Functional Medicine provides individualized, personalized medical care that focuses on discovering the underlying factors that cause illness and uncomfortable symptoms. We look to understand the root cause of disease and then treat the cause in order to remove the symptoms as opposed to alleviating symptoms without addressing the underlying problems.


Simply put, Functional Medicine is an innovative “Operating System” that doctors use to identify the underlying cause of our patient’s symptoms and conditions. Instead of the current outdated model which matches a drug with a symptom, functional medicine practitioners interpret a person’s symptoms through a genetic, lifestyle and personalized lens.


  


Our Treatment Philosophy

Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. The focus is on patient-centered care, not just treating the symptoms. Health is viewed as positive vitality, not 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 tailor’s treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.

Functional medicine practitioners look upstream to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The ultimate goal is not only to improve your health if you have a chronic illness, but also to prevent future health issues. Another way of explaining functional medicine to patients is with the Functional Four P’s: