What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to addressing underlying causes of dysfunction and illness in the body. It focuses on what, how, and why certain conditions manifest in the body and aims to be proactive in mitigating those issues by treating the body as an interconnected, synergistic system. It is constructed on the notion that the human body is a complex system and that these systems are intertwined, talking and communicating back and forth with each other to balance the body.

How is Functional Medicine different from Conventional Medicine? 

Conventional medicine is typically specialty-oriented and is focused on addressing the issue within that particular speciality. For example: endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, and nephrologists. Additionally, conventional medicine does very little to address how and why your symptoms occurred in the first place. Functional medicine takes a look at the bigger picture. It is focused on what, how, and why this disease manifested and what actions can be taken to ameliorate those issues. Functional medicine is a patient focused, health-oriented, holistic approach to healing and treatment.

Common Dysfunctions, Diseases, and Illness treated by Functional Medicine

  • Autoimmune
    • Lupus
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Sjogren’s Syndrome
    • Psoriasis
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  •  Chronic Pain
  • Cardiovascular Conditions:
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Hypertension
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  • Digestive Disorders:
    • Leaky gut (gut permeability)
    • Food Sensitivities
    • GERD/Acid Reflux
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Mental Health
    • Anxiety
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Behavioral Disorders
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Depression
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Women’s Health
    • Hormonal Imbalances
    • Irregular menstrual cycle
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

What to Expect

  • Advanced testing
  • One-on-one attention with the provider
  • Extensive look into your medical history, health and lifestyle history, exercise patterns, diet, environmental and toxin exposures, and traumas
  • Physical Examination
  • Personalized treatment plan for optimal healing, maintenance, and prevention