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 Instead of the current outdated model which matches a drug with a symptom, functional medicine practitioners interpret a person’s symptoms through a genetic, lifestyle and personalized lens.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
|Predictive because we can reliably foresee many vulnerabilities and imbalances that a person is most susceptible to.|
Preventative, with research clearly indicating our interventions are effective in eliminating symptoms and reducing the likelihood of developing many of the modern chronic illnesses.
Proactive because it involves patient participation, not just taking drugs or supplements that another practitioner has prescribed.
Personalized because we create and provide a tailored action plan that fits the patient’s individual needs. This is based on an understanding of each person’s unique physiology using the appropriate laboratory and clinical examinations.
As a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, with a Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Dr. Lazarus implements functional medicine protocols with every patient. Dr. Lazarus uses Functional Medicine with Clinical Nutrition for many conditions and specializes in the following conditions:
Digestive ComplaintsAutoimmune ConditionsThyroid ImbalancesMetabolism/Weight Loss IssuesDiabetes