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What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a branch of healthcare that focuses on treating your body as the unique, individual person that you are. Your state of health is a combination of your genetics and all the inputs your body has experienced over your life--from the food you eat, to the medicines you have taken, to the natural environment where you live.
The traditional model of care by most physicians is to run tests, identify when certain metrics are outside of an acceptable range, and then prescribe medications to return those metrics to normal.
Functional medicine, on the other hand, considers alternative treatments before medications or invasive procedures. By understanding the root cause of your ailment, functional medicine practitioners fix the root cause of the problem, rather than mask the symptoms with prescriptions.
Functional medicine is the future of healthcare as we transition to a society focused on getting well and staying well. While traditional medicine is irreplaceable for many acute conditions and sickness, functional medicine provides the foundation of preventative healthcare.
What is the Discovery Consultation?
The Total Health Transformation Program was developed by us to help patients in Virginia to restore their bodies to their natural state and re-gain control of their lives.
The Program begins with your Discover Day where your doctor will dive deep into your personal health history and draw labs to perform a functional blood chemistry analysis. When you return the following week, your doctor will have your personal, customized health plan to restore your body to its natural state without the need for medications or invasive surgical procedures.
Based on your labs, your plan will be customized to include the proper foods, vitamin & mineral supplementation, and physical activity to achieve a sustainable lifetime of health and wellness.
Your program may last anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months, depending on your current state and how long we anticipate your Transformation will take. However, this is just the start . . . this program is about setting you up for a lifetime of success.
Do you accept insurance?
Your Total Health Transformation Program may be partially covered under your health insurance plan, depending on the unique program that is customized to your needs. Remember, no two programs look the same, and health insurance providers are very specific about what they will and will not cover.
The good news is that most health insurance providers will, at a minimum, cover the cost of lab tests that our doctors will use to perform the functional blood chemistry analysis and build your custom health and wellness plan.
Please check the page for your local Institute for Functional Health clinic to inquire about the acceptance of your specific health insurance & financing options.
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