What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a science-based healthcare approach, which assesses and treats root-causes of illness through individually tailored therapies to restore health and improve function. Functional medicine promotes health as positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease.
How does it work?
Functional medicine practitioners use the basic sciences of physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry to understand the deeper underlying causes of your symptoms. They address these causes rather than looking for prescriptions to resolve the symptoms.
We utilize a broad array of functional tests to understand your specific root causes. These include blood, saliva, hair, urine and stool tests as well as the doctor’s physical diagnosis skills. All of this information is considered, and then a program of repair and restoration is initiated using lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and specialized nutritional supplementation.
How can it help me?
Many chronic conditions can be brought to a higher degree of resolution. In many cases, symptoms are resolved and further medication is not required, or medication needs can be diminished and a better quality of life is realized.
How many visits are needed?
Improvements are generally seen after one visit. Our typical patient has between 8-12 visits. We recommend patients return every 3 months for preventive care. More complex cases may require additional visits. Functional restoration of long term chronic conditions can take from 6-24 months depending on severity. Other less severe conditions can resolve in a matter of weeks or months.
How long do the sessions take?
Our new patient exam is a very comprehensive experience, which includes a thorough review of your history. You should plan to spend approximately an hour and a half to two hours at our clinic for your first visit.
All of the follow-up exams and treatments take approximately 15 minutes.
If you have multiple areas of concern, such as back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and digestive issues, you can request a “double” appointment to allow you more time to address your concerns. A “double” takes approximately 30 minutes.
What is the cost of treatment?
Our initial Wellness Assessment exam costs $250 for the service.
Most follow up exams and treatments cost $85 for the service.
More in-depth follow up exams and treatments cost $170 for the service. You’ll be informed in advance when this may be needed.
Nutritional supplements and laboratory tests purchased at our clinic are separate fees.
Do you accept health insurance?
Payment for our services are due at the time of your visit. Our Doctors are not preferred providers in network with any insurance companies. If your insurance company provides out-of-network chiropractic coverage, we will provide you with documentation to submit to them seeking reimbursement.
Will I see improvement?
You’ll begin to define your “new normal” with a healthy diet, lifestyle behaviors, and supplements that will support your personalized needs and lifestyle.
Symptoms frequently diminish after the first or second visit. Individual results will vary depending on your overall beginning health, your commitment to becoming your healthiest self, and your immune system strength.
How do I get started?
Schedule your personalized wellness assessment today by calling 801-268-8090.