Functional medicine blends traditional medicine with what may be considered “integrative” or “alternative” medicine. This approach is often considered the future of traditional medicine because of its focus on prevention and use of the latest advanced laboratory testing. Your provider will develop a unique plan for you with recommendations that may include prescribed supplements/drugs, therapeutic nutrition/diets, detox programs, stress management techniques, and hormone balancing. The goal is to restore optimal function to your physiology and move you towards greater balance and wellness in your life.
Functional medicine uses a science-based approach to identify and address the root causes of disease. It is not a silver bullet or a one-size-fits-all approach. Functional medicine views the body as one integrated system, treating the whole person and not just their symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners take time listening and analyzing your history to determine how interactions between lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors will impact your long-term health. You are unique and the approach to bringing your system back into balance is individualized to you. Your functional medicine prescription is very different from anyone else’s.
Unlike other functional medicine providers that have a cash only practice, we do accept insurance for office visits and traditional labs. There may be out of pocket expenses for advanced testing and/or supplements.