WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership and journey. It is a recurring evolution in the practice of medicine where patients get a better understanding of their body and can fine tune their physiology under medical supervision. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the person as a whole and not just an isolated and unconnected systems.
Functional medicine practitioners spend more time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. Our functional medicine programs support the unique expression of health and vitality and are personalized for each patient.