Functional Medicine

Addressing the root cause with a comprehensive, biology-based approach to a person’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors that contributes to illness or disease. 

Personalized care that works

About Functional Medicine

Offers a personalized approach to healthcare, tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, in contrast to the one-size-fits-all approach often seen in traditional healthcare settings.  

Maggie works with patients to create personalized treatment plans that address the underlying imbalances in their bodies, leading to improved health outcomes and a better quality of life.

Functional Medicine can help with the following conditions:

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Medicine that makes sense

The Key Elements of Functional Medicine

  • Discover the underlying cause of your symptoms

  • Finally find answers to what your are experiencing when nothing else has worked

  • Forge your own path to healing based guided experience and holistic methods

  • Achieve sustainable results and take charge of your life once again

Because you deserve to live the life you love!

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

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Explore a range of options tailored specifically to your needs

Learn and address the core issue behind your symptoms

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FAQs

What is functional medicine, and how is it different from traditional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach to healthcare that focuses on the underlying causes of disease and illness, rather than just treating symptoms. It aims to address the root cause of health issues by looking at a patient’s whole body, including their environment, lifestyle, and genetics. This holistic approach takes into account the complex interactions between different systems in the body and aims to restore balance to these systems.

 

Functional medicine is different from traditional medicine in several ways. Traditional medicine often relies on a “one-size-fits-all” approach, where patients are diagnosed based on their symptoms and treated with standardized protocols. In contrast, functional medicine practitioners take a personalized approach, tailoring treatment plans to the individual needs of each patient.

 

Another key difference is that traditional medicine often focuses on treating acute conditions or illnesses, while functional medicine aims to prevent chronic disease by promoting overall health and wellness. Functional medicine practitioners work to identify and address imbalances in the body that can lead to chronic health issues, such as inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and gut dysfunction.

 

Overall, functional medicine offers a more comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare, focused on promoting optimal health and preventing disease.

How does functional medicine approach the root cause of health issues?

One of the key principles of functional medicine is that the body is a complex system of interconnected parts, and imbalances in one part of the body can have far-reaching effects on other areas. Functional medicine practitioners work to identify and address these imbalances, which can include issues such as inflammation, hormonal imbalances, gut dysfunction, and nutrient deficiencies.

 

Functional medicine also takes into account a patient’s lifestyle, environment, and genetic factors. Practitioners work with patients to identify lifestyle factors that may be contributing to their health issues, such as poor diet, lack of exercise, or chronic stress. They may also evaluate a patient’s environment for potential toxins or other factors that may be impacting their health.

What can I expect during a functional medicine appointment?

During a functional medicine appointment, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your health, lifestyle, and medical history. Functional medicine practitioners take a personalized approach, so your appointment may differ depending on your individual needs and concerns.

 

The initial appointment may last longer than a traditional doctor’s visit. This allows the practitioner to gather as much information as possible about your health and lifestyle. You may be asked questions about your medical history, current symptoms, diet and exercise habits, stress levels, and environmental exposures. The practitioner may also perform physical exams or order lab tests to gather more information about your health.

How long does it typically take to see results from functional medicine treatment?

The length of time it takes to see results from functional medicine treatment can vary depending on the individual, the nature of their health issues, and the specific treatment plan recommended by the practitioner.

 

In some cases, patients may experience improvement in their symptoms relatively quickly, within a few weeks or months of starting treatment. This may be especially true for acute or mild health issues that can be addressed through relatively simple interventions, such as dietary changes or nutritional supplements.

 

For more complex or chronic health issues, however, it may take longer to see significant results. In some cases, it may take several months or even a year or more of consistent treatment before significant improvements are seen. This is because functional medicine aims to address the root causes of health issues, rather than simply treating symptoms, and this approach may take longer to produce meaningful results.

Can functional medicine be used alongside traditional medicine, or is it an alternative approach?

While traditional medicine focuses primarily on diagnosing and treating specific diseases or conditions, functional medicine takes a broader, more holistic approach that emphasizes prevention, root cause analysis, and lifestyle interventions. Functional medicine practitioners may use a wide range of tools and interventions, including dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, stress management techniques, and other complementary therapies, to address the underlying causes of health issues.

 

Functional medicine can be especially helpful for patients with chronic or complex health issues that may not respond well to traditional medical treatments alone. By taking a more personalized, integrative approach, functional medicine practitioners can often help patients achieve better outcomes and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

 

That being said, it’s important to note that functional medicine should not be seen as a replacement for traditional medicine in all cases.

Is functional medicine covered by insurance, or is it an out-of-pocket expense?

Whether or not functional medicine is covered by insurance depends on a variety of factors, including the specific insurance plan, the nature of the health issue being treated, and the individual practitioner’s qualifications and credentials.

 

In some cases, functional medicine may be covered by insurance, particularly if the treatment plan involves services or interventions that are considered medically necessary and within the scope of coverage under the individual’s insurance plan. However, in many cases, functional medicine may be considered an out-of-pocket expense, especially if the treatment plan includes interventions or therapies that are not typically covered by insurance, such as dietary supplements, acupuncture, or other complementary therapies.

Is Functional Medicine a Good Fit?

  • Have you been to several doctors but still do not have answers?

  • Do you have a chronic health issue without the known cause?

  • Do you want to look better, feel better and live longer?

Pricing Details

Initial Intake Session

75 minutes

$175

Follow-up Session

45 minutes

$150

This amount does not include bloodwork or supplements that may be ordered.

*Unfortunately, insurance does not recognize the value of functional medicine and therefore is not covered. But do not let this deter you, the benefits outweigh the cost! 

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