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
Mood disturbances: depression and/or fatigue
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
Hormonal imbalances: Menopause, andropause, estrogen dominance, PCOS, maximize fertility, PMS