The first appointment includes an interview and intake, physical exam and time to discuss laboratory testing. Most people who have not worked with a functional medicine doctor find the process more comprehensive than other experiences. This appointment is essential to the doctor to gather extensive information that is used to determine the underlying imbalances and influences that are a unique combination of genetic, environmental, lifestyle and psychosocial factors.
These unique factors in each person influence and create disease, symptoms, or dysfunction. The doctor uses the information gathered at the initial visit, the physical exam, and comprehensive laboratory testing to customize a unique and personalized science based natural treatment plan and interventions to reestablish the body’s self-healing capacities and bring balance and functionality to the body’s systems in order to restore health and gain optimal function.
We will get to know your unique physical body and biochemistry, to make informed decisions about treatment that will serve the optimal health of your body. Utilizing laboratory testing, your history, and physical exam, we are able to consider all of the information put together to offer true holistic care that focuses on treating the whole body and not just individual symptoms and body systems. The body deserves to be treated in its entirety and not treated as picked apart systems and symptoms.
Treatment is focused on creating balance within the body naturally: