Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using 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 practitioners spend time with their patients, study their history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
“Functional Medicine is a personalized system that empowers patients to achieve the highest level of health by addressing underlying causes of disease.”
Based on minimally invasive tests, such as sampling stool, urine, saliva, blood, and hair, we can evaluate the current status of your entire body system. Using these tests, we can create effective treatments specifically for your health needs and goals.
Your doctor will show you the results of your exam and any tests done to identify the root of your problem (not just symptoms) to create a plan that is right for you. We are a multi-disciplined center, so if we discover other health issues, we can provide treat those as part of a single plan to give you the best care possible.
Your report contains a baseline of biomarkers your doctor will use to track your health and nutritional needs over time. It includes all your test results, an explanation of what they mean, and a complete list of nutritional and dietary needs too.
View a Sample Functional Blood Analysis Report from United Integrated Healthcare Center.