Functional Medicine

Functional medicine explores the root causes of illnesses by employing a holistic, system-based approach, fostering a collaborative healing relationship between the patient and the healthcare provider. Instead of merely focusing on isolated symptoms, Functional medicine emphasizes a patient-centric model, considering the entirety of the individual. Functional medicine practitioners invest time in understanding their patients and examining the intricate connection of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle influences that shape long-term well-being and complex chronic conditions. Functional medicine paves the way for personalized health and vitality for every person.

A New Approach to Functional Medicine at Green Bay

We incorporate personal lab testing into patient assessment to help understand the root cause of your health issue(s) which contribute to illness or chronic disease.

Functional changes in your body can occur long before disease is evident. Functional testing can uncover early warning signs for disease. This is ideal for prevention-focused practitioners and patients concerned about finding the root cause of their problem(s) and the reason(s) they do not feel well.

Functional testing, coupled with traditional testing, provides important information to help us uncover your body’s specific imbalances that can negatively affect your health in many ways.

Functional Medicine

Randi helped me to see I really was not eating healthy and that gluten was not healthy for me. It took a lot of convincing and work to change my diet and take care of myself better but the pay off has been wonderful. She has a talent for helping me do the things I needed to do. She got my hormones in balance too. Functional Medicine changed my life. ~ R.M. Age 47

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The Functional Approach to Assessment

Functional Medicine Providers assess fundamental clinical imbalances using thorough patient history, comprehensive physical examination, and laboratory testing. They also look beyond these assessment tools to fully evaluate the patient’s well-being. Functional providers also consider the following:

Environmental Factors

Your diet and the quality of food available to you, the air you breath, the water you drink, your level of exercise, toxins you may be exposed to or traumas you’ve experience.

Mind-Body Relationship

Spiritual beliefs, psychological and social factors, along with relationships and stress. Stress can be linked to many chronic diseases.

Genetics

Our DNA can predispose us to many illnesses and although it is not an unchanging blueprint for your life, it must be considered when looking at the patient as a whole.

How is Functional Medicine Different?

Functional medicine delves deep into understanding the roots, prevention, and management of intricate, lasting diseases. Distinctive characteristics of this approach are:

1. Patient-centric Healing: At its heart, functional medicine champions health as vibrant well-being, not merely the lack of ailments. By understanding our patients health history and current concerns along with a thorough assessment and lab testing, we are able to customize treatments to cater to individual requirements.

2. Holistic, Evidence-Based Healthcare: Functional medicine practitioners explore the intricate array of factors in a patient’s background, physical state, and lifestyle that could precipitate illnesses. We factor in the patient’s unique genetic profile and weigh internal (mental, physical, spiritual) and external (environmental and societal) contributors to overall health.

3. Fusion of Medical Techniques: This approach combines Western medicine with elements often labeled as “alternative” or “integrative.” Emphasis is put on preventive measures, including nutrition, dietary habits, and physical activity. It utilizes cutting-edge laboratory tests and diagnostic tools and might recommend a mix of pharmaceuticals, botanical remedies, supplements, therapeutic diets, detox routines, or strategies for stress relief.

Why do we need a functional healthcare approach?

  • More people are suffering from complex, interconnected illnesses that are in part lifestyle driven.
  • Our current healthcare system is programmed for treating trauma and acute illnesses and doctors are trained to prescribe drugs and surgery to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
  • This acute care approach does not work well for preventing and treating the more complex, chronic health issues and does not allow for differences in patient’s genetics, environment, or toxic exposures.
  • A gap exists today between applying new scientific research and care delivered in medical practices.
    Most doctors today do not have the time in their schedule and do not know how to assess the causes of underlying chronic disease and how to use funcional medicine strategies such as lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent disease.

Functional providers, in addition to being licensed medical doctors or nurse practitioners, have completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) training program through the Institute for Functional Medicine. This Institute is a non-profit organization that is accredited by the Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and is dedicated to educating physicians and other healthcare practitioners. There are more than 1000 providers in the US who have completed the AFMCP training.

Functional Medicine at Green Bay is what medicine should look like today. It’s a different, innovative, comprehensive approach to healthcare, emphasizing prevention and discovery of the underlying causes of illness as opposed to only treating symptoms.

Functional Medicine Workshop

Please attend our seminar to learn more about our approach to Functional Medicine at Green Bay to hormonal wellness including hypothyroidism and menopause symptoms.

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