All our practitioners excel at determining the underlying reasons for any symptoms you are experiencing, and optimizing health, through the practice of functional medicine. This requires that careful attention be paid to all the nuances that make up YOU.
Your first visit to our clinic (whether with one of our physicians or nutritionists, in person or via telehealth) will be significantly longer than standard healthcare evaluations. This extra time allows us to take a complete medical, environmental, dietary, lifestyle, and social history, and review past health records. A physical exam may also be performed. The information gathered is analyzed for potential underlying contributors to your health status, and is used to develop a detailed health timeline. We also map your signs, symptoms, and diagnoses to the functional medicine matrix. This matrix is the overarching framework that allows us together to identify the root causes of your health concerns and develop your personalized health roadmap.
This roadmap will likely incorporate many facets, including:
- Laboratory evaluation
- A customized nutritional plan
- Supplements and/or appropriate medications
- Lifestyle recommendations such as practical sleep, exercise, stress management, and clean living guidelines
Developing a timeline of your life, including your family history, health history, and the significant events which have affected you during your lifetime, and developing a plan, is a collaborative process.