Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking 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. Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.
The Functional Medicine Exam includes:
Comprehensive medical, social, and surgical history review and physical exam performed by a Elements Holistic internal medicine specialist and referrals to sub- specialist as necessary
Review and management of medications and immunizations
Lifestyle assessment to discuss approach to nutrition, stress management, sleep, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, personal safety, happiness and other indicators of disease risk
Test results thoroughly explained directly to the patient by the physician at follow up visit
The Functional Medical Exam may include any of the following tests based on the patient’s medical history, physical exam, and physician’s recommendations.
Comprehensive Medical, Surgical, Social History Evaluation
Advanced Laboratory testing and screening
Functional Laboratory Testing
Heartscan (Calcium Score)
Nutritional Analysis and Counseling
Diet, Nutrition, & Weight loss Consultation
Body Fat Analysis: Body Composition Testing
IV Vitamin & Fluid
Nutritional Supplements and Vitamin Restoration