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Functional Health, often times referred to as Functional Medicine uses nutrition and supplementation to help support and promote a healthy healing environment for the body to repair dysfunction. This part of our practice requires the patient to have blood work. We offer blood work in the office if you have not recently had any labs done. We are here for the patient, not the disease! Helping you to get back to a better health status is our primary goal! You must be dedicated to yourself after all we are dedicated to you!
Why labs? How we read the laboratory results is what sets us apart from most doctors and often times is what helps the patients get relief from what they "don't have." A colleague in the field wrote the book "Why Do I Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?" This title alone explains our approach to your care. Functional "Medicine" looks at lab ranges within a functional range rather than the pathological range that is given by the lab. The "normal" lab ranges are averages of those individuals who have had their blood work done in the area. Most of the time those individuals are sick, monitored or people who have some issue.
To sum it up, we look at the physiological dysfunction rather than overriding the problem with long term drug use or surgery. It's impossible to look at just one system in the body. For instance you can't look at brain function without gut health and its impossible to look at hormone balance without taking into account the immune system. We are complex and must be looked at as such and not piece by piece or system by system.
If you can identify with any of the following this may be for you.
Joining our practice for this requires additional paperwork and a copy of all current medical records, lab tests and imaging. The doctor will then determine if more laboratory testing should be done, do a detailed history and intake, complete a comprehensive exam. Treatment includes a combination of supplements, herbs and homeopathics as well as lifestyle changes along with nutritional changes. As you can see this requires dedication and may be time consuming. We are here to give you the tools you need and to help guide you to that healthy, well balanced, fulfilled life you have been waiting for and to stop suffering!
Please complete all the required paperwork for functional health found in the online forms tab.
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