What Can Functional Medicine Do?
Unfortunately, this model of healthcare fails most patients suffering from chronic diseases, pain and illness because it does not address the underlying causes, nor does it teach the tools needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle once the initial crisis is averted.
Our Partnerships Go Beyond the Absence of Disease
Functional Medicine, much like Integrative Medicine, blends traditional medicine with scientifically relevant alternative medicines and therapies. Functional Medicine delves even deeper into the root causes of the illness. We go beyond traditional medicine to provide ongoing care to meet a patient’s changing needs. Functional Medicine includes diet and lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplementation and health coaching, allowing our patients to alter the course of their chronic diseases towards renewed vitality and longevity.
Functional Medicine is Different
By contrast to the traditional model, Functional Medicine treats the patient as a whole rather than a set of symptoms. This patient-centered model for holistic medicine creates a partnership between the patient and the physician. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the physician can create personalized therapeutic strategies.