In today’s society, people are plagued by chronic health issues. Statistics show that heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmunity are all on the rise. As a whole, we are struggling to maintain our weight, have good energy, good quality sleep and be free of chronic inflammation and stress.
Functional Medicine is a science based, progressive way to look at the body. The focus is to investigate into the cause of chronic disease, rather than covering up symptoms with medications. A functional Medicine Practitioner uses extremely thorough investigative techniques such as a complete medical history, with a focus on environmental, dietary and life style exposures. It also includes a physical exam and extensive and advanced laboratory panels to asses your physiological and nutritional status. Dietary recommendations, supplement therapy and lifestyle modifications are then used to restore you to proper health.
You would provide us with your completed paperwork and allow us to order your basic blood panel prior to your first appointment. Then at our first visit together we will review all the information collected and create a base treatment plan. It may be necessary at this time to order follow up testing such as stool tests or hormone panels. This is decided on a case by case basis. It is now up to the patient to implement the treatment plan as a part of their daily lives. There will be periodic follow up visits to modify the treatment and assess progress. Blood tests would also be used to confirm the success of the treatment. Through the process I will be educating you on how to maintain your health so that you can continue to be successful even after we have completed care.