The acute care model of medicine has failed in treating and preventing chronic disease. The current model does not work for treating and preventing chronic disease.
Chronic disease is a food and lifestyle driven, environment- and genetics- influenced phenomenon, and can only be effectively treated by shifting our focus from suppression and management of symptoms to addressing their underlying causes.
Functional Medicine is a patient-centered, evidence based approach to medicine that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, rather than just suppressing symptoms.
Functional medicine is based on the idea that one disease/condition may have multiple causes (obesity can be caused by inflammation, hormones, genetics, diet and exercise, and mood disorders) just as one fundamental imbalance may be at the root of many conditions (inflammation may cause heart disease, depression, arthritis, cancer and diabetes).
The key concept of functional medicine is that restoring balance between a patient’s environment and their physiology is the key to restoring health.
- Initial Consult: $300
- 30-minute Follow up: $150