What is Functional Diagnostic Medicine?
Functional diagnostic medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of a patient’s health concern rather than only addressing isolated symptoms.
It is based on the evidence that lifestyle habits are major contributors to chronic disease, and is highly patient-specific investigative medicine that takes a holistic perspective in understanding genetic, biochemical, environmental, social, and lifestyle factors that are responsible for the current functional state of the body.
Functional diagnostic medicine is often utilized to address chronic disease and health concerns, but it is also utilized by well patients for prevention – to support lifelong health, wellbeing, and to promote healthy longevity.
Functional diagnostic medicine and conventional medicine (also called allopathic or Western medicine) are both modern medical approaches used by clinicians to address health concerns. The difference between using the lens of conventional medicine or using the lens of functional diagnostic medicine to address your concern is in the details. Functional diagnostic medicine is a patient specific modern approach that addresses the root cause of functional imbalances that are underlying your concern – in addition to relieving your symptoms.
Your care plan is always individualized to your specific needs, and a combination of modalities and strategies are utilized throughout the course of your care. Specialized functional diagnostic laboratory testing is part of the investigation into the underlying cause of the disorder, and may include testing in the following categories:
We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve healthy longevity!
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