What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a science based, whole systems approach to looking at the fundamental causes of clinical symptoms. It is an individualized and personalized approach to medicine with a focus on root cause rather than symptomatology. Our goal is to dig deep and spend time with our patients. We listen to their histories and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
What to Expect
First visits for new patients typically last 90 minutes depending on history and conditions. In this time frame, the practitioner will gather an extensive health history on the patient, review prior labs, and answer any questions. At this appointment you will also meet your health coach who will be your accountability partner. If needed, further diagnostic testing will be conducted to identify root causes of imbalances.
Follow up visits will occur after the lab work results have been processed and will be scheduled based on practitioner availability (typically 2-3 weeks after the initial visit). These appointments last 45 to 60 minutes, during which time the practitioner will review and explain lab results and prescribe a customized treatment plan for the patient. We also like to schedule an additional follow up 4-6 weeks after to recheck labs, monitor symptoms and adjust treatment if needed.
Pricing will vary depending if you choose to work with our health coach for a more comprehensive program. Pricing includes only the consult; lab work and supplements are not included.
If you would like to speak to our functional medicine clinician for a free 15 minute consult to get more information, you may call the office at (510) 863-0333.