About Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center
Everything we do at AMFM Center is focused on you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many factors that shape your health. Cultivating and nurturing a therapeutic partnership between you and our medical staff will be an integral part of your journey to health. Without you, none of our wisdom will create long-term functional health.
Our Core Values Of Care
A Functional Approach
Rooted in our focus on participatory patient care, it’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.
Functional Medicine encourages the patient and practitioner to engage in a partnership. At AMFM Center, we spend time with each patient, listening to their individual histories, and supporting the unique expression of health for that individual.
You’ll receive dedicated attention from our care team of physicians, health coaches, and nutritionists.
During your initial consultation, you will meet with our patient care coordinator to chart the course for your package of care.
The subsequent treatment will be largely handled by our care team based on your individual needs, and supervised by your physician.
A Whole-Body Approach
We explore the biochemical imbalances that may be underlying causes to your symptoms, then delve into those root causes such as environmental factors, genetic predisposition, and lifestyle components. Functional Medicine uses systems biology to understand and identify how core imbalances in specific biological systems can manifest in other parts of the body.
The Future of Medicine
Our current healthcare model fails to confront both the causes of and solutions for chronic disease and must be replaced with a model of comprehensive care geared to effectively treating and reversing this rising crisis.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care?
At AMFM Center, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that delay. The future of medicine is available now.
Root Cause Resolution
Better known as Functional Medicine, we seek to give you solutions, not more bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).
Unlike traditional doctors, our care team always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating the key clinical imbalances that are responsible for many of the symptoms you’re experiencing right now.
Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.
We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.
All of our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their knowledge and wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out new, innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.
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The Philosophy That Drives Us
The philosophy that motivates everyone on our care teams at Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center is simple:
“You don’t have to continue living by this standard of ‘normal. Together, let’s redefine your new normal.”
Dr. Storch prides himself on spending a vast amount of time getting to know each patient. He expresses immense interest in evaluating a patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to chronic illness. Each individual’s unique genetic makeup is taken into consideration, along with internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical, lifestyle, and social environment) factors that can affect overall functional health.
All disease starts in the gut, and without taking the gut into account, no autoimmunity and inflammation processes can’t be addressed at the root cause. Dr. Storch’s expertise in nutritional and metabolic medicine allows him to truly explore digestive health and to optimize your gut environment once and for all.
We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with literally decades of knowledge that our team has accumulated. As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for new innovative treatment methods that combine the best of Western and Eastern medicine.
About Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine
Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine (Formerly Storch Nutritional Medicine Associates) was founded more than 15 years ago by Dr. Kenneth Storch, a nutritional and metabolic medicine specialist with more than 30 years of medical experience. Drawing on the various treatment modalities he encountered throughout his career, Dr. Storch focused his practice on providing gastrointestinal health based on nutritional & metabolic processes. As all disease starts in our gut, Dr. Storch is uniquely qualified to utilize a root cause approach in transforming overall health.
Since its inception, our care team has empowered thousands of patients to take charge of their health and resolve many chronic conditions such as metabolic syndrome, IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, thyroid conditions, adrenal/hormonal imbalances, and many autoimmune-related conditions.
About Kenneth Storch, MD, PhD
Kenneth J. Storch, MD, PhD is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine (Formerly Storch Nutritional Medicine Associates) in Florham Park, NJ. He has held previous positions such as the Medical Director of the Metabolic Medicine Department of Overlook Hospital as well as The President of the American Board of Nutrition Specialists. He has also been an assistant professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, NY.
Dr. Storch earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and then received his medical degree (M.D.) at the State University of New York at Brooklyn and doctorate in nutritional biochemistry (PhD) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) in Cambridge, Mass.
He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at The Staten Island University Hospital and his Nutrition and Cancer Fellowship at the Beth Israel – Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Dr. Storch is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Nutrition.
Dr. Storch is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a member of the American College of Physicians and the Obesity Society. He is a regional and national leader in therapeutic Medical Nutrition actively caring for outpatients at the center and inpatients at teaching hospitals.
Dr. Storch has been a principle investigator or co-investigator in several key clinical trials, as well as an invited presenter at numerous medical conferences, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Storch also served as a NASA Medical Nutrition Expert at Johnson Space Center.
As author and co-author, Dr. Storch’s work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters, including the International Journal of Obesity and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
With decades of experience in nutrition & metabolics and a more recent discovery of Functional Medicine, Dr. Storch is uniquely qualified to help his patients reach optimal & sustainable levels of health & vitality.
His personal interests include Astronomy, Tennis, Cycling, Computers, The Newest Technology, Japanese Language & Culture, and Exploring the Universe with those he loves.
“Excellent physician, extremely skilled and knowledgeable, very personable, great office staff!!”
Excellent physician, extremely skilled and knowledgeable, very personable, great office staff!!
– Thomas W.
“Best investment I have ever made!!!…”
I showed up a nervous wreck,so many questions,so frustrated,so desperate….within in minutes i felt reassured,content,and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…He was attentive and patient and filled with help and guidance….best investment I have ever made!!!
– Debbie F.
Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health
Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Our patient care coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not AMFM Center is right for you.