Functional medicine, a subspecialty of integrative medicine, addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional medicine practitioners spend more time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.*
Initial Consultation (60 minutes)
Using the principles of integrative and functional medicine, your doctor will complete a comprehensive review of your health and social history, a physical examination, and lab testing. At the end of your first treatment, your doctor will begin to create an in-depth treatment plan focused on looking upstream from your symptoms to treat the root causes of disease.
Follow Up Visits (30 or 60 minutes)
Integration of lab findings with health history, review and alteration of treatment plan if needed.
*Institute of Functional Medicine
**May be partially reimbursed by insurance