What is Functional Medicine?
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and physicians to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and uses that information to implement customized personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, physicians are able to identifying the complexity of the disease process as exemplified by one condition having many different causes and, likewise, one cause resulting in many different conditions.
Therefore a Functional Medicine treatment plan targets all specific manifestations of disease in each individual and aims to reverse disease and reinstate a state of optimal health and well-being for each unique individual.