Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. A consultation in Functional Medicine is nothing like your usual trip to the doctor. Functional Medicine doctors bring all the scientific evidence-based research and training from years in medical school and residency and add what’s been missing for far too long: humanity. From the beginning, the doctor and patient collaborate as partners as the doctor listens and understands that the entirety of that patient’s life has come to bear on why they present for care. Patient-centered rather than disease-centered care is the essence of the Functional Medicine model as it is the patient who must feel empowered in regaining their own health and incorporating new behaviors. Functional Medicine doctors enter the therapeutic relationship as your partner and coach, while you keep your dignity and autonomy.

Functional Medicine differs greatly from the traditional Western medical model as we acknowledge each patient as an individual with unique genetic predispositions, biochemical make-up, environmental exposures, lifestyle choices, social stressors, and spiritual beliefs. There simply isn’t a treatment that will work for every patient with a given set of symptoms and together we must get to the root of imbalance that is manifesting as illness or disease. Recognizing the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, treatment addresses all three. Healing plans blend traditional Western Medicine with holistic modalities to focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise plans. When indicated, Functional Medicine incorporates the latest laboratory testing to create a customized approach with prescribed combinations of pharmaceuticals and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and/or stress-management techniques.

Common Conditions Treated


  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eczema and psoriasis


  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Female problems (PMS, menopause)
  • GERD/acid reflux
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Hypertension/High blood pressure
  • Irritable bowel
  • Metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Sleep disorders/insomnia
  • Thyroid Issues, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Weight management

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