"The well-being of my family is the most important thing in life to me. I treat my patients like my family." -Dr. David Ramsey
What Is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a rapidly growing field establishing itself into the mainstream of natural healthcare. It offers major advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many of modern society’s chronic illnesses. These illnesses are largely instigated by stress, environmental toxicity, and nutritional deficiencies.
Doctors trained in Functional Medicine are able to identify the root causes of various health conditions through the use of several different scientifically documented lab tests.
Unlike standard medical tests, functional medicine lab testing goes to the next level, uncovering the biochemical and metabolic imbalances, which contribute to specific disease processes.
Based on the results of these tests, a treatment plan and healthy life style counseling that is specific to the needs of each individual will be developed. Patient specific treatment protocols will be designed to stop, reverse, and prevent the foundational health dysfunctions that lead to chronic illness and it’s symptoms.
Functional Medicine has been called “The Future of Healthcare”. The Functional Medicine approach is to gradually restore a person to the highest state of health by optimizing biological, biochemical, and psychological function. As regeneration and rejuvenation occur in an individual, they will begin to experience a renewed sense of well being and a significant increase in health and vitality.
We begin the journey to wellness with an in-depth consultation with the doctor and the filling out of detailed health history Questionnaires and Symptom Surveys. The doctor will want to thoroughly discuss your health history as well as assess your history of significant stressors in your life that have contributed to downturns in your health. Please be encouraged! There is hope!
Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:14