We work with patients who have a wide range of health concerns and conditions. We also work with people of all ages. Some of the health concerns we commonly see in our practice include but are not limited to gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune conditions, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, leaky gut, hormonal imbalance, blood sugar dysregulation and thyroid conditions. Patients who thrive under care:
→ are willing to adapt to diet and lifestyle recommendations that help them get healthy and see results.
→ are sick and tired of being sick and tired and don’t want to rely on medications.
→ are interested in getting to the root cause of a health symptom instead of using band aid solutions.
→ are excited to get their health back and willing to go the extra mile.
→ Functional medicine is designed to promote health. We try to prevent disease from occurring in the first place and when it does, we seek to reverse it by investigating the underlying cause. You can think of functional medicine clinicians as health detectives. If a clinician can identify and address the root cause of a problem, patients aren’t just receiving a band-aid to their problem.
→ Patient centered. In functional medicine patients are encouraged to engage and play an active role in their treatment.
→ We don’t technically treat diseases. We treat patients, and the underlying patterns that give rise to disease. We recognize that each patient is unique, and that not everyone is a one-size fits all approach. Even patients with the same condition may have a different treatment plan.
→ Functional medicine is holistic vs. specialized. It treats the body as an interconnected whole. We recognize that to treat one part, the other parts should be considered because they are connected.
→ Functional medicine is integrative, combining the best holistic treatments. We typically start out working with diet, lifestyle, and behavior modifications, nutritional supplements, and botanicals.
→ Treatments are safe and have mild or no side effects. We often find unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.
→ Evidence-based. Functional medicine is based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.