Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach to health care that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. We address the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a patient’s health
A Functional Medicine practitioner gets a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that information to allow for a customized and personalized treatment plan that leads to improved patient outcomes.
We address the root cause, rather than just symptoms to identify the complexity of your health issues. Each condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease unique to each individual, whether that’s children, adults or older adults.
During your initial appointment, as your Functional Medicine provider, I will review your current and past medical history, diet, lifestyle and current health/medical concerns. We’ll review any recent lab work you have and discuss the details of what you’re doing to improve your health situation as well as what is going on in your life. You’ll also receive a physical exam, as it relates to your health concerns. All of this helps us to determine your health and emotional situation, needs and wellness baseline.
Whether you are dealing with a thyroid, digestive or hormonal issue, aches and pains or an ongoing issue that hasn’t improved, I take the time to get to know you and your concerns and then come up with a treatment plan to get you on the road to wellness utilizing the very best of Functional Medicine, Advanced Diagnostic Testing, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture and Wellness therapies.