Functional Medicine uses a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:
Our practice uses a system called MDHQ to assess your health and identify the root cause of your symptoms. One of the many benefits of using this application is that it allows us to paint a comprehensive picture of our patients’ health histories with them.
There are benefits for our patients, too. Since your paperwork is done electronically, you don’t have to print out and handwrite any information, and there’s no risk of your information being lost or thrown away by mistake. We are able to personalize your information in real time and provide you with a hard copy of your health assessment. You’ll not only gain useful insight into your health during your visit, but you’ll walk away from your appointment with an understandable, easy-to-read view of your current health, a list of health goals, and, if necessary, a functional medicine prescription.
To find out if Functional Medicine is right for you, click below to take our free online Health Assessment. Any person with a score over 180 is a perfect candidate.