Functional medicine blends traditional medicine with what may be considered “integrative” or “alternative” medicine. This approach is often considered the future of traditional medicine due to its focus on prevention and its use of the latest advanced laboratory testing. 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, but rather views the entire body as one integrated system and aims to treat the whole person – not just their symptoms.
With functional medicine from Western Wisconsin Health, 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
- Hormone balancing
- And more
Our dedicated and compassionate functional medicine practitioners take time to listen and analyze your history to determine how the unique interactions between your 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. Because of this, your functional medicine prescription is very different from anyone else’s. The primary goal is always to restore optimal function to your physiology and to move you toward greater balance and wellness in all aspects of life.
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.