Our goal is to improve energy and assist patients in finding their deeper vitality.
How do we work with patients?
Things are done differently here than what you would expect at a traditional doctor appointment. We look at your illness as an onion, where in order to find the cause of your symptoms, it often requires looking under many different layers.
We employ many different tools to help us take a deep look into the origin of your symptoms. This will include detailed Health Assessments, which take a deep dive into your history, diet, and lifestyle. Additional tools will depend on your unique story and can include comprehensive blood, urine, stool, breath, genetic, or saliva testing.
After we begin with our assessment tools as discussed above, we will dig into our treatment tools. These will include prescribing diets, supplements, herbs, lifestyle and stress management, and when needed, prescription medications.
We will then continue to work together on an ongoing basis, monitoring and reassessing our treatment plan until we find the root cause of your illness. The ultimate goal is determined by you and is discussed at each appointment.
What is our treatment philosophy?
Our practice is based on a systematic evaluation of patient concerns that has become known has Functional Medicine. The premise of the philosophy developed by The Institute for Functional Medicine is that underlying causes are discovered by looking at the body as an integrated system instead of different organ systems that don’t have anything to do with each other. This blends together the best of Natural and Conventional Medicine.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ifm.org
What conditions do we treat?
By using the Functional Medicine framework, we step back and try to see patterns and warning signs coming from all different bodily systems. It is understood that we work together as an entire unit, not as a gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, dermatologic, etc. In doing so, we dig deeper and are better able to find and address the source of your symptoms, often times in unexpected places.