Preventive Health Care

Preventive Health Care An Overview

While nobody is immune to illness or injury, we can take an active role in preventing chronic disease and other conditions by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Atlanta Functional Medicine in Alpharetta, Georgia, offers a broad range of services to help patients achieve optimal health.

We are more than a doctor’s office. We practice Integrative Medicine, combining the very best of traditional medicine with alternative medicines and therapies to give patients natural treatment options. We put the patient in control by teaching the skills and tools needed to enjoy long lasting health and well being.

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When I signed up for the Mind-Body Skills group at Atlanta Functional Medicine, I wanted to learn a few stress reduction techniques.  Little did I realize at the time what a life changing experience the class would turn out to be.  Through her vast knowledge and personal experience examples, Linda…The Mind-Body Skills Group: a “Life Changing Experience”
There is simply no better place I know of to get such wonderful holistic type care and advice! They truly know their stuff!John M.
I recently fell and fractured one of my lumbar vertebrae eventually requiring a vertebroplasty.  Through the use of mind body medicine and Dr. Board's natural supplements and regular treatments of acupuncture, I am now recovering rapidly without the use of opiates or pharmaceuticals.Linda H.
I have suffered from a litany of chronic problems all my life, from low back pain and arthritis, to complications from previous surgeries. I visited numerous traditional doctors and specialists to be left with no answers to my pain issues, which resulted in intense anxiety and depression. Atlanta Functional Medicine…Ginny K.

Preventive Health Care What to Expect

A healthy diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, where needed, and stress management are all essential to warding off health problems like heart disease, diabetes and stroke, as well as many forms of cancer. When we see individual patients who take an active role in tending their health, we can tell that genetics is only a small indicator of their future health risks. In other words, genetics may present a predisposition, but each of us is able to dramatically change our individual risks for the better.

  • Better Food, Better Health – Food fuels our bodies with the vitamins and minerals we need to support metabolism, immunity, brain function and more. Unfortunately, we don’t always make the best choices and that can lead to the development of chronic health problems. The good news is that anyone can make simple changes to their diet to promote better health and prevent illness. Atlanta Functional Medicine offers clinical nutrition counselling to help patients make better choices and adopt a healthier lifestyle. We can advise on diet, nutritional supplements and herbal therapies that can lower your risk for disease.
  • Don’t Forget To Exercise – Exercise is very important for lowering the risk of serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, depression and dementia. Even some cancers may be warded off with regular exercise.
  • Stress Management – Stress is the greatest common denominator among all chronic disease and illness. You can take measures to prevent problems with stress management. Atlanta Functional Medicine offers several techniques including biofeedback, group therapy, yoga, meditation and more.