Mind ● Body ● Soul

Functional Medicine

herbal therapy

 

Functional medicine looks at the body as a whole and finds the root cause of disease. It removes these underlying causes and restores the natural functioning of the body. Functional medicine looks at the total load of your body and removes each load 1 by 1. Examples of factors that contribute to the total load include: toxic emotions, hormone imbalances, medication interactions, compromised detoxification, mold exposure, food allergies, intestinal pathogens, leaky gut, nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins and heavy metals, etc.

With Functional medicine visits, you will receive a complete head to toe physical exam combining both Eastern and Western physical exam techniques as well as lab work.

An initial functional medicine visit takes 2 hours. This is a comprehensive and thorough intake and physical exam. Some important general labs will be drawn and are included as a part of the visit.

Labs included:

  • Complete Blood Count: Evaluates overall health and detect and/or identify a wide range of hematologic disorders.
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: Evaluates your sugar (glucose) level, electrolytes, liver function, and kidney function.
  • Lipid Panel: Evaluates high cholesterol as an index to coronary artery disease.
  • Thyroid Panel: Evaluates how well your thyroid is functioning.
  • Iron Panel: Evaluates Iron level, Iron stores, nutritional status, and can help detect blood diseases.
  • Uric Acid: useful in the diagnosis and treatment of gout, renal failure, and a variety of other disorders including leukemia, psoriasis, starvation, and other wasting conditions.
  • Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT): A biliary enzyme that is especially useful in the diagnosis of obstructive jaundice, intrahepatic cholestasis, and pancreatitis.
  • C-Reactive Protein: Can be used as a test for inflammatory diseases, infections, and neoplastic diseases (malignant or benign growths).
  • Hemoglobin A1c: evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months by measuring the percentage of glycated (glycosylated) hemoglobin.
  • Vitamin D: Evaluates Vitamin D levels

*Additional labs and specialty labs that are specific to the patient’s needs can be drawn or collected during the initial visit or at the follow up visit for an additional cost.

Once the results of the lab tests are received, another office visit is required to go over the lab results. During the second visit, a detailed report of your lab results will be given and a treatment plan will be developed with the help of the patient. A treatment plan will be developed based on lab results as well as the intake and physical exam from the first office visit. The Second visit is approximately 1 hour.

Cost: $300 for initial visit and follow up visit.