Functional Medicine

Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex chronic disease. Functional medicine is not holistic medicine, rather it is scientific based to integrate the best practices from traditional medicine with “alternative” or “integrative” medicine.  We focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

The best doctors give the least medicine. Benjamin Franklin

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Hallmarks of a Functional Medicine approach include:

The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors a treatment that addresses the individual’s unique needs.

Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Endocrine & Hormonal Disorders
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Functional Psychiatric & Mental Health
  • Gastroentestinal Functional Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysregulatory Disorders
  • Chronic Infections
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pain & Fatigue Syndromes
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Walk-in Appointments Welcome…

Are you sick today, and want to be seen today? One of our providers is always available to see you in our clinic if you are acutely ill. If you make a same-day appointment, please logon to your patient portal and complete the questionnaires section of the website or print out the new patient paperwork and bring it with you to your appointment.

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