Sometimes you may feel like conventional medicine does not provide the answers you are looking for. That is when functional medicine can be exactly what you need.
Our practitioners will spend time with you to uncover the underlying causes of your health problems through a careful history, physical examination, and laboratory testing. As part of your history we will explore your detailed personal history, family history, the life circumstances around your first symptoms, and the experiences you have had with other health care providers. Our multidisciplinary approach will include questions about your mental wellbeing and social life.
The goal is to see how your health is part of your life as a whole person. We do our best to not just focus on the physical symptoms, but to address all aspects of health. Sometimes we suggest that you submit samples for laboratory testing; some are conventional tests and others are more specialized.
As a team we will design a treatment plan that will include your lifestyle, physical activity, food choices, stress management, and avoiding toxic substances. Your body was designed to thrive in a specific environment and these changes will establish an environment that is the most supportive to your genes.
In addition to lifestyle changes, treatments may include combinations of medications, nutritional supplements, therapeutic diets, or detoxification programs.