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