Effectively treating with an “upstream” approach to patient care, one can both address sources of chronic disease & also prevent future illness. At Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center, we believe that sustainable health is attainable by using a functional medicine approach to address each patient’s unique, individual needs and to promote long-term health & vitality.
While it may be easy to think of one’s health as only being affected by the maintenance of our internal organs & body systems, there is another layer to overall health.
The external factors that we face in our day-to-day life have just as much of an effect on how we feel. Managing the lifestyle and environmental factors as well as the internal aspects of medicine is a priority at Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center.
Functional Medicine addresses some of the following lifestyle and environmental factors throughout the course of treatment. We prioritize these elements in our daily practices as we strive to promote sustainable health among our patients:
- Improve health for everyone, not just those who walk through our doors – Promoting healthy lifestyle choices encourages sustainable health for more than just our patients. We encourage patients to educate friends and family about healthy lifestyle choices.
- Incorporate a mental, physical, emotional, & spiritual balance into our lives – Maintaining one’s health can include a wide variety of components such as nutritional choices, exercise/movement, sleep & relaxation, stress, relationships, environmental factors. Functional Medicine addresses physical health factors as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual influences to develop patient-specific care plans to address the sources of imbalances.
- Develop a partnership between the patient and practitioner – Functional Medicine seeks to develop a partnership between patient and practitioner, and we seek to extend that partnership with others throughout our practice and in our lives. Functional Medicine seeks to restore functionality and balance within our lives, and we can begin to share this experience with others!
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.