What is functional medicine (FM)?
- A functional medicine practitioner looks at the human body as a whole and how it functions on a biochemical level. They don’t divide the body into parts or treat symptoms like mainstream medicine does, because each part of the body does not function separately or apart from the whole. A FM practitioner addresses the cause of dysfunction.
What does a functional medicine visit entail?
- A FM Practitioner will utilize a comprehensive health history along with lab work to determine the cause of dysfunction. A detailed report is given along with an individualized healing protocol.
- NOTE: Some lab work and treatment is done “in office” while in some cases, patients may be referred for lab work or treatment with their primary care physician.