Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
We have helped countless patients find symptomatic resolution and improve subjectively, and objectively, with some of the more complex disease processes and autoimmune conditions. There is a reason places like the Cleveland Clinic are incorporating this approach to medicine.
Fortunately, Dr Valcarcel has gone through the rigorous process to obtain the title of Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and is here to help you get answers and find resolution. Call today and book your appointment!