We are a health clinic, and our goal is to restore every patients health and quality of life. Functional medicine helps make this possible by allowing us to address the underlying causes of disease by using a systems oriented approach that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. This approach has steadily evolved from the practices of traditional medicine so that it may better address the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
By shifting the focus from the traditional disease centered approach to a more patient centered approach, functional medicine addresses the human body as a whole not just an isolated set of symptoms. This understanding, that the human body is a highly functioning interconnected web of systems has become the primary factor in differentiating functional medicine practitioners from those in conventional medicine.
The key to reversing chronic disease in today’s culture begins with understanding its origin and recent evidence shows that these origins are rooted in our lifestyle choices, environmental exposures, and genetic influences. Therefore, it is important that every functional medicine practitioner acquire a detailed history of a patient’s health so that he may provide the most effective care possible. Furthermore, each patient depending on the severity of the condition will have the opportunity to experience the most advanced diagnostic testing and clinical analysis available.
This allows the practitioner to create the most customized care available, unique to every patients needs. The goal of every functional health practitioner is to restore health both naturally and safely so by addressing the body’s underlying health dysfunctions and eliminating the need for drugs and surgery, functional medicine offers patients a completely new approach to human wellness and disease prevention.