Integrative Functional Medicine Consult

Integrative Functional Medicine Consult

What is Integrative Functional Medicine?

Integrative Functional medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes the whole person into account (including mental, emotional, functional, spiritual, social, and community aspects—and treating the whole person rather than, for example, one organ system), as well as all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. Integrative health care often brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way, including well-coordinated care between different providers and institutions.

The Principles of Integrative Functional Medicine:

  • A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
  • A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
  • Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
  • Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
  • Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development.

The Main Health Goals of the Integrative Functional Medicine program:

  • Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense dietary recommendations designed for your individual needs and physiology
  • Improved digestive function and immune function
  • Optimal hormone balance for adrenal, thyroid and sex organs
  • Sugar and insulin balance
  • Emphasis on detoxification and disease prevention
  • Sleep Restoration
  • Stress Reduction techniques
  • Improved Energy and Metabolism
  • Recalibrating Mood Imbalance
  • Bringing mind, body and spirit back to natural balance

During Integrative Functional Medicine Visit the Patient Receives Head to Toe (All Systems) Evaluation.

  • Physical examination
  • Nutrition evaluation (diet and supplements)
  • Micronutrient evaluation (via blood work)
  • Customized Supplement: personalized vitamin based on your body chemistry. Combination of all required supplements into a single, convenient and easy to take daily capsule.
  • Hormone evaluation – thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, sex hormones (via blood work)
  • Bio Identical Hormone Therapy assessment for women and men (if needed)
  • Organ evaluation (via blood work)
  • Heavy metal evaluation (via blood work)
  • Specialized testing for gut health: microbiome evaluation, gut permeability, food sensitivities – if required for Patient (case by case)
  • Specialized testing for anti-aging (telomere testing, genetic testing)- if required for patient (case by case)
  • Diet evaluation (fasting, intermittent fasting, lectin free diet, daily program)
  • Prolon “fasting mimicking diet” introduction and discussion
  • Weight management evaluation and program
  • Physical fitness evaluation
  • Sleep Assessment
  • Lifestyle evaluation (stressors, triggers, home environment, etc.)
  • Directly working with wellness practitioners and referral system (nutritionist, ayurveda medicine, acupuncturists, mediation, yoga, pilates, behavioral therapists, reiki, tai chi and chi gong masters, athletic trainers, physical therapy, biomagnetic pair therapy, craniosacral therapy, medical massage, vibroacoustic therapy, infrared sauna, wet/dry sauna, spa therapies)
  • Directly working with conventional medicine practitioners and referral system (Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Hematology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine)
  • Creating an ongoing all-encompassing wellness and medical plan that is customized and works well with the patient’s unique lifestyle.
  • Accessibility to the doctor
  • Initial consult visit will be 120min with doctor

This program is designed to correct the environmental, dietary and lifestyle stressors that are the cause of most chronic conditions and promote healthier personal habits to prevent disease, and allow healing.   By using all the above modalities, lifestyle modifications, natural supplementation, and prescription medications when necessary, we support the body’s internal healing process to create health and vitality. The goal is to understand the root cause of disease and then treat the cause in order to remove the symptoms as opposed to alleviating symptoms without addressing the underlying problems.

*Patients who would like to schedule an appointment may call or email: telephone: 631-283-0015

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