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Our focus is on prevention and healing the root cause rather than symptom-based treatment. This approach is typical of contexts where the term wellness is used. Our view of health emphasizes the state of the entire being and its ongoing development and continual change.
Functional Medicine is a science-based medical practice that is patient-centered not disease-centered. Functional Medicine incorporates the best diagnostic tools and technologies from conventional medicine, as well as emerging tests and tools that help us look deeper into the illness and addressing the underlying root of the illness or disease.
By shifting to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Here at the Functional Medical Institute, we spend time with our patients, listening to their story, understanding their specific needs and goals and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease.
The number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases is on the rise, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and mental illness. Conventional medicine practiced by most physicians is focused on the symptoms, who apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom. Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of chronic disease and to apply patient-focused strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these health issues.
Functional medicine involves understanding the causes, prevention, and treatment of chronic illness and disease.