Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
Collaborative patient-practitioner relationships and patient-centered health strategies that are driven by the patient’s values, needs, and goals help to connect knowledge and action.
What to expect
When you visit a functional medicine practitioner, you can expect to spend a lot more time with them than you would with a conventional provider. You can also expect to do a lot of talking, as a large part of functional medicine is exploring your detailed personal and family history, the circumstances around your first symptoms, and the experiences you may have had with other healthcare providers.
I have been trained on how to uncover the underlying causes of your health problems through careful history taking, physical examination, and laboratory testing.
By investing this time and effort up front, many people find that working with an IFM-trained provider helps them get to the bottom of perplexing problems that have eluded other clinicians for years.
The path to health
Sustainable lifestyle intervention is the cornerstone of long-term health, yet clinicians and patients often find lifestyle change difficult to implement. You will be provided extensive guidance and functional medicine tools to effectively connect you to your goals and change your health outcomes. We will utilize laboratory tests that can be used to glean detailed information about nutritional status and dysfunctions to determine the root cause of your symptoms.