Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine offers an innovative approach to management and prevention of chronic diseases that embodies the art and science of medicine.

It integrates what we know about how the human body works with patient-centered, science-based care. Functional Medicine addresses the causes of chronic diseases, which are rooted in lifestyle choices, environmental exposures, and genetic influences.

It also emphasizes the therapeutic partnership, which engages the heart, mind, and spirit of both practitioners and patients, and encourages moments of deep insight that contribute to more comprehensive answers to stubborn and complex medical problems.

We offer functional medicine consultations for patients with autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses in conjunction with nutritional counseling by our registered dietician.

We view the concepts of functional medicine as additional clinical tools that are compatible with conventional medicine and not as “use this instead of a conventional approach.”

It expands our repertoire of clinical tools to deal more effectively with patients who have complex chronic illnesses.  Functional medicine is an individualized approach to medicine that focuses on primary prevention and the underlying causes of the disease through a system oriented approach instead of simply treating an isolated set of symptoms of chronic illness. Together conventional and functional medicine assist in recreating the original state of health in patients.

    Services include:

    • Specialized tests
      • Examples of testing beyond the standard labs include Genetic, allergy, food sensitivity, vitamin/ mineral, lyme disease, heavy metal, adrenal fatigue, and organic toxin tests.
      • We also offer Methylation Cycle Panels, full thyroid panels, and hormone panels.
    • Detoxification Programs
    • Elimination Diet

    Supplement Recommendations

    The supplement brands I recommend are products that I personally use and believe in. They have undergone high quality-control and manufacturing guidelines as well as rigorous testing by a third party laboratory to verify label claims, potency, and purity.

    • Designs for health
    • Metagenics
    • Fullscript

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