Your IFM Assessment
Your Integrative Functional Medicine Assessment lets us understand how your body's systems are working together and which ones are not performing, causing metabolic imbalances that show up as various diseases. We then customize a treatment plan, which may combine nutrition, pharmaceutical grade supplements, dietary programs and exercise, and can be developed to prevent or treat chronic illness and promote long-term health. A Functional Medicine Assessment utilizes various biomarkers to assess the overall health of your body's systems.
While conventional medicine approach suppresses the patients' symptoms, Integrative Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach, engaging both patient and doctor in a therapeutic partnership. Both patient and doctor engage in a quest to understand why the symptoms exist in the first place and address the root causes of the disease, which include genetic predispositions, environmental exposures, nutrition and lifestyle choices.
Having been trained in Integrative Functional Medicine, I understand the importance of listening to your story, evaluating, and determining the root causes of your immediate and long-term health problems. Virtually every chronic illness is preceded by long-term disturbance in function that can be identified and effectively managed. By addressing these disturbances, we can change how your systems function, which can have a major impact on your health.