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.

Functional medicine can be used for the treatment of many chronic conditions, including:

  • IBS/IBD
  • GERD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • CAD
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Cognitive impairment/dementia
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Any autoimmune disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Eczema/skin disorders
  • Mold- or toxin-related illness
  • Parkinson’s Disease/neurological diseases
  • Hormonal issues/menopause/infertility
  • Diabetes/metabolic syndrome
  • Weight loss
Because there has been a significant increase in the number of patients who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, much of today’s medicine is based more on “disease care” than “health care.” Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders are some examples of conditions that can benefit from a functional medicine approach. The health of an individual is greatly influenced by their diet, level of exercise, ability to manage stress, exposure to toxins, and hormone levels. By turning our focus to prevention and lifestyle changes, illness can be reversed, despite factors like genetics or age that are often perceived as potential barriers.
Testing recommendations are unique to you and your history. There may be out-of-pocket expenses for advanced testing and/or supplements.

Functional medicine testing may include:

  • Advanced Cardiometabolic Panels
  • Specialized Hormone Testing for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Stool Testing for GI Imbalances
  • Extensive Thyroid Testing
  • Heavy Metal Testing
  • Genetic Testing
  • Nutrient Testing

While most functional medicine providers have a cash-only practice, we do accept insurance for office visits and traditional labs.

While any patient could benefit from a functional medicine approach to their health care, some patients may not be interested in this approach. Functional medicine providers work with patients who are ready for change and who are willing to make the commitment needed to follow through with the recommendations that are made.

Although remarkable improvement can occur with simple changes, individuals with complex illness will often find that the path to wellness takes time to ensure long-lasting changes. The secret to a patient’s success is the combination of their dedication and access to the right information, tools, and health care team. Patients who are motivated, engaged, and empowered are most likely to be successful in achieving optimal wellness.

Please fill out the appropriate forms, if instructed to do so by your provider, and bring them with you to your appointment.

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Functional Medicine & Cardiovascular Health

In this video Dr. Clemma Nash, Functional Medicine Physician at the Western Wisconsin Health Roberts Clinic, will explain how functional medicine can benefit your heart health.

What People Are Saying

I’m so glad to be a part of the Western WI Health community. Truly lifesaving for me.

“Dr. Clemma Nash and her functional medicine expertise is outstanding. I’ve seen her a few times for exposure to toxic mold and her knowledge has given me my life back. Not only has the functional medicine saved me, but Dr. Nash’s compassion, listening skills and gentle way has been such a gift for my health. I’m so glad to be a part of the Western WI Health community. Truly lifesaving for me.”

Functional Medicine Patient

I am thankful that there are such good care providers so close to home!

“Just brought my daughter in to see Sara Atteberry, NP, and wow!!! She was thorough, kind, gentle, and smart! What a great addition to WWH. I was very comforted in the care and compassion she showed to my daughter. I am thankful that there are such good care providers so close to home!”

Shayni, Pediatric Patient

We are SO blessed to have Western Wisconsin Health in our community.

“We had a long, tough labor, but we couldn’t be happier! The entire staff was so incredibly amazing. They made a very exhausting two days much better with their warm support, encouraging words, and wonderful knowledge. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are SO blessed to have Western Wisconsin Health in our community.”

Manda, Birth Center Patient