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Functional Medicine


1.  What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a multi-specialty approach to medical care that requires an understanding of the fundamental physiologic processes, environmental inputs, and genetic predispositions that influence health and disease.  It is an approach that enables interventions to be focused on treating the causes of a problem rather than masking the symptoms. The result is patient-centered care rather than disease-focused therapy.  The goal is not only the absence of pain and disease, but optimal health and performance for all patients.


2.  Who practices functional medicine?

Functional medicine practitioners are medical professionals trained to assess the risk factors and underlying causes of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Using integrative, science-based techniques an individual’s genetic predispositions, physiology, and lifestyle variables are analyzed. Individually tailored interventions are then designed to prevent and treat degenerative illness as well as restore the balance of internal and external factors that affect total functioning.



Anti-Aging Medicine
Functional Medicine
Preventive Cardiology
Adrenal Fatigue
Hormones and Hormone Replacement
Nutritional Supplements