoms and health optimization is greater with less chance of side effects.
Whether Functional Medicine Clinics is the first clinic you are visiting for treatment, or simply the latest one, we’ll make every investigation and take every step necessary to find a personalized, comprehensive and effective root cause treatment for you.
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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.