ALL FUNCTIONAL HEALTH
What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine focuses on how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, we are better able to identify the complexity of disease. Often, one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions, symptom or differential diagnosis. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual in a highly personalized way.
Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It relies on a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages these data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to optimized patient outcomes.
For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different diagnoses, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression. Functional medicine may utilize other natural treatment options rather than relying solely on prescription medications alone, if natural treatment options would yield superior results, while avoiding potentially serious side effects of certain prescription drugs. We offer comprehensive services to address many health concerns. Let us help you find a solution to your health concerns.
Jeffrey Mark, M.D.