What We Do
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a personalized and integrative approach to healthcare which involves understanding the prevention, management and root causes of complex chronic disease. By addressing the underlying cause of a symptom or condition; our specialists can develop a management plan that works to address that cause through safe, natural, non-toxic, systems-oriented treatment methods.
Functional Medicine looks at the body as an interconnected whole, rather than the aggregate of various systems. Instead seeing each patient as a collection of diseases or complaints, it seeks to restore the “whole patient” to their natural state: optimal health and performance.
In functional medicine we address the underlying causes of your health problems (instead of just treating symptoms) so you can get well and stay well without unnecessary drugs or surgery.
We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to find the problem, and nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, and only in some cases when necessary prescription medications to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance.
We consider the modern environment and stressors shaping your health in positive, and negative ways. We look back to a time that was free of modern, chronic illness for insights in 21st Century health.
We recognize that despite all we share, we are each unique. Your challenges and goals are your own and your treatment is personalized. You become actively involved in your healing.
According to the Institute for Functional Medicine “personalized medicine deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease.”
You don’t need to be sick to benefit from Functional Medicine. The preventive aspect of this method not only can help you avoid sickness and disease, but may also help you get to that next level of health and performance.
Our clinics serve the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah, Aventura, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and Sunrise. Contact us now and we will help you implement the changes to get well and stay well with functional and evolutionary medicine.