At Richey Wellness, we use the functional wellness model to optimize wellness and treat disease. This model focuses on addressing the underlying CAUSE of the disease rather than a symptom management approach.  We recognize that each of us are unique individuals that deserve personalized care.



Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is the future of conventional medicine. Incorporating ideas from integrative and holistic medicine, functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, focusing on the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

It views the body...

as one integrated system, moving away from the formulaic model of one symptom = one drug, one system = one specialist. Instead, functional medicine physicians look at the big picture, recognizing that any one system imbalance can spill over into and adversely affect another intimately connected system in the body. In a nutshell, functional medicine treats the whole system, not just the symptoms.

Rather than a “one size fits all” treatment plan, functional medicine is patient-centered and treatment is unique to you. It shifts away from the traditional disease- centered focus of medical practice to an approach that’s centered on the patient. As a practitioner deeply grounded in the philosophy and training of functional medicine, Tiffany works with you to identify and treat the root cause of disease. She spends time with patients, listening to their histories and examining genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health, chronic disease, and quality of life.

Functional medicine: Testing, protocols & treatments

Functional medicine doesn’t dismiss conventional medicine. Rather, it uses best medical practices and integrates them into a more comprehensive, science-based, and individualized plan. It includes these leading-edge modalities:

  • Comprehensive blood panels
  • Advanced preventative screening
  • Blood and saliva hormone testing
  • Food allergy testing
  • Advanced testing for gut function and gut infection
  • Genetic testing
  • Compounded medications
  • Neurotransmitter testing
  • Environmental toxin screening
  • Reducing medication burden

Functional Medicine Therapies Can Treat the Following Health Concerns

Skin issues: Acne, psoriasis, eczema

Adrenal disorders


Mood disturbances: depression and/or fatigue

Autoimmune disease



Cardiovascular dysfunction

Chronic sinusitis

Detoxification problems

Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance

Digestive disorders: GERD, SIBO, Irritable bowel syndrome, Increased intestinal permeability, Celiac and Non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Disease prevention and Wellness promotion

Thyroid dysfunction: hypo/hyperthyroid, autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s, Grave’s)

Food/Environmental sensitives and allergies

Heavy metal toxicity

Environmental toxicity

Mold toxicity

Lyme disease

Genetic morphisms

Hormonal imbalances: Menopause, andropause, estrogen dominance, PCOS, maximize fertility, PMS




Weight gain


Sleep problems