Functional Medicine


 

Functional medicine addresses the underlying cause of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. The traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice is shifted to a more holistic patient-centered approach, which addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. 

Functional medicine practitioners may include medical doctors, nutritional therapists and other health professionals. We spend time with our 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, the unique expression of health and vitality of each individual may be supported.

Using biochemical analysis, I use a Functional Medicine model to address even the most complex and multifaceted of health issues.  Combining comprehensive case histories with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing Functional Medicine can address a broad spectrum of conditions such as digestive disorders, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, mental health concerns and immune issues – and much more…