Unfortunately, the focus of today’s healthcare industry is on treating individual symptoms or problems. They tend to see you as a disease or a condition or a cluster of symptoms and not as the complete, complex human being you are. Luckily, functional medicine is different.
It’s an approach to your health and well-being that addresses you as a whole person with complex needs that can’t be diagnosed with a simple test or fixed with a simple pill. The all of you gets treated – mind and body, head to toe, inside and out.
So what does functional medicine look like? First of all, you have the right to expect a thorough assessment by your doctor with plenty of focused time and attention on your specific needs. Your health, lifestyle, history, and more tell the story of who you are, how you feel, and how you interact with the world. These same factors contribute to predicting and influencing your long-term health and your potential to overcome chronic disease.
Functional medicine encompasses many specialties and approaches in order to provide you with an enlightened healthcare team and individually tailored solutions for your specific needs. This is how healthcare should be practiced and how it will be practiced in the future. Functional medicine is future forward medicine, today.